Iyer: What did Obama do?

October 13, 2009
Dear Norway, I think we have to talk. Because, the other day, I saw you with President Barack Obama. You were giving him the Nobel Peace Prize. Everyone saw it. CNN even screamed it. And, now, I just don’t know. It’s not the question of Democrat and Republican. Those are issues we could work past. »

Iyer: Easily gutted education

September 18, 2009
A long, long time ago, in a Blue Book far, far away, there was a New Hope. It was called “Biology of Gender and Sexuality.” And it had come to assist in the fulfillment of the Science and Social Science distributional requirements needed for graduation by all Yale students. Like clubs with free food, TAs »

M. TENNIS | Bulldogs lose their shot at title

April 21, 2009
They may have lost to Harvard, but they’ll always have alumni. With many team alumni in the stands, the men’s tennis team fell to Harvard 5-2 on Sunday, dropping their Ivy League record to 3-3 and ending their chance at the Ivy title. “We came out with a lot of energy,” captain Jeff Dawson ’09 »

Recycled fashion, two ways

April 13, 2009
Why don Dolce & Gabbana when you could wear the YDN? Fashion and recycling converged at events put on by the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership this past weekend. On Friday, STEP co-hosted éphémère, Bonaire Le’s ’09 fashion show, in which students wearing 10 pieces made of recycled dorm items strutted down a makeshift runway. »

Yale battles Howard in ‘Great Debate’

March 30, 2009
It was an event styled after the 2007 movie “The Great Debaters”: A troupe of debaters from a historically black college came north to take on a national debate giant. But this time, the stakes were lower and the teams different — whereas Harvard and Wiley faced off in the movie, Yale took on Howard »

Iyer: The brew is fine, but the décor leaves a bad aftertaste

February 6, 2009
I have caught a disease that is swift, serious, and infiltrating of the brain, heart and body. It comes to me when I talk, is unavoidable as I sit in Political Science class, and when I sit/lazily throw myself on my suite’s futon to just flip on and watch Fox News, my eyes turn Red. »

Sterling Professor Richards, MB&B pioneer, passes away at 83

January 14, 2009
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Frederic Richards died over the weekend of natural causes. He was 83 years old. Richards, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and long one of the nation’s foremost researchers in the fields of protein structure and chemistry, led the integration of Yale’s biophysics and biochemistry »

NBC anchor addresses Morse

October 20, 2008
He may have five Emmys, four Murrows and six honorary doctorates, but Brian Williams still does not have a college degree. But that did not stop the NBC Nightly News anchor from expounding on politics, journalism and college before a tightly packed crowd in Morse Master Frank Keil’s house Sunday afternoon, moving quickly through his »

Jacobs describes year following strict Biblical lifestyle

September 19, 2008
Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not eat eagle. Thou shalt not wear clothes of mixed fibers. So went the rules by which A.J. Jacobs, a Calhoun College’s Master’s Tea guest on Thursday, led his life for a year. Jacobs, a writer for Esquire magazine and best-selling author, was not acting according to the laws »