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University

Donation to restore SML atrium

November 11, 2011 • 6
A $20 million donation that came as part of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign will fund a redesign of the Sterling Memorial Library’s iconic atrium, Vice President for Development Inge Reichenbach told the News on Wednesday. The gift, whose donor has thus far remained anonymous, was the product of “a few months” of discussion that concluded »
Sterling Memorial Library organized its first ever study break this Wednesday in an effort to familiarize students with the University’s library resources and introduce the new University Librarian, Susan Gibbons.
University

Sterling study break draws hundreds

November 3, 2011 • 0
Hundreds of students turned out for the first ever undergraduate study break the Yale University Library hosted in Sterling Memorial Library Wednesday afternoon. Library administrators estimated that between 300 and 400 students attended the event, which was held in Sterling’s Linonia and Brothers Reading Room, also known as the “green room.” The event in Sterling »
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University

Library hosts study break

November 3, 2011 • 0
Hundreds of students turned out for the first ever undergraduate study break the Yale University Library hosted in Sterling Memorial Library Wednesday afternoon. Library administrators estimated that between 300 and 400 students attended the event, which was held in Sterling’s Linonia and Brothers Reading Room, also known as the “green room.” The event in Sterling »
Food is now allowed in Bass Library, and one reporter looks to see if that's led to any major changes.
University

Food allowed in Bass Library

November 1, 2011 • 2
Signs prohibiting food and beverages in Bass Library came down on Oct. 3, but few students are capitalizing on the change. Food and drink have been allowed in Bass for nearly a month, a result of a plan put in motion by University Librarian Susan Gibbons soon after she assumed the post in May. No »
University

Library expands eBook access

October 25, 2011 • 0
Students looking for a break from their schoolwork can now download popular literature ranging from “Twilight” to “The Great Gatsby” onto their portable electronic devices. Through a two-year pilot program with OverDrive, a digital book distributor, this semester Yale University Library began offering students the opportunity to download e-books and audiobooks onto devices such Kindles, »
University

Beinecke eliminates paper slips

October 24, 2011 • 568
Over three weeks after the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library eliminated paper call slips in favor of a electronic request system, administrators are hailing the change as having made the research process more efficient. Since Oct. 3, students and faculty members researching in the Beinecke have been using Aeon — an online registration, request »
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University

EliApps to expand through referrals

October 21, 2011 • 3
Students wishing to switch their Yale Horde email to Yale’s Gmail service soon may want to reach out to their friends who have already been using the new system. Student techs and about 70 early adopters, who volunteered to try the email service this fall, will each nominate up to 10 other students to transition »
University

Scam suspends off-campus jobs site

October 19, 2011 • 0
Suspicions of an Internet scam have led administrators to suspend the off-campus jobs section of Yale’s Student Employment website. After a dubious posting appeared this fall that sought to trick students out of their money, the Student Employment Office suspended the off-campus jobs listings “indefinitely,” said Victor Stein, executive director of Student Financial Services. The »
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Sports

Dahl heads IM secretaries

October 12, 2011 • 1
As students ventured back to the intramural fields this fall to vie for Tyng Cup victory, a new head IM secretary was organizing their schedule and tallying the points. Last year Kieran Dahl ’14 played seven IM sports for Davenport College, but this year he is taking on a more administrative role as head IM »
University

Sims receives Nobel Prize

October 11, 2011 • 3
Former Yale professor Christopher Sims, who now teaches at Princeton, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with New York University professor Thomas Sargent on Monday. Sims and Sargent, who will share the monetary award of 10 million Swedish kronor, or $1.5 million, were honored for research that illuminates the causal relationship between »
City

Student rescued on East Rock

October 10, 2011 • 5
Two Yale students face misdemeanor charges after New Haven firefighters suffered injuries as they rescued one of them from the face of East Rock Thursday. Sarah Maslin ’14 and Peter Kaufman ’12 attempted to free climb the rock from the bottom when Maslin got stuck in an outcropping about 100 feet from the base and »
City

Grant to improve college readiness in Bridgeport

October 7, 2011 • 0
A newly awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Education will continue Yale’s partnership with Bridgeport’s public school system to help students prepare for college. Yale was one of 66 organizations to receive a grant from the Department of Education Sept. 30 as part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or »