Archivist named inaugural recipient of Bouchet award

Chief research archivist at Yale University Library Judith Schiff has been named the first recipient of the Edward Bouchet Legacy Award, which recognizes contributors to the development of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, the Office of Public Affairs announced Tuesday. Schiff, who has been Yale’s chief research archivist for the last 40 years, […]

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Library commercial posted to YouTube

If the walls of Sterling Memorial Library could talk…they might read famous quotes from books and wonder whose idea it was to add more colleges, according to a commercial for the Yale University Library posted to YouTube Nov. 4. The video, titled “Steve’s Voiceovers – Yale Library Commercial” features voiceover artist Steve Rimpici, a ghoulish […]

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Now on Broadway: Holiday lights

Last week, Starbucks released its new holiday cups. Now, Halloween may have just been a week ago, but New Haven is gearing up for the holidays with trees already laden with lights. These bright lights now light up the trees in the Broadway shopping district, making those warriors trekking to Gourmet Heaven at 4 a.m. […]

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Sterling study break draws hundreds

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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Library hosts study break

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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Food allowed in Bass Library

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 […]

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Library expands eBook access

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, […]

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Beinecke eliminates paper slips

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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EliApps to expand through referrals

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 […]

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Scam suspends off-campus jobs site

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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YHHAP hosts Family Weekend lunches

Make sure your parents keep embarrassing baby pictures in their wallets at these lunches. The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project will host its fourth annual professor lunches initiative with some of Yale’s most distinguished professors at Family Weekend, which runs Oct. 28-30. The first lunch will be held Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., with […]

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Dahl heads IM secretaries

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 […]