Whiffs eliminated from “Sing-Off”

The Whiffenpoofs were kicked off “The Sing-Off” Wednesday night. Yale’s oldest a cappella ensemble was the fourth group to be eliminated from “The Sing-Off,” an a cappella competition featuring 10 musical teams from around the country. In the show’s second episode, groups performed songs like “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rihanna and “Hey Soul […]

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Whiffs are the villains?

The Whiffenpoofs received a write-off for their performance on “The Sing-Off.” National Public Radio’s pop culture blogger Linda Holmes called the Whiffenpoofs the villains of the a cappella competition that premiered last night on NBC. The Whiffenpoof backlash arose from a comment Stefan Weijola’s, ’11 made during a montage video introducing the ensemble. “We are […]

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Whiffs advance in ‘Sing-Off,’ get compliments from a Pussycat Doll

The Whiffenpoofs have the music in them. Yale’s historic ensemble impressed the judges and made it to the next round on NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off.” The Whiffenpoofs and the nine other competing a cappella groups from around the country sang “I’ve Got the Music in Me,” by The Kiki Dee Band for the […]

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Spaulding ’13 comes in second, wins $50,000 on “Jeopardy!”

Sam Spaulding ’13 was in jeopardy, but the good kind. Spaulding, a computer science major in Jonathan Edwards college, placed second in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship, winning $50,000 in prize money. “It was a really great experience, but kind of nerve racking,” Spaulding said. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1544″ ] Despite his nerves, Spaulding made it to the […]

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Scars and snacks at “Harry Potter” midnight screening

Are we students of Yale or Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry? At Criterion Cinema Thursday night, it would appear the latter. Harry Potter fanatics overtook Criterion for the premier of the first half of the final chapter in the Harry Potter franchise. A handful of students appeared in full costumes, as Hedwigs or Luna […]

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Clicker madness at Yale and schools around the country

Say goodbye to checking Facebook during class, and say hello to “clickers.” Clickers are hand-held devices which professors issue to students to track attendance and increase classroom participation. Students sign in to the devices, marking their daily attendance, and answer pop quiz questions over the clickers. The New York Times reported that clickers are rising […]

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Study examines primate’s guts

New research shows that evolution trumps environment. A study led by Dr. Howard Ochman, Yale Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor, revealed that bacteria found in the guts of primates may not be a result of what they eat, but rather a result of heritage. The paper, titled “Evolutionary Relationships of Wild Hominids Recapitulated by Gut […]

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Harvard kind of has butteries

Everyone has to eat, even if it’s at Harvard. At The Game this weekend, if you crave a midnight treat reminiscent of the greasy, delicious fare from Yale’s butteries, check out Harvard’s grilles. The Harvard Crimson’s Flyby Blog published a guide last month to all their grilles “for your masticating pleasure.” And now all of […]

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CAS login page gets makeover

Don’t panic: your computer isn’t hacked. Your password didn’t change. Yale’s Central Authentication Service login page just underwent a few tweaks. The new, brighter login page changed around mid-morning on Wednesday, November 9. If you were having trouble logging in around 10 or 11 a.m., the system may have been momentarily down due to the […]

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Fish GRD ’62 analyzes the liberal arts problem

What is the fate of a liberal arts college like Yale? In a New York Times piece called “The Woe-Is-Us Books,” Stanley Fish GRD ’62 compiles an informal meta-analysis of recent books that agonize over the ubiquitous question of how to solve the liberal arts education crisis. What is the crisis? The authors don’t agree, […]

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They’re here: FCC’s Game shirts

Because you don’t get to the game without wearing the shirt. The Freshman Class Council’s official t-shirt design for the Yale-Harvard football game has been released. The blue shirt with reads “harvard/ the antisocial network,” on the front in Facebook font and continues “because you don’t get to Harvard without being a(n) [blank]” on the […]

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Psych prof wins award

Alan Kazdin, the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology & Child Psychiatry, said he believes in a practical approach to childhood psychology. The American Psychological Association announced Monday that Kazdin would receive its 2011 Award for Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology, one of the organization’s highest honors, for his work in the field. Kazdin is […]

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