Undergrads study at Yale med school

October 21, 2010 • 0
Aspiring doctors can now spend a semester and summer at the Yale School of Medicine during their undergraduate years. Next semester the School of Medicine’s Child Study Center will launch the revamped Yale Directed Research Program — a semester of study and a summer internship at the Child Study Center that allows undergraduate students to »

Audubon district cite conflict with University Properties

October 20, 2010 • 2
Walking through the Audubon district of New Haven, just before the Peabody Museum of Natural History on Whitney Ave., passersby will notice the advertisements lining the windows of vacant storefronts. Indicating retail spaces for rent, these shuttered spaces are part of a growing trend in the historical district of the Elm City and now, local »

School of Medicine turns 200

October 15, 2010 • 0
The Yale School of Medicine is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend, making it the sixth oldest medical school in the nation. After two centuries of medical education, the School of Medicine has grown quickly from a small school devoted to anatomy and chemistry to one of the world’s leading medical institutions. The School of »

Corporate to Koffee

October 14, 2010 • 2
Ethics, Politics & Economics major Duncan Goodall ’95 abandoned corporate America in 2001 to buy the coffee shop he studied in as an undergraduate — Koffee on Audobon. Goodall said he had planned to use his Yale education to join a consulting firm and enter “big corporate America” — and never thought he would end »

PDD approval process challenged

October 8, 2010 • 1
A New Haven resident and Yale alumnusis trying to stop the University from building its new School of Management campus. Local dentist Joe Tagliarini ’83filed an appeal Monday to New Haven Superior court Judge Thomas Corradino against the Planned Development District (PDD) that allows for the construction of the SOM’s future home. Tagliarini, whose house »

Trainers wrestle for use of Payne Whitney

September 20, 2010 • 1
For the first time next month, Yalies will be able to select personal fitness training provided by Payne Whitney Gymnasium officials. But two students who recently began their own training business say they’re being muscled out. Both Payne Whitney and the student start-up began designing separate training programs this fall, without each other’s knowledge. The »
Kerry Triffin ’67 GRD ’70 and his wife Elizabeth Orsini, top, have co-owned and operated Fairhaven Furniture for over 30 years now.

Family and furniture drive Yalie

April 19, 2010 • 0
Kerry Triffin ’67 GRD ’70 finds poetry in his furniture business. “It’s interesting,” said the former creative writing student. “There’s a chance for lyricism instead of just prose.” Since attending Yale College and studying at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Triffin has branched out to the business of woodwork. For more than 30 »

YCC | Murong Yang ’12, UOFC chair

April 9, 2010 • 0
After two years as a member of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee and the director of capital equipment, Murong Yang ’12 says she has enough experience to take the lead. Yang said she aims to help organizations get more funding by making the process of applying online more convenient and clarifying the complex funding application »
Father Vien Nguyen spoke about the unifying power of Catholicism for the Vietnamese community in New Orleans.

Faith rallied Vietnamese after Katrina

April 1, 2010 • 1
The church can be used as way to mobilize a community, even a once-politically apathetic group such as the Vietnamese in New Orleans, a priest argued at a Chaplain’s Tea on Wednesday. “You can work elsewhere to make a living, or you can work with us [the parish] and make history,” said Father Vien Nguyen »
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Bioethics Society cultivates student interests

March 31, 2010 • 0
When Alissa Wassung ’10 ventured into her first bioethics class in 2008, she had no idea that reading “Dying Well” — Ira Byock’s book on end-of-life care — would lead her to work in a Connecticut hospice, perform HIV/AIDS outreach in South Africa and revive Yale’s Bioethics Society for undergraduates in 2008 with Blair Benham-Pyle »

Perrotti e-mails will be missed

March 29, 2010 • 6
With the departure of Yale Police Chief James Perrotti, students will have to get used to a new name in their inboxes. “I hope Perrotti schools the new police chief about how to write informative e-mails to the Yale community,” Andy Shumaker ’10 joked. As Yale’s top cop, who for the last 12 years wrote »

Federal regulations hound animal research

March 3, 2010 • 5
In the 1990s, Yale School of Public Health professor Leonard Munstermann stumbled through the forests of Central and South America, capturing mosquitoes to use in his experiments. Now, he only deals with dead mosquitoes at the University — partly because of his changing interests, but also because of the thicket of regulations on the use »