For grad students, a grim job market

Tommaso Gazzarri GRD ’10 is a bestselling author in his native Italy. His translation and commentary on Seneca’s “De brevitate vitae” is the second-best seller (behind only St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Summa Theologica”) in the Classics section of the Internet Bookshop Italia. He is also in talks to write a second book for Arnoldo Mondadori, the […]

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Peabody hosts would-be treasure hunters

Seven-year-old Zachary Jones came to the Peabody Museum of Natural History on Thursday afternoon with a dead turtle in a hot and sour soup container, hoping he had discovered a new species. “Who knows,” said his mother, Christine Jones. But Zachary would have to wait until another day to find out because “the turtle guy […]

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A dog is a master’s best friend

Ezra Stiles College has gotten a little noisier lately. Since Master Stephen Pitti brought home a 13-month-old black Labrador named Aqua, the college courtyard often echoes with the yips of the rambunctious puppy playing in the grass. While students are banned from having animals on campus, the pets of college masters and deans fill the […]

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British official: Sustainability adds up

Before about 60 people at Kroon Hall on Tuesday, David MacKay, the chief scientist for Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, outlined his plan to reduce global energy consumption to sustainable levels. MacKay said focusing on just reducing energy consumption will not significantly slow down climate change, but by focusing on creating alternative energy […]

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SAILING | Coeds take third

Both the coed and women’s sailing teams rounded out their regular seasons strongly this weekend as both placed well in their regattas. The No. 4 coed Elis placed third at the Friis-Marchiando Team Race, second at the Team Race B Level, and 12th at the New London Invitational. The No. 7 women finished fourth at […]

Students target global problems, locally

A group of college students can build credit systems, provide health care and supply clean water to a Honduran village, Global Brigades CEO Steve Atamian said at a Branford College Master’s Tea on Friday. Atamian discussed the ability of Global Brigades — the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization — to allow […]

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Elis say going steady can be rocky

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For Yale, money woes nothing new

When Jack Allen ’74 sat down in the winter of 1973 to write his senior thesis, his Silliman College room lacked what many current Yalies take for granted: heat. Allen tried to keep the room warm by burning wood in the fireplace, but the room stayed cold. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”8345″ ] “I always blamed that fireplace […]

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A tradition of their own, 37 years and counting

Developers seek to allay concerns about Shartenberg

A representative from the company developing the site of the former Shartenberg department store sought to allay city residents’ concerns about financing, construction noise and traffic flow at a downtown community meeting organized by the city Tuesday night. During a presentation and question-and-answer session, Sara Bronin, legal and developmental consultant on the project for Becker […]

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