Shvarts to present new piece at Tate Modern

June 26, 2008 • 12
Aliza Shvarts ’08 is presenting her latest work in London on Saturday — no, not that one. The world has seen and heard little from Shvarts — whose original senior art project included videotapes of what she claimed were repeated induced miscarriages — since the Yale alumna quietly graduated in May. Now, she’s back: in »

University awards 3,117 degrees at Commencement

May 26, 2008 • 4
It never gets old, even the 307th time around. Bedecked in blue and tinted with the flair of British celebrity, the University conferred 3,117 degrees on Monday to graduates from its college, graduate and professional schools in a triumphant ceremony kissed by a cloudless sky. Seated in plastic white lawn chairs beneath the sun-stroked oaks »

At Class Day, Blair reminisces, looks ahead with class of 2008

May 25, 2008 • 1
The protest proceeded as promised — silent, without disruption. The unmentioned “threats” against the featured speaker never materialized. The weather held. And the jokes, most agreed, were even funny. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair bid the Yale class of 2008 adieu on Sunday at this year’s Class Day, an afternoon of celebration and levity »

University nixes Campus Cash

May 20, 2008 • 12
Students dependent on Flex points for off-campus eating will have to learn to love Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant — Bulldog Bucks, the latest proposed incarnation of Campus Cash, will not become a reality any time soon. Earlier this month, officials within Yale Student Financial and Administrative Services informed the Yale College Council that the University »

Tony Blair to headline Class Day

May 14, 2008 • 22
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be this year’s Class Day speaker, the Senior Class Council said Wednesday in an announcement confirming one of Yale’s worst-kept secrets in recent memory. Rumors that Blair would speak at Class Day first surfaced more than two months ago, but Yale officials said that security concerns forbade their »

Class Day speaker remains a mystery

May 1, 2008 • 59
On Feb. 8 of last year, members of the class of 2007 knew that Fareed Zakaria ’86 would be their Class Day speaker. The year and a month before that — Jan. 12 — the class of 2006 learned that Anderson Cooper ’89 would deliver the Class Day address. But this year, as the calendar »

At end of her YCC tenure, a mixed record for Taber ’08

May 1, 2008 • 3
It has been a long year for Rebecca Taber ’08 and the outgoing leaders of the Yale College Council. Since assuming the YCC presidency last September, Taber has spent the year meeting with administrators, speaking to student groups and spending hours each day responding to student e-mails. The objective? Engineering an internal reform agenda within »

ExComm found rushes ‘not guilty’

April 28, 2008 • 44
Students affiliated with the Zeta Psi fraternity who were involved in January’s “Yale Sluts” incident stood before the Executive Committee of Yale College three weeks ago and were found “not guilty” on a charge of intimidation and harassment, sources close to the proceedings confirmed this weekend. The group featured in the photograph that sparked the »

In Fling’s plans, surveys ruled

April 28, 2008 • 0
It takes a bit of planning to enjoy Spring Fling. For most Yale students, there are papers to be juggled, an athletic practice to be postponed or an exam against the potential grade on which the prospect of a fun afternoon on Old Campus must be weighed. But for Yale Student Activities Committee Chair Tom »

After buildup, a quiet opening

April 23, 2008 • 14
One University police officer stood on the steps to Green Hall on Chapel Street on Tuesday morning. There were no crowds, no signs and no demonstrations. In the mid-morning, the officer watched as television satellite trucks pulled up to the curb. Men with shoulder-mounted cameras stepped out and others with microphones grabbed passers-by for man-on-the-street »

Brief: Cheong and Wall elected to head Senior Class Council

April 23, 2008 • 0
In addition to senior projects and putting together their futures after graduation, Yoo Jin Cheong ’09 and Meredith Wall ’09 have a new task next year: leading the Senior Class Council. Assistant Dean of Yale College Edgar Letriz announced Tuesday that Cheong and Wall won elections — in Wall’s case, uncontested — to serve as »

Shvarts, Yale clash over project

Aliza Shvarts ’08 was never impregnated. She never miscarried. The sweeping outrage on blogs across the country was apparently for naught — at least according to the University. As the news of her supposed senior art project chronicling a year of self-induced miscarriages was greeted with widespread shock on campus and elsewhere, the Davenport College »