Google Apps headed to Yale

Information Technology Services will run student e-mail through Google starting in September. Provost Peter Salovey has approved the proposal that ITS submitted last winter to run email through Google Apps for Education, a software suite that includes Google Mail, Calendar, Docs, Talk and Sites applications. Chuck Powell, associate chief information officer for ITS, said ITS […]

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Bands emerge winners at Battle

Student bands Jamestown, The First Town in America, Gets the Girl and Sister Helen will open at Spring Fling. Nine bands competed for the Fling spots in the 2011 Battle of the Bands, co-hosted by the WYBC and Yale College Council. The event, held in Becton Plaza, ran from 9pm until midnight and saw an […]

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ITS surveys campus users

For the first time in about 12 years, Yale’s Information Technology Services is conducting a campuswide evaluation of its performance. The survey is based on a Pepperdine University model, which contains 18 core questions that ask students, faculty and staff to rate technology services such as Internet access, support and availability of electronic resources. Yale’s […]

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Burton opens up about ‘Effing Dykes’

Krista Burton, the blogger for humor website “Effing Dykes,” gave a “femininitea” at the Yale Women’s Center to about 75 women and two men, primarily students, last Wednesday as part of Pride Month. She read excerpts from her highly popular and award-winning blog — whose catchphrase is “Your Girl Gaydar Sucks. Let Me Help You” […]

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Faux-Beatles play rooftop concert

Fab four? Imitating the Beatles’ famous rooftop concert from their “Let it Be” documentary, a small group of students lip-synched three songs from the album on the Trumbull rooftop. Fake-playing their instruments, the group jammed out to “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Get Back.” “I’ve Got a Feeling.” Although group member Peter Damrosch ’12 said there […]

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Morrow warns about phishing

Members of the Yale community have received notification letters of a system breach at Epsilon, a major marketing services supplier to companies including Best Buy, Marriot and TIAA/CREF, said H. Morrow Long, University information security officer for ITS, in an e-mail to the Yale community. The breach leaked names and e-mail addresses but not financial […]

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Leak found in Sterling Memorial Library

A large puddle of water outside the door to the Map Collection on the seventh floor of Sterling Memorial Library has spread into the hallway and around the corner towards the elevators. David Estep, evening and weekend security adviser, said his team has yet to determine where the leak came from or whether it had […]

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Yale’s New York Times online image edition encounters glitch

The New York Times’ online paywall went up Monday, and the library’s subscription to its online image edition shut down. Gregory Eow, a history librarian, said the library’s subscription to the Times’ online image edition, which normally displays the color print format of the Times through the library website, should remain unchanged with the implementation […]

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Supercomputer speeds Yale to No. 1

Despite failing to qualify for an international list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released earlier this month, Yale has pulled ahead of its Ivy League competitors with a new acquisition. Yale Information Technology Services announced Monday that it has purchased a new supercomputer — a machine that processes large amounts of scientific data at high […]

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Rankings overlook library

Yale has one of the world’s premier library systems, but this facet of the University does not affect its place in annual rankings like those by U.S News & World Report. The University’s library system ranks second in North America according to the Association of Research Libraries after Harvard’s, but this standing has little effect […]

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Library holds memorial for Turner

The library held a memorial service for University Librarian Frank Turner, who died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism Nov. 11, yesterday in Battell Chapel at 11 a.m. The service was open only to members of the Yale community, and Turner’s colleagues both in the library and the provost’s office shared memories of Turner with each […]

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George Washington maps on display

A new exhibit at Sterling Memorial Library provides an inside perspective onto George Washington’s world through his own maps. The exhibit, “America Transformed: From George Washington’s American Atlas to the 21st Century,” which opened Wednesday in the Memorabilia Room, features newly restored maps from a composite atlas acquired about 40 years ago. The maps show […]

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