STEM extracurriculars face challenges
From the Yale International Relations Association to the Yale Political Union, Yale’s campus is dominated by liberal arts-focused student groups and dozens of arts groups. But there are fewer STEM-based student groups at Yale, and many of those that exist encounter difficulties in attracting students and funding events.
YNHH penalized by feds for hospital infection rates
With one of the highest rates of avoidable hospital-acquired conditions in the country, Yale-New Haven Hospital will be penalized by the federal government for the first time in its history. But physicians at Yale and the hospital are questioning the metric used to determine which hospitals to penalize.
Vaccine exemption policies get second look
As the recent measles outbreak brings the vaccine debate into the national spotlight, Connecticut legislators are attempting to address the issue at the federal and state levels.
With new research, toasting to health
A vodka cranberry or two on a Friday night may seem like good clean fun, but a new Yale study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption may even carry an added benefit: extra antioxidant production.
No surprise, positive emotions mean more cooperation
When people decide whether to make decisions that benefit the greater good at some personal cost, they tend to be more cooperative when they go with their gut than when they deliberate on the issue. Now, Yale researchers have provided greater insight into the processes that drive cooperation and determine how well people work together in everyday life.
CS50 begins hiring process
A little over three weeks ago, Yale computer science professor Brian Scassellati was at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy when the office’s assistant director pulled him aside. He told Scassellati that the office has been closely watching the development of the joint Harvard-Yale CS50.
Yale Health to push MyChart patient portal
While Yale Health patients have been able to schedule appointments online since the beginning of 2014, this semester, Yale Health plans to make a renewed push to convince students to use the service.