At med school town hall, faculty remain divided
After a packed town hall meeting in Harkness Auditorium, medical school faculty walked away with mixed views on University President Peter Salovey and Provost Benjamin Polak’s handling of diversity issues at the School of Medicine.
Simons calls treatment unfair, but faculty disagree
To hear Michael Simons MED ’84 tell it, the sexual misconduct case against him exhibited a “lynch mob mentality.” But numerous faculty and administrators interviewed disagreed with Simons’s characterization.
Soda, candy may be taxed
Connecticut state Rep. Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, has proposed a new state tax on sugary soft drinks and candies. The tax aims to curb childhood obesity by disincentivizing sugary foods and drinks and using the added tax revenue to support anti-obesity programs.
YES Weekend aims to pull in more STEM students
This Valentine’s Day, 80 to 100 prefrosh who received “likely letters” of admission may not meet their special someone, but they will get to hear from Yale’s Nobel Prize Laureate James Rothman ’71.
Decoding the past, opening up the future
Jonathan Rothberg GRD ’91, the inventor of high-speed DNA sequencing, said his original motivation for developing the technology came from the Peabody Museum.
100 years championing health at home and abroad
One hundred years after its founding, the Yale School of Public Health is grappling with a challenge: how to improve public health in the Elm City while also encouraging faculty and students to think globally.
Preschool anxiety changes the brain
Anxiety disorders observed in preschoolers — including social phobia, separation anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder — can lead to physiological changes in brain development, a new study from the Yale Child Study Center shows.
Q&A: Exploring human irrationality through primates
The News sat down with Santos to discuss the choice biases humans share with their primate relatives and what that says about the origins of human irrationality from a psychological and evolutionary perspective.
Gaming addiction leads to risky decisions
College-aged individuals with Internet Gaming Disorder are more likely to make risky decisions, a new study from Yale and Beijing Normal University shows.