Sitting in a circle on the New Haven Green yesterday, a crowd of over 100 Yale students, city residents and out-of-towners raised their arms and fists in solidarity with Michael Brown, the 18 year-old African American male shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9.
Jim Jeffords ’56, a former three-term United States Senator from Vermont, died Monday morning at the Knollwood Military Retirement Residence in Washington, DC. He was 80.
This week at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, from August 11-19, an interdisciplinary team is at work on a multispectral imaging project to facilitate the study of a 15th century world map by cartographer Henricus Martellus. The map likely influenced Christopher Columbus and is representative of his geographical views.
India’s education minister, Smriti Irani, stoked controversy this week by claiming that she holds a certificate from Yale.