Culture | 8:56 am | July 29, 2010 | By Amir Sharif

Yale Rep nets $1.95M in gifts

The donations will go toward the Yale Center for New Theatre, which staged the Andy Warhol-inspired musical “Pop!” last fall.

It has been a very, very good two weeks for the Yale Repertory Theatre. Hot on the heels of the July 19 announcement of a $950,000 gift from the Robina Foundation — a private nonprofit based in Minnesota — the Yale Rep announced a second major gift Wednesday, this time for $1 million, from the »

Culture | 11:31 am | July 6, 2010 | By Amir Sharif

Velázquez original discovered in Yale storage, curator says

Attributed to Diego Velázquez, The Education of the Virgin (detail shown), ca. 1617–18. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery.

John Marciari GRD ’00 may just have made the discovery of a lifetime. In an article last week in Ars Magazine, Marciari, the former associate curator of early European art at the Yale University Art Gallery who is now the curator of European art at the San Diego Museum of Art, claimed that a battered »

Uncategorized | 11:45 pm | July 5, 2010 | By Amir Sharif

Former Eli football star is Jessica Simpson’s new flame

Johnson received the Swede Nelson Award, given to the most academically talented football player in New England, and the Harry Agganis Award, given to New England's top senior football player.

To graduated seniors who are concerned about life post-Yale, here’s another reason not to worry: Former NFL player Eric Johnson ’01, an American Studies major and a former resident of Jonathan Edwards College, is reportedly dating actress and singer Jessica Simpson, the celebrity news website TMZ reported Sunday. Johnson, a wide receiver at Yale who »

Uncategorized | 12:12 am | June 14, 2010 | By Amir Sharif

Make that Dame Alison Richard

LONDON — Former Yale Provost Alison Richard is not just Alison Richard anymore — she’s Dame Alison Richard. Richard, who now serves as vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, received the accolade during Queen Elizabeth II’s 2010 Birthday Honours on Saturday. Richard was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), »