University | 2:03 pm | March 15, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Cost of attending Yale up 4.9 percent

A video about Yale financial aid reassures viewers that need will be met.

The cost of attending Yale will jump 4.9 percent this year, according to the 2012-’13 term bill released this Tuesday. Tuition will cost $42,300 — up from $40,500 — while room and board will cost $7,150 and $5,850, respectively — up $6,700 for room and $5,500 for board. With the rise in overall cost, Yale’s »

University | 5:02 pm | February 20, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Magdanz ’12 wins Luce Scholarship

Reid Magdanz ’12, an environmental studies major, has been awarded a Luce Scholarship to spend a year working in Asia, Director for National Fellowships Katherine Dailinger said over the weekend. Alaska-native Magdanz will use the scholarship to work a one-year internship — he’s not sure where — in a part of Asia where preservation and »

City | 5:56 pm | February 16, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Kristof pats New Haven on the back for school reform

The Yale-backed New Haven Promise initiative handed out 110 scholarships this summer.

According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, valuable education reform is happening here and now in the New Haven. In a Thursday op-ed titled “The New Haven Experiment,” Kristof credits New Haven’s public school system for working with, rather than against, the teacher’s union in creating comprehensive school reform. “New Haven may be home »

University | 10:52 pm | February 7, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Gross Dartmouth hazing leads to outrage

Dartmouth College

Outrage over accounts of hazing published in Dartmouth’s campus newspaper has led to action from professors. In late January, Dartmouth senior Andrew Lohse wrote an opinion article in the paper describing various disgusting hazing practices among the university’s fraternities. As a pledge, Lohse said he was made to drink a full cup of vinegar, swim »

City | 7:57 pm | February 7, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Street car might actually come to New Haven

The city is still mulling plans to construct a street car in downtown.

Forget Yale Transit — New Haven officials are looking at getting a street car once again. Last October, the Board of Alderman struck down a proposal to apply for an $800,000 grant from the federal government to build a streetcar because they would have to pay $200,000 in matching funds if they won it. But »