University | 12:05 pm | April 3, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Princeton Review ranks top 300 U.S. professors


Think your professors are the best in America? A new book out today from the Princeton Review “The Best 300 Professors,” names America’s top professors — and only two Yale faculty made the cut. Paul Bracken, a professor of management and political science at the School of Management, and Karen von Kunes, a senior lector »

University | 11:20 pm | March 26, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Dean Miller’s son gets married in D.C.

Cross Campus offers its congratulations to the happy couple, who are, we hope, on a beach like the one above, or hiking through the Himalayas, or doing something else exotic.

Cross Campus can hear the bells — William Kamens ’09, the son of Yale College Dean Mary Miller and East Asian Languages and Literatures Department Chair Edward Kamens was married on Sunday to Rachel Butler ’08. The couple met during their years as Yale undergrads. They were married at the McLean Gardens Ballroom in Washington, »

Culture | 11:47 am | March 20, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Franco GRD ’16 will not attend U of Houston


We’re starting to lose track track of James Franco’s GRD ’16 educational history, but it seems that, for now, he will not enroll in a sixth graduate program. Franco was accepted to the University of Houston’s creative writing program last spring and deferred his enrollment for one year, but he has decided not to start »

University | 12:42 am | March 1, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Gaddis wins national award for Kennan biography

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

After winning high praise among reviewers for his biography of George F. Kennan, history professor John Lewis Gaddis has won the seventh annual American History Book Prize for his work, the New York Times reported. The prize, which has been handed out by the New-York Historical Society, is awarded for a nonfiction American history book »

University | 2:54 am | February 14, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Cross Campus: 2.14.12

Love songs. Assistant professor Sarah Demers was treated to not one, not two, but three singing valentines during her “Physics of Music” class Monday. As members of the Yale Slavic Chorus and of a cappella group The New Blue serenaded Demers with love songs, Demers looked embarrassed but “dealt with it well,” a tipster who »