University | 1:54 pm | March 31, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

David Blight goes on TV, is famous

This panel was on C-SPAN.

If you were casually watching C-SPAN on Thursday, you might have noticed Yale celeb professor David Blight moderating a panel about — what else? — the Civil War and Emancipation. The panel — which drew about 100 attendees and was moderated by Blight, a Civil War historian and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for »

University | 1:05 pm | March 29, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Dean’s office to hold make-up training sessions


The Yale College Dean’s Office will hold two make-up leadership training workshops Thursday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. for members of registered undergraduate organizations that did not attend the January training sessions. Thursday’s session will focus on planning initiations and reducing the risk of hazing, while Friday’s session will focus on organizing events »

University | 7:42 pm | March 22, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

“Scroll and Key” invites juniors to tomb


Around 100 Scroll and Key hopefuls gathered at the society’s College Street tomb Thursday afternoon after receiving a cryptic message — sent to members of the junior class — requesting their presence to “celebrate the Rites of Spring.” “As the weather improves, the Scroll continues to unfurl,” the email wrote. “Words stumble forth from the »

University | 6:31 pm | March 22, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Muslim students to launch calling campaign

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks with NYPD officers in the 2011 Veterans Day Parade.

Yale’s Muslim Student Association is launching a “calling campaign” to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office tomorrow in response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept watch of Muslim students at Yale. The campaign urges supporters to call Mayor Bloomberg’s office tomorrow at any time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Hundreds »

University | 1:22 am | March 19, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

T-Pain for Spring Fling?

Could T-Pain be playing Spring Fling 2012? A listing on the website of an artist affiliated with him says so.

Rapper T-Pain is scheduled to perform at Yale with rapper BIG RyAT on April 24 — the Tuesday of Reading Week, the date Spring Fling is typically held — according to a concert listing on BIG RyAT’s website. T-Pain’s website does not list information about a performance at Yale. The most recent concert listing on »