University | 12:06 am | February 7, 2012 | By Dan Stein

True Love Week interrupted by “kiss in”

A number of students staged a "kiss in" Monday night.

At the second event of True Love Week on Monday night, love was certainly in the air — especially for the group of Yalies who staged a “kiss in.” As Bijan Aboutorabi ’13, a member of Undergraduates for a Better Yale College, introduced the night’s featured speaker, Providence College Prof. Anthony Esolen, he said he »

University | 10:32 pm | January 23, 2012 | By Dan Stein

TEDxYale releases trailer featuring red body suits


Remember when your dad taught you Morse code? Yeah, neither do we. But Yale’s TEDx program has used the dots and dashes to promote their event on February 4. In a video sent to Yale students today, five red body-suited individuals move and bounce their bodies to a pulsing soundtrack, with interspersed images of soldiers »

University | 10:43 pm | January 9, 2012 | By Jacqueline Sahlberg and Dan Stein

Shopping Period Dispatches: Day 1


Shopping Period can be a weird and unsettling time for Yalies so accustomed to well-ordered lives, but it is also a time of many notable quotable moments. We’re compiling them here at Cross Campus in a series we call Shopping Period Dispatches. – In PLSC 271: Gateway to American Public Policy, Prof. Jacob Hacker opened »

University | 3:49 am | December 15, 2011 | By Dan Stein

Man pretended to be Harvard student for months

A cache of Abe Liu's LinkedIn page.

A 27-year-old man named Abe Liu was escorted out of Harvard’s Weld Hall last week after pretending to be a member of Harvard’s freshman class for months, the Harvard Crimson reported Wednesday. Liu, a student at Harvard’s Extension school, reportedly attended North Carolina State but dropped out. He joined Harvard’s Class of 2015 Facebook group »

WEEKEND | 1:29 am | November 30, 2011 | By Dan Stein

Believe in People teaches us to believe

With these shoes, I tread on New Haven's sidewalks, not Yale's sidewalks. If I weren't looking down, I would not see these messages telling me to look up.

Harmless platitudes nagging at my feet. Seems like just yesterday these were the words I spoke daily. How many of these phrases made it into our college essays, or peppered our speeches? When did it somehow stop being acceptable to say these things? Now the sidewalks say it for us. I’m talking about “Encurbagement.” Phrases, »