University | 10:22 pm | October 29, 2012 | By Dan Weiner

Ginkgo tree in TD courtyard loses limb

TD's ginkgo tree has seen better days. In this screenshot, the tree loses a limb to the howling winds of Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy’s howling winds tore a limb from one of the most beloved members of Timothy Dwight College Monday afternoon, ripping down one of the upper branches from the massive ginkgo tree stationed in the TD courtyard. Timothy Dwight Master Jeffrey Brenzel addressed the loss in a Monday evening email to the TD community, writing »

Magazine | 10:24 pm | November 8, 2011 | By Dan Weiner

Gopnik brings warmth, prose

Adam Gopnik theorized that the popularity of sustainable food may be simply a fad during his lecture hosted by the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

Adam Gopnik is a Renaissance man, a prolific essayist most famous for roughly 25 years of service at the The New Yorker magazine and for penning books that cover myriad topics from the connection between Darwin and Lincoln to reflections on his years in Paris. On Monday evening, Gopnik entertained a crowd of approximately 150 »

University | 9:20 am | October 25, 2011 | By Dan Weiner

Soundbites: Thomas Friedman edition

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New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman spent Monday evening explaining his views on the future of America to a packed crowd of nearly 200 people at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center. Flashing his characteristic and often-ridiculed rhymes and extended metaphors, the three-time Pulitzer prize winner argued that America must adapt in the ultra-competitive global »