University | 4:07 pm | January 4, 2013 | By Emma Goldberg

Lady Gaga enlists help of Yale psychologist

Yale psychologist Marc Brackett has taken on a research gig with a major perk: free Lady Gaga concerts. Brackett, who is deputy director of Yale’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory, has been named to an advisory board of seven scholars guiding the anti-bullying work of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. “Celebrities like Lady Gaga have »

Sci-Tech | 8:42 pm | December 26, 2012 | By Emma Goldberg

Yale professor honored for research on gender bias

Nature magazine has named Yale microbiologist Jo Handelsman as one of the “10 people who mattered in 2012″ for her research on gender biases in science. In her research, Handelsman gathered a group of 100 male and female scientists and asked them to assess job applications, presenting them with applications that were identical in every »

University | 12:40 pm | November 11, 2012 | By Emma Goldberg

Yale LGBT alumni association releases music video

Yale GALA released a music video to promote an upcoming alumni reunion. Can you spot two former Yale Daily News editors?

Yale’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Association (GALA) has released a colorful new video in an effort to promote its second reunion this February. The music video — which was arranged by Ben Wexler ’12 — features an a cappella medley that includes a range of songs associated with the gay rights movement, including »

University | 3:26 pm | November 8, 2012 | By Emma Goldberg

Police break up freshman snowball fight

Roughly 200 freshmen gathered on Old Campus at midnight Wednesday night to participate in the year's first snowball fight.

For freshmen participating in a massive snowfall fight at midnight, everything was all fun and games — until the police showed up on Old Campus. Roughly 40 minutes into a freshman snowball fight, police arrived and asked students to return to their dorms. One police officer said they had been asked by residential college masters »