Uncategorized | 2:30 am | September 30, 2010 | By Ilana Seager

Alums sound off on Singapore

A dorm at the National University of Singapore, next to which a campus will be built for a liberal arts college that may bear Yale’s name.

Following the announcement earlier this month of Yale’s plan to open a new liberal arts college in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, University President Richard Levin invited faculty, students and alumni to weigh in on the proposal. Ilana Seager interviewed alumni about their views, three of which are represented here. Singaporeans are culturally »

Uncategorized | 10:53 pm | September 19, 2010 | By Ilana Seager

‘The Postal Service’ was already taken

Yale Station postal worker Roger Loiseau isn’t just a friendly neighborhood mail employee — he’s also a musician who has released a debut album released under his stage name, RD Byrd. Loiseau’s eight-track album is a mix of love songs and what he calls “driving down the road” songs, one of which is entitled “In »

Uncategorized | 8:54 pm | September 14, 2010 | By Ilana Seager

Another ex-British PM hits the Ivy League

It seems that the Yale-Harvard rivalry has made its way across the pond. Gordon Brown, who stepped down as British prime minister and Labour Party leader in May, will be one of the Visiting Fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics this fall. Unlike fellow former British prime minister Tony Blair’s three-year appointment at Yale, Brown’s »

News | 9:36 am | January 7, 2010 | By Ilana Seager

SOM announces largest alumni gift to date

Though the School of Management has yet to break ground on its new campus, the planned development will get a big financial boost from one SOM alumnus. University President Richard Levin announced at a Jan. 4 conference in Beijing that Lei Zhang GRD ’02 SOM ’02 has pledged $8,888,888 to the SOM, primarily to aid »

Uncategorized | 4:31 am | December 11, 2009 | By Ilana Seager

Cepeda SPH ’10 appears on ‘Millionaire,’ nabs $12.5k

Javier Cepeda SPH ’10 won $12,500 Thursday as a contestant on ABC television quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” “I remember watching the show as a little kid,” said Cepeda, who auditioned for the popular game show after tuning into numerous episodes show last summer. “It was a very surreal experience and the »