University | 1:26 pm | March 15, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Chinese economy still solid, Roach says at conference

Stephen Roach said the Chinese economy is doing fine.

Next time they’re in New Haven, certain economists might consider stopping by Stephen Roach’s “Next China” class. Roach, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, said at a conference in Shanghai last week that speculation that the Chinese economy will enter a hard landing are “vastly overblown,” according to a report from Bloomberg. China has »

University | 1:09 pm | March 15, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Yale researchers find Facebook addicting


Facebook addiction might soon be an official mental disorder. A group of Yale post-doctoral researchers have determined that Facebook acts as an increasingly common and addicting form of stress management, according to an article in the New Haven Register. According to the researchers, Facebook activates the body’s reward circuits and neural pathways in the same »

University | 10:36 pm | February 26, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Times article features Yale prefrosh at Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.

Rudi-Ann Miller may just be like any other prefrosh admitted to Yale’s class of 2016. But at Stuyvesant High School, she doesn’t even have to try to stand out. According to an article published in the New York Times on Saturday, Miller is one of just 40 black students currently enrolled at the Lower Manhattan »

University | 1:52 pm | February 6, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

List claims QPac is good for the socially awkward

Quinnipiac University: a haven for the awkward?

Are Quinnipiac students urinating all over New Haven because they become nervous in social contexts and act out accordingly? Maybe. According to a list on, posted to the Huffington Post on Monday, Quinnipiac University has made the cut the best schools for a socially awkward student. At these schools, including Carnegie Mellon and Boston »

City | 12:59 am | January 19, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Longtime WTNH weatherman Dr. Mel dies at 66

Dr. Mel Goldstein, the longtime chief meteorologist at WTNH, died Wednesday at the age of 66.

WTNH weatherman Mel Goldstein, known as “Dr. Mel,” died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma. He was 66. Goldstein began his media career as a radio broadcaster after obtaining a doctorate in meteorology from New York University, according to WTNH. Goldstein’s radio show won a national following, and in the 1980s he joined »