City | 6:13 pm | March 12, 2013 | By Jack Newsham

Alum arrested in Malawi after coup attempt

Yale alumnus Peter Mutharika LAW ’69 is in custody in his native country of Malawi after allegedly mounting a coup following the 2012 death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, Peter Mutharika’s brother. According to the BBC, Mutharika and at least nine others were arrested for unconstitutionally seeking to prevent Joyce Banda, then Malawi’s vice president, »

University | 11:07 am | February 7, 2013 | By Jack Newsham

PepsiCo sponsorship of alumni conference draws heated concerns

Sonia Sotomayor LAW '79 will speak at an April alumni conference that has drawn criticism for its partnership with PepsiCo.

Yale alumni are blowing their tops over Yale’s relationship with beverage and snack company PepsiCo. PepsiCo — whose CEO is a Yale trustee, whose New Haven lab employs Yalies and whose dollars are funding a graduate fellowship at the School of Medicine — is raising eyebrows among alumni over its sponsorship of a conference for »

WEEKEND | 3:48 am | November 17, 2012 | By Jack Newsham

Harvard releases terrible video parodying Yale

Harvard tries (and fails) to mock Yale.

Harvard’s notoriously classless “comedy” group On Harvard Time released a parody video yesterday in anticipation of the upcoming Yale-Harvard game, which will take place this Saturday. But if the video was intended to intimidate any Yalies, it’s having the opposite effect: The video is terrible. Based on the premise of “West Side Story,” the video »

University | 6:52 pm | October 5, 2012 | By Jack Newsham

Makeshift tombstone marks end of Safety Dance

A makeshift tombstone was enacted on Friday on Cross Campus, memorializing the end of the popular 1980s-themed Safety Dance that administrators cancelled earlier this week.

If you’re mourning the end of Safety Dance, you’re not alone. Students enacted an impromptu cardboard tombstone on Cross Campus on Friday, memorializing the 1980s-themed dance that was canceled earlier this week. The gray-painted tombstone read “Safety Dance, R.I.P., 1980s – 2012: Never gonna give you up,” signaling an apparent homage to the well-known 1987 »

Uncategorized | 2:32 pm | April 11, 2011 | By Jack Newsham

OPINION | Revisiting the Democrats

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a column detailing my frustrations with the Democratic Party. I wrote how I was tired of its lack of principle and of its willingness—no, eagerness—to compromise on its platform. I wrote that I was tired of a party that got elected on new ideas and promises of change, but »