University | 12:07 pm | January 16, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten

Times reporter moonlights as Whiffenpoof

A New York Times reporter tells the inside tale of what it's like to be a Whiffenpoof.

Henry Alford, New York Times reporter – and now, honorary Whiffenpoof? In an article published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, Alford writes about his brief experience singing with the Whiffenpoofs and participating in a movement he calls “fakeappella.” Eager, he writes, to “know what it feels like to sing ‘Too Darn Hot’ »

City | 1:42 am | January 6, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten

Murphy, infant son take oath of office


Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy may not be the youngest current member of the United States Senate after all. On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden chuckled as he administered the oath of office to not only Murphy but also his infant son, who rode comfortably on his father’s arm during the swearing-in ceremony. “This is my 1-year-old, »

University | 8:46 pm | October 4, 2012 | By Jennifer Gersten

PETA to bring ‘factory farms’ to campus


Yalies, prepare to meet your meat. Peta2, the student wing of activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), will bring a mock “factory farm” to Old Campus this Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in an effort to teach students about the origins of their hamburgers, chicken tenders and other fleshy »