University | 7:10 pm | February 26, 2013 | By Payal Marathe

Harvard students rally for mental health reform

More than 150 Harvard students rallied for mental health reform last Friday afternoon, chanting “Harvard, we are mad” and urging administrators to take a closer look at the university’s mental health services. The protesters gathered just one day after The Harvard Crimson — the campus newspaper — published an anonymous op-ed by a student with »

University | 2:38 pm | February 20, 2013 | By Payal Marathe

Columbia professor strips for science

Columbia students strolling into their Monday morning “Frontiers of Science” class this week were in for a surprise. In a bizarre effort to highlight to his students what it takes to study quantum mechanics, professor Emlyn Hughes started off his lecture by stripping down to his underwear. He then sat on a stool in fetal »

University | 6:09 pm | January 18, 2013 | By Payal Marathe

Study examines link between money and GPA

Who says money can buy success? A recent study released by Laura Hamilton of the University of California finds that on average, the more money parents provide toward their child’s college tuition, the lower that child’s GPA, according to a recent article from The New York Times. In her study, Hamilton compiled statistics from different »

University | 5:18 pm | January 16, 2013 | By Payal Marathe

Yale alums become YouTube stars

This video, produced by Yale alums, garnered 83 million hits in one month.

The year 2012 was a big one for YouTube: It featured its first video to ever reach 1 billion views, a hit music video from South Korean pop star PSY, as well as Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit single “Call Me Maybe” and coverage of the greatest moments of the Summer Olympics. In tribute to a »

City | 3:07 pm | October 4, 2012 | By Payal Marathe

Murphy, McMahon in dead heat, new poll shows


Conn. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon are closer than ever in the upcoming battle for retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman’s seat, according to a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University. The poll suggests that Murphy, the Democratic candidate, is likely to receive 47 percent of the popular vote, just one percent less than »