Uncategorized | 11:18 pm | September 28, 2010 | By Reed Reibstein

Designers of Yale letters win ‘genius grants’

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Just their type: Type designer Matthew Carter and stone carver Nicholas Benson are among the 23 recipients of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowships, $500,000 awards colloquially called “genius grants.” But the two also have something else in common — they’ve both designed letters for Yale’s buildings. Carter created the official Yale typeface used on the blue »

Uncategorized | 4:00 am | September 4, 2009 | By Reed Reibstein

The mustache is dead, long live the mustache!

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As Isaac Arnsdorf detailed in this hard-hitting investigation in the News today, Provost Peter Salovey has abandoned his most famous feature. Several New Haven luminaries gathered recently to pay their respects to the late facial hair, and a few even grew their own ‘stache as a show of solidarity. The News obtained photographic documentation of »

Sci-Tech | 11:59 pm | May 7, 2009 | By Reed Reibstein

The next best thing to Leo

He may not know Leonardo DiCaprio, but Robert Ballard did discover the wreck of the Titanic. Ballard, the famed deep-sea explorer, spoke at the Peabody Museum of Natural History late this afternoon to a packed auditorium. He shared a lifetime of experiences investigating the ocean’s mysteries — from ancient shipwrecks to undersea black smokers — »