Culture | 7:41 pm | February 27, 2013 | By Sarah Swong

New endowment to fund School of Music fellow

A new endowment in honor of University President Richard Levin and DUS of Directed Studies Jane Levin will fund visiting artists looking to teach or support programs at the School of Music. In an effort to recognize the Levins’ dedication to the arts, the School of Music Board of Visitors has established an endowment supporting »

Culture | 8:33 pm | February 5, 2013 | By Sarah Swong

Lane ’14 wins YSO concerto competition

On Saturday, Chelsea Lane ’14 won the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 William Waite Concerto Competition and will be playing a harp concerto with the YSO next year. The annual competition draws freshmen, sophomores and juniors every year to audition with 10-minute excerpts from concertos. Three local judges who are not members of the Yale faculty serve »

University | 9:42 pm | January 13, 2013 | By Sarah Swong

Alums raise $15k for experimental classical-music theater show

It was a Happy New Year for composer Stephen Feigenbaum MUS ’13, director Charlie Polinger ’13 and playwright Matthew George ’11. On New Year’s Eve, the three reached their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $15,000 to push forward an experimental classical-music theater show that will go up this February. The Kickstarter campaign raised $15,773 with 187 »

University | 6:52 pm | October 6, 2012 | By Sarah Swong

Kim MUS ’13 looks to be Cosmo’s hottest bachelor


Only at Yale can a violin student be one of the hottest bachelors in the U.S. Christian Kim MUS ’13 is one of 50 bachelors in the running for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Bachelor of the Year 2012” contest, a title that would also bring him $10,000. As the first violinist to be nominated for the title, »

City | 8:16 pm | April 16, 2012 | By Sarah Swong

Recent grads launch website for planning dinner parties

Zokos helps users plan parties.

Zokos, a new website launched Monday by Christopher Kieran FES ‘11, Brad Baer ARC ‘11 and Andrew Hapke SOM ‘11, aims to ease the planning of parties and dinners. Zokos uses what Kieran calls “friend-sourcing” to help coordinate dinner parties. On Zokos, hosts can set a minimum or maximum number of guests, send invites via »