University | 8:12 pm | January 9, 2012 | By Sharon Yin

Flowers are blooming in the Branford courtyard

Yellow forsythia flowers are blooming in Branford.

Last January, Elis were prepping for 18 to 25 inches of snow to blanket campus. This year, yellow flowers are blooming in Branford. English Prof. Leslie Brisman noticed the flowers, which he identified as forsythia, outside the window of his Saybrook College office, he said in an email to the News last week. “Is this »

University | 11:34 pm | January 3, 2012 | By Sharon Yin

New library opens on Science Hill

The new Center for Science and Social Science Information is in the basement of Kline Biology Tower.

Just in time for shopping period, the Center for Science and Social Science Information opened its doors on Tuesday. As the new collaborative home of the science library, social science library and StatLab, CSSSI is housed in the basement of Kline Biology Tower and contains a 24 hour study-space. If you’re a fan of the »

University | 3:11 pm | December 19, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Yale archivist wins theater librarian award

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Earlier this month, Beinecke Rare Book and Mansucript Library Archivist Susan Brady took home the Theatre Library Association’s highest honor — the 2011 Award for Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship. The annual award has been given since 1994 to a performing arts librarian, curator, archivist or scholar “who has made extraordinary contributions to the »

University | 9:00 pm | December 15, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Beinecke among world’s most beautiful college libraries

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, lit up to celebrate the conclusion of the Yale Tomorrow fundraising drive.

The next time you want to study beautifully, you might want to skip Sterling’s towering stacks and the lowly study carrels of Bass and head to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A set of rankings out this week from Flavorwire ranks the Beinecke the most beautiful college library in America and the second »

Culture | 8:02 pm | December 1, 2011 | By Sharon Yin

Elis more likely to show up on Times Weddings page

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Ever wondered what it takes to make the New York Times Weddings page? A Yale degree sure seems to help. According to an article in the Atlantic, Yalies make up 5.8 percent of the wedding announcements, while Princeton and Harvard alumni comprised 3.6 percent and 9.4 percent of couples featured on the page, respectively. Numerous »