University | 1:52 pm | September 15, 2013 | By Yanan Wang

Founder of graphic design program passes away

Alvin Eisenman, a graphic designer who founded Yale’s graduate program in graphic design — the first of its kind in the United States — died on Sept. 3 at his home on Martha’s Vineyard, The New York Times reported. He was 92. Eisenman was a native of Dubois, Pa. and a graduate of Dartmouth College, »

University | 7:29 pm | September 4, 2013 | By Yanan Wang

Polak updates campus on construction projects

Payne Whitney Gynmasium still sports the blue scaffolding of renovations paused in 2008.

Provost Benjamin Polak released an update of major building projects that are currently underway across campus in a Tuesday email to the  Yale community. The projects include renovations on Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory and 43 Hillhouse Avenue — the “President’s House.” Payne Whitney’s $30 million exterior renovation is slated for completion in  2014, and »

University | 9:33 pm | August 1, 2013 | By Yanan Wang

Lanman-Wright Hall faces renovation

Lanman-Wright Hall will be renovated over the course of two summers.

After years of enduring every freshman dorm joke, Lanman-Wright Hall is finally getting a facelift. According to a sign on Old Campus, “L-Dub” will be renovated over the course of two summers. Undertaken by Apicella + Bunton Architects, the project includes installing new woodfloors, doors and bathroom fixtures, as well as upgrading the electrical systems. »

City | 11:47 pm | June 13, 2013 | By Yanan Wang

City approves renovations on Hendrie, Leigh Halls

At its monthly meeting this Tuesday, the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals gave the go-ahead for the University’s planned construction work on music buildings Hendrie Hall and Leigh Hall, The New Haven Independent reported. Located on Elm and College streets, respectively, Hendrie Hall and Leigh Hall are both over a century old. The planned »

Culture | 12:08 am | June 13, 2013 | By Yanan Wang

Art School critic named head of design at Met

Susan Sellers GRD ’94, the Yale School of Art’s senior critic in graphic design, will join the staff of the Metropolitan Museum on June 24 as its first head of design. In this capacity, Sellers will work to “cultivate the role of design throughout the institution, overseeing the Museum’s Design Department, which is comprised of »