Feb 22nd, 2012
1:30 pm
February 22nd, 2012 | City
Colvin ’78 killed in Syria

Marie Colvin ’78, a prolific journalist who covered war zones including Afghanistan, Baghdad and Libya, was killed Wednesday in a mortar strike in Syria. She was 56. Colvin worked for the Sunday Times for the past 20 years, reporting on women and children in wartorn parts of the world. On Tuesday, Colvin spoke to various […]

Feb 2nd, 2012
2:04 pm
February 2nd, 2012 | Culture
The world swoons for Olusola ’11

If Yale students, the viewers of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” and aspiring cello-boxers weren’t enough, we can now add Jenna Bush Hager (daughter of George W. Bush ’68) to the long list of Kevin Olusola ’11 fans. Hager interviewed Olusola for a four-minute profile on the Today Show yesterday, asking him questions about his celloboxing, African […]

Jan 25th, 2012
10:21 pm
January 25th, 2012 | Sports
Yalie to coach Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

Thirteen years after winning an Ivy League title, former Yale footballer Pat Graham ’01 is one game away from winning the biggest title of them all: the Super Bowl. When Graham, the linebacker coach for the New England Patriots, takes the field Feb. 5, he will become the first Yale graduate to appear in the […]

Jan 24th, 2012
7:31 pm
January 24th, 2012 | Culture
Aretha calls off her wedding

Apparently the freeway of love isn’t as smooth a ride as the Queen of Soul had hoped. Honorary degree recipient and goddess Aretha Franklin has canceled plans for her wedding, less than a month after she announced her engagement to William “Willie” Wilkerson, according to the AP. The two close friends had considered marrying this […]

Jan 17th, 2012
9:28 am
January 17th, 2012 | University
Directed Studies for life might really be for life

True to their name, the 15 participants in Yale’s first-ever “Directed Studies for Life” are keeping in touch. Andrew Lipka ’78 recently sent a holiday card (see above photo) to participants and faculty in the program, which last summer brought alumni, their spouses and parents of Yale students back to campus to study the classics. […]

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