City | 1:30 pm | February 22, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Colvin ’78 killed in Syria

Just hours before her death, Marie Colvin '78 spoke to various news outlets, including Anderson Cooper 360, on the violence 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 »

Culture | 2:04 pm | February 2, 2012 | By Julia Zorthian

The world swoons for Olusola ’11

Kevin Olusola '100 has gained attention from a whole host of media since winning "The Sing-Off" last fall. Above is a still from the YouTube video that shot him to fame.

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 »

Sports | 10:21 pm | January 25, 2012 | By Jimin He

Yalie to coach Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl SLVI will be held in the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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 »

Culture | 7:31 pm | January 24, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Aretha calls off her wedding

Honorary degree recipient Aretha Franklin performs at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

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 »

University | 9:28 am | January 17, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton and Antonia Woodford

Directed Studies for life might really be for life

Over the holidays, Directed Studies for Life alum Andrew Lipka '78 sent out the above card, featuring a photo of the DSers taken during the program.

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. »