University | 4:21 pm | January 6, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Zedillo GRD ’81 claims immunity in lawsuit

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo GRD '81.

Former Mexican president and current Yale professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 claimed in court documents filed Friday that his status as a former head of state gives him immunity from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut District Court over the 1997 massacre of 45 Mexican villagers. “The plaintiffs’ lawsuit against President Zedillo amounts to no more »

University | 2:23 pm | January 6, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Honorary doctor running for president of Senegal

Youssou N'Dour will attempt to convert fans of his music into political supporters as he runs for president of Senegal.

Yale honorary degree recipient and musician Youssou N’Dour will run for president of Senegal against 11-year incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, according to a Tuesday announcement on N’Dour’s Senegalese television and radio station, Tele Futur Media. “For a long time, men and women have demonstrated their optimism, dreaming of a new Senegal. They have, in various ways, »

University | 11:29 pm | December 21, 2011 | By Andrew Giambrone

Farrow LAW ’09, other Yalies among ’30 under 30′

Ronan Farrow LAW '09 was named one of America's brightest young people by Forbes.

What do Lady Gaga and Mark Zuckerberg have in common with Rhodes Scholar, celebrity offspring and aspiring country artist Ronan Farrow LAW ’09? They’re all among America’s “30 Under 30,” a list of high-achieving young people released this week by Forbes. Farrow graduated from Bard College when he was 15, the college’s youngest graduate ever. »

Culture | 3:50 am | December 21, 2011 | By Akbar Ahmed

Did Franco GRD ’16 get an NYU professor fired?

James Franco, formerly GRD '16, will not be hosting this weekend's Academy Awards, praise heavens.

Having broken countless Eli hearts, ditched the stark beauty of New England for the oil fields of Texas and left all of us wondering where he’s been for the last five months, James Franco GRD ’16 has created yet another stir. The chronic grad student is now at the root of a lawsuit against New »

Culture | 6:25 pm | December 14, 2011 | By Danny Serna

Watch Williams ’10 in teaser for new HBO show

Allison Williams '10 stars in Lena Dunham's "Girls," though she gets little face time in the show's first teaser.

Move over, Rhoda — a new series about young people trying to make it big in New York is coming to a digital video player near you this spring. Cross Campus favorite Allison Williams ’10 stars alongside Lena Dunham in “Girls,” a generational show produced by Judd Apatow that features three best girlfriends being young »