University | 3:07 pm | December 14, 2011 | By Tapley Stephenson

Liberian President Sirleaf wins Nobel

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks in Battell Chapel in April 2009.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who earned an honorary law degree in 2010, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday at a ceremony in Oslo. Sirleaf and two other female political leaders — Tawakkol Karmen, a Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner, and Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist — shared the award “for their non-violent struggle »

Culture | 11:32 pm | December 12, 2011 | By Andrew Giambrone

Whiffs to sing for Obama


Forget Mory’s. This is big. After receiving an invitation from the White House in late October, The Whiffenpoofs — Yale’s oldest a cappella group — will sing for the First Family and their guests at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday to reign in the holiday season. “We will be singing a series of holiday songs »

Culture | 12:57 am | December 2, 2011 | By Julia Zorthian

Beatboxer Olusola ’11 releases new video


Though Kevin Olusola ’11 just won a Sony Music recording contract with his group Pentatonix on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” we don’t have to wait until the album drops for more music from the beatboxing cellist. Olusola collaborated with singer-songwriter Antoniette Costa and classical violinist Tara Kamangar to release the video for their new single “Stranded” »

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

Elis more likely to show up on Times Weddings page


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 »

University | 5:21 pm | September 29, 2011 | By Robert Peck

Guo ’09 makes splash with cons


Yale is accustomed to its graduates making waves. But for the last two years, one grad may have been making a few more waves than he should have. Jerry Guo ’09, a former Newsweek employee and the founder of Grouper, a real-life social networking business that sends random groups of customers to hot destinations around »