University | 5:02 pm | February 20, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Magdanz ’12 wins Luce Scholarship

Reid Magdanz ’12, an environmental studies major, has been awarded a Luce Scholarship to spend a year working in Asia, Director for National Fellowships Katherine Dailinger said over the weekend. Alaska-native Magdanz will use the scholarship to work a one-year internship — he’s not sure where — in a part of Asia where preservation and »

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 »

University | 8:39 pm | January 23, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Prof. Gaddis nominated for big award

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

He won a National Humanities Medal in 2005 and has gained fame among Yalies for his lectures on the Cold War, but that’s not it for history professor John Lewis Gaddis. Gaddis, who teaches a History Department junior seminar on biography writing, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award on Saturday for his »

Culture | 2:17 pm | January 16, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

How we did at the Globes

Oh, Meryl!

Two Yalies walked away with Golden Globe awards last night, proving once again that Yale’s finest artistes aren’t always doomed to starvation in Brooklyn. Meryl Streep DRA ’74 — who, with 26 Golden Globe nominations and 16 Academy Award nominations over her acting career, is the most-nominated actress of all time — was crowned best »