University | 1:54 pm | March 31, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

David Blight goes on TV, is famous

This panel was on C-SPAN.

If you were casually watching C-SPAN on Thursday, you might have noticed Yale celeb professor David Blight moderating a panel about — what else? — the Civil War and Emancipation. The panel — which drew about 100 attendees and was moderated by Blight, a Civil War historian and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for »

Culture | 4:00 pm | January 25, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

TONIGHT: YCC hosting hot Blue Ivy party at Box 63


The Yale College Council is hosting a party at Box 63 TONIGHT to complement worldwide exuberance surrounding the birth of Beyonce’s and Jay-Z’s new baby, Blue Ivy Carter. The “baby shower”, which comes amid widespread speculation that the baby girl was named after Yale, will feature a themed “Blue Ivy” drink, according to the Facebook »

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 | 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 | 10:19 pm | January 20, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Lady Gaga partners with Harvard on Foundation

Lady Gaga, above, will partner with various Harvard organizations to launch the Born This Way Foundation.

We always knew Harvard attracted little monsters, but a recent announcement that Lady Gaga would be visiting the university in February further confirms that belief. The international icon and sometime pop singer will be at the University’s Sanders Theatre on Feb. 29 to launch her Born This Way Foundation. The foundation will partner with The »