University | 10:07 pm | February 16, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Former Yale provost will step down as MIT president


Former Yale Provost Susan Hockfield announced today she will leave her position as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her seven years as president, Hockfield has helped maintain the university’s strong research activities through the depths of the recession, according to an MIT press release. But in a letter to the MIT community »

City | 5:56 pm | February 16, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Kristof pats New Haven on the back for school reform

The Yale-backed New Haven Promise initiative handed out 110 scholarships this summer.

According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, valuable education reform is happening here and now in the New Haven. In a Thursday op-ed titled “The New Haven Experiment,” Kristof credits New Haven’s public school system for working with, rather than against, the teacher’s union in creating comprehensive school reform. “New Haven may be home »

University | 10:56 pm | February 12, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

$tanford fundraising totals top Yale Tomorrow

Leland Stanford Junior University raked up some major cash in its last fundraising drive.

Yale celebrated its $3.88 billion Yale Tomorrow campaign this September, turning the campus blue in recognition of a record-breaking campaign during one of the worst economic recessions in U.S. history. But Stanford University upstaged Yale Wednesday, announcing that the five-year Stanford Challenge campaign, which ended Dec. 31, 2011, had raised $6.2 billion. According to a »

University | 9:31 am | February 10, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

O’Reilly Factor takes critical look at Sex Week

The O'Reilly Factor reports on Sex Week.

Fox News offered a fair and balanced report on Sex Week 2012 in a Thursday segment on the O’Reilly Factor. Jesse Watters, a producer for Bill O’Reilly’s show, spun a few interviews of Yalies into an insightful look at Sex Week. His short segment features students — representing a broad cross section of the campus »

Sports | 8:43 pm | February 5, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

As clock ticks, New Haven split over Super Bowl


For New Haven, this Super Bowl Sunday is one of conflicted loyalties. New Haven has had a long history of Giants-Patriots rivalry because of its geographic location along the Connecticut coast, according to an article in the New York Times on Friday. Younger residents of the Elm City, who grew up in the Tom Brady »