Culture | 7:26 pm | January 12, 2012 | By Natasha Thondavadi

Architecture students no longer headed to Dubai

Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai.

Looks like Dubai 2K12 is off. In an email sent to students in the “Senior Project Design Studio,” this morning, Tom Zook, one of the studio’s professors, announced that the trip had been cancelled due to uncertainty about the competition’s legitimacy. The competition, it turns out, is not sanctioned by Wild Wadi Water Park, Zook »

University | 10:22 am | January 12, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Faked photo smears Russian activist Navalny

Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny has become the symbol of major protests engulfing Russia.

In the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, in the Russian oblast of Sverdlovsk, local newspapers ran a picture of Russian activist and Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny consorting with fugitive Russian millionaire Boris Berezovsky. The photo spurred rumors that the prominent anti-corruption leader was receiving bribes himself. “Alexei Navalny has never made any secret of the »

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 | 9:02 pm | December 22, 2011 | By Tapley Stephenson

Navalny released from jail, looks to uncertain future

Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny has become the symbol of major protests engulfing Russia.

Russian political activist, influential blogger and Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny was released from prison Wednesday morning after spending 15 days in jail for interfering with traffic. His sentence, the longest possible for the crime, came after Navalny was arrested while leading a Dec. 5 protest against United Russia, the party of incumbent president Dmitry »