University | 9:11 pm | July 24, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

After his death, music of Igweatu ’09 spreads online

Musician and videographer Ugonna Igweatu '09 died July 9 of an asthma attack in his Bronx, N.Y., home.

NEW YORK — Since his death on July 9, the life of musician Ugonna Igweatu ’09 has been honored by thousands who shared an appreciation for his artistic work. Shortly after Igweatu died of an asthma attack in his Bronx home on July 9, Jamie Van Dyck ’10 posted a song he had recorded with »

University | 10:20 pm | February 23, 2012 | By Marie Colvin

From the Archives: Colvin ’78 reflects on Yale career

Marie Colvin ’78 (second row, third from left) poses with editors and fellow staffers of the Yale Daily News Magazine.

The piece below, titled “Running out of time,” was written by Marie Colvin ’78 for the special issue of the News handed out at Commencement 1978. Colvin, a seasoned war correspondent, was killed by a mortar strike on Wednesday while covering the escalating violence in the city of Homs. The most memorable event of my »

City | 1:30 pm | February 22, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Colvin ’78 killed in Syria

Just hours before her death, Marie Colvin '78 spoke to various news outlets, including Anderson Cooper 360, on the violence in Syria.

Marie Colvin ’78, a prolific journalist who covered war zones including Afghanistan, Baghdad and Libya, was killed Wednesday in a mortar strike in Syria. She was 56. Colvin worked for the Sunday Times for the past 20 years, reporting on women and children in wartorn parts of the world. On Tuesday, Colvin spoke to various »

Culture | 5:37 pm | January 24, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Iconic acting professor dies

Earle Gister, above, died at his home this weekend at the age of 77.

Earle Gister, a professor who taught at the School of Drama for 20 years, died in his sleep Jan. 22 at his home in New Haven. He was 77. Gister joined the Yale School of Drama in 1979, and served as associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the acting program for 19 years. »

City | 12:59 am | January 19, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

Longtime WTNH weatherman Dr. Mel dies at 66

Dr. Mel Goldstein, the longtime chief meteorologist at WTNH, died Wednesday at the age of 66.

WTNH weatherman Mel Goldstein, known as “Dr. Mel,” died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma. He was 66. Goldstein began his media career as a radio broadcaster after obtaining a doctorate in meteorology from New York University, according to WTNH. Goldstein’s radio show won a national following, and in the 1980s he joined »