University | 4:27 pm | October 30, 2012 | By Cynthia Hua

Blair ’81 urges support following end of Indigo Blue

The end of Yale’s partnership with Indigo Blue, a nonprofit Buddhist center, means that all programs hosted by the center will be discontinued.

Bruce Blair ’81, Yale’s former Buddhist Chaplain and leader of the Buddhist nonprofit center Indigo Blue, emailed the center’s program participants Tuesday morning urging students to support one another after the University decided to cut ties with Indigo Blue and himself on Oct. 22 for reasons that were never publicly announced. “Called to a meeting »

City | 11:18 pm | April 5, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Muslim students don hoodies, hijabs in protest

The Yale Muslim Students Association hosted a “Hoodies and Hijabs” day Thursday afternoon in protest of the murders of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was shot on Feb. 26, and Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi Muslim who was found murdered in her home last month. Organizers urged students to wear either a hoodie or hijab »

University | 6:31 pm | March 22, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Muslim students to launch calling campaign

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks with NYPD officers in the 2011 Veterans Day Parade.

Yale’s Muslim Student Association is launching a “calling campaign” to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office tomorrow in response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept watch of Muslim students at Yale. The campaign urges supporters to call Mayor Bloomberg’s office tomorrow at any time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Hundreds »

University | 11:44 pm | March 21, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

Dining halls feature celebrations of Persian New Year

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The Persian New Year has come to Yale’s dining halls. The holiday, known as “norouz” in Farsi, takes place each year on the spring equinox — this year, 1:11 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast. The Iranian Student Association at Yale teamed up with Yale Dining to set up a haftsin (pronounced “haft-seen”) in Commons »

University | 1:01 pm | March 1, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Levin names new Divinity School dean

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In a Thursday morning email to the Divinity School community, University President Richard Levin announced that Gregory Sterling will be the school’s next dean. Sterling, who will take office August 1, has served as dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame since 2008. Levin wrote that applications to Notre Dame’s graduate »