Jan 9th, 2012
8:12 pm
January 9th, 2012 | University
Flowers are blooming in the Branford courtyard

Last January, Elis were prepping for 18 to 25 inches of snow to blanket campus. This year, yellow flowers are blooming in Branford. English Prof. Leslie Brisman noticed the flowers, which he identified as forsythia, outside the window of his Saybrook College office, he said in an email to the News last week. “Is this […]

Jan 9th, 2012
4:52 pm
January 9th, 2012 | University
Silliman pioneers new laundry system

Silliman College has revamped its laundry system to include baskets in which students can place laundry from washing machines whose cycles have finished, Master Judith Krauss told students in an email. The program, conceived by the Yale College Council, includes numbered baskets and a white board on which students can write notes specifying which basket […]

Sep 6th, 2011
5:40 pm
September 6th, 2011 | University
Stiles water to shut off tomorrow

Moose warning. Ezra Stiles Master Stephen Pitti announced that entryways E through J will not have any running water tomorrow, Wednesday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This shutdown will affect scores of Stilesians, who will be unable to shower, use the toilet, or have water balloon fights during that time. However, the National Weather […]

Sep 8th, 2010
4:40 am
September 8th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Vanquished vine strikes back in Branford

The University’s decades-old effort to remove systematically the ivy from its buildings (stemming from the belief that the roots damage the old facades) has some catching up to do in Branford, where the vines have crept up on several walls. Facilities workers typically prune the vines wherever they start to climb up from the ground.

Jun 11th, 2009
9:18 am
June 11th, 2009 | Uncategorized
So what’s that mystery ‘third building’?

UPDATE (2:01 p.m.): The links to the PDFs actually work now. Oops. The pretty PDFs we posted yesterday, courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, contained some never-before-reported details.  (As an aside: “moats” without water and alligators and sharp objects are not moats.  They are just depressions filled with shrubbery.) Here’s a rundown: Students in the […]

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