University | 8:12 pm | January 9, 2012 | By Sharon Yin

Flowers are blooming in the Branford courtyard

Yellow forsythia flowers are blooming in Branford.

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 »

University | 4:52 pm | January 9, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

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 »

University | 5:40 pm | September 6, 2011 | By Eli Markham

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 »

Uncategorized | 4:40 am | September 8, 2010 | By Yale Daily News

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.

Uncategorized | 9:18 am | June 11, 2009 | By Harrison Korn

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 »