Allen reflects on Indiana Jones

More than 30 years ago, actress Karen Allen caught director Steven Spielberg’s eye in her first role as a long-suffering girlfriend in the collegiate classic “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Spielberg cast Allen as Marion Ravenwood, a love interest of Indiana Jones in the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” launching her career as a […]


YCC | Cece Xie ’13, treasurer

As a sun-loving Californian, Xie likes relaxing on Old Campus under the sun. But when it comes down to business, she’s serious about her work. One of four candidates running for Yale College Council treasurer, Xie served as political chair of the Taiwanese American Society and is currently a representative of the Sophomore Class Council. […]


No Kid Hungry campaign launches in Conn.

A statewide partnership between government officials and community leaders is promising children a healthy start to life. The Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign, part of a national initiative to end child hunger by 2015, kicked off at the Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown, Conn., last Wednesday. Among the government officials present at the event were […]


Anastas, chemical agent for the environment

Chemistry professor Paul Anastas, the director for the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale, was awarded the Natural Products Association’s Rachel Carson Environmental Award for his contributions toward the environment March 22. Currently on public service leave with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Anastas is widely known as the “father of green […]


Ofili talks dung, art

Some artists are known for their use of watercolor, others are famous for their acrylic pieces. British painter Chris Ofili, meanwhile, is renowned for using a different artistic material: elephant dung. Ofili, famous for his use of elephant dung on his paintings, gave a lecture in room 206 of the Sculpture Building at 36 Edgewood […]


UN director gives job tips

For a living, William Davis pitches United Nations projects to the United States government with hopes of securing funding — but at a talk Thursday, he gave a straightforward account of what it takes to work for the agency. Davis, director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington D.C., explained the U.N.’s operations to […]


Psychologist Steven Pinker discusses the quirks of English

It was like a scene from the Yale viewbook: dozens of eager students crowding a Master’s Tea on the subject of human nature, psychology and the science that connects it all. Thursday afternoon, internationally known psychologist Steven Pinker, who is also the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard, delivered a Master’s Tea about linguistics […]


‘Angry Asian Man’ blogger talks stereotypes

The first image you see when you go to Phil Yu’s blog,, is an Asian G.I. Joe. Through the blog, Yu has worked over the past 10 years to bring issues that significantly impact the Asian American community to America. He was at Yale on Saturday to speak as part of a lecture series […]


Downtown food co-op gets funding

Elm City Market, the “food co-op” scheduled to open just blocks from Old Campus, took a big step forward last week. In a press release Wednesday, New Haven-based Webster Bank announced its commitment of $4 million to finance the opening of the co-op. Expected to employ about 100 people, the co-op will buy more than […]


Times features Franco GRD ’16 at Yale

The New York Times featured James Franco’s GRD ’16 career as a student in Friday’s paper. The article explained: Yale has had its share of screen-star students, including Jodie Foster and Claire Danes, who have walked a delicate line between visibility and aloofness. But by all accounts, Mr. Franco, 32, who arrived last fall as […]