Akbar Ahmed
Staff Reporter
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Places I Remember

This piece appeared in the WEEKEND section of the Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.

AHMED: Will America fail the world?

I hope Congress can see that as it turns this nation into a laughingstock worldwide, it is undermining international supporters of the American experiment in rights and freedoms.

A Double Life

On March 15, 2011, while most of Yale’s undergraduate students took a respite from campus over the course of spring break, 16 students and alumni […]

Theater policies move toward centralization

This past Monday, for the first time in recent memory, representatives from every administrative office concerned with undergraduate theater production at Yale came together to […]

Allison Williams ’10: the “It” Girl

Word on the Twitter is that our very own Allison Williams ’10 had a very, very good weekend. “Girls,” the series that catapulted Williams and […]

How We Grieve

First comes the email. Sent from the address of a top administrator, such as Yale College Dean Mary Miller or now- Vice President Linda Koch […]

Theater audition season: blink and you’ll miss it

The casts have been chosen, the designers have been found and the directors have scheduled their first few rehearsals: theater at Yale is prepared to […]

At the Rep, a landmark collaboration

In 1966, Robert Brustein, then-dean of the Yale School of Drama, founded the Yale Repertory Theatre. He served as its artistic director until 1979, when […]

‘Independents’ takes Fringe Festival

NEW YORK — For the team behind the ongoing production of “Independents,” this summer has posed challenges even more daunting than preparing an original student […]

Yale productions take home statewide drama honors

Earlier this month, the Connecticut Critics Circle awarded a number of honors to two productions from the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2011-12 season. Directing plaudits went […]

Drama School nets largest-ever donation

At tonight’s premiere of “The Realistic Joneses” at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Yale School of Drama will announce that it has received its largest […]