A double life: Haas ’04 is student, professional rider

Each Wednesday after environmental engineering, Vanessa Haas ’04 wraps her books in a T-shirt and boards a plane bound for West Palm Beach, Fla. There, an Olympic coach and a 6-foot-tall gelding named Rainbow await her. Haas is a political science major in Ezra Stiles College from Monday through Wednesday, and a professional athlete Thursday […]


Yalies find it hard to craft own majors

Yale College has so many majors that a University report in 2000 recommended the possible elimination of 12 or more. But for a tiny minority of students, Yale’s current majors are not enough. Each year about 20 or 25 students come to Ezra Stiles College Dean Susan Rieger, the director of undergraduate studies of the […]


Polo team battles ‘Oxbridge’

Yale’s 35 horses stood like boxers, wrapped in blankets, meditating before a fight. The British and American flags hung side by side in the Yale barn. Periodic waves of manure, sawdust and sweat completed the aromatic scene. It was the First Annual Atlantic Cup weekend for the Yale polo team, and Cambridge’s and Oxford’s squads […]

Gymnasts finish high at Regionals

At the NCAA Northeast Regional Gymnastics Championship Saturday, the names of two Yale gymnasts appeared alongside those of numerous full-scholarship athletes and Olympians on a stellar final-finshers list. Against the finest gymnastics talent in the northeast, Kathryn Fong ’05 and Jamie Green ’04 represented Yale admirably, both finishing the afternoon in the all-around top fifteen. […]

Pollster Dick Morris talks about the future of political campaigns

On the day New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that Dick Morris’ opinion polls on morality and Monica Lewinsky embodied “the nadir of Bill Clinton’s presidency,” Morris himself stood in the Davenport College common room, throwing his entire body into explanations of why polling is the key to reviving democratic ideals in an increasingly […]


Gymnastics team places second at ECACs

In a final performance that showcased all the star power — and lingering troubles — of this year’s team, the Yale gymnastics team finished second at the East Coast Athletic Conference championship Saturday in Williamsburg, VA. The Bulldogs waltzed past Ivy rivals on all sides, and tantalized Ivy champion Cornell with their 193.375 score; the […]

Gymnastics scores high at UNH

When your competition emerges from a different league each week, your success can only be measured in raw numbers. Recovering from its last error-prone performance, the Yale gymnastics team scored more points at this weekend’s New Hampshire Invitational than current Ivy champion Cornell did at last weekend’s Ivy Classic. But Yale’s 192.100 score, up from […]

Genocide expert decries U.S. policy

Even after Samantha Power ’92 surveyed the small audience gathered for her Davenport Master’s Tea on Friday, she was willing to give no-shows the benefit of the doubt. “I’ll just assume that outside of this room, whatever they’re doing, everyone’s really interested in human rights,” she said jokingly. Power, who founded the Carr Center for […]


W. fencing claims Ivy title after wins at H-Y-Ps

Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams pierced Princeton’s dynasty at H-Y-Ps in Cambridge this Saturday. The Bulldogs made each touch look easy as they broke past the Tigers and underachieving Harvard squads on their way to twin titles. For the women’s team, the wins over Harvard and Princeton were more than just sweet triumphs […]

Gymnastics places third at Ivy Classic Gymnastics places third at Ivy Classic

After a shaky beginning on crucial balance-beam routines, the Yale gymnastics team managed to repair some of its pride, but it could not recover enough points to successfully defend its Ivy League title Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. Before this year’s Ivy Classic was through, the defending Ivy champion Bulldogs had handed their trophy over […]

M. squash tops Johns for first time since ’90

The Brady Squash Center surged with heat and historical momentum Wednesday night as the men’s squash team beat Harvard for the first time in 12 years. Yale (18-2, 5-1) defeated the Crimson (6-3, 4-2) in six out of the nine matches that determined the match. The Bulldogs head into Nationals as the third best team […]