Gents, start your engines: Yale goes coed

From Midwestern high schools and dorm rooms at Smith, Oberlin, Wellesley and Vassar, they packed their bags for a move to ivy-covered towers that were previously off limits. Pegged by The New York Times as “the Yale Superwomen,” the freshmen and transfer students who would make up Yale’s first coeducated classes arrived on campus to […]


Acting Elis go for 24 Hour Theater

Twenty-four hours is also 1,440 minutes or, to break it down even further, 86,400 seconds. Or, at least for the Yale Drama Coalition, 24 hours is enough time to create theater. During the 24 Hour Theater Festival on Sunday, the YDC will present several 10-minute plays that will be written, staged and performed over the […]


Kronman manifesto fuels discussion on humanities

University President Richard Levin drew on an unusual source for his annual freshman address this September. “Undergraduate education should … encourage you to wrestle with the deepest questions concerning lived experience: What constitutes a good life? What kind of life do you want to lead? What values do you hope to live by?” Levin told […]


High-rise project affects local stores

For a generation of New Haven women, the search for the perfect prom dress or wedding gown has ended with a scooped-back turquoise gown, a studded hot-pink halter or one of the myriad other formal gowns at Cooper’s Dress Shop. And integral to the selection process has been store owner Evelyn Cooperstock — who has […]


Finance hopefuls worry as career positions wane

The preface the recruiter gave to Adam Metzger ’08 at his final-round interview with a prominent investment bank did not sound promising. “Before they even began they said to me, ‘Adam, you’ve been reading the paper. You know the state of things. We’re serious about you, but we may not be in a position to […]


Profile – The Unelected Alderman

Four years ago, Frank Douglass Jr. stood on the front porch of his newly purchased Elm Street home, the first piece of land he has ever owned, and vowed to make a change. “The day I got the keys,” Douglass said, “I thought to myself, ‘I think I should run for alderman,’ and left it […]