Rattling those dry bones

Earlier this month, Yale’s secret societies selected some of the University’s most promising men and women as members of their upcoming tap classes. Although today Yalies take it for granted that societies welcome students of both genders, 15 years ago at least two secret societies remained vehemently male-only. Despite a tradition of resistance by powerful […]

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Hormone may influence cognitive ability

Scores of scientific studies have sought to discover the causes of obesity in humans. But while investigating a certain hormone known to influence appetite, researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered that the hormone has a profound influence on cognitive ability as well as eating habits. The hormone, ghrelin, was first discovered by Japanese […]


New Haven policing stresses community

In response to the recent spate of crimes around campus, increased policing has not been haphazard — instead, it has been part of a philosophy that, considering its importance to the Yale and New Haven Police Departments, is relatively unheard of among undergraduates. The philosophy, community policing, has been gaining momentum across the nation in […]