Bush adviser talks policy

When he was a double major in history and theater studies at Yale, Jim Connaughton ’83 was not sure how to reconcile his love of the arts with a budding interest in environmental science. “The life of singer-actor was not conducive to problem sets,” he said. Connaughton, the current chairman of the White House Council […]

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If he had not landed a leading role in the 2002 film “Rodger Dodger,” Jesse Eisenberg would not have continued his acting career, he said at a Branford College Master’s Tea yesterday. The 22-year-old, primarily known for playing the elder son Walt in the 2005 movie “The Squid and the Whale,” spoke on how winning […]

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Teacher talks education

The contemporary American education system has serious problems of inequality and needs teachers who will provide support for underprivileged students, 2005 National Teacher of the Year Jason Kamras said at a Pierson College Master’s Tea Tuesday. Speaking to approximately 30 students, faculty and other guests, Kamras described his evolution from a Princeton undergraduate reluctantly pondering […]

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Shimada takes over the YSO baton

Among all the new faces in the Yale Symphony Orchestra this year, one seems to stand out more than the rest. As the YSO begins its 40th season, Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada takes the podium to become the 10th conductor of the orchestra. Appointed last May, he replaces interim director George Rothman, who assumed the position […]

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