Customization ups satisfaction

If you find yourself agonizing over how to select a new laptop computer or devouring a chocolate bar right after dinner, do not despair. Ravi Dhar can assure you that you are neither abnormal nor alone. Dhar, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing and director of the Center for Customer Insights at […]

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Q&A | From East, consumer insights

The China India Consumer Insights Program, an initiative of the Yale Center for Customer Insights, was established by Professor K. Sudhir last year. The program’s first annual conference will be held this weekend, April 3-4, at the School of Management, featuring speakers from various business schools and international firms such as McKinsey & Co. and […]

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Elis interview, dry cleaners find work

By all accounts, the on-campus job interview season is a stressful period in the lives of Yale undergraduates — the pressure, the uncertainty, the need to be constantly well-groomed. Dry cleaning services in New Haven have been in high demand during the opening months of the year, as Yale undergraduates seeking full-time jobs or summer […]

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Stimulus, re-examined

Bjoern Bruegemann, assistant professor of economics, espouses his views on President Obama’s plan to stimulate the national economy. A professor of “Intermediate Economics” this semester, Bruegemann’s interests lie span labor economics, the political economy and international trade. QHow would you predict the effects of the stimulus package? AObama’s stimulus package involves some level of uncertainty, […]

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Elm City sows seeds for Apple store

As the ratio between Mac users and PC users has neared a one-to-one balance, New Haven officials have undertaken efforts to bring an Apple Store downtown — as a service to city developers as much as to Apple enthusiasts. But is this idea a seed that will ever sprout? Basak Otus reports. Last Monday, as […]

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Univ. archiving bin Laden tapes

English majors getting tired of Shakespeare and Wordsworth will soon be able to turn to Yale’s libraries for a poet of different kind altogether: Osama bin Laden. The University is currently in the midst of processing, preserving and archiving 1,500 audio tapes recorded in bin Laden’s Afghanistan headquarters from 1988 through 2000 — a collection […]

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In Conn., arrests may require DNA tests

Some state leaders are renewing their efforts to pass a bill that would require DNA samples of suspected criminals to be taken at the time of arrest or arraignment, rather than only after conviction, as is allowed under current law. Backers of the measure claim it will increase the number of DNA matches, but opponents […]

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Librarian of Congress discusses globalization

Technology can be used to heal both broken bones and cultural conflicts, James Billington, the 13th librarian of Congress, said Wednesday. The Yale School of Medicine held the opening ceremony for the interactive exhibit “Medical Inventions and Innovations” in the school’s Harkness Auditorium yesterday afternoon. The ceremony coincided with the 60th annual lecture sponsored by […]

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More apply for Yale-New Haven internships

For some students, Yale is not the only employer in town. The third installment of the Yale-New Haven Internship program saw a 27-percent increase in the number of applicants from last year, a success organizers attributed to more diverse types of internships and the introduction of a few paid internships for the first time. Participants […]

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LGBT Co-op to reinstate ‘Queer Peers’ counseling

Weeks after the University unveiled an overhaul of the freshman-counselor program to include new mentors devoted to counseling students on matters of sexual orientation, leaders of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative announced that they plan to resuscitate Queer Peers, a volunteer support system for Elis grappling with questions of gender and sexuality. The […]

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BMU honors six black women at new ceremony

The Yale Black Men’s Union honored six black women — three of them Yale undergraduates — in the Pierson College dining hall Friday night as part of the first annual “Tribute to Black Women.” In an effort to acknowledge what the group considers black women’s vital and under-appreciated contributions to society, the BMU presented awards […]

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