Up the Hill: WI-FI Gone Wild

Freshmen are often the culprits. Streaming into Old Campus every fall, they bring wireless routers in the hope of setting up wireless networks in their suites. Little do they know: every single one could beget rogue Wi-Fi. In many places at Yale (Old Campus, the Branford dorm room in which I’m writing this), the internet […]

Short Feature

USSR cinema central in ‘1989’ film festival

The European Studies Council will continue its annual film festival about a specific year in history this week: “1989: Film Culture and the Fall of the Wall” begins Thursday with a screening of “Little Vera” at the Whitney Humanities Center. Fans of late-USSR cinema rejoice. “1989” is the fourth conference of its kind in four […]


‘Pink’ soft-core films screened at Whitney

Aaron Gerow’s office door in the Whitney Humanities Center is cluttered with posters from film events he’s organized in his four years at Yale. Gerow, DUS of the Film Studies Department, has put on screening and discussions ranging from the visit of legendary Japanese director Takahiko iimura to a screening of “The Glamorous Life of […]


Veteran Sledge pushes for expansion of student body

William Sledge is afraid that Yale is turning into Harvard. “We’re becoming too precious. We’re becoming like Harvard. Seriously,” Sledge says in an interview at his Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital office. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12957″ ] “Whenever an institution comes into the position of being too precious, it begins to distort that institution’s identity.” Sledge believes that […]


DeVane to see dances merge

European classical ballet, American modern dance and traditional West African dance will come together in front of a class of Yalies on Wednesday morning. Emily Coates ’06 and West African dancer Locina Coulibaly will debut their new ballet to students in World Performance, this semester’s DeVane Lecture Course, taught by Theater Studies professor Joseph Roach. […]


Through third-party bid, Ferrucci fights status quo

Green Party mayoral candidate Ralph Ferrucci strides down Dixwell Avenue, away from the Gothic spires of Yale and into one of New Haven’s more dilapidated neighborhoods. It is the Sunday night before elections, and Ferrucci means business. “I mean this,” he says. “When I’m running for mayor, it’s for the win.” [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”13211″ ] Ferrucci, […]


City artists open doors to public

Artspace, New Haven’s center for contemporary and community art, held Local Studios Weekend this past weekend, inviting the public to visit artists’ studios throughout the greater New Haven area. Local Studios Weekend was part of Artspace’s 10th annual City Wide Open Studios program, a community-based arts festival that began Oct. 9 and will end on […]


Students tackle iimura’s work

Debating the death of the author becomes much more interesting when the author is alive — and standing right in front of you. Inaugurating a series of Japanese film screenings hosted by the Council for East Asian Studies, experimental director Takahiko iimura came to campus this weekend to discuss his works. Three screenings were held […]


Med school study links alcohol abuse and smoking

A group of researchers at the School of Medicine are working to untangle the relationship between two popular vices. According to a recent study led by psychiatry professor Sherry McKee, smoking indicates a heightened risk of bad drinking habits and alcohol abuse. The findings, extrapolated from data collected by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]


Masrah Arab takes stage

Sunday was a rough day for the unfair sex. In “Adila” by Nehad Gad, a reading at the Arab Theatre Festival, the materialistic Adila (Emily Hoffman ’10) discovers her husband is dead only after nagging his corpse for 20 minutes. In “The Last Walk” by Alfred Farag, the audience learns that the husband is dead […]


On stage, spontaneity prevails

Extending her arms in welcome, theater studies professor Deb Margolin said “Good evening, and welcome to the Theater of Desire Cabaret.” In the ballroom of 220 York St., she greeted a small but eager group of drama students and other undergrads. Nobody knew what to expect because there was no program. There was only a […]