Comedian Cho explores heritage over tea

California police had their hands full Sunday morning, or so the rumor went. “As of this morning, I’m arrested in Oakland!” seasoned comedian and celebrity Margaret Cho said at a Davenport Master’s Tea Sunday. Cho reported the latest Internet gossip about her whereabouts to approximately 50 students at the tea with a flair that matched […]


Club sports consider varsity status

Until 45 years ago, when the Club Sports program was established, sports such as polo, rugby and skiing were “minor sports” at Yale. Today, no club sport at Yale is minor. Many of the teams are nationally ranked, earning bids to national competitions. With such high rankings, some teams feel it’s time to seek varsity […]

Prof, Dickinson expert Sewall GRD ’33 dead at age 95

Richard Sewall GRD ’33, longtime English professor and Emily Dickinson expert, died at his home in Newton, Mass., April 16. He was 95. In the literary world, Sewall is best-known for his books “The Life of Emily Dickinson” and “The Vision of Tragedy.” At Yale, where he taught for 42 years, Sewall is a legend. […]


Egg hunt fills the Green

A New Haven Green littered with paper wrappers and foil was cleaned in a matter of seconds by hundreds of eager New Haven residents Saturday. But it wasn’t an environmental cleanup, it was the annual New Haven Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt saw children and older residents alike collecting plastic eggs filled with prizes and […]


W. water polo falls short of title

The women’s water polo team overcame player injuries to place second at the New England Championship Tournament last weekend. The Bulldogs competed at Wesleyan University April 12 and 13 as the No. 1 seed in the New England region. With a bid to nationals on the line, the team lost to Dartmouth in the tournament […]

Author Wolfe ‘hooks up’ at tea

Tom Wolfe GRD ’57 may have studied at Yale in the 1950s, but he is still in touch with college life. Wolfe told students at a Calhoun Master’s Tea that his next book project is on college life. He said he had visited different colleges, from Stanford to the University of Florida, for research. “Everywhere […]


Women’s water polo expects success at upcoming tourney

The women’s water polo team (8-0) brings its undefeated record and No. 1 seed in the New England region to the New England Championship at Wesleyan University this weekend. A bid for the national championship will be on the line for the Bulldogs. Last weekend, the squad fine-tuned at MIT. The nationally ranked No. 6 […]

Reeve advocates stem cell research at medical school

Actor Christopher Reeve offered praise for researchers and sharp criticism of American policymakers as he urged students to support embryonic stem cell research during a talk at the School of Medicine Thursday. A packed auditorium of students, faculty and community members welcomed Reeve, who has become a stem cell advocate since he became paralyzed in […]


Dining halls add home-cooked fare

Home cooking has now joined Pan Geos and the bread bars as a Yale Dining Services specialty. Yale’s residential college dining halls adopted a new weekly program, “Recipes from Home,” on Jan. 23. The program features recipes that parents or guardians of Yale students submit to the dining services. The program will continue each Thursday […]


Comedy writer livens up Tea

Allison Silverman ’94, a comedy writer for the “Late Show with Conan O’Brien,” is living her dream. “It’s like being God,” Silverman said. “It’s really something great to be in an audience, watch the people react to material I write, but be anonymous.” Often inserting witty anecdotes, Silverman spoke about her life after Yale, her […]


A Yale tale of toys and trains

As a boy, Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson played with electric trains. As a man, Wilkinson, a 1950 graduate of Yale College, still plays with electric trains. Wilkinson presides over an unparalleled collection. He owns 7,000 antique toys, ranging from original hand puppets from Burma to the 1969 edition of Mattel’s Barbie, complete with a hot rod […]