YIRA observes Haiti elections

Haiti’s presidential palace is in ruins, but the country held elections for the job Sunday nonetheless — and a group of Yalies were on hand to document the process. Nine members of the Yale International Relations Association went to Haiti last week to blog about the election and collect footage for a documentary on the […]


Morse rededicated

Inside the college now flaunting right angles, administrators and students praised the Morse College’s recent renovation, at a rededication ceremony Friday afternoon. University President Richard Levin thanked everybody who had contributed to “a great community here in Morse even when the physical facilities were less than perfect.” Since the renovation, Levin continued, “this college now […]


YCC pushes language certificates

After a proposal for academic minors was voted down by the faculty last year, YCC President Jeff Gordon ’12 said the YCC is working on a more nuanced proposal to allow students to earn language certificates. The YCC plans to submit bullet points of their eventual report to administrators this month recommending that the University […]


Admins take hard line on alcohol

From Pierson’s Inferno dance to liquor-treating in the residential colleges, to the traditional Yale Symphony Orchestra concert in Woolsey Hall, this Halloween weekend was full of revelry — but it was not without rules. Safety was a driving force behind Yale officials’ plans for Halloween festivities this weekend, as they struggled to control alcohol consumption […]


New Yorker writer talks modern essay

English majors, take note: Louis Menand, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and staff reporter for the New Yorker, does not write drafts. Fifty Yale students and professors attended a question-and-answer session with Menand Tuesday afternoon in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. Students taking the course “Reading and Writing the Modern Essay,” better known as English 120, were invited, but not […]


New Haven expands recycling program

Since the August overhaul of New Haven’s recycling program, the curbside recycling rate for the Westville neighborhood has soared from 11 to almost 30 percent. At a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, Mayor John DeStefano challenged a group of fifth grade students to continue recycling. The conference, which discussed the […]


360 State introduces market

There was a buzz in the air at last night’s public information meeting on a new grocery store planned for downtown New Haven. About 100 people attended to the New Haven Hall of Records yesterday evening to learn about Elm City Market, a co-operative grocery store developed by Becker + Becker Associates that’s expected to […]


Panel says lack of grocer affects public health

The March closing of the city’s only supermarket, the Shaw’s on Whalley Avenue, has hurt city residents’ health, panelists told students in William L. Harkness Hall on Monday. City residents have reduced access to nutritious foods now that the city lacks a nearby grocery store, four local food policy experts said at the panel discussion, […]