Drama student snags playwrighting prize

Broadway success may have inched closer for one Yale playwrighting student when he won the first-ever Paula Vogel Playwrighting Award last month. Tarell McCraney DRA ’07 received the award from the Vineyard Theater, which grants the winner a staged reading of his play in addition to a meeting with Vogel and a cash prize, the […]


Festival assists Eli playwrights

The material is fresh, the production values nonexistent and the feedback swift. From surprise lesbian kisses to elementary-school students with aspirations to puppy-hood, the plots and characters featured in undergraduate plays had the opportunity this weekend to try their luck in front of an audience. The fifth-annual incarnation of the Yale Playwrights Festival, which featured […]


Music prof receives grant

When Department of Music professor Ellen Rosand recently received a letter-sized package over Express Mail, she had no idea it would contain a $1.5 million Distinguished Achievement Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — an award for which she did not know she had been nominated. Professor Rosand, a scholar of 17th-century music, said […]


Musicians seek performance track

Seeking more hours in the practice room instead of the library, many Yale music students are clamoring for the addition of a performance track to the music major. As music majors submit their schedules for the semester this week, many will sacrifice their interest in performance classes in order to take the many courses in […]


Drama School to gain new building

In the literature for the Yale Tomorrow campaign, just half a sentence is allotted to the proposed construction of a new facility for the Yale School of Drama and the Yale Repertory Theater. But this small, 17-word statement may have great implications for the school’s future, Drama School Dean James Bundy said. While the location, […]


Music students aid city youth

New Haven public schools are more likely to ring with the sound of music after members of the Class of 1957 provided funding to augment music education in the city. The Class of ’57 Music Education Project provides funding for graduate students in the School of Music to offer music instruction in the public schools. […]


Fellowship to benefit gender studies dept.

Following the recent arrival of several new professors to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, a new fellowship will allow the program to bring in a student from another university every other year to conduct research at Yale. Emma Heaney, a doctoral student in comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, is the first recipient […]


Prof. discusses music, thought

When someone hears a door slam, they undergo a series of unconscious thought processes to evaluate the sound. Most people never really stop to ponder the thinking involved — but Ohio State University professor David Huron devotes his job to it. The music department, in collaboration with the psychology department and the School of Music, […]


School of Music gets top players

While Tom Bergeron MUS ’08, who had worked for three years as a freelance professional trumpet player, had considered getting a master’s degree before, the financial burden deterred him from doing so. But when the Yale School of Music eliminated tuition last fall, the 25-year-old said, he decided to apply to the School rather than […]


Women’s XC tops Crimson in H-Y-P

While the women’s cross country team was able to top the Crimson this weekend at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton race, the Tigers proved to be just out of reach. Yale finished second with a score of 43 points, while the Tigers raced to first with 20 and the Crimson crawled behind with 85 points. In dual meet […]

Film explores health issues in Middle East

While most of the news today from the Middle East covers ongoing regional conflicts, HIV and drug addiction are rapidly becoming a new kind of killer in the area. The BBC documentary film “Mohammed the Matchmaker,” which was screened Tuesday night at the Davenport College buttery, delves into the rarely documented issue of HIV in […]