Announcing the 2013 Wallace Prize winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year’s Wallace Prize in fiction and nonfiction. We are excited to announce the winning pieces, which will be published in the Wallace Prize issue of the Yale Daily News Magazine on April 22. NONFICTION 1st Place: “The Lonely Hearts Club” by Sophia Nguyen ’14 2nd Place: “To The North” by […]

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Announcing the 2013 Wallace Prize

The Wallace Prize is the most prestigious independently awarded undergraduate writing prize for fiction and nonfiction at Yale. Winners will receive a substantial cash prize, and winning submissions in each category will be published in the Yale Daily News Magazine. Submissions Procedure: Applications are available in the foyer of the Yale Daily News building (202 York St.), across […]

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Don’t Apologize In Wartime

I was in a guesthouse in Johannesburg, South Africa that had its own high white walls and electric sliding gate with four dogs, they barked at anything and everything within 30 feet, I thought that was excessive — two weeks in someone jumped over our wall to nab a laptop from the house next door […]

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Science campuses spread

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement in December that Cornell University would build an engineering campus on the city’s Roosevelt Island not only mirrors Yale’s acquisition of West Campus in 2007 — it marks the growing recognition that universities require large amounts of space for innovative science research. The construction of new science campuses […]

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Sciences to revise teaching strategies

As science departments work to enhance teaching quality and improve course offerings for non-science majors, several department heads said limited resources hinder progress. A curricular review released by the Yale College Dean’s Office in November found an “urgent need for widespread pedagogical innovation” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses. While several department heads […]

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Exoplanets a “high priority” for G&G Department

The Astronomy Department’s newest seminar is the University’s first course offering to undergraduates in a rapidly developing scientific field. The spring semester class, “Exoplanets,” studies planets that exist outside the solar system and marks a growing collaboration between Astronomy and Geology and Geophysics — two departments that have had increased reason to work together since […]

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Unlocking Early Admissions

In 2006, Harvard and Princeton made a bold move: they ended a program that had sustained college admissions for decades. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”108″ ] They claimed their early admissions policies were leaving behind students at large, underfunded public schools, who often don’t apply early because they may not know about the option or are discouraged from […]

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New storage system to fill research needs

Though the University announced the creation of a new mass storage system to meet the needs of faculty researchers in mid-October, the new backup option is only a temporary boost to Yale’s current storage systems. Yale Information Technology Services and the Provost’s Office announced on Oct. 11 the creation of a “Research Storage Solution” — […]

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Startup Culture Goes Viral

When Charlie Croom ’12 entered the world of programming, he was six years old and had just learned to read. When he switched on his mom’s computer, he was met with a blank screen and a blinking cursor. The machine ran on floppy disks and a dial-up modem, and only understood commands typed out in […]

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Nano-device tracks single photons

A new device may allow NASA telescopes to analyze light from distant galaxies billions of lightyears away, starting in a decade or two. Researchers at Yale and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a new “nanobolometer” that can isolate single photons of infrared light, revealing traits of the most distant galaxies. It is the most […]

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Profs scour Hawaiian sky

Astronomy professor Debra Fischer has spent some early mornings this fall peering into the Hawaiian night sky in search of new planets, using one of the world’s largest telescopes. But she has done so without leaving campus. Through a 10-year, $12 million agreement in 2009, Yale purchased rights from the California Institute of Technology to […]

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