Brunt ’15 found dead in Gibbs Lab

Davenport College student Zachary Brunt ’15 was found dead Wednesday following an apparent suicide. Brunt’s body was discovered on the sixth floor of Josiah Willard Gibbs Laboratories early Wednesday afternoon. The police were called by a student shortly after 2 p.m., and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the […]

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Gaddis wins Pulitzer for Kennan biography

History professor John Lewis Gaddis can add yet another accolade to his biography of American diplomat George Kennan: the Pulitzer Prize, America’s most prestigious award for letters. Gaddis won the 2012 biography Pulitzer for “George F. Kennan: An American Life,” which was published in November after nearly two decades of research. In naming Gaddis the […]

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Freshman Olympics struck by thefts

Lindsay Pearlman ’15 was petting a dog at Saturday’s Freshman Olympics on Old Campus when a student wearing a Berkeley College T-shirt snatched the Morse College flag out of her hands. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1690″ ] Morse was one of four colleges to lose their flags in a spate of thefts committed by Timothy Dwight College students […]

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One year later, foundation to honor Dufault in works

A year after Michele Dufault ’11 died in a machine shop accident on campus, those who knew her are working to establish a foundation to promote women in the sciences. Dufault’s friends, family and professors have raised a third of their target $100,000 to create an endowment for their foundation, the Michele Dufault Summer Research […]

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Shop safety since tragedy difficult to measure

Though Yale has tightened workshop safety regulations in the year since Michele Dufault ’11 died in a woodworking machine shop accident, students and administrators say improvement in safety also depends on changing the culture within the shops. The most drastic changes to Yale’s workshop safety regulations involve restrictions on which students can operate heavy machinery […]

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Tailgate victim sues driver, U-Haul

Nearly five months after a U-Haul crash injured two women and killed another at the Harvard-Yale tailgate, one of the victims is suing the U-Haul Company of Connecticut and Brendan Ross ’13, the truck’s driver. In a lawsuit filed with the New Haven Superior Court last week, Sarah Short SOM ’13, one of the accident’s […]

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Tailgate victim sues U-Haul, Ross ’13

One of two victims in the fatal U-Haul crash of last November’s Harvard-Yale tailgate is suing Brendan Ross ’13, the truck’s driver, and the U-Haul Company of Connecticut. Sarah Short SOM ’13 filed a memorandum with the New Haven Superior Court claiming that she has suffered “severe and painful injuries” resulting from the accident. The […]

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UP CLOSE | In race for rankings, SOM weighs identity

When the School of Management began looking for a new dean three years ago, Jim Baron, the professor who led the search, cast a wide net. “Suppose you had absolutely no constraints, and you could pick anybody to be the dean of SOM regardless of whether they’re living, dead, available or not,” Baron told professors […]

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SOM admissions officers give tips on getting in

So you want to go to the School of Management? You might want to check out an interview published Monday in U.S. News & World Report, in which SOM admissions officials pull back the curtain on the admissions process. Though the so-called “How to Get In” guide mostly just lists a number of admissions truisms […]

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Class gifts underway at professional schools

Though Yale College’s senior class gift campaign ended in late February, similar campaigns at the University’s professional schools are only beginning, and will last until Commencement. Yale College’s class of 2012 beat the class gift participation record for the fourth consecutive year by collecting donations from 97.5 percent of students to raise more than $31,000. […]

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Local residents weigh impact of new SOM campus

With construction of the new School of Management campus on Whitney Avenue now 11 months underway and the structure beginning to take shape, local residents and businesses are coming to understand the impact the campus will have on the surrounding neighborhood. The $230 million project has thus far combined steel with concrete into the looming […]

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