TV producer hails medical journalism

In an afternoon away from the studios of “World News with Diane Sawyer,” Emmy-nominated ABC producer Susan Schwartz SPH ’80 shared her belief in the value of reporting about medical issues. Schwartz, who focuses on medical topics for the nightly news program, spoke to a group of about 20 students Monday evening in the Branford […]


TEDxYale releases trailer featuring red body suits

Remember when your dad taught you Morse code? Yeah, neither do we. But Yale’s TEDx program has used the dots and dashes to promote their event on February 4. In a video sent to Yale students today, five red body-suited individuals move and bounce their bodies to a pulsing soundtrack, with interspersed images of soldiers […]


Man pretended to be Harvard student for months

A 27-year-old man named Abe Liu was escorted out of Harvard’s Weld Hall last week after pretending to be a member of Harvard’s freshman class for months, the Harvard Crimson reported Wednesday. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”998″ ] Liu, a student at Harvard’s Extension school, reportedly attended North Carolina State but dropped out. He joined Harvard’s Class of […]


October storm aftermath informs winter preparation

Though more than a month has passed since a nor’easter blanketed campus on Family Weekend, the snowstorm’s political ramifications have continued throughout the state. Connecticut Light & Power, the state’s largest electricity utility, was found in a recent state-comissioned report to be dramatically unprepared for an emergency event of the magnitude seen after the Oct. […]


Believe in People teaches us to believe

Harmless platitudes nagging at my feet. Seems like just yesterday these were the words I spoke daily. How many of these phrases made it into our college essays, or peppered our speeches? When did it somehow stop being acceptable to say these things? Now the sidewalks say it for us. I’m talking about “Encurbagement.” Phrases, […]


Class takes critical eye to clubbing

Yale is offering a class in clubbing. Where can we sign up? A junior seminar called “Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City,” has drawn attention from global hotspots like London, Toronto and New York. According to the syllabus, the class seeks to answer the age-old question: “Why do we go out at […]


Economics and linguistics merge in study

According to a Yale professor’s recent study, high savings rates in certain countries may be due to how citizens speak in the future tense. In a working paper published in August, Keith Chen, an associate professor of economics at the Yale School of Management, argued that speakers of languages with a “weak,” or less distinguished, […]


Running back Randall ’14 talks rivalry

With the 128th meeting of Yale and Harvard on the gridiron less than a week away, the News will be bringing you exclusive, one-on-one interviews with the player who will shape the course of the Game. First up: running back Deon Randall ’14. After the Bulldogs claimed 33-24 victory over the Princeton Tigers on Saturday, […]

Rep. Murphy talks campaign

Connecticut’s 2012 U.S. Senate race season began at Yale on Thursday evening in the Dwight Hall common room. Rep. Chris Murphy of Connecticut’s fifth District, one of four candidates competing in a Democratic primary in the race to replace the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67, spoke to a group of about 20 students […]


Buckley course pends approval

The student-run William F. Buckley, Jr. Program’s efforts to attract funding for a course on the conservative alumnus’ legacy has earned mention in national media outlets, but Yale administrators said outside donors have supported academic courses in the past. Nathaniel Zelinsky ’13, president of the program, said the organization “linked” an anonymous donor with the […]


Conservative leaders praise Buckley’s legacy

The legacy of conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. ’50 continued at Yale Friday in an all-day event sponsored by the growing William F. Buckley Jr. Program. About 200 students, scholars, family members and alumni gathered for a gala at the Omni Hotel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Buckley’s influential book, […]