W. CREW | Yale cruises to opening win

No. 6 Yale women’s crew won four out of five races on the Housatonic Saturday against Penn and Columbia to extend its possession of the Connell Cup for more than a decade. Yale won its first regatta of the spring season, but the first varsity boat did not row as well as it could have, […]

Ugandan AIDS activist talks US failure

The United States is failing to fulfill its promise of universal access to HIV/AIDS medication, says advocate and professor Peter Mugyenyi. Mugyenyi, director and founder of Uganda’s first HIV/AIDS research center, spoke at the Yale Law School on Monday about the great success of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the way […]


New Haven hospitals explore merger

Yale-New Haven Hospital and Catholic Saint Raphael’s Hospital signed a letter of intent Friday announcing their plans to merge. Saint Raphael’s has been facing serious financial challenges in recent years and officials hope the merger will ensure that Saint Raphael’s remains open. Under the plan, Yale-New Haven would buy Saint Raphael’s, but Saint Raphael’s would […]


W. CREW | Women’s crew young but ambitious

Women’s crew has a lot to live up to this season, but they also have plenty of confidence that with enough hard work and determination, the team can meet its high expectations. The No. 6 Bulldogs, who compete in their first regatta this weekend against Columbia and University of Pennsylvania, are one of Yale’s most […]

Legal troubles for Knights

The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charity organization headquartered in New Haven, is the target of a sexual abuse lawsuit. After two Texas men who claim the organization neglected to protect them from a sexual predator in the 1970s and 1980s filed a lawsuit against the Knights last December, the Knights moved to have the […]


W. LACROSSE | Yale fades after 25 minutes

A hat trick by Devon Rhodes ’13 was not enough for the women’s lacrosse team as it dropped its second straight game, this time to Boston University, 12–5. After Yale (1–6, 0–2 Ivy) and BU (4–4) were tied 4–4 three-quarters of the way through the first half, Boston University scored four unanswered goals in six […]

W. LACROSSE | Women’s lax struggles against BC

Yale women’s lacrosse was shut out for much of Wednesday’s game versus No. 16 Boston College, and the Bulldogs were unable to stage a comeback. No. 16 BC (4–0) continued its undefeated streak as it beat Yale (0–2) 18-4 at the Bulldog’s home opener. The Eagles shut out Yale 11–0 in the first half, controlling […]

Frum talks conservatism, anti-elitism

Neoconservative David Frum ’82 said American politics are unusually right-wing — in a “sane” country, anyone more conservative than him would be institutionalized. Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush ’68, spoke to about 30 people at a Branford master’s tea in the first on-campus event in the William F. Buckley Jr. Speakers […]


Laces for Lana a success

Bright pink shoelaces with yellow tips are the season’s new fashion for supporters of Laces for Lana, the Yale women’s crew team’s fundraising campaign to promote breast health. Named after the mother of former captain Taylor Ritzel ’10 and her sister McLane Ritzel ’14, Lana Ritzel, who died of breast cancer in November 2010, Laces […]

W. CREW | Varsity eight wins NCAA championship

The Yale women’s crew varsity eight boat took first place in the NCAA Championship Grand Final in Gold River, Calif., on May 30 with a time of six minutes and 24.75 seconds. Yale rowed a quick first 500 meters in Lake Natoma to grab the lead, holding on to beat the University of Virginia by […]

W. CREW | Elis back on track with win

A week after its first loss of the season, the women’s crew team returned to form Saturday against Yale’s archrival. After being swept by Princeton and UVA last weekend, the No. 4 Bulldogs swept No. 20 Radcliffe (the name under which the Harvard women’s crew rows) on the Housatonic River to win Yale’s seventh straight […]