School of Architecture lights up with first-ever lighting exhibit

Don’t turn off the lights: Yale’s first-ever exhibition on architectural lighting is on display at the School of Architecture. “The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture” celebrates the pioneering contributions of Richard Kelly to the field of lighting design by examining the discipline from its incandescent beginnings in the 1920s […]

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Marble revolution at the beinecke

Feeling riotous? Bladderball on Elm Street is for amateurs — real actions of civil disobedience are on display between the translucent walls of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The title of the current exhibition, “The Postwar Avant-Garde & the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond,” may suggest a dense history lecture […]

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On the ground: At Fling, moshing and merriment

As Linda Chang ’12 defended her front-row spot at Tuesday’s Spring Fling, casual eye contact with rapper Wale’s guitarist, Drew White, ended with the artist sending a security guard to get Chang’s phone number. “We hung out for a bit and so now I have Drew’s number, and a photo with him,” Chang said. “I […]

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Digital library featuring Yale items debuts

A new online library that digitizes selected holdings from more than 30 institutions around the world, including the Yale University library, officially launched Tuesday in a Paris ceremony. The World Digital Library assembles a collection of materials — including manuscripts, maps and rare books, among others — into an online database and makes them available […]

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Monday’s buzz

THE NEWS Mike Jones ’11 won the Ward 1 Democratic Endorsement Vote on Friday with 49.2 percent of the cote. Nearly 475 people showed up for the vote, a number that New Haven Democratic Town Committee Chair Susie Voigt said was “impressive.” Renovations have begun at Mory’s, the historic eating club founded in 1849, Christopher […]

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Your worst senior essay nightmare

If writing a senior essay weren’t stressful enough, for Andrew Delman ’09, the situation just got worse. A geology and geophysics major in Pierson College, Delman believes he lost his external hard drive at around 11:30 p.m. Monday night in Connecticut Hall. The black Seagate FreeAgent drive contains the most updated version of his thesis, […]

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Harvard freezes top salaries

Harvard University will slow major capital expansion projects, freeze top administrators’ salaries and raise the cost of tuition in response to massive losses in the university’s endowment, Harvard President Drew Faust announced in a letter to all students and faculty members on Wednesday. “We are living through much more than a bump in the road,” […]

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Des Forges GRD ’72, Rwanda expert, dies in plane crash

Alison Des Forges GRD ’72, one of the world’s leading experts on the human rights violations in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among the passengers killed in the commuter plane crash outside Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday. She was 66 and lived in Buffalo. Her death was confirmed by Human Rights Watch, […]

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Des Forges GRD ’72, human rights expert, killed in plane crash

Alison Des Forges GRD ’72, one of the world’s leading experts on the human rights violations in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among the passengers killed in the commuter plane crash outside Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday. She was 66 and lived in Buffalo. Her death was confirmed by Human Rights Watch, […]

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Statistics major will premiere in fall

The University Faculty of Arts & Sciences voted unanimously Thursday to approve an undergraduate statistics major that will debut next fall. The new major — the fourth Yale has created since 1999 — expands what has hitherto been a concentration in the Applied Mathematics major into its own track, professors who will teach within the […]

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Buzz Bissinger inspires, surprises

“Friday Night Lights” is not just a book about sports, author and sportswriter Buzz Bissinger said. “It’s about the sociological impact that sports can make in America,” he explained. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”11282″ ] Bissinger shared stories from his professional career with an audience of 40 students, many of them athletes, at the hour-and-a-half-long Master’s Tea in […]

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