What’s What & Who’s Who: Swimming

Stroke it Swimmers compete in four strokes. Freestyle is generally the fastest, followed by Butterfly or Backstroke, and Breaststroke is the slowest. The shortest event is 50 yards long, which only requires one lap up and down the pool. (The collegiate pool is 25 yards long as opposed to Olympic size, which is 50 meters.) […]

Israeli World Fellow speaks on water, peace

On the road map to peace in the Middle East, protecting the health of the environment is key, according to Yale World Fellow Gideon Bromberg. Bromberg, who hails from Israel and is the director of the Friends of the Earth Middle East, addressed a crowd of approximately 40 students Tuesday night in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. His […]


German epic on display in Beinecke

As curator of German literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Christa Sammons only rarely gets the opportunity to describe a new exhibit in blockbuster terms. But she said the Library’s newest attraction has it all — “money, sex and violence.” “That being said, the exhibit is very dignified,” Sammons added. The source […]


What’s What & Who’s Who: Sailing

You’re Gonna Need a Partner The Yale team sails a type of boat called a “Double-Handed Dinghy,” which is manned by a skipper and a crewman. The skipper is in charge of steering and handling the main sail, while the crewman handles the jib — a small sail at the front of the boat — […]

Comediennes struggle to take campus’ center stage

For the past three years, a man has headlined Yale’s Fall Show. The vast majority of sketch and improvisational comedy groups on campus are directed by men. Both the winners of the January 2007 Last Comic Standing competition were male. There can be little doubt, some say, that comedy today — at least at Yale […]