MUS alum wins top Latvian award

Last month, classical pianist Reinis Zarins MUS ’09 was awarded the Great Latvian Music Award, the highest musical honor in Latvia, in the category of “Outstanding Interpretation.” The News spoke with Zarins about the award and his time at Yale. Q What did you win the Great Latvian Music award for? What does the “Interpretation” […]


TRACK | At Invitational, Bulldogs face stiff competition

Against a number of professional runners and top teams, including teams from Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth and Columbia, the men’s and women’s track and field teams each took home a medal at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton. The men’s weekend was highlighted by an impressive performance all around and a gold medal by Mike Levine […]

TRACK | Elis open outdoor season strong

After a two-week hiatus, both the men’s and women’s track teams were back in action this weekend for their first full team outdoor competition of the season. The Bulldogs competed at the University of Connecticut Invitational this weekend, and the women’s team ran an additional meet, the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University. The […]

Symposium focuses on guitar

The guitar took center stage at Sprague Hall this weekend. On Saturday, the School of Music hosted its seventh annual Guitar Extravaganza, gathering guitarists from across the globe to lecture on the intricacies of guitar playing and to perform both original compositions as well as classical arrangements. Entitled “The Guitar: Today and Tomorrow,” the symposium […]


TRACK | Men’s and women’s teams each take second in 4 by 400

On Saturday, the men and women’s track teams kicked off their outdoor seasons at the Northridge Invitational, hosted by California State University, Northridge, where they took two second-place finishes. Yale only competed in the 4-by-400-meter races. The men’s team finished in a strong second place with a time of 44.06 seconds, just behind Cornell and […]

TRACK | Elis struggle at Heps

Despite valiant efforts in their last indoor meet of the season, both the men and women’s track teams finished in last place at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend. The men finished their first day of competition on Saturday with five team points, good for fifth place. This was in large […]

“Shakespeare and Music” prof talks jigs, lute songs, the Bard

Judith Malafronte, professor at the Institute of Sacred Music and a mezzo-soprano soloist in opera, oratorio and recital, is teaching Shakespeare and Music this semester, a new course in the Freshman Seminar program. Malafronte talked to the News about how she shaped the course and her favorite Shakespearean works. Q. What was the impetus for […]


TRACK | Elis come up short

After showing significant promise last week at the Giegengack Invitational, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams came up short this Saturday in Cambridge against archrivals Harvard and Princeton. The Tigers and the Crimson dominated the men’s team. The Elis scored 13.00 points to Princeton’s 100.50 and Harvard’s 56.50. Despite a disappointing team […]

At Art Gallery, uniting music and architecture

Last night, Yale’s art, music and architecture scenes merged in a single concert performed in the foyer of the Yale University Art Gallery. IGIGI, a student organization devoted to supporting budding composers on campus, held its second concert of the year, “Compositions Inspired by Kahn,” Thursday night before about 80 students and faculty members. The […]


TRACK | Elis hit personal bests at Coxe Cage

The men’s and women’s track teams each collected four first-place finishes this weekend against teams that included Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s and Ivy League rival Penn, as they hosted the eighth annual Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage. On Friday, the highlight for the men’s team was a podium-sweeping performance in the 5000-meter run. Isa Qasim […]

TRACK | Bulldogs improve times at Terrier Invitational

Among teams from all over the east coast, the men’s and women’s track and field teams scored well but did not take home any gold medals this weekend at Boston College’s Terrier Invitational. The women’s day was highlighted by two second place finishes. Alexa Monti ’12 took silver in the 60-meter dash with a time […]