Bloom, Strand discuss literature

After a long day of teaching “too many classes,” professor Harold Bloom GRD ’56 was tired. “If someone can give me another Cognac I can say something,” he told the crowd on Thursday afternoon at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea. Bloom, who has taught at Yale since 1955, spoke with the poet Mark Strand, […]


M. BASKETBALL | Q&A: New captain on the court

Alex Zampier, a guard on the men’s basketball team, was recently elected captain for the 2009-’10 season. The speedy junior has been a significant presence on the court for the Elis since his freshman season when he played in 24 games. This season, Zampier was second on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per […]

Checketts comes to Yale

When David Checketts, the chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden Corporation from 1994 to 2001, was asked about the recent misfortunes of the New York Knicks, he kept his on-the-record comments short: “Oh boy,” he muttered. But Checketts had more to say on the subject of the sports industry as a whole at a […]

NCAA Tournament | Keys to the game: Air Force vs. Michigan

1. Michigan’s speed As one of the top programs in the nation, No. 3 Michigan can consistently recruit the biggest and fastest players in the nation and regularly sends players to the NHL. Michigan’s team averages 192 lbs, compared to No. 18 Air Force’s 152 lbs. Yet Michigan is held up as one of the […]

NCAA Tournament | Keys to the game: Yale vs. Vermont

1. Between the Pipes Since the dust settled in No. 5 Yale’s goaltender shuffle, Alec Richards ’09 has provided Yale with consistency in the net. His netminding has yielded a .926 save percentage and four shutouts. Vermont’s starting netminder, freshman Rob Madore, has only one shutout and a .911 percentage. Without the years of experience […]

Former admiral discusses security challenges

A former top U.S. admiral struck a cautiously optimistic tone about the challenges to U.S. security in a lecture Tuesday. “None of this is going to be easy, none of this is going to be done in a day,” said Admiral William J. Fallon, formerly the commander of U.S. Central Command. “Can it be done? […]


M. HOCKEY | High-scoring freshman talks hockey

Princeton may have ended Yale’s ten-game unbeaten streak, but center Brian O’Neill ’12 is still hot on the ice. After joining the Bulldogs this year, the Timothy Dwight College freshman has already played in 26 games and scored nine goals on the season. As Yale maintains its position on top the ECAC statndings, O’Neill took […]

Former ambassador discusses Cold War

Former Ambassador Jack Matlock had sharp words for recent U.S. policy toward Russia. “Talk about shooting yourself in the foot,” he said of America’s decision to reject the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty even after Russia had signed the document. “I think the Senate shot us in a more vital organ.” Matlock, who was the American […]


Hockey sees fans and a fight

In years past, student fans at the typical Yale men’s hockey game have been so few and far between that you can “lie down and take a nap in the student section,” as 25-year season ticket holder Ben Raccio put it. But things have changed at the Whale now that the Bulldogs — who are […]