SHAN: Changing our spatial vocabulary

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Get Happy

On West 113th Street, on a hill in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, the former convent of the Community of the Holy Spirit is undergoing construction. Men in soiled boots and orange hats move in and out of the jungle gym of scaffolding that encloses the brownstone. Behind the black construction fabric, I make out the […]


The Kids in the Gray Flannel Suits

America, preview your future: a classroom door swings open into a quiet hallway, and students in black business attire file out with purpose. They hold clipboards, laptops and leather-bound notebooks. They can speak with authority, command a wide array of knowledge and, even at this precocious stage, conduct politics with art. For the annual “Grand […]


The Garden in the Desert

[media-credit id=11497 align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit]Stacy Spell reaches into a tangle of tomato vines and broccoli stalks and pulls out what looks like a sunken brown baseball. “Cantaloupe!” he exclaims. He cuts open the shell with a pocketknife, revealing the fruit’s orange flesh, then holds out the cantaloupe so I can take a closer look. “It’s a […]


Faulty genetics not at fault

Suganthi Balasubramanian, associate research scientist in Mark Gerstein’s lab in Yale’s Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department, was the lead Yale author in a paper published in the Feb. 17 issue of Science as part of a collaborative effort called the 1000 Genomes Project. This project aims to sequence the genomes of a large number of […]


Record alums talk cartooning beyond Yale

Past and current contributors to The Yale Record came together at a panel on Saturday afternoon to examine the humor publication’s historical and current role in American cartooning and design. The panel was hosted by The Record as part of its “140 Years of Yale Cartoons” exhibit, which opened Feb. 14 in the Timothy Dwight […]


Whaling Crew tries to bring back spirit

Maybe you saw them at this weekend’s men’s hockey games: a mass of Yalies, largely freshmen, uniformly clad in navy blue t-shirts with a simple white “Y” on the front in the shape of a whale tail, the words “The Whaling Crew” emblazoned on their back. Meet the Whaling Crew: started by Andy Ellis ’15, […]