Miller ’12 awaits DADT decision

For the third time in three years, Katie Miller ’12 is preparing a college application. With Tuesday’s release of a Pentagon report on how repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” — a policy that prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces — might affect the military, Miller said she may return […]

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Miller ’12 readying West Point application

Katie Miller ’12 wants to leave Yale and go back to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Associated Press reported. Miller, a lesbian, transferred to Yale this year because of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Nonetheless, the article explained, Miller is currently preparing her application to return to West Point. […]

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HIV in the Ivory Tower

HIV/AIDS is a problem, even at Yale. Although Chief of Student Health James Perlotto said he was not able to release exact numbers due to privacy and confidentiality policies, he estimated that around 20 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled are HIV-positive, and as many as fifty in recent years. Yale HEALTH currently provides care […]

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Human race survives methane plume, for now.

The Deepwater Horizon explosion caused an environmental crisis much larger than just an oil spill. A massive underwater methane plume flowed out of the open well and researchers at Yale and Texas A&M University have been collaborating to track the potent greenhouse gas’ dispersal throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The gas is a significant contributor […]

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Yale, in the age of total plant warfare

The Connecticut countryside faces invading hordes — of plants, and Yale’s landscaping is complicit in the onslaught, said ecologists from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Yale’s plants include nonnative species that take over local ecosystems. These invasive species drive out plants and animals that do belong in these ecosystems and can eventually […]

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Night lights challenge sustainability plan

While most Yalies sleep, some of the University’s buildings stay up burning the midnight bulb. In the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2010-2013, released this month, Yale administrators announced their intent to evaluate and improve the energy efficiency of the campus’s buildings. Michael Stringer, a central campus facilities supervisor, said that reviewing sources of energy consumption […]

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Social sciences shelved in Hamden

HAMDEN — At the Yale Library Storage Facility (LSF) in Hamden, books are not judged by their covers. Instead, they are judged in terms of space.Yale’s libraries have a fixed amount of space, so books are moved from campus libraries to LSF to make room for the 250,000 new items Yale purchases every year. The […]

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Coming out, then to Yale

When Katie Miller ’12 met her suitemates last week, she had to introduce herself with a reporter from The Hartford Courant in tow. Miller transferred to Morse College this year from the United States Military Academy at West Point in reaction to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which bans service members from openly displaying […]

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Things get frothy at Toad’s Place

Did you miss last night’s sudsy revelry at the YCC-sponsored Toad’s foam party? Never fear — read the recap, and view photos, on the scene blog.

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Yale researcher discovers new dinosaur

A new dome-headed dinosaur discovered in Big Bend, Texas, is one more reason to believe that North America was once a hotbed of dinosaur diversity. Nick Longrich, a postdoctoral associate in the Geology and Geophysics Department, announced the discovery of Texacephale Langstoni in an article in the April issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. The […]

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Soaps may spoil water supply

Users of Dawn and Suave soap and shampoo products may be inadvertently releasing carcinogen-forming chemicals into drinking water, according to a study published March 31 by chemical engineering professor William Mitch. The chemical, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is used as an industrial solvent and has been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a potential drinking water […]

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