No injuries in transit crash

Jonathan McMaster ’12 thought he had left enough time to get to the Law School prom from his Prospect Street apartment Saturday night. He boarded a Yale Transit bus, and it began traveling down Huntington Street when the vehicle started accelerating downhill, reaching about 45 miles per hour. It hit the right embankment, swerved left, […]


Grisham draws on legal chops

The practice of law wears down man’s ethics, Rudy Baylor warned an audience of about 100 law students. Baylor, a newly licensed lawyer, is the protagonist of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1996 adaptation of John Grisham’s “The Rainmaker,” which was screened Monday afternoon at the Law School auditorium, followed by a discussion with the bestselling author. […]


Prof: Great Plains in danger

Climate change is decreasing the agricultural productivity of the Great Plains, America’s bread basket, said Melinda Smith, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, at this week’s Colloquium on Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, which drew a crowd of 18 to Kroon Hall’s Burke auditorium Wednesday evening. During the 90-minute lecture Smith discussed climate change’s […]


Dean’s Office Web site to host essays about sex

Even the Yale College Dean’s Office is interested in Yale’s sex scene. With the overhaul of its Web site this coming summer, the Dean’s Office will post a new student-generated essay collection under the title “sex@yale.” The site will include 500- to 1,000-word essays by current undergraduates, allowing them to reflect anonymously on their sexual […]


Despite resources, STI testing rates a concern

While Yale students have proven their prowess in final exams and standardized tests, when it comes to testing for sexually transmitted infections, there is still room for improvement. According to a poll of 1,770 undergraduate Yalies conducted by the News, only half of sexually active females and 35.3 percent of sexually active males have been […]


New admissions video premieres

For a generation of high school students raised watching viral videos and splashy television shows, Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is venturing into pop culture with a new promotional video — and it’s a musical! The Admissions Office will post its new video — “That’s Why I Chose Yale” — in high definition on YouTube, […]


For some Yalies, split allegiances

Come Saturday, Sarah Robinson SOM ’11 will proudly don a shirt marked “Yarvard” and will cheer for the “Crimdogs.” A 2003 Harvard graduate, Robinson, like many other graduate and professional school students who formerly attended Yale’s archrival, said she feels little conflict between her alma mater and current home. But when The Game rolls around, […]


Blog dishes Divinity School gossip

“I’m sure that some pastor somewhere finds this funny,” Rachel Duncan DIV ’11 said. She was referring to the blog “Overheard at Yale Divinity School,” where Duncan, the site’s administrator, posts off-color comments submitted by divinity students and faculty. With an average of 156 page views a day, the blog has attracted a following of […]


U.S. and Chile ‘get along,’ ambassador says

The U.S. ambassador to Chile, on campus for a meeting about Yale’s international initiatives, stopped by Jonathan Edwards College on Monday afternoon for an intimate discussion about the foreign service. Ambassador Paul Simons ’77 discussed diplomacy, liberal arts education and the future of American policy in Chile before a handful of students in Jonathan Edwards […]