Festival brings Ecuadorian film talent to New Haven

On Monday night, Ecuadorian filmmaker Fernando Mieles brought his perspective on the unfair detainment of passport-carrying travelers to a film screening co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center and New Haven’s Ecuadorian consulate. A crowd of 30 students, faculty and members of the New Haven community gathered at the Whitney for a special viewing of Mieles’ […]

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Yalie wins Emmy

At 25, most people are just starting to build their careers. But Garth Neustadter MUS ’12, who is working toward a master’s degree in music at the Yale School of Music, is already well on his way: earlier this month, Neustadter won an Emmy — one of television’s highest honors. Neustadter won the award in […]

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Rap star K’naan waves a flag for humanity

Celebrity intervention in humanitarian efforts is often looked on through a cynical lens, but last night a panel discussion in the Yale University Art Gallery auditorium hoped to highlight how some big names can make a difference. The Monday panel featured K’naan — the rap artist known best for his hit single, “Wavin’ Flag” — […]

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YUAG shows America’s birth

If a picture can tell 1,000 words, then the exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery recounts a lengthy, detailed history of America’s early development. “We the People” — the first installation of the three-part exhibition “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” — is on view at the gallery after a three year tour […]

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Alcauskas brings Evans’s photographs to light

For a moment nearly as brief as the production of a Polaroid photograph, the works of American photographer Walker Evans were brought out on display yesterday at the Yale University Art Gallery. Wednesday afternoon, snapshots of Evans’s final work were displayed at the gallery to an audience of roughly 20 students, faculty and art aficionados. […]

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Bloomberg writes about admissions interviews’ past and future

Many Ivy League alumni interviewers are upset, according to a Bloomberg article published Wednesday. In the article several present and past alumni interviewers cited their discontent over the fact that out of the many of students they interview, few gain admission. Many are quitting their positions while others are ignoring their respective alma mater’s requests […]

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Believe in People is back and bigger than ever

Yet another creation of New Haven’s (?) most debated street artist, Believe in People, has been spotted in downtown. The graffito, located in the parking lot between Partners Cafe and 353 Crown (yet another Yale University property), takes up the entirety of a whitewashed brick wall. Anne Frank, holocaust victim and writer, is depicted in […]

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Bruce Wayne went to Yale

So yeah, Batman went to Yale. The latest issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine adds Gotham’s Dark Knight to Yale’s list of alumni. Bruce Wayne however, was not merely a student of the university — he has a legacy. According to the magazine, Batman’s great-grandfather was the founder of the Skull and Bones secret society. […]

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Yale ninth on Times Higher Education list

If education was a popularity contest Harvard would come first and Yale would come in…ninth? Times Higher Education has published on Thursday a new list that ranks universities based to their reputation for teaching and research. Seven of the top 10 universities are found in the United States (the other three in the United Kingdom […]

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Crow talks art, Pope Pius VII

The Yale Center for British Art became a place of empire, papacy and painting Wednesday. Thomas Crow, the former chairman of the History of Art Department at Yale and current associate provost for the arts at New York University, gave a lecture at the center, titled “Portraits of a Pope in Captivity and Restoration: J.L. […]

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Harvard students spell

Harvard freshmen are quick in their bid for “glory.” So glory, glory was what drove hordes of Harvard students to Queen’s Head Pub in Cambridge last Thursday, where freshmen competed for the title of 2011 Spelling Bee Champion. “There is not very much on the line, besides glory, glory is on the line” said Rajiv […]

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