TD Master celebrates his long reign

For over 27 years as master of Timothy Dwight College, Robert Thompson has seen Yale transition from an all-male institution to one welcoming the opposite sex and has witnessed an accompanying diversification of the student body. But Thompson, currently the longest serving of the 12 residential college masters, is also quick to add that some […]

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Shubert boasts long legacy in city’s spotlight

The Shubert Theater sold tickets to its opening show in 1914 starting at 25 cents. Though prices have increased exponentially, the theater has remained a cornerstone of the arts community in New Haven for the past 90 years. In celebration of its 90th anniversary as the “Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits,” the Shubert Theatre […]

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Fabbri is named the new dean of Pierson

Amerigo Fabbri GRD ’03 accepted his new post as dean of Pierson College at dinner in the college Tuesday. Pierson dining hall filled to capacity last night due to an e-mail sent by Master Harvey Goldblatt which promised “an announcement of great importance to all Piersonites.” Amid applause, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey announced that […]

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Prof films life on wheels

Research scientist Galen Buckwalter, disability rights activist Vicki Elman and screenwriter Ernie Wallengren shared 18 months of their lives on camera hoping to get the public to see eye to eye — three feet off the ground. “Rolling: life in a wheelchair,” is a documentary produced by Dr. Gretchen Berland, an internal medicine professor at […]

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Egg donor ads target women of Ivy League

The relevance of SAT scores does not end with college admissions. A healthy, attractive Yale female who has proven her academic achievement with an SAT score of 1500 or above can earn a cool $25,000, provided that she is also a nonsmoker. All she has to do to collect the money, according to a recent […]

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Kagan receives high honor

Classics and history professor Donald Kagan was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2005 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor the federal government awards for scholarship in the humanities. One of the world’s foremost scholars on ancient Greece, Kagan will follow in the footsteps of previous Jefferson lecturers […]

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CDC urges freshmen to get vaccine

The health-care industry is expecting another vaccine shortage, but unlike flu season, Yale University Health Services does not anticipate this one to have a significant impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement last week recommending all college freshmen receive an injection of Menactra, a new meningococcal meningitis vaccination, but demand is […]

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Negroponte ’60 to head intelligence

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte ’60 was nominated by President Bush yesterday to serve as director of national intelligence, a new position legislated by Congress last December as a key component in the restructuring of the nation’s intelligence system. The position was created in response to a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission, which stated […]

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Conn. works to implement Climate Change Action Plan

The state announced a new plan Tuesday that offers dozens of recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan implements measures to attain the emissions reduction targets set forth by the 2001 Climate Change Action Plan, a verbal agreement among Northeastern states to reduce state emissions to 1990 levels by 2010, to 10 percent below […]

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Ross execution delay leaves concerns, fuels more debate

After driving for an hour and half, 50 students had assembled Monday at Osborne Prison to protest the execution of Michael Ross. Within minutes of their arrival, they learned the execution had been postponed again. In the latest stage of the legal proceedings surrounding the convicted rapist and serial killer, U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny […]

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Yalies celebrate Iraqi democracy

Students removed their gloves on a wintry Tuesday to dip their fingers in blue ink and show their support for the Iraqi people who bear a similar purple ink stain on their right index finger after voting in Iraq’s first democratic election in 50 years. Yale College Students for Democracy organized the finger dying on […]

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