Number of American Indian profs doubles — from one to two

Last year, the University had 2,744 faculty members who were white. One-hundred-twenty were black, and 93 were Hispanic. Six hundred and six were Asian, and only one was Native American. That number has since doubled, due to the hiring of Ned Blackhawk, a history professor from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who joined Yale’s History and […]


W. SOCCER | Hat trick just one of many successes

One Yale junior from a small New Jersey town is no stranger to success on the soccer field. That success, defined by powerful kicks and swift movement on the field have made Becky Brown ’11 this week’s Ivy League Player of the Week. “Soccer is definitely a passion of mine,” Brown said. “I wouldn’t be […]

SOM to now accept GRE

As of this fall, prospective applicants to the Yale School of Management may submit scores from either the GRE or the GMAT. The Yale School of Management will allow applicants to submit scores from either the GRE, a generalized graduate school admissions exam, or the GMAT, a traditional exam tailored to business programs, beginning this […]


Yale Band marches onto the silver screen

Some Yale musicians are about to get their big Hollywood break. Starting today, about 50 Yale Bands members will perform as extras alongside Golden Globe-winning actress Jennifer Aniston in her upcoming movie, “Bounty Hunter.” During the shoot — which will take place from June 15 to 18 in Brooklyn — students will march while playing […]


A New Haven newspaper, made in India

The phenomenon of five-inch heels, technical support or the latest high-tech gadgets outsourced overseas is nothing new. But a newspaper edition made in India? Last week, the staff of the New Haven Advocate a joke and made it into a real-life experiment — hiring Indian freelancers to create an entire issue of their newspaper. The […]


Briefly: New rap contest to bring city youths to Woolsey Hall stage

In an effort to combat violence, crime and disparity among plagued communities, the rap duo of Antonio Ennis (Twice Thou) and Edward Anderson (Edo.G) — together known as 4peace — have teamed up with Yale University Bands to offer Connecticut high school students the chance to perform original raps on stage. The “Rap 4 Justice […]


Matos moves to nonprofit work

In October 2007, Kica Matos, a city community services administrator, visited Yale to address the Yale Political Union on key issues pertaining to the public safety of immigrants in New Haven. Her speech, during a debate about providing services for immigrants, enumerated the challenges in her line of work — undocumented families, for instance, renting […]


Q&A | ‘SNL’ writer talks comedy

Political satirist Jim Downey of “Saturday Night Live” arrived in New Haven on a drizzly Wednesday afternoon to speak to Suzanne O’Malley’s “Writing Hour-Long TV Drama” seminar. Downey, who has written over 1,000 “SNL” skits in the past 32 years, is best known for his political sketches of the 2008 presidential election, such as the […]


Academy honors science faculty

Eleven members of Yale’s faculty have been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and will be formally inducted into the Academy next month. CASE is nonprofit organization that recognizes scientists and engineers living in Connecticut who have achieved distinction for their outstanding contributions to applied sciences and technology. “The organization elected 23 […]


Forestry students plan sustainable film festival

Grad school students are planning to paint the campus green as they kick off Yale’s first environmental film festival this Thursday. For the past eight months, a board of 10 Forestry & Environmental Studies students have collaborated to create the first Environmental Film Festival at Yale, which begins on April 16. The festival, a sustainable […]


GoCrossCampus site expands, an Eli-founded and managed company that produces online games, is back with two new games — Alpha Blitz and Pocket Towers — in hopes of mirroring the success it had with its first project, the popular GoCrossCampus. Alpha Blitz, modeled after Boggle, is a fast-paced multiplayer word game. The game, released in mid-March, has […]