Bomford joins on as leader of YSFP

Mark Bomford grew up in a farming community in Canada. Now he’s coming to oversee an American farm as director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, the University announced in a press release earlier this week. A native of the Canadian Great Plains, Bomford comes to Yale from the University of British Columbia. During his […]

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Club tests candy charity

At one house this Halloween, trick-or-treaters were asked to give candy rather than simply receive it. From 5 to 8 p.m. Monday night, volunteers from the Yale chapter of Students for Proven Impact and staff members from an affiliate organization, Innovations for Poverty Action, donned costumes and sat on the porch of Yale economics professor […]

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Yale to transition to single-stream recycling

Starting next semester, students will no longer have to worry about separating their recyclables in residential colleges. Over the course of the academic year, the University will transition to single-stream recycling, a process that allows the mixing of all recyclable items such as paper, metals and glass in the same container. This change is expected […]

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Local farmers visit dining halls

Residential college dining halls opened their doors Monday night to the local farmers and vendors who supply Yale’s food. These guests were featured at a Yale Dining-sponsored event called Shake the Hand that Feeds You, where they sat at tables and engaged students in discussion about their lifestyles and work. Each dining hall hosted a […]

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University achieves greenhouse gas reductions

Despite increases in campus size and population, Yale has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 11.5 percent since 2005. According to the 2011 update on the University’s greenhouse gas reduction plan, Yale is on track to achieve the reduction targets it set in 2005, according to University officials. The plan, originally conceived in 2005, announced […]

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Birth study receives $2.7 million grant

Yale researchers recently received a $2.7 million grant to continue their research the effects of air pollution on birth outcomes. The National Institute of Environmental Health Science awarded the grant to the principal investigators of the project in late July after they began applying for the funding in February 2010. The next step of the […]

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STEP teaches recycling

Live music, free clothes and kettle corn abounded on Old Campus Sunday afternoon as the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (STEP) held an event meant to teach Yalies ecologically sustainable lives. Over 100 students, alumni and members of the New Haven community attended Greenfest, which educated them about various recycling methods through a series of […]

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Wishing Well founder talks water crises

Ryan Groves wants to end the world’s water crisis in his lifetime by building one well at a time. Groves is the president and co-founder of Wishing Well: Water for the World, an international nonprofit organization that raises money to build wells in developing countries. He spoke to a group of students and community members […]

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Groves talks water crises

Ryan Groves wants to end the world’s water crisis in his lifetime by building one well at a time. Groves is the president and cofounder of Wishing Well: Water for the World, an international nonprofit organization that raises money to build wells in developing countries. He spoke to a group of students and community members […]

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Link between family history, brain tumors found

Those who have parents, siblings or offspring who have suffered from a brain tumor have a greater chance of developing one themselves, a study by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The results of the study, published in the July 22 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery, showed a significant link between meningiomas […]

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Three Yalies win Pulitzers

Eighteen years ago, David Leonhardt ’95 stepped into then-Graduate School Dean Richard Levin’s office to offer his congratulations to Levin’s secretary. Her boss, he said, was slated to become the next University President. Colleagues of Leonhardt, then editor in chief of the News, had a hunch that Levin had been selected for the job. The […]

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