Yalies to develop campaign finance software

A summer spent in front of Excel spreadsheets led two Yale seniors to develop software they say could make campaign finance trouble-free — but only for Democrats. Last month, Steven Winter ’11 and Yale College Democrats president Ben Stango ’11 helped to found QuickCampaigns, a company that will produce a Web application to simplify political […]


One man, 65,000 manuscripts

While on the road to becoming a history professor, William Reese ’77 stumbled from an undergraduate course in Mesoamerican archeology into a 35-year career procuring and selling rare books. In 1975, he discovered an old rolled-up manuscript at a Detroit doctor’s furniture sale. Reese said he thought the manuscript was likely early Native American, but […]


UP CLOSE | Yale, meet Gateway

Yalies who venture down Church Street on their way to Rite Aid or Union Station now see a new structure emerging from the depths. It is a college building, and when it is completed in September 2012, its more than 14,000 students will flock to downtown New Haven. But these students are not Yalies. Gateway […]


New card, same old deals

A Yale student ID gets around: It lets students into the library after 6 p.m. and into Old Campus after dark, and it saves them money at 45 New Haven shops and restaurants. The new Bulldog Discount Card, sold by Yale students to Yale students, costs more and actually does less. For students willing to […]


Rudy’s to reopen on Chapel

Rudy’s Bar and Grill, the popular 76-year-old watering hole that left its spot on Elm Street this summer, will move to its new location on the corner of Chapel and Howe streets by October, its owner said. The bar will take over the space formerly occupied by the Indian-vegetarian restaurant Ahimsa, the adjacent juice bar […]


Future of Rudy’s lot remains unclear

Yalies looking to enjoy late night beer, billiards or frites all under one roof will have to set their sights on Chapel Street in the fall. Rudy’s Bar, the popular 76-year-old Elm Street watering hole, is preparing to close and move to the intersection of Chapel and Howe streets. Though owner Omer Ipek declined to […]


Med school grieves, copes

To his colleagues at the Yale School of Medicine, Vajinder Toor was a capable doctor and a family man whose life ended too soon. Toor, 34, a first-year postdoctoral clinic fellow at the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, was fatally shot Monday outside his condominium in Branford, Conn., as he was heading to […]


New banking laws may hurt Yalie startup

Higher One, a Yalie-founded, New Haven-based financial-services company for universities and college students, is poised to go public. But if new federal banking regulations are passed, the company may reconsider. Higher One — which processes universities’ financial aid payments to students and provides banking services for colleges and students — announced its plans to hold […]


Design at Yale debuts exhibit

Walking into the Pierson Fellows Lounge on Saturday evening was like walking into most typical Friday night dorm room parties: Loud music blared, two students sat playing a video game in the corner and several more students watched a YouTube clip on a projector. But the video game was created by a Design at Yale […]


TRACK | Kate Grace ’11 sets Yale record in 1,500

The beautiful weekend weather pushed both the Yale men’s and women’s track team to strong individual showings at the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J., including another Yale record set by All-American Kate Grace ’11. With one event win, the Yale men established a solid base for early in the season. Mike Levine ’13 led […]

JE junior is Truman scholar

When Charles Zhu ’11 walked into Jonathan Edwards College Dean Kyle Farley’s office last week after receiving a phone call to report to the dean’s office immediately, he thought he was in serious trouble. It was only after letting Zhu sweat for a couple of seconds that Farley broke the news to Zhu that he […]