Luke Ciancarelli
Staff Reporter
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Freshmen ambivalent on Schwarzman name change

The May 2015 announcement that business magnate Stephen Schwarzman ’69 had donated $150 million toward the renovation of Commons and Memorial Hall prompted largely negative […]

Researchers thicken blood vessel understanding

A Yale-led team of researchers has taken the next step in understanding blood vessel development. The researchers helped to illuminate the “crosstalk,” or the communication […]

Historians discuss 14th amendment

Five of America’s most prominent constitutional and reconstruction historians gathered yesterday evening in Linsly-Chittenden Hall to discuss “Equal Protection: Origins and Legacies of the 14th Amendment,” during which each speaker meditated on the history surrounding the passage of the 14th Amendment and its importance for modern issues surrounding judicial policies and practice at the federal and state level.

Author speaks on literature and politics

Dinaw Mengestu — acclaimed journalist, essayist and novelist — delivered a lecture titled “The Politics of Aesthetics: The Danger of Writing from the ‘Margins’” Tuesday evening. At the talk, Mengestu meditated on the tendency of the contemporary literary community to believe that incorporating social and political realities into literature invalidates a work’s claim to aesthetic greatness.

CIANCARELLI: Our crisis of empathy

I arrived at Yale the same day I buried my grandmother. In three hours, I replaced a barren cemetery with a Baroque Woolsey Hall. My grandmother’s […]

Former Cabinet member talks internment, public service

Norman Mineta, a former California congressman and secretary of transportation under President George W. Bush ’68, spoke to a full house Thursday at the Asian […]

8th annual WLI conference draws hundreds

On Saturday, hundreds of aspiring leaders gathered at the Omni Hotel for the eighth annual Women’s Leadership Initiative conference.

Princeton professor discusses free speech

Robert P. George — noted legal philosopher, conservative thinker and Princeton professor of jurisprudence — came to campus Wednesday to speak to Yale students on the topics of academic freedom and liberal arts ideals. During his two-hour talk, George described the dangers modern universities face from intellectual homogeneity, and he called on students to rigorously assess their own positions.