Maia Decker
Staff Reporter
Author Archive
ARTIST PROFILE: Former Yale lecturer and singer-songwriter releases ‘field guide’ to songwriting

In his new book, Mike Errico ’89 details the secrets to songwriting success with interviews from professionals, his own unique advice and wisdom from poets and authors.

Yale Professor wins 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award for her history of Black, feminist sound

From Bessie Smith to Béyonce, Black feminine sound has significantly contributed to the foundation of American music. According to Daphne Brooks — an award-winning author […]

New and returning Directed Studies community members reflect on returning to campus

DS students discuss their experiences with online classes and being back to in-person events.

Yale dance groups return to in-person auditions after 1.5-year hiatus

As Yale’s social distancing guidelines allow for limited in-person auditions and rehearsals, dance groups and new performers comment on the year to come.

The Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company
Yale poets, experts weigh in on relationship between social media, poetry

Often unrestricted by the conventions of traditional writing, poetry is an organic representation of human experiences, emotions and ideas. At Yale, many students use social media to either read poetry, or post works of their own.

An up close of Kuhl
Humanities Quadrangle serves as new home to 15 departments

After over 30 months of renovation, the Humanities Quadrangle — formerly known as the Hall of Graduate Studies — is completed and open to department staff, faculty and graduate students.

The interior of the Quadrangle
Students experiment with performance art in third annual All-Nighter Festival

On April 9, personal creative projects from Yale students were showcased in this year’s All-Nighter Music and Arts Festival — an event featuring performances by […]

The logo and background for All-Nighter 2021.
‘Save Myanmar’ video project raises awareness about political turmoil in Myanmar

Toward the end of February, David Stanley ’23 stayed up late every night to work on his most recent project: “Save Myanmar,” a short video […]

Stanley poses for a profile.
Yale School of Drama alumni reimagine Harry Potter with a transgender witch

“How would a transgender student experience Hogwarts?”  Logan Ellis DRA ’20 and his friends asked themselves this question when assembling a Lego Harry Potter set […]

Robert Wood Lynn awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize

On March 11, the Yale Younger Poets Prize — the oldest annual literary award in the United States — was awarded to Robert Wood Lynn. […]

Schwarzman Center and Yale’s HAPPY initiative host screening of ‘Welcome to Chechnya’

On March 17, the Schwarzman Center opened its screening of an award-winning film called “Welcome to Chechnya.”  “Welcome to Chechnya” is a documentary by filmmaker […]