Nicole Rodriguez
Staff Reporter
Nicole Rodriguez currently serves a Science and Technology editor for the Yale Daily News. She previously covered the Astronomy Department, intramurals and Crew as a staff reporter. Originally from New York, she is a sophomore in Benjamin Franklin majoring in ethics, politics and economics.
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Yale astronomer leads team in the study of an ultra-hot Jupiter

In a recently published study, an international collaboration of astronomers studied the atmosphere of an exoplanet similar in size and mass to Jupiter but with significant differences in surface temperatures.

Yale researchers study gaps in the world’s biodiversity maps

In a recent study, Yale researchers identified how well the world’s biodiversity is documented in various regions. Filling these data gaps will aid in future environmental conservation efforts.

An illustrated map of the world.
CREW: Yale crew members who rowed in Tokyo reflect on Olympics

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Yale Crew was represented by three rowers. This past summer, 11 current and graduated students rowed in Tokyo Bay, with a bronze and gold medalist amongst them.

The New Zealand rowers celebrate their gold.
IMs adapt to a socially distanced semester and TD wins the Tyng Cup

As a result of public health restrictions, intramurals adapted to Yale’s COVID-19 safety precautions. Despite the regulations, the intramural season successfully concluded with Timothy Dwight […]

Timothy Dwight College wins 2021 Tyng Cup

Despite low player turnout this spring, intramurals culminated successfully on Tuesday with the final round of knockout. After finishing the fall season with a 83-point lead and the spring season with a 95-point lead over Saybrook College, Timothy Dwight College won the 2020-2021 Tyng Cup, six years after their last victory.

Yale researcher among astronomers peering into the surroundings of M87’s black hole

Using data gathered by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration in 2017, astronomers have explored the role of magnetic fields in the formation of relativistic jets emitted from the center of active galaxies.

Behind the Venue: Gales Ferry Boathouse and 143 years of intercollegiate rowing

Gales Ferry Boathouse has hosted the Yale heavyweight crew team for 143 years as members prepare for the Yale-Harvard Race, the nation’s oldest intercollegiate sporting event. Since The Race’s transition to the Thames River, Yale has defeated Harvard 54 times.

An illustration of the buildings at Gales Ferry and rowers
With no competition, responsibilities evolve for Yale’s athletic trainers

With the Ivy League canceling competition this year, Yale’s athletic training staff has assumed an evolved set of responsibilities, designing individualized programs catered to athletes […]

Rachael Roettenbacher named 51 Pegasi b Fellow

Rachael Roettenbacher, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, was named a 51 Pegasi b Fellow by the Heising-Simons Foundation at […]

Yale students enter as finalists in Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon

After submitting their application to the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon last October, a team of four Yale undergraduates have now applied to be finalists […]

A rendering of the students
IMs progress successfully amid a difficult semester

Since their official start on Feb. 22, intramurals have progressed smoothly, with all games played as originally scheduled, according to Head IM Secretary Rachel Cohen […]