Nicole Rodriguez
Staff Reporter
Nicole Rodriguez is a staff reporter for the SciTech and Sports desks covering astronomy, intramural and general news. Originally from the New York Metropolitan Area, she is a first-year in Benjamin Franklin College.
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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 […]

Yale Athletics maintains majority of corporate partnerships despite a year without games

Despite no competition for four consecutive seasons, Yale Athletics has maintained its relationships with the majority of its corporate sponsors, the department’s Associate Athletic Director […]

Yale neuroscientists image the brains of individuals in disagreement

Yale researchers have implemented an imaging technique to peer into the neural systems of people engaging in conversation and study the neural patterns of individuals […]

Yale launches Carbon Capture Research Center with $100 million donation from FedEx

A $100 million donation from FedEx will help fund Yale’s new Planetary Solutions Project through the launch of the Center for Natural Carbon Capture, which […]

A photo of Kroon Hall, home of the yale school for the environment