Prizes fund research for junior professors

Seven junior professors were honored last week for their research across different fields. The awards honored faculty across three fields: the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, granting the seven professors funds for further research. Winners were nominated by their respective department heads in recognition of particularly outstanding research and teaching. The […]


Book on Heidegger causes a stir

An English translation published by the Yale University Press of a French book that seeks to remove German philosopher Martin Heidegger from philosophy curricula because of his Nazi sympathies is drawing criticism across the country. The book, “Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy In Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935” by French philosopher […]


City proposes recycling rewards

A new city program may allow Yale off-campus students to receive coupons for donuts or vitamins starting next year. Under the new initiative, on which the Board of Aldermen will vote Thursday, city officials and members of a partner organization, RecycleBank, would attach tracking devices to garbage trucks and recycling bins to gather information about […]


Mensa hosts test at Yale

A group of intelligent people gathered in William L. Harkness Hall on Saturday to take a test. Sounds like a typical Yale morning. But instead of taking a midterm, Saturday’s test-takers were assessing their intelligence by taking a two-part, roughly two-hour standardized exam — in the hopes of getting into Mensa, a networking organization for […]


Drink like a rock star

“If you can’t be a rock star, might as well drink like one,” reads the sign over the menu at New Haven’s C.O. Jones Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar, which, according to the October issue of Playboy magazine, is one of the top 10 tequila bars in America. Sandwiched between a real estate agency and […]


Students step toward health

At 7 a.m. Wednesday morning the rain was pouring down, and the last thing most Yalies probably wanted to do was walk to class. But at the kindergarten through eighth grade Edgewood Magnet School, the student body was celebrating International Walk to School Day despite the inclement weather. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”9887″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”9888″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline […]


Edgewood School students ‘Walk this Way’

It’s 8 in the morning, it’s pouring, and a horde of children is supposed to be walking to school. This morning’s International Walk to School Day celebration was moved from the Yale Bowl to the Edgewood School’s cafeteria, a slightly less vibrant and exciting locale but nonetheless a lively one. The YDN photographer and I […]


Study: Surgery residents are stressed

Most general surgery residents are stressed by their work environments, a Yale study found. In what researchers say is likely the largest study of its kind, general surgery residents indicated a distinct lack of satisfaction with more intangible aspects of their experiences as residents, such as poor support systems and anxieties about their financial prospects, […]


Baker’s Dozen punished for rush violations

The singing group the Baker’s Dozen has violated regulations governing a cappella rush by allegedly serving alcohol to rushees. The Baker’s Dozen is the only a cappella group to be punished under new rush regulations so far this year, co-chairmen of the Singing Group Council confirmed Monday evening. The group will be forced to miss […]