Perrotti e-mails will be missed

With the departure of Yale Police Chief James Perrotti, students will have to get used to a new name in their inboxes. “I hope Perrotti schools the new police chief about how to write informative e-mails to the Yale community,” Andy Shumaker ’10 joked. As Yale’s top cop, who for the last 12 years wrote […]


Federal regulations hound animal research

In the 1990s, Yale School of Public Health professor Leonard Munstermann stumbled through the forests of Central and South America, capturing mosquitoes to use in his experiments. Now, he only deals with dead mosquitoes at the University — partly because of his changing interests, but also because of the thicket of regulations on the use […]


New grant system arrives

Yale researchers seeking federal grants will soon be able to trade in stacks of tedious forms for a simplified Web-based application, which will be piloted in May. After paying $7.6 million in December 2008 for allegedly making false claims on federal research grants, the University has begun to streamline the process for faculty to apply […]


Play publisher speaks

Doug Rand LAW ’10 SOM ’10, co-founder of Playscripts, Inc., a publisher of plays, spoke with half a dozen Yale students Wednesday evening at a discussion sponsored by the Yale Drama Club. Rand discussed his company and the upcoming launch of a new venture,, which grades plays showing in New York City based on […]


Wales talks Wikipedia

When Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia, he hoped his populist approach to cataloguing information would one day render the volumes put out by publishing giants such as Encyclopedia Brittanica and World Book irrelevant. Wales discussed the development of Wikipedia and its function in today’s culture at a lecture co-sponsored by Yale Students for Free Culture and […]