Kolbert warns of global warming

Two systems in crisis converged at the Saybrook Master’s house last Thursday, when Elizabeth Kolbert ’83, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” discussed journalism and the fate of the environment in a Master’s Tea. Kolbert, whose book Saybrook Master Mary Miller called “a call to arms,” traveled […]


Playing Roles

The woods are quiet tonight. A soft rain has sent the animals into hiding and turned the air thick with moisture, so the dome of light from the campfire bleeds into the darkness. Hedge sighs and wipes a dollop of mud from her boot. If she had a burrow to go into, she’d be there […]


Ideas Yale Should Steal

Sketchfest At Stanford, peer health educators hand out more than condoms — chocolate kisses and mouthwash get passed around before the annual October Full Moon on the Quad (FMOTQ). Under the moon (and perhaps the influence), freshmen are “welcomed” to Stanford with a kiss from upperclassmen, and the event features Stanford’s infamous marching band, among […]

Short Feature

Study shows parent training can lessen effects of Tourette’s

Training parents of children with Tourette’s syndrome to recognize disruptive behavior and teaching them to use positive, consistent reinforcement decreases behavioral problems, a recent Yale School of Nursing and Center for Child Study publication shows. Tourette’s syndrome, a disorder characterized by involuntary motor and phonic tics, is an inherited neurological condition whose causes are not […]


Symposium brings together science, religion

Scientists, theologians and philosophers took the stage last Thursday and Friday at Whitney Humanities Center to discuss the tension between religion and science, in the first of this year’s Terry Foundation Lectures. Titled “Religion and Science: Why Does the Debate Continue?”, the series featured biologist Kenneth R. Miller of Brown University as well as five […]