Obama appoints Amar to National Council on the Humanities

President Barack Obama announced on May 20 his intent to nominate Yale Law School professor Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 to the National Council on the Humanities.

Petition calls for retraction of Okonjo-Iweala’s honorary degree

Two days after the University conferred an honorary doctorate to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister, Nigerian political activist Sunday Iwalaiye launched an online petition calling for the degree to be rescinded.

City bans tobacco use in areas frequented by youth

The New Haven Board of Alders passed a new ban on tobacco use in many public areas to mitigate the health risks of tobacco products, specifically for children.

Yellen among honorary degree recipients

Janet Yellen GRD ’71, chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, is among those receiving honorary degrees Monday at Yale’s 314th Commencement. Yellen […]

Ben Carson ’73 announces 2016 candidacy

Carson, a political conservative and acclaimed African-American neurosurgeon from Detroit, Mich., graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He later received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, and, in 1987, became the first surgeon to successfully separate twin joins conjoined at the head.

Varga to Indianapolis Colts

Yale running back Tyler Varga '15, the Ivy League’s leading rusher last season, signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Power outage strikes campus

A widespread power outage briefly threw the University into disarray Saturday morning.

Alpha Phi chosen as fourth sorority

After a seven-month search for a fourth sorority, Yale Panhellenic has announced that Alpha Phi will come to campus next fall.

Dante de Blasio to attend Yale

De Blasio, who applied to ten universities and was accepted by all of them, was reportedly considering other top-tier institutions such as Brown and Amherst. However, de Blasio ultimately chose Yale because of the University’s strong offerings in history, philosophy and political science, a mayoral spokesperson told The New York Times.

Student robbed on Morse-Stiles walkway

At 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, a student was robbed and assaulted on campus, Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins wrote in an email to the University community.

Friday’s XC | 4.24

Farewell. With the University’s 314th Commencement looming, seniors can officially begin feeling sentimental about their Bright College Years. But don’t get too sappy just yet. Senior Week, advertised as “the best week of your life,” kicks off on May 10 with events at all the places you’ll surely miss, notably Box, Bar and, of course, Toad’s.