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Weighed down

Stepping on the scale

Parents, students, and faculty had begun to gradually fill the Fair Haven Middle School auditorium. I chose a seat in the center towards the back, behind a row of...

Julia Kittle-Kamp YH Staff

Uphill from here

In terms of students, the math is simple. Yale’s creation of two new residential colleges means 800 new undergraduates, bringing the total number of Yale College students from just under...

Jin Ai Yap/YH Staff

Food for thought

‘There is no militancy in this room!’ ‘Who cares about your iPhones and blog posts?’ ‘What is this resistance?’” Justine Appel, ES ’15, recites back to me some of the...

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Fathering in practice

The Male Involvement Wall of Fame used to be hard to miss, plastered loudly on neon poster board in the entrance of Helen Grant Head Start on Wexler Avenue....

Madeleine Butler

A bold venture

YEI was created seven years ago to satisfy the need for an institutional resource of entrepreneurs at Yale.

Christine Mi YH Staff

It takes a city

Old McDonald had a farm,” a teacher sings. “E-I-E-I-O!” It’s 9:12 a.m., and class is in session at New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School. But no one has a...

Claire Thomas
Christine Mi YH Staff

Illness

THE BASEMENT OF THE HALL OF Graduate Studies exhibited symptoms of mesothelioma long before a biopsy was ordered. First, there was the atrophy of protective tissue: the walls of...

Julia Kittle-Kamp YH Staff

Mabel’s room

Mabel is a tarantula, a Haitian Brown Bird-Eater. My job as an assistant at the Peabody Museum is to make her feel at home.

Zach Schiller YH Staff

Strapped into freefall

I know I’ve reached the right place when the pavement beneath my tires crunches into dirt, and I see human specks swirling down from the sky. One by one, they...

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Tax haven

As long as there is a nonprofit organization with one of the largest private endowments in the world located in a city with gaping budget deficits and an outsize...

Kai Takahashi / YH Staff

Cyber stacks

The revamped Sterling marks a radical acceptance of the evolving nature of knowledge and a necessary embrace of digital technology. With this shifted landscape, the role of the library...

(Julia Kittle-Kamp / YH)

The leadership factor

Within recent memory, New Haven Democrats—and therefore most of New Haven—have always had a simple choice: to vote for DeStefano, or not. Now, it’s a whole different ballgame.

(Julia Kittle-Kamp/YH Staff)

Symphony in blue

Amid change and transition in the world of classical music, composers have found a space at Yale for the development of new concert music, both at Yale College and...

(Madeline Butler/YH Staff)

Making the grades

In effect, Yale has kicked the can down the road until November: these unpopular measures could be passed when they come up again in seven months. Conversely, in seven...

(Zachary Schiller/YH Staff)

A new kind of cop

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman's solution lies in an old-but-also-new approach called community policing. Old, because America had community policing for hundreds of years before it didn’t, and...

(Zachary Schiller/YH Staff)

A time to lead

It should not come as a surprise that Yale’s new political elite has a sense of the giants that came before them. They understand the history that permeates this...

(Christine Mi/YH Staff)

Bio haven

Extensive research endeavors at 333 Cedar St., where the Yale School of Medicine is housed, are hardly surprising. But over the last 20 years, that research has permeated...

(Christine Mi/YH Staff)

God is in the neighborhood

There is an email in my inbox, subject line: “from the desk of Gideon Mausner.” The irony (and for all his profound sincerity, Gideon does do irony) is that...

(Julia Kittle-Kamp/YH Staff)

A critical distance

These theories were dominant intellectual forces on campus for several decades, but now they’ve faded into the fabric of what we learn rather than being the lens through which...