Tag Archives: Yale University

Seeking the Dark

Imagine that you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, but you have no idea what a needle is. All you have is the name, “needle,” and a hypothesis that it’s sharp. Now imagine…

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Creature Features

Yale has gaggles of gargoyles—on 34 buildings, in hundreds of styles, peering over doorways, crouched on windowsills, jumping out of unexpected places, whimsically yet macabrely giving earthly…

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Grand Opening

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

In May 2015, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library closed to students and the public.

Today, after a 16-month renovation, it reopens. …

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Power Walk

A photo essay.

The courtyard off College just south of South Frontage is a surreal bit of trickery. …

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ROI

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

In 2006, the Wall Street Journal highlighted the story of Matt Sanchez, a Yale graduate who’d tried to build an advertising technology startup in New Haven. …

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Reading Lights

Yale Sterling Memorial Library

A photo essay.

Yale’s Sterling Library is named for John William Sterling, the person who paid for it, but you can forgive those who mistake the tribute for a simple adjective. …

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Arcane Archive

Voynich Manuscript

Tucked away among the collections of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library—whose main building is currently closed for renovations—lies one of the world’s most mysterious …

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Connect Four

Cafe Istanbul

The four-letter words New Haven likes to say say a lot about New Haven. …

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Conversation Piece

Habakuk by Max Ernst

Yale’s architecture is aflutter with birds. Some are phoenixes, some are eagles, though for the most part owls rule the roost. Yet for the last two years, a mysterious newcomer has been standing watch over Bulldog territory…

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Crane Check

On a pizza slice of land between Canal, Prospect and Sachem Streets—with the first-bite tip pointing downtown, and the crusty points angling respectively up towards Dixwell and Yale’s Science Hill—tall narrow bases…

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