Around the Ivies Plus
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around theAncient Eight (and some other schools too). After the police raid of a Yale undergraduate party last week at a New Haven nightclub, students attended a press conference this past Tuesday to respond to the police raid. Even though the police department has defended its actions, New Haven’s mayor, John DeStefano Jr. said in an interview with the New York Times that the presence of officers in riot gear and SWAT team was “excessive and inappropriate” and “should not have been part” of the inspection.”
You might think some Harvard courses have unusual syllabi. Yes, it is possible to emerge from the Coop with a copy of Goodnight Moon for a Gen Ed course, and there’s also that “science of cooking” class everyone and their grandmother lotteried for (but then didn’t get into). For now, though, it seems that the University of Virginia has taken the cake when it comes to bizarre courses. How, you ask?
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too). Who ever said that the fashion industry can’t be academic? Just this week, Vogue Magazine seems to have been dispatching its highest-ranking editors to make the rounds to various Ivy League schools, giving talks on topics from aesthetic inspiration to eating disorders.
After all the wonderful videos Yale made for us this year, will there ever be a DVD box set to archive these cinematic treasures for posterity? While we would certainly be willing to shell out whatever amount for such a timeless collection, we would hereby like to suggest yet another chapter to the saga, another item for inclusion in the series.
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too). Oh, Yale. We love how artsy you are—frankly, it’s downright endearing. According to The New York Times, this new program will introduce students to “projection engineering, image-creation software and motion graphics,” all for the sake of transforming them into “well-rounded theater professionals.”
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and some other schools too). Just when you thought Yale had mastered the art of the creepy-but-loveable promotional video, Middlebury comes in with one of its own that may just take the cake. Meet “MiddKidd,” a parody of our favorite masterpiece, “That’s Why I Chose Yale.”