by Alisha on 03.05.2013
Hopefully, your application season is winding down (fingers crossed!), For us, application season is just starting. Luckily, it’s mostly for fun things—summer internships, fellowship opportunities, and study abroad.
by Joshua on 10.30.2012
For eleven weeks this past summer, I had the privilege of serving as a tour guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and for the Visitor’s Center. Each week, thousands of prospective students and visitors stopped by campus to check out what Yale has to offer and to gain a glimpse into undergraduate student life.
by Jasmine on 07.27.2012
At a student forum last week a prospective student asked my friends Alyssa, Vivian and I what there is to do in New Haven. We responded with an exuberant and unequivocal “YES, THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO” and went on to describe the numerous art galleries, theaters, and restaurants all within walking distance of Yale just to present a small sense of the recreational activities we can choose from as students in New Haven. We could feel their minds racing as prospective students tried to picture themselves enjoying a night of delicious frozen yogurt at Flavors on York Street, browsing
by Lynn on 07.17.2012
As Finals Week gradually came to its close, the number of Yalies remaining on campus rapidly diminished as people headed home or ventured off for a summer abroad, for a trip, or for any other number of exciting opportunities. After the 2012 graduating class cleared out a couple (plus a few) weeks ago, it was finally summer at Yale. And New Haven certainly takes on a different face in its off-student season!
by Jasmine on 07.03.2012
Perspective. That's the biggest and smallest change I have found in my return back to New Haven for the summer. I still wander around cross campus, grab a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel from G-Heav, and agonize over a workout at Payne Whitney Gym, but I do so now with the mentality of a New Haven resident, rather than just a Yale student. When the director of my summer fellowship at Dwight Hall asked the seven summer fellows to write a report on "being a young professional living in the city for the summer" I s
by Lamtharn on 06.25.2012
This is not paint.
These are nanoparticles!
The vivid reds, blues and greens in the photo above are a result of the different sized polystyrene nanoparticles arranged in a hexagonal structure. The image below is an enlarged version of the “Y” magnified 40,000 times using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in the Malone Engineering Center. Within my second week of summer research, I was given the opportunity to independently operate the SEM, a crazy expensive piece of scientific apparatus. At this rate, I have a feeling the SEM is soon going to become my second home!
by Snigdha on 08.03.2011
I love lists. They seem ordered. Grouped. Like you’ve accomplished something more than just putting words to paper. Yet, they’re easy; they provide release. So it’s that time-of-the-trip-into-foreign-land again. When the childish part of me organizes my thoughts on Greece in the following way. AQfter you get over the juvenile titles, I hope you’ll get a better idea of what it means to spend two months working here.
Things I Love About Greece
by Joshua on 07.21.2011
I've been here in Quito for the past three and a half weeks. But today, for the first time, I finally felt like a Quiteño, a native of this city.
by Emily on 07.11.2011
Like many of you out there, I eagerly await the release of the last Harry Potter movie this upcoming week. The replica wand I purchased at Harry Potter World in Orlando sits in its box, ready to be brandished at the midnight premiere, as do my handmade (clothes hanger and electrical tape) Potter glasses. But whereas this might represent the end of an era for some, my career in magic has at least three more years coming. You see, at Hogwarts.. errr, Yale... I will be majoring in potions... I mean Chemistry.
by Joshua on 07.08.2011
As the world transforms into a cloud-computing world, humanity has grown increasingly more digitized, more captivated by technology, and more enamored by the beauty of the instantaneous. Don’t get me wrong: I am just as infatuated as any other nineteen-year-old college student. But what if none of it ever existed? What if you could stop sending every digitized piece of your life into the cloud? What if you could touch the clouds?
I've always had a fascination with defying gravity.