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Researchers develop test that can accurately predict if brain-damaged patients will ever wake up

Family members of brain-damaged patients may no longer have to endure anxious waits to see if their loved ones will ever regain consciousness after scientists developed a test to predict who will wake up. 259 more words


The new commencement address: Down with HB2, up with LGBTQ

Commencement addresses, traditionally leaning toward clichés and generic advice, have taken an interesting turn this graduation cycle.

This year, many commencement speakers are challenging students to fight for minorities — specifically the LGBTQ community. 95 more words


Bulldog Days 2016

It’s been a month since I stepped on Yale’s Old Campus. Since I first felt the overwhelming sensations of excitement, pride, and inspiriting peace. As I stepped off from the tight 45 minute shuttle ride to the gates leading into Old Campus, it didn’t hit me that this was what I had been working so hard for 4 years for.  677 more words


Seeking Diversity at Yale


Last fall Yale University was one of the more prominent institutions where student demands for diversity and racial justice made headlines. I previously commented at some length on the Yale events in a November post, “ 2,743 more words


Gender neutral bathrooms on Yale campus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale’s effort to accommodate transgender students was evident at today’s commencement ceremonies. For one thing students can have the name they identify with or use on their diploma. 350 more words


The United States ambassador to the UN says your Facebook feed is keeping you from making the world better

As one of the highest-ranking foreign policy officials in the Obama administration, UN ambassador Samantha Power is trying to change the world. When she spoke to graduating seniors at Yale this weekend, Power zeroed in on a huge force that she says is weighted against change: your Facebook feed. 72 more words

Yale's gender neutral bathrooms part of changing climate

Visitors at Yale University’s 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year — gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 buildings.

The school is promoting them on its website for Monday’s commencement, complete with a link to a map showing where they can be found. 595 more words