Yale University http://wshu.org en Yale announces winners of Windham Campbell Literature Prize http://wshu.org/post/yale-announces-winners-windham-campbell-literature-prize <p>Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University.&nbsp; Each writer will receive $150,000.</p><p>The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online <a href="http://windhamcampbell.org/">here</a>.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:32:16 +0000 Craig LeMoult 13806 at http://wshu.org Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down http://wshu.org/post/conn-energy-environment-commissioner-steps-down <p>The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.&nbsp; Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:08:54 +0000 Craig LeMoult 11384 at http://wshu.org Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down Conn. vet files federal lawsuit over misdiagnosis of PTSD http://wshu.org/post/conn-vet-files-federal-lawsuit-over-misdiagnosis-ptsd <p>An Army National Guard veteran from East Haven, Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday saying the Army discharged him with an incorrect mental health diagnosis. Lawyers for the man say thousands may not be receiving needed benefits as a result of misdiagnosis.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:04:38 +0000 Craig LeMoult 8825 at http://wshu.org Yale students vote to ask for university divestment from fossil fuels http://wshu.org/post/yale-students-vote-ask-university-divestment-fossil-fuels <p>Students at Yale University in New Haven voted this week to ask the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies that are contributing to climate change.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:22:13 +0000 Craig LeMoult 8769 at http://wshu.org Yale students vote to ask for university divestment from fossil fuels Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years http://wshu.org/post/once-controversial-now-beloved-yales-beinecke-library-celebrates-50-years <p>This week marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:38:38 +0000 Mark Herz 6901 at http://wshu.org Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years