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Yale Deeply Concerned That (People Noticed) Its Law Firm Subpoenaed Murdered Kids

Day Pitney's mounting controversy in Sandy Hook case raises questions for another high-profile client.
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Increased transmission in open spike conformations of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Researchers from Yale University and the University of Texas have collaborated to investigate mutations in some VOCs.
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Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 should be last in line for booster shots, experts say

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on August 29, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Fully vaccinated people with a past COVID-19 infection may be last to get booster shots. COVID-19 infection can trigger the immune response in a similar way to booster shots. Therefore, these people have already had "three exposures," one expert said. Fully vaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 could be the last in line for boo...
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California Makes It Illegal To Remove Condom Without Consent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to prohibit “stealthing,” or removing a condom without consent during sex, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday. The new measure amends the state’s civil code, adding the act to the state’s civil definition of sexual battery. That makes it clear that victims can sue perpetrators for damages, including punitive damages. It makes it illegal to remove condoms without obtaining verbal consent. Democratic Assemblywoman Cri...
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Racist, Antisemitic Graffiti Sprayed Twice in Yale Building

Police say antisemitic and racist graffiti have been found twice in less than three weeks in a Yale University building that is under renovation.
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Hobbes, Locke & Rousseau: An Animated Introduction to Their Political Theories

The phrase “state of nature” doesn’t get much use in philosophy these days, but every political philosopher must grapple with the history of the idea — a foundational conceit of modern Euro-American thought in the work of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. These three “contractualist” philosophers, often grouped together in syllabi and selected introductory texts, relied on the notion that humans once existed in an anarchic state predating civil society, and that this ...
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California moves to outlaw ‘stealthing,’ or removing condom without consent

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California lawmakers moved to make the state the first to outlaw “stealthing,” which is removing a condom without permission during intercourse. Legislators sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill on Tuesday adding the act to the state’s civil definition of sexual battery. It makes it illegal to remove the condom without obtaining verbal consent. But it doesn’t change the criminal code. Instead, it would amend the civil code so that a victim could sue t...
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If you feel that the world's environment is doomed after the raging summer of hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, you could be suffering from 'eco-anxiety'

A young man watches as flames rise and smoke billows from a forest during a wildfire near Gonfaron, France, on August 17, 2021. Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images Eco-anxiety is on the rise as more people become aware of how climate change will impact them. Younger people are feeling particularly anxious about the world they're inheriting, research shows. Insider spoke to experts and people with eco-anxiety to find out more about their worries. See more stories on Insider's busines...
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Former Yale Administrator Charged in Computer Thefts

A former Yale University administrator faces federal fraud and money laundering charges related to the theft of millions of dollars in computer equipment from the university’s medical school.
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More than 20 deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, DAVID PORTER and JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — A stunned U.S. East Coast woke up Thursday to a rising death toll, surging rivers and destruction after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, filling low-lying apartments with water and turning roads into car-swallowing canals. In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn’t braced for such a blow from the no-longer-hurricane, the storm killed at least...
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We found tax records showing 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance's anti-opioid nonprofit faltered

Two figures loom large over J.D. Vance's political future: tech titan Peter Thiel (left), who donated $10 million to Vance's Senate campaign, and former President Donald Trump, who has yet to endorse a Republican in the crowded Ohio primary. John Lamparski/Getty Images; Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider John Lamparski/Getty Images; Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty I...
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Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course by Yale Historian Donald Kagan (RIP)

Earlier this month, Yale historian Donald Kagan passed away at age 89 in Washington D.C. In their obituary, The New York Times writes: Professor Kagan was considered among the country’s leading historians. His four-volume account of the Peloponnesian War, from 431 B.C. to 404 B.C., was hailed by the critic George Steiner as “the foremost work of history produced in North America in the 20th century.” He was equally renowned for his classroom style, in which he peppered nuanced readings of ancien...
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CNN’s Poppy Harlow Will Take Hiatus to Pursue Legal Studies (EXCLUSIVE)

CNN mid-morning anchor Poppy Harlow is going to take a hiatus from working on her program to tend to a legal matter: studying the law at Yale University. Harlow, who has been with CNN since 2008, will be pursuing Yale Law School’s one-year Master of Studies in Law, a program aimed at people who are […]
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Social media platforms amplify people's expressions of moral outrage over time

Social media platforms like Twitter amplify expressions of moral outrage over time because users who learn such language gets rewarded with an increased number of "likes" and "shares," a new Yale University study shows.
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BoldVoice wants to help nonnative English speakers find (and flaunt) their voices

When Anada Lakra and Ilya Usorov first moved to the United States, they struggled to find their voices. They both knew and understood English, but when it came time to speak up, their accents became a hurdle. Usorov, for example, watched his Russian-born parents struggle to advocate for themselves, which limited work opportunities. While Lakra, who just started college at Yale University, was constantly asked to repeat herself. “Will I be able to express myself clearly enough? Will I be understo...
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Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600: A Free Online Course from Yale University

From Yale University comes an unfortunately timely course, Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600. Recorded before the outbreak of COVID-19, the 25 lecture course, presented by historian Frank Snowden, covers the following ground: This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on societ...
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Yale wins USAID award to advance research utilization in Liberia's health sector

Yale University has received a $15 million, five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award to advance research utilization in Liberia's health sector.
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RxAll grabs $3.15M to scale its drug checking and counterfeiting tech across Africa

Research says that counterfeit medication is the cause of 1 million deaths per year. One-tenth of this number comes from Africa. Counterfeiting is hard to detect, investigate, quantify or stop. It is a global problem, with annual earnings from substandard drugs standing at over $100 billion. Some technologies have helped deal with this menace; for instance, radio frequency identification, which works by assigning serial numbers to containers of each product . More modern approaches are bei...
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Stablecoins should be regulated like banks and central bank digital currencies could tame these 'wildcat' crypto tokens, according to research from the Fed and Yale

US dollar Sopa images/ Getty images Researchers at the Federal Reserve and Yale University have released a report titled 'Taming the Wildcat Stablecoins.' The report suggested stablecoins should be regulated like banks, and promoted CBDCs. The report preceded the Treasury's working group meeting Monday on stablecoins. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Cryptocurrencies that are pegged to a stable asset - known as "stablecoins" - should be ...
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Sex Harassment Lawsuit Against Yale, Doctor, Is Settled

A settlement has been reached in a wide-ranging sexual harassment lawsuit filed by six female doctors at Yale University against the Ivy League school and Yale Dr. Manuel Lopes Fontes.
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Nearly 50 years after dropping out to live with J.D. Salinger, Joyce Maynard is a Yale student with a new novel

Joyce Maynard is 67 now and, in a sense, has come full circle. She returned to Yale University as a student in 2018 — she’s a junior now — after dropping out on the first day of her sophomore year in 1972. Back then, she left her scholarship and friends behind to move into a cabin in the New Hampshire woods with reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” novelist J.D. Salinger at his urging. He was 53. Salinger had sought her out shortly after she’d found national fame as a teen for writing a New York Times...
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Psilocybin and depression: “magic mushroom” drug could regrow lost brain connections

Stressed out mice have damaged neurons in their brains, and magic mushrooms can help them grow back.Neuronal damage, specifically a lack of dendritic spines, also has been observed in cases of depression in humans. So far, the findings are limited to mice, but the results hold promise for humans. Psychedelics, long demonized as substances used only by quacks and hippies, have been enjoying a renaissance in the biomedical community over the past few years. Even the FDA is getting in on the action...
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Judge Dismisses Yale Student's Virtual Learning Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a Yale University student's lawsuit over the quality of virtual learning during the height of the pandemic last year.
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A powerful reminder: Covid vaccines saved nearly 280,000 lives in the US, new research estimates

Covid-19 vaccines saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented more than a million hospitalizations in the United States, according to new estimates from researchers at Yale University and the Commonwealth Fund.
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Covid-19 vaccines saved nearly 280,000 lives in the US, new research estimates

Covid-19 vaccines saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented more than a million hospitalizations in the United States, according to new estimates from researchers at Yale University and the Commonwealth Fund.
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President Biden's Covid response director called the estimates 'a powerful reminder about what's at stake'

Covid-19 vaccines saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented more than a million hospitalizations in the United States, according to new estimates from researchers at Yale University and the Commonwealth Fund.
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Moralities of Everyday Life: A Free Online Course from Yale University

How can we explain kindness and cruelty? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Why do people so often disagree about moral issues? This course from Yale University, Moralities of Everyday Life, explores the psychological foundations of our moral lives. Taught by psychology & cognitive science professor Paul Bloom, the course focuses on the origins of morality, compassion, how culture/religion influence moral thought and moral action, and beyond. If you select the “Audi...
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The 43 best fantasy books to escape into this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Fantasy books have huge followings, with readers devouring long journeys through mythical worlds. This list has classics like "The Hobbit" and new favorites like "A Court of Thorns and Roses." The books also fall into sub-genres like drama, historical fiction, romance, and science fiction. If you're anything like me, fantasy books like "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" wer...
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Yale's Drama School Goes Tuition Free Thanks to Geffen Gift

Yale University has announced it is eliminating tuition for its drama students thanks to a $150 million gift from entertainment magnate David Geffen.
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Thinking About Beginnings: A Conversation with Robyn Creswell

Where to start? By Tugrul Mende In 1975, Edward Said wrote, in his Beginnings: Intention & Method, “The beginning is always a first step from which (except on rare occasions) something follows. So beginnings play a role, if not always a very clearly understood one.” In 2019, Robyn Creswell, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University, investigated the beginnings of a significant mid-century literary movement in his book City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut. ...
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