Students from the Native American Cultural Center traveled to the Mohegan Social this past Saturday to to catch up with old friends, participate in the potato dance, support local vendors, make new connections, and enjoy stories and songs!
This reminds me that I need to bring out my camera more before I graduate…
PLACES: Kroon Hall
Kroon Hall is one of the most well-known buildings on Yale’s campus, but why?
Well first of all, the place is beautiful. No need to explain; just look at the pictures. Kroon’s design truly kept natural light in mind. Just south of the building are gray water ponds used to cleanse the building’s runoff water, and if you look carefully among the reeds and algae, there are actually koi fish swimming around!
Secondly (but perhaps more importantly), Kroon is Yale’s greenest building. In 2010 it was awarded LEED Platinum certification (Wiki here) for good reason! All bathrooms in the facility are water-saver friendly, with multiple flush options, and the toilets run on gray water collected from the roof and building area. The building minimizes electric lighting by using natural light, and the roof is entirely covered in solar panels oriented towards the sun. Kroon is appropriately home to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Sitting on Science Hill (where many of Yale’s science buildings are), it is conspicuously the most modern and most environmentally conscious building, the first steps towards making Science Hill a greener place. It represents Yale’s growing initiative to make the campus environmentally friendly. Go Yale!
(When you come to Yale campus for ITASA, we highly recommend that you visit. The pictures don’t quite capture the atmosphere, you know?)
One of my favorite places to study
New music video from a great group of Yale alumni (actors and musicians).