University

Briefly: Fort Sill Apache Chairman opposes Skull and Bones suit

February 23, 2009 • 0
The chairman of the Apache tribe in Fort Sill, Okla., said he opposes a lawsuit filed by members of the Apache tribe of Mescalero, N.M., that implicates Skull and Bones and seeks to exhume the remains of Apache chieftain Geronimo and inter them in New Mexico. The tribal split dates to the early 20th century, »
University

Wallis talks religion, policy

February 23, 2009 • 0
Rev. Jim Wallis bridged the gap between church and state in a guest sermon Sunday morning for the University Church worship service in Battell Chapel. Wallis — a progressive evangelist who is a member of President Barack Obama’s new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships — encouraged the roughly 200 students, faculty and »
City

Briefly: Shelter Now, Jones ’11 pledge to fight homelessness

February 23, 2009 • 2
As part of a joint fundraiser event with Shelter Now on Saturday night, Ward 1 aldermanic candidate Mike Jones ’11 stated his agenda for addressing homelessness in New Haven. Before an audience of about 40 in Blue State Coffee, Jones said he hopes to reach out to nearby regions of Woodbridge, East Haven and West »
City

Minh Tran ’09 enters the race for alderman

February 23, 2009 • 7
Minh Tran ’09 announced that he will run for the Ward 1 seat on the Board of Aldermen. Tran, a psychology major and Morse College freshman counselor, officially announced his candidacy at a campaign kickoff event Sunday afternoon in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. If elected, Tran said in his speech that he will focus on education, transportation »
Sports

M. BASKETBALL | What a weekend

February 23, 2009 • 0
Second time’s a charm. Three weeks after traveling to New York and being on the wrong end of two contests against Cornell (18-8, 8-2 Ivy) and Columbia (11-12, 6-4), the Bulldogs (11-13, 6-4) used second half rallies Friday and Saturday night to defeat the two teams atop the Ivy League standings. The weekend sweep puts »
Opinion

Kosslyn: My ulcer alerts me to problems

February 23, 2009 • 1
I appear to have an ulcer. A stress ulcer. The test hasn’t confirmed it yet, but all the evidence suggests that the twisting in my gut is an ulcer. I’ve never had one before, but now, as a second-semester senior, I seem to be afflicted. Here’s my theory why: My gut knows a terrible truth. »
City

Briefly: NHPD arrests seven on cocaine possession

February 23, 2009 • 0
The New Haven Police Department’s newly reinstated Tactical Narcotics Unit conducted two stings on Friday and Saturday, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said in a press release. The TNU on Friday arrested three individuals at 41 Gibbs St. after the USPS contacted them about a suspicious package bound for that address from Puerto Rico. The »
Opinion

CORRECTION | Wednesday, Feb. 18

February 23, 2009 • 1
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The Opinion column “Take Thain’s name off café” falsely claimed John Thain received a $40 million severance package. In fact, he received no severance package, but rather a $40 million bonus from Merrill Lynch shortly before it was sold to Bank of America.
Opinion

CORRECTION | Thursday, Feb. 19

February 23, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The story “New Techniques Shakes Up Nano-devices” mistakenly reported that physics professor Jack Harris was a co-author on a study published in Nature. In fact, Harris did not make any contributions to the study. BMGs were also wrongly referred to as “metals” twice; »
University

ALERT system debuts during power outage

February 23, 2009 • 0
Shortly before 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, almost every cell phone on campus rang in unison. The call: a Yale ALERT. In response to a widespread power outage Friday, the University used the Yale ALERT system to send out an automated emergency notification, the system’s first official use since it was unveiled in November 2007. Two »
Opinion

Nutman: A contest in Ward 1

February 23, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Mike Jones ’11 has some competition. Nearly a month into Jones’ unopposed run, Katie Harrison ’11 declared her intent to run for the Ward 1 seat on the Board of Aldermen last week, and Minh Tran ’09 announced his candidacy this weekend. Everyone »
Opinion

Scrudato: To avoid discrimination

February 23, 2009 • 19
Some students at Yale believe the University can be a welcoming place where anyone can make friends with his or her fellow students and still maintain a unique identity. While these students, who clearly comprise the oppressive majority, justify their systematic discrimination, the rest of us know better. This University can be, for a few »