Med School program reaccredited

October 30, 2002 • 0
School of Medicine officials learned Monday that Yale’s general surgery residency program will remain accredited. The renewal, which is valid for two years, comes eight months after officials were notified that the program could lose its accreditation. In February, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Management Education threatened to withdraw the program’s accreditation by July 2003 »

Med school officials await accreditation decision

October 28, 2002 • 0
Medical school officials are still waiting to learn whether Yale’s general surgery residency program will receive reaccreditation, after the accreditation council failed to announce a decision last week as expected. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Management Education notified the medical school in February that the program would lose its accreditation in July 2003 because of »

Med School could forfeit residency accreditation

October 25, 2002 • 0
Medical school officials will likely learn today whether the school’s surgery residency program will lose its accreditation in July. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Management Education notified the medical school in February that its accreditation would be withdrawn by July 1, 2003, because of reports that surgical residents worked more than 100 hours per week »

Yale alums add burritos to Broadway

October 1, 2002 • 0
Peter Mazza ’01 and Than Merrill ’01 always thought that New Haven needed some tasty, affordable and healthy Mexican fast food. Back when the two were juniors, they would sit around and talk about it all the time. Merrill, a California native, was used to seeing Mexican fast food all over the place, but New »

New Haven puts on fund-raising food fair

April 25, 2002 • 0
Is anyone up for some porcini mushroom risotto? Last night, hundreds of culinary enthusiasts from around the Elm City assembled at the New Haven Lawn Club for “Taste of the Nation,” the country’s largest hunger relief fund raiser. Yesterday’s event showcased many of New Haven’s finest restaurants and allowed connoisseurs to taste dishes as diverse »

Political Science recruits two young stars

April 18, 2002 • 0
As part of its ongoing effort to rebuild and expand the Political Science Department, Yale has hired two new junior professors specializing in American politics. Political Science chairman Ian Shapiro said Rose Razaghian, an expert on American financial institutions, and Jacob Hacker GRD ’00, who will teach comparative public policy, will join the faculty next »

Carson ’73 spreads inspirational message

April 15, 2002 • 0
Learning how to overcome adversity might be difficult if one studies only a single person. But hearing Dr. Benjamin Carson ’73 speak wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a Yale Corporation fellow, addressed a capacity crowd of New Haven residents, Yale students and staff members in Woolsey Hall Saturday. »

Rescigno to receive community awards

March 28, 2002 • 0
For the many people who devote their time and energy to improving their communities, Anthony Rescigno is a reminder that such work does not go unnoticed. Rescigno, the current president of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, will be honored this May for the many years he has worked as a volunteer in the New »

Washington mayor describes his urban vision

March 5, 2002 • 0
Just over 20 years ago, Anthony Williams ’79 was a political science student at Yale who was proud of his election to the New Haven Board of Aldermen. But today Williams is in his third year as the mayor of Washington, D.C., facing the daunting task of running a city that has a governing structure »

Acme ordered to stop fining speeders

February 28, 2002 • 0
For over a year, amid much controversy, New Haven’s Acme Rent-A-Car used the Global Positioning System to track its customers’ speed. When they went too fast, Acme added $150 to the bill. But after a lengthy department investigation, James Fleming, Connecticut’s consumer protection commissioner, put an end to Acme’s automatic speeding ticket policy, ordering the »

Wrestling star delivers unscripted Master’s Tea

February 18, 2002 • 0
When World Wrestling Federation superstar Diamond Dallas Page, affectionately known as DDP in the wrestling community, got an offer to come to Yale to be a guest at a Calhoun College Master’s Tea, he thought it was a joke. But once he found out the offer was legitimate, he jumped at the opportunity. For Page, »

Group purchases property to combat ‘flipping’

February 14, 2002 • 0
“Land flipping” is a particularly nasty type of mortgage fraud, one that often preys on the most run-down houses in the poorest neighborhoods. So when an abandoned, dilapidated house near Trowbridge Square was auctioned off two weeks ago, along came Elm City Congregations Organized, or ECCO, a coalition of 18 congregations and neighborhood associations that »