Unions, which side are you on, boys?

November 13, 2003
During the past two years, Yale University’s unions have worked tirelessly for workers’ rights in the communities of New Haven. In their public statements and activities, they have emerged as inspiring community leaders in the movement for economic and social justice. Sadly, last Tuesday, Nov. 4, the unions at Yale took a public stance that »

Music lovers, get very excited: Wilco’s comin’ to town

March 24, 2003
The first time I saw Wilco play a live show, in the tiny Camden Opera House in central Maine, a folk outfit called Buffalo Tom opened the show. Buffalo Tom was an imaginative but modest piano-and-guitar duo with an underdog’s sense of humor and songs that climaxed in one-joke choruses. I had never heard of »

30th anniversary year sparks Title IX meeting

October 11, 2002
Although it has been 30 years since Title IX first became law, some students feel Yale can do more to promote the equality between men’s and women’s varsity athletics than Title IX requires. The Bush administration’s decision this summer to re-evaluate the validity of Title IX — the section of the Educational Amendment of 1972 »

Women’s soccer working toward common goal

September 13, 2002
Yale women’s soccer head coach Rudy Meredith says this year’s squad is the best he’s seen in years. “As far as unity goes, it’s the best it’s ever been. [There is no one on the team] who doesn’t want to be in this environment,” he said. But ironically, such unity on the field visually translates »

W. soccer holds off Sacred Heart for first win

September 11, 2002
Last night the women’s soccer team made good on all the promise shown just two days ago. In the season opener Sunday afternoon, the Bulldogs (1-0-1) unambiguously outplayed La Salle University, but emerged with only a tie. Wednesday, the Bulldogs’ second home game of the season ended with 1-0 victory over Sacred Heart University (0-1-0), »

Author talks about forgiveness

September 10, 2002
The image that heralds Solomon Schimmel’s newest book about forgiveness is “The Prodigal Son,” a painting by Marc Chagall. Its central figures are a father and son embracing in a gesture of reconciliation, but Schimmel says forgiveness is hardly this simple. In the days between the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom »

Women’s soccer ties La Salle at home

September 9, 2002
Despite outshooting their opponents 25-10, the women’s soccer team emerged from Sunday’s game against La Salle with only a 1-1 tie. After a slow first half, in which the Bulldogs concentrated on containing the Explorers’ powerhouse forwards, Yale’s offense came alive to earn a draw. “We had the better opportunities,” goalie Lindsay Sabel ’03 said. »

Would-be All-American gets another chance

May 26, 2002
What happens to a dream deferred? Brian Hunt ’02 saw his dream destroyed for an entire season — and seemingly, forever — only to resurface with renewed promise in his final months at Yale. Hunt, the lacrosse team’s leading scorer who had scored at least one point in every game in 2000, broke his ankle »

Lightweight crew dominates the water

May 26, 2002
366 Elm Street, next to Rudy’s, is a place with transformative powers. A pair of oars grace the building’s facade like a coat of arms. Everyone who lives there seems to enter anxious and restless, only to emerge, four years later, confident, triumphant and buff. The house is home to Yale’s lightweight crew team, which »

Track team is hindered by lack of throwers

April 17, 2002
Yale’s outdoor track and field squads surprised themselves Saturday as they showcased competitive scores, record times, and comeback specials from long-injured athletes. But for both teams, roster holes in key field events fanned down the hot streak quickly. The women were at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field, up against Penn and Princeton. Though they »

A double life: Haas ’04 is student, professional rider

April 16, 2002
Each Wednesday after environmental engineering, Vanessa Haas ’04 wraps her books in a T-shirt and boards a plane bound for West Palm Beach, Fla. There, an Olympic coach and a 6-foot-tall gelding named Rainbow await her. Haas is a political science major in Ezra Stiles College from Monday through Wednesday, and a professional athlete Thursday »

Yalies find it hard to craft own majors

April 11, 2002
Yale College has so many majors that a University report in 2000 recommended the possible elimination of 12 or more. But for a tiny minority of students, Yale’s current majors are not enough. Each year about 20 or 25 students come to Ezra Stiles College Dean Susan Rieger, the director of undergraduate studies of the »