Polo team battles ‘Oxbridge’

April 10, 2002
Yale’s 35 horses stood like boxers, wrapped in blankets, meditating before a fight. The British and American flags hung side by side in the Yale barn. Periodic waves of manure, sawdust and sweat completed the aromatic scene. It was the First Annual Atlantic Cup weekend for the Yale polo team, and Cambridge’s and Oxford’s squads »

Gymnasts finish high at Regionals

April 9, 2002
At the NCAA Northeast Regional Gymnastics Championship Saturday, the names of two Yale gymnasts appeared alongside those of numerous full-scholarship athletes and Olympians on a stellar final-finshers list. Against the finest gymnastics talent in the northeast, Kathryn Fong ’05 and Jamie Green ’04 represented Yale admirably, both finishing the afternoon in the all-around top fifteen. »

Pollster Dick Morris talks about the future of political campaigns

April 4, 2002
On the day New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that Dick Morris’ opinion polls on morality and Monica Lewinsky embodied “the nadir of Bill Clinton’s presidency,” Morris himself stood in the Davenport College common room, throwing his entire body into explanations of why polling is the key to reviving democratic ideals in an increasingly »

Gymnastics team places second at ECACs

March 27, 2002
In a final performance that showcased all the star power — and lingering troubles — of this year’s team, the Yale gymnastics team finished second at the East Coast Athletic Conference championship Saturday in Williamsburg, VA. The Bulldogs waltzed past Ivy rivals on all sides, and tantalized Ivy champion Cornell with their 193.375 score; the »

Gymnastics scores high at UNH

March 5, 2002
When your competition emerges from a different league each week, your success can only be measured in raw numbers. Recovering from its last error-prone performance, the Yale gymnastics team scored more points at this weekend’s New Hampshire Invitational than current Ivy champion Cornell did at last weekend’s Ivy Classic. But Yale’s 192.100 score, up from »

Genocide expert decries U.S. policy

March 4, 2002
Even after Samantha Power ’92 surveyed the small audience gathered for her Davenport Master’s Tea on Friday, she was willing to give no-shows the benefit of the doubt. “I’ll just assume that outside of this room, whatever they’re doing, everyone’s really interested in human rights,” she said jokingly. Power, who founded the Carr Center for »

W. fencing claims Ivy title after wins at H-Y-Ps

February 27, 2002
Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams pierced Princeton’s dynasty at H-Y-Ps in Cambridge this Saturday. The Bulldogs made each touch look easy as they broke past the Tigers and underachieving Harvard squads on their way to twin titles. For the women’s team, the wins over Harvard and Princeton were more than just sweet triumphs »

Gymnastics places third at Ivy Classic Gymnastics places third at Ivy Classic

February 25, 2002
After a shaky beginning on crucial balance-beam routines, the Yale gymnastics team managed to repair some of its pride, but it could not recover enough points to successfully defend its Ivy League title Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island. Before this year’s Ivy Classic was through, the defending Ivy champion Bulldogs had handed their trophy over »

M. squash tops Johns for first time since ’90

February 22, 2002
The Brady Squash Center surged with heat and historical momentum Wednesday night as the men’s squash team beat Harvard for the first time in 12 years. Yale (18-2, 5-1) defeated the Crimson (6-3, 4-2) in six out of the nine matches that determined the match. The Bulldogs head into Nationals as the third best team »

Gymnastics places third in Towson

February 20, 2002
Where is the line between talent and luck when your losses are sealed by less than a point? This year, the gymnastics team just might be able to tell you. Yale’s luck continues to wobble while its talent runs steady. Yale finished third with a score of 190.000 at the Towson Invitational in Towson, Maryland »

Gymnasts take 4th out of 5 at URI Invitational

February 12, 2002
As New Haven residents waited for the thrum of music and the thrill of high-flying athletes to fill the John J. Lee Amphitheater this Saturday, the Yale gymnastics team was giving a strong performance that combined both elements on the road. Yale placed fourth with a score of 189.650 at the University of Rhode Island »

‘Black Bloc’ battles globalization with antics

February 11, 2002
A group of out-of-town radicals performed ventriloquism with Yale President Richard Levin’s image on the streets of New Haven Saturday afternoon. Their newest tool in the battle against global capitalism is a small television box that allows any Yalie or New Haven resident to sit comfortably while his own lips are superimposed upon the frozen, »