The thing about Carol Mosely Braun

September 23, 2003
This Monday Carol Moseley Braun officially announced she would enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Braun is at the bottom of the 10-candidate pack, but one month ago the National Organization for Women and the National Women’s Political Caucus endorsed her. This was a mistake. First of all, conventional wisdom is right — »

Feeling conflicted? You’re not alone

September 9, 2003
The morning my roommates asked me to eat breakfast with them in the dining hall, I didn’t know what to say. So I stayed in my room eating my shredded wheat — not to make a statement but to put off taking a stand on the strike. And as I walked into WLH on Wednesday »

Britton to head Berkeley Div School

April 25, 2003
Nearly a year and a half after its dean resigned amid financial scandal, the Yale-affiliated Berkeley Divinity School named the Rev. Canon Joseph Harp Britton as new dean of the Episcopalian seminary. Britton will become the first permanent dean since former Dean R. William Franklin resigned in December 2001, after reports surfaced that Franklin had »

Yale senior alleges spring break assault

April 23, 2003
A Berkeley College senior said she was assaulted March 17 in the Yale Bookstore walkway, but managed to avoid physical harm after she fought off her attacker. The senior, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she was leaving the area encircled by Ezra Stiles and Morse colleges and the bookstore for main campus when »

Communiversity Day brings city to campus

April 14, 2003
Games of Candyland, face paint, and wooden toy trucks filled Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Saturday as New Haven families flocked to Old Campus for Communiversity Day. Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service organization that sponsors the annual festival — a free event filled with song, dance and plenty to eat — moved many of the booths »

Scholar Rosenthal dies at 88

April 11, 2003
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization professor emeritus Franz Rosenthal, a noted Arab scholar and esteemed mentor, died April 8 in Branford, Conn., after a battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Rosenthal, who taught at Yale from 1956 to 1985 and became a Sterling professor in 1967, published prolifically, including a “Grammar of Biblical »

Resident calls for removal of ‘Harry Potter’

April 3, 2003
Be careful what you read in the library. That children’s book might be the first step toward selling your soul to Satan. At least, that is what Antonio Rivera thinks. At a recent Board of Education meeting, Rivera, a resident of Fair Haven, requested that the popular “Harry Potter” series be removed from city schools. »

City schools see rise in state test scores

February 11, 2003
Students in New Haven public schools improved in all subjects at all grade levels, according to a recent analysis of the 2002 Connecticut Mastery Test. Average increases in the New Haven public school district include a 5 percent gain in sixth-grade math and a 6 percent gain in sixth-grade writing scores. The test, which measures »

Au Bon Pain adds wireless Internet to menu

February 6, 2003
Yalies looking for some java with their JavaScript can now grab their laptops and head for Au Bon Pain. The French-style bakery and cafe installed a wireless Internet system at its New Haven location owned by University Properties last December and announced it to the public shortly after Yale students returned to campus in late »

New ratings signal larger WYBC audience

January 30, 2003
Despite the Buggles’ claims, video evidently did not kill the radio stars at WYBC. The station finished third in the greater New Haven area according to an Arbitron report which was released as an advanced portion of the fall ratings. The FM side of WYBC — Yale’s student-run radio station — scored an overall rating »

DEP rejects cable activation

January 24, 2003
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection rejected a request last Friday to allow Cross Sound Cable to activate the electric cable running under the Long Island Sound from New Haven to eastern Long Island. The permit originally granted to Cross Sound Cable mandates that the cable be buried 48 feet below the surface of the »

DeLauro links Bush to Sound Cable

January 17, 2003
New Haven Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro called for an investigation last Thursday of the White House’s involvement in the Cross Sound Cable Project. DeLauro requested that the White House officials provide all records of correspondence between some of its top officials and Cross Sound Cable Company, which is currently building a cable to connect the power »