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January 30, 2006
This fall, Megan Prichard ’06 attended “Out for Business,” a conference sponsored by investment banks and consulting firms that gathers promising gay and lesbian students for a recruitment weekend in New York. During the first few days of the event, Prichard, who is the president of Yale Lesbians, said almost none of the guests acted »

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January 18, 2006
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Programs’ selectivity is a draw

November 30, 2005
While many Yale students are working hard this week to finish up the fall semester’s work, some 80 or 90 sophomores are giving themselves an extra task. Along with their term papers and in-class finals, they are working on a “brief (5-7 pg) personal statement” for their application to Ethics, Politics, and Economics, which is »

Poll shows shift to the middle

November 16, 2005
A Yale Daily News poll of more than 200 randomly selected undergraduates indicates that Yale may not be as overwhelmingly liberal as popular conceptions on campus may suggest. In the poll, 49 percent of students identified themselves as liberal, 15 percent as conservative, and 36 percent as moderate. Forty-four percent of students identified with the »

Crimes deter few applicants

November 11, 2005
During the first two months of the school year, the Yale community has witnessed six armed robberies and two shootings. The Yale Police Department has increased patrols, the administration has promised new security initiatives, and students have circulated e-mail petitions demanding greater campus safety. While the recent crimes have affected day to day life at »

Crime increase changes habits

October 14, 2005
Last week, Marc Appel ’08 did something he has never done before: he called his parents at two in the morning. Appel was not trying to start a new habit of late night chats with Mom and Dad; he was calling for his safety, so that as he walked back alone to his room in »

Friends gather to eulogize Speight ’06

September 26, 2005
Battel Chapel was filled with music and memories Sunday evening as some 200 friends, family members, classmates and other members of the Yale community gathered to remember Rachel Speight ’06, who lost her life in an accident this past June. Speight, a member of Branford College whose friends called her Ramie, was undertaking a cross-country »