Touchy T-shirt pulled from store’s racks

September 27, 2001
Urban Outfitters is known for its quirky, often edgy products, but now, for some Yale administrators, the store has crossed the line of decency. One men’s T-shirt, which depicts a naked woman as a piece of meat about to be butchered and which refers to her as “tender juicy beef,” has become the center of »

Colleges cancel classes in wake of blasts

September 12, 2001
Academic institutions in New York and Washington, across the Ivy League, and even on the opposite side of the country made changes to routine schedules after Tuesday’s attack. Counselors and support groups on college campuses across the country are now available around the clock for students grieving. Both Columbia University, in upper Manhattan, and New »

Early start at college lately a popular option

September 11, 2001
Isabel Chumfong ’03, Lily Han ’03, and Mary “Maudie” Hampden ’03 all just started their junior years at Yale. And they’re only 17 years old. The three are all transfer students from Simon’s Rock College of Bard, a liberal arts college designed for students of high school age. The western Massachusetts school, which accepts students »

Report: Yale colleges named after slave holders

September 5, 2001
An essay written by three Yale doctoral candidates has sparked a debate about the role Yale figures played in the slavery and abolitionist movements centuries ago. In “Yale, Slavery and Abolition,” Antony Dugdale, J.J. Fueser and J. Celso de Castro Alves detail the relationship of several prominent Yale graduates and past administrators with America’s slavery »

MCATs held on campus problem-free

April 25, 2001
After a close call, the Medical College Admission Test was held without a hitch Saturday in Mason Lab on the Yale campus. Yale Students planning to take the MCAT received letters last Thursday from ACT Inc., the test administrators. The letter indicated there was a last minute relocation of the test to Wesleyan University. With »

Skull and Bones video airs on ABC

April 25, 2001
Televisions across America Monday night showed what was billed as the initiation ritual of an increasingly not-so-secret secret society — Skull and Bones. ABC News reported that New York Observer investigative reporter Ron Rosenbaum ’68 and a group of Yale students caught the initiation of the 2001-2002 Skull and Bones members on tape April 14. »

Hoax is likely in MCAT switcheroo

April 20, 2001
As part of a possible hoax, Yale students expecting to take the day-long Medical College Admission Test at Yale on Saturday in Davies Auditorium learned Thursday afternoon that this weekend’s exam may be moved to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. The reasons for the MCAT Test Administration Board’s decision to change the location of the »

Red Cross honors alumnus for homeless work

April 6, 2001
On April 20, the American Red Cross will recognize Gregory “Duff” Morton ’00 for his contribution to the homeless community of New Haven with a good Samaritan award. The award celebrates Morton, who is the New Haven program coordinator for Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, a non-profit social service organization for economically disadvantaged children, »

Model U.N. wins top prizes

April 2, 2001
It’s quite an accomplishment to be the best in the country, but it’s a whole different achievement to be the best in the world. Yale’s Model United Nations team has earned both distinctions. The squad returned from the 10th annual World Model United Nations Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, last week with its seventh best-delegation award »

It’s back: crunch time for seniors

March 23, 2001
If Yale is not stressful enough already, it will become even more intense over the next few weeks for seniors. With deadlines quickly approaching, many members of the Class of 2001 are finishing senior essays, seminar papers and projects, some worth up to two Yale credits. For this group, the spring semester is a time »

Local band to play at inaugural ball

January 19, 2001
One of New Haven’s best known big bands, the Pat Dorn Orchestra, was selected to play in its fourth presidential inauguration ball Saturday after winning a bid two weeks ago. The band, composed of 18 members based in New Haven, but with members from all over the Northeast, played Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration in 1964 and »