Former model follows spiritual path at Yale

November 5, 2004 • 2
At age 26, Dawood Yasin was almost killed. Three times. Back then, his name was not Dawood. He was not yet a teaching assistant in Yale’s Arabic Department, the imam of the Masjid Al-Islam mosque on George Street in New Haven, or the chaplain of the Muslim Student’s Association of Yale. Instead, he was a »

Employees’ donations favor Kerry

October 25, 2004 • 236
If money talks, then donations to the 2004 presidential campaigns shout the obvious: Yale is a pro-Kerry campus. According to Federal Election Commission data for all contributions greater than $200, Yale employees have made 143 donations to the campaign of Democrat John Kerry ’66 for a total of $89,961. In contrast, employees have made only »

Among smart Elis, at least two are ‘geniuses’

September 29, 2004 • 0
Two Yale scholars have just discovered that sometimes it pays to be a genius. Medical School professor Gretchen Berland and anthropology student Heather Hurst GRD ’09 are among the 23 members of this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellows class, which was announced Tuesday. The fellows each won $500,000 in the form of what is commonly known »

Rain falls mainly on New Haven, not Spain

April 22, 2004 • 0
If there is one talent that all Yalies possess by the time they graduate, it is not how to debate their way to the White House. It is not how to speed-read Kant, throw a Frisbee or fashion an edible dinner from dining hall offerings. It is not even street smarts in dark alleys or »

Power ’92 addresses human rights, policy

April 6, 2004 • 1
When a student asked Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Samantha Power ’92 if she thought that the United States was on a “good path” or a “bad path” towards effective and safe foreign policy, she responded immediately. “Bad path,” she said. Power — who lectures at Harvard and wrote the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “A »

UCS eases AIESEC jobs

February 20, 2004 • 0
For the first time, AIESEC Yale and University Career Services are collaborating directly on an international internship program for students. The program will send eight applicants to different locations in Peru and Brazil to do work with community service and education. AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization and an international work-exchange program that exists »

Activist fears Roe v. Wade reversal

February 12, 2004 • 0
If President George W. Bush ’68 is re-elected in November, there is a large chance Roe v. Wade will be overturned, Kate Michelman, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League, said Wednesday. Michelman spoke Wednesday at the Yale Law School about “current threats” to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, what it means to »

Fasulo shares insider’s perspective of U.N.

February 2, 2004 • 0
When United Nations news correspondent Linda Fasulo’s cell phone rang for the second time during her presentation at a Calhoun Master’s tea Friday, she had just one explanation for her audience of 20 students and faculty. “This is one of the travails of a journalist,” she said. “Breaking news!” Fasulo’s ringing cell phone indicated the »

Rotaract promotes Polio awareness

November 17, 2003 • 0
By 1979, polio in the United States had virtually been eliminated, but people in seven African and South Asian nations continue to suffer from the disease. In an effort to combat this global health threat, a group of Yalies recently hosted a Polio Awareness and Fundraising Week. The Rotaract Club of Yale College organized a »