Cheerleaders host clinic for local youngsters

November 18, 2002
Ten-year-old Raychelle Durham said she has always hoped that some day, when she is a little older and a little taller, she will be a Yale cheerleader. The New Haven fifth grader was thrilled when she got the chance to take the field a little sooner than expected. On Friday, the Yale cheerleaders hosted a »

Matthiessen ’50 talks fiction

November 13, 2002
Author Peter Matthiessen ’50 has tromped around the Everglades, searching for clues to uncover the truth behind a tale of execution and drunkenness. He has also been on expeditions in Nicaragua to learn about the culture and dialect of fishermen. In a Davenport College Master’s Tea Tuesday, Matthiessen recounted tales from these adventures and stories »

Two Yale alums win Nobel Prizes in sciences

October 11, 2002
Two Yale graduates were awarded Nobel Prizes this week for their contributions to physics and chemistry. Retired Yale professor John Fenn GRD ’40 won one of three Nobel Prizes in chemistry, while retired University of Pennsylvania physics professor Raymond Davis GRD ’42 was one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics. The Nobel »

Slavery conference to examine Elm City

September 27, 2002
While Americans often associate slavery exclusively with the South, a conference this weekend hopes to spread the message that the “peculiar institution” is a part of all U.S. history and even of New Haven history. The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition is co-sponsoring the conference, entitled “Yale, New Haven »

Ninth Square development edges forward

September 18, 2002
As vacant buildings are filled by new tenants and empty lots are replaced by new shopping venues, the last of New Haven’s original nine squares to undergo redevelopment is edging closer toward renewal. New Haven’s Ninth Square, the downtown region bound by Chapel, Church, George and State streets, is currently a focus of the city’s »

Ice cream shop to reopen in former Whimsels site

September 5, 2002
For Yale students, the beginning of September is all about shopping. There are courses to compare and futons to buy. And after next week, there will be one more item to add to the list: ice cream. Ashley’s will open at 280 York St., the former location of the Whimsels crepe shop. The parlor will »

WSJ editor recalls slain reporter, Sept. 11

April 25, 2002
For Yale students facing finals, stress is having to learn a semester of material in one week. For Paul Steiger ’64, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, stress is having hundreds of checks from subscribers voided as they pass through the steam machines implemented in response to anthrax threats, having your headquarters located across »

City’s Nussbaum takes a run at the top

April 18, 2002
Plenty of people who exercise at Payne Whitney Gymnasium train for marathons. But one man who frequently works out on the fourth floor is preparing for a very different type of race. John Nussbaum, a self-employed businessman from New Haven, is attempting to earn a place on the ballot for the Democratic primary this September »

Diverse events color week of celebrating Latin America

April 3, 2002
Helping to kick off a week of events ranging from talks on globalization to a dance, a lecture that was part of the first annual Latin American Awareness Week packed Luce Hall yesterday. The discussion on “Perspectives on Globalization in Latin America” Tuesday was one of the opening events in a week of activities organized »

Collective unites photographers

March 27, 2002
With summer a mere two months away, many Yalies are questioning how the academic year could have passed so quickly. The artists in one local organization, however, have devoted themselves to capturing each of life’s moments before they slip away, and preserving them on 4×6 glossy paper, 8×10 black and white portraits, or blown-up posters. »

Metro-North looks at trains to Penn Station

March 1, 2002
Metro-North Railroad is seriously considering creating a new route connecting the New Haven Line to Penn Station New York, using tracks on which only Amtrak trains currently run. The goal of the project is to make passengers’ commutes to their New York destinations quicker and more convenient, particularly for those travelling downtown or who need »

‘Self’ editor gives Tea on body image, health

February 26, 2002
One would not expect the editor in chief of one of America’s most popular health and fitness magazines to approve of that occasional late night trip to Durfee’s or Yorkside. But Lucy Danziger of Self magazine looked out at a room full of female Yale students last night with more than approval. “If you weren’t »