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Connecticut’s 2nd District House race ballots to be recounted

The victor of the House race in Connecticut’s 2nd District — which pitted Republican incumbent Bob Simmons against Democratic challenger Joe Courtney — will be decided in a recount, representatives from the Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s office said Wednesday. Although Courtney declared victory over Simmons early Wednesday morning — with 100 percent of […]


Stigmas can cause weight gain

Pressuring overweight individuals to lose pounds can cause them to overeat, according to a study recently released by two Yale researchers. Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed in a weight-loss support program said they ate more food when people discriminated against them as a result of their weight, the researchers reported in the Oct. 2006 […]


Eli team ‘freezes’ stem cells

Stem cell researchers may find their jobs easier following a Yale team’s discovery of a way to halt stem cell development at the phase that is most useful for genetic therapy. School of Medicine researchers Zhong Yun, Qun Lin and Yi-Jang Lee discovered that under conditions of hypoxia — low levels of oxygen — stem […]


Prof. pushes religious debate

Religious ideas are essential for a healthy public discourse, law professor Stephen Carter LAW ’79 said in a lecture at the Law School Auditorium on Thursday night. Carter, who spoke to an audience of about a hundred people, discussed the origin of Christian just war theory and what he sees as religion’s positive role in […]


Coup in Thailand recalls book ban

The recent coup d’etat toppling Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has brought back into the spotlight both the role of the reigning king of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his portrayal in a critical biography published by Yale University Press this past July. The Thai military took over the government last week while Shinawatra was out […]


Seminars aim to help local teachers, build community ties

This year, Yale students are not the only ones benefiting from the guidance of the University’s faculty. Fifty New Haven district educators participated in this year’s Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, in which Yale professors led seminars for public school teachers on topics ranging from 1950s U.S. history to math in architecture. The institute, which debuted […]


DeStefano solicits Dems’ campaign support

In a speech Monday night to the Yale College Democrats, New Haven Mayor and gubernatorial candidate John DeStefano Jr. urged Yale students to become involved in his campaign. The presentation, which took place in the Branford College Common Room, was attended by roughly 150 Yale students. DeStefano spoke about the important roles Elis could play […]


F. hockey edged by Tigers

Satisfaction can be found in a loss. And though the field hockey team has not experienced the thrill of beating Princeton in nearly 29 years, the team left Johnson Field on Saturday happy with its efforts. Despite a solid performance, the Bulldogs fell to the Tigers, 2-1. Though the loss was a disappointing start to […]