Guest talks China censorship

November 19, 2003
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal said she feels fortunate to have spoken for reporters gagged by the Chinese government. “Some of our greatest stories come from when [Chinese] writers say, ‘I can’t write this, but you can,'” she said. As part of her Tuesday Poynter Journalism Fellowship lecture, “Journalism in China: Scaling the Great »

Workers expose realities of P. Diddy’s Honduran clothing factory

November 14, 2003
While most 19-year-old college students are still in their beds at 6:45 a.m., Lydda Eli Gonzalez, 19, is already at her job in a Honduran maquila factory surrounded by high walls, metal gates and armed guards. Gonzalez, another maquila worker and a Honduran union leader presented their testimonies and described their lives to a large, »

Panel tackles Rae’s ‘City’ book

November 7, 2003
A panel made up of academics, politicians and journalists spoke to an overflowing audience at Luce Hall Thursday evening about professor Douglas W. Rae’s new book, “City: Urbanism and Its End.” They each praised the book and presented their own thoughts on the current and future state of New Haven. The book focuses on how »

Symposium discusses breast cancer research

November 3, 2003
Approximately 130 breast cancer survivors and women recently diagnosed with the disease filled a hall in the new Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education Saturday morning. The gathering, which was a part of Y-ME of Conn. and Yale Cancer Center’s 14th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium, featured a panel of expert physicians who provided information »

Coben doles out writing advice

September 30, 2003
Award-winning mystery novelist Harlan Coben warned his audience against jumping on bandwagons in writing. He told them their words would probably never be as beautiful as they think. And he said the product is far more glamorous than the process. “Writing is like a sausage,” Coben told approximately 20 students at a Saybrook College Master’s »

Book drive aims to improve citywide literacy

September 17, 2003
While many students are finishing their book-buying for the fall, the United Way and Yale are hoping they will also do some book-donating this week. The Yale-United Way Days of Caring Book Drive, which will run through Friday, is collecting new or “gently used” children’s books, as part of an effort by the United Way, »