City

City brings books to elderly

April 12, 2007 • 0
New Haven’s elderly will now join its youth in benefiting from the city’s mobile library. The Bookmobile Project, spearheaded by the New Haven Free Public Library, resumed its operations Tuesday. This year, for the first time, the vehcile will make stops at local retirement homes twice a month.Organizers and senior citizens said the service is »
University

NYU is No. 1 dream school

March 30, 2007 • 0
High school seniors are still dreaming about the city that never sleeps. The results of the fourth annual “College Hopes & Worries Survey” are in, with NYU claiming the top spot for the fourth year in a row as the most popular “Dream School.” Stanford came in first in a parallel survey completed by parents. »
Sci-Tech

Local kids experience science at Yale

March 28, 2007 • 0
In an annual addition to classroom experiments, New Haven middle-school students will have an opportunity to learn about science from Yale faculty whose knowledge normally comes with $45,000 price tag. Yale’s Science Saturdays, hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Department, will return this spring for its fourth season. Founded in 2004, the program provides New Haven »
University

YPU members vote for legalized pot

March 8, 2007 • 0
Yale students gave the green light to ganja Wednesday night as the Yale Political Union voted to approve a resolution in favor of legalizing marijuana. Approximately 100 students turned out to hear former Green Party Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Clifford Thornton speak about the need for drug legalization in Connecticut and the evils of the war »
University

Urban arbiter raps on bad stereotypes

February 27, 2007 • 7
Self-proclaimed feminist and “urban hip-hop fashionista” Michaela Angela Davis delivered a criticism of African-American hip-hop culture Monday, arguing at a Silliman College master’s tea that it propagates a negative stereotype of young black women despite its inherent artistic virtues. After arriving 30 minutes late, Davis, sporting an impressively frizzy and omni-directional afro, spoke in an »
University

Kazakh ambassador speaks

February 21, 2007 • 0
For most Yale students, any knowledge about the nation of Kazakhstan starts and ends with the movie “Borat.” But in a speech to the Yale community at Luce Hall, the Kazakh ambassador to the U.S. and Canada, Kanat B. Saudabayev, presented the country in a very progressive light to the “future leaders of America.” The »
University

Actor decries ‘toxic’ politics

January 30, 2007 • 0
Richard Dreyfuss was far more activist than actor at a Branford College Master’s Tea on Monday, discussing the need for civics classes in American public schools. Dreyfuss spoke to a crowd of roughly 80 students about the deterioration of the American form of government since the advent of television, especially during the Bush administration. Dreyfuss »