Yanhai talks AIDS in China

December 2, 2003
In an effort to raise awareness during World AIDS Day, Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education Director Wan Yanhai spoke to around 35 students about AIDS in China at Dwight Hall Monday. Yanhai, whose leadership in AIDS advocacy resulted in his 2002 detainment by the Chinese government, said in his speech that HIV-infected Chinese citizens »

RSVP aims to enhance rape counseling service

November 21, 2003
Members of the student advocacy group Rape and Sexual Violence Prevention and the students certified as rape crisis counselors met Thursday with officials from the University Health Services Department of Mental Hygiene to discuss the group’s concerns about resources available to rape victims on campus. The meeting followed many previous dialogues between the group and »

Archers aim to create club team

November 17, 2003
While some students may plan their return to “homes on the range” this fall break, other students have more recently stepped on a different range in New Haven — an archery shooting range. The newly-founded Yale Archery team will provide opportunities for both recreational fun and friendly competition for novice and experienced archers, team organizer »

Puzzling series of costume thefts plagues Dramat

November 13, 2003
Yale Dramatic Association officers reported stolen costumes to the Yale Police on Monday. The costumes were to be used in the upcoming musical, “Floyd Collins” and stored at the Dramat Costume Shop at 305 Crown Street. Dramat Secretary Christopher Grobe ’05 said the Dramat typically lends costumes out for Halloween. Grobe said some of the »

Belly dance snakes onto scene

November 10, 2003
Swing and salsa may have been favorite shuffles at this weekend’s Casino Night, but a different kind of dance is about to invade Yale dance floors. Members of the newly-formed Yale Belly Dance Society participate in a belly dancing class in the Berkeley College multi-purpose room each Wednesday, and group members said they intend to »

Pipes meets with protest at talk

November 7, 2003
Amid campus-wide controversy, Middle East Forum Director Daniel Pipes spoke yesterday on the Middle Eastern conflict. Nearly 200 members of the Yale community, including a large number of protestors, attended the talk. At least a third of those in attendance protested Pipes by wearing black clothing and black gags across their mouths. Eliana Johnson ’06, »

UOC plans speaking tour about teaching

November 6, 2003
The Undergraduate Organizing Committee and GESO will travel across the country this month in an effort to answer parents’ questions about teaching in Yale College. The UOC planned forums in seven major U.S. cities after receiving many responses to a letter it sent to parents over the summer concerning the Graduate Employees and Students Organization’s »

Creators’ YTV vision will take time to develop

October 29, 2003
YTV co-founders Garren Givens ’04 and Tyler Golson ’04 have a vision for Yale’s first television station, but they know they may not see it fully realized before they graduate. “The project is bigger than us,” Givens said. After three weeks in existence and three years in the making, YTV is still working to compile »

Politically diverse women unite

October 23, 2003
At the newly-formed Women’s Political Forum, participants exchange political views over afternoon tea, where “pass the sugar” serves as both a useful phrase and a courteous introduction between women affiliated with different political parties. Tiffany Clay ’06 and Jenny Rost ’06 co-founded the Women’s Political Forum, or WPF, this spring and proceeded to build a »

‘Real World’ comes to recruit in Elm City

October 17, 2003
Any Yalie’s residential college entryway may foster romantic tensions, roommate conflicts and drama only possible when strangers move in together. This Saturday MTV hopes to solicit students’ experiences in the collegiate “Real World” for the small screens of America. The pop-culture television station will hold auditions for its reality shows “Real World” and “Road Rules” »

Comedian Cho explores heritage over tea

October 7, 2003
California police had their hands full Sunday morning, or so the rumor went. “As of this morning, I’m arrested in Oakland!” seasoned comedian and celebrity Margaret Cho said at a Davenport Master’s Tea Sunday. Cho reported the latest Internet gossip about her whereabouts to approximately 50 students at the tea with a flair that matched »

Club sports consider varsity status

April 24, 2003
Until 45 years ago, when the Club Sports program was established, sports such as polo, rugby and skiing were “minor sports” at Yale. Today, no club sport at Yale is minor. Many of the teams are nationally ranked, earning bids to national competitions. With such high rankings, some teams feel it’s time to seek varsity »