Duffy is tapped as acting music dean

April 25, 2005
Yale President Richard Levin has named Thomas Duffy, deputy dean of the School of Music and director of University bands, as the acting dean of the school for the 2005-2006 academic year. Duffy will serve as acting dean while the administration searches for a replacement for outgoing dean Robert Blocker, who is leaving Yale this »

MAC’s effectiveness remains open question

April 18, 2005
Just over one year after Yale President Richard Levin reinstated the Minority Advisory Committee, its members say they are hard at work at improving Yale policy to best suit the concerns of minority students, faculty and staff. Yet some members of Yale’s active minority community say that the MAC’s work has had little effect on »

AASA plans Heritage Month celebration

April 14, 2005
Through this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Students Association hopes not only to celebrate its culture but to focus increased attention on recruiting Asian-American students. AASA is observing Asian-American Heritage Month this April with a variety of cultural performances, community outreach programs and Asian-American speakers, including keynote speaker Ming Tsai ’86, »

Yale Relay for Life takes off this weekend

April 8, 2005
This weekend, approximately 700 Yale students will demonstrate their endurance and commitment when they set off on an 18-hour-long walk — around the Yale track. Relay for Life, a fund-raising event organized by the American Cancer Society and held at thousands of sites around the nation, will kick off its first year at Yale with »

Y-NH van offers cancer tests

March 4, 2005
Yale-New Haven Hospital medical professionals will soon be helping more Connecticut women stay healthy by screening for the early signs of breast cancer — all within the comforts of the local Stop and Shop parking lot. The hospital’s mammography van, a 36-foot Airstream trailer, is equipped with its own power generator and necessary machinery and »

YCC aims for open dining

February 15, 2005
If the Yale College Council gets its way, undergraduates will soon be able to grab meals at nearly any residential college dining hall, regardless of their own college affiliations. In a meeting on Sunday night, YCC members voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the Council of Masters to abolish transfer restrictions in »

Salovey supports new fee

February 10, 2005
At a Yale College Council meeting Wednesday night, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said he personally favors adding an optional $50 student activities fee to undergraduate tuition and said the administration hopes to implement the fee for next year’s tuition. In addition to the proposed activities fee, Salovey discussed a number of issues with the »

Women’s bball falls to Bobcats

December 2, 2004
The Yale women’s basketball team continued its disappointing streak last night at John J. Lee Amphitheater with its fifth straight loss, this time to Quinnipiac. The Bobcats (2-3) jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back, rolling past the Bulldogs (0-5), 68-47. The win marked the fourth year in a row Quinnipiac has »

Mayor praises Arts Stabilization Project for assisting community arts

November 16, 2004
The Greater New Haven Arts Stabilization Project works miracles, at least according to New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Calling the Shubert Theater’s 21-year run “a miracle of God,” DeStefano addressed a group of prominent members of the New Haven arts community at a reception in the theater’s lobby yesterday, celebrating the ongoing success of »

Science, medicine may link with History Dept.

October 21, 2004
Students enrolled in the University’s interdepartmental History of Medicine and Science program may soon have closer ties to the History Department, as a proposal to integrate the two graduate programs awaits approval. Drafted earlier this semester by History of Medicine and Science chair John Warner and history professor Daniel Kevles, the proposal will integrate the »

Salon and restaurant help improve Dixwell

October 21, 2004
As Francis Cedaho snipped through the red ribbon stretching across the doorway to her newly opened beauty salon on Dixwell Avenue, the distinguished crowd behind her broke into applause. Afterward, the audience went a few stores down to celebrate at a newly opened pizzeria. Approximately 15 New Haven business leaders and community officials, including New »

Meningitis risk is still low at Yale

April 7, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. When Harvard University senior Timothy L. Lyons visited the campus’s University Health Services on Saturday, he was experiencing flu-like symptoms. But Lyons was actually suffering from a considerably more serious illness — meningococcal meningitis — one Harvard master said. On Sunday, Harvard College »