‘Hot Coffee’ brews political debate

November 8, 2004 • 0
In a heated talk on the global impact of the 2004 election, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Sam Gejdenson spoke to lingering questions on the defeat of Sen. John Kerry ’66 at an early Friday morning breakfast at Betts House. During his talk, which is part of the Yale World Fellow’s weekly Friday morning “Hot Coffee” »

AAAS honors science professors as fellows

November 4, 2004 • 0
In a slightly lower-profile fall election, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has recently voted to make three Yale faculty members fellows of the association. Biology professor Ronald Breaker, University provost and chemist Andrew Hamilton and sociology professor Karl Mayer were among the 308 new fellows selected by the AAAS. The inductions honor »

Yale ranks second in preference-poll

October 22, 2004 • 0
As members of the future class of 2009 finalize their early application decisions, a group of four professors from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University have published a new study ranking the desirability of colleges solely based on student preference. The ranking of 100 colleges, which placed Yale second to Harvard, was »

Iraqi offers female perspective at Tea

October 6, 2004 • 0
On their last stop in a national tour, Ahood al-Fadhal, one of the first women elected to public office in Iraq, and recent University of Richmond graduate Scott Erwin highlighted the emergence of democracy in Iraq before about 40 students at a Silliman College Master’s Tea Tuesday. Ahood said she came to the United States »

Poet shares her Rich experience

October 1, 2004 • 0
Students, alumni and professors packed Battell Chapel Thursday for a poetry reading by acclaimed feminist poet and thinker Adrienne Rich. After a brief introduction, in which African American Studies professor Elizabeth Alexander said Rich has “shown us the will to change,” the poet opened the reading by relating her personal connection to Yale, which she »

Editor bemoans U.S. political polarization

September 16, 2004 • 0
With the imminent presidential election and the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks just four days past, newspaper editor and former speechwriter John Avlon ’96 gave a timely speech to about 25 students on centrism in politics at a Calhoun College Master’s Tea yesterday. In the eight years since he graduated, Avlon has worked »