Peres stresses globalization

November 30, 2006
Israeli Vice Premier and Nobel Peace Laureate Shimon Peres was welcomed by a standing ovation from an audience of well over 1,000 in Woolsey Hall on Wednesday night while local community members picketed outside. The former prime minister spoke to the Yale community about globalization and the prospects for peace in the Middle East at »

AIDS conference focuses on women

April 7, 2006
The Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS brought together distinguished researchers and community activists on Thursday to explore the relationship between women and HIV, examining the epidemic from a gender-based perspective. The daylong conference at New Haven’s Omni Hotel featured five panel discussions on issues ranging from “Social Upheaval, Gender and HIV Risk” to »

Market New Haven launches ad campaign

March 28, 2006
After nearly six years connecting consumers and merchants in the city, Market New Haven is expanding the scope of its public relations campaign in hopes of attracting more business and tourism. Anne Worcester, chief marketing officer for MNH, said the organization is currently launching a massive publicity campaign that will focus both on tourism and »

Yalies use break to serve

March 21, 2006
More than 100 students spent their spring breaks on community service trips around the world this year, working on projects in areas ranging from New Orleans to Sierra Leone. Several on-campus and independently organized groups sponsored service trips both within the United States and abroad in developing countries including Bulgaria, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, »

Amherst focuses on diversity

March 2, 2006
Several Yale students and administrators are questioning whether the University is keeping up with the pack after Amherst College announced a new initiative to attract students from low-income backgrounds. Amherst President Anthony Marx ’81 announced in January that one of the school’s primary long-term goals is to increase the enrollment of students from lower-income families, »

Board unveils budget for club sports

March 1, 2006
Club sports teams were informed Monday of the allotments they will receive from the $33,690 Club Sports Advisory Board budget, Yale College Council liaison and CSAB Chair Jeff Sun ’08 said. The 10-member CSAB, created in January, has been working to ameliorate some of the financial concerns facing many of Yale’s 43 club sports teams »

Tours introduce freshmen to libraries

February 22, 2006
In order to familiarize students with the University’s massive library system, the Freshman Class Council is sponsoring a series of optional library tours for freshmen this week. Lasting approximately 75 minutes each and led by University librarians, the tours are meant to introduce students to Sterling Memorial Library and Cross Campus Library and give an »

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February 2, 2006
Due to staff shortages and an unusually high scheduling demand, Undergraduate Career Services is booked through late February, leaving students who are seeking career and internship guidance unable to set up appointments before application deadlines. UCS Director Philip Jones said the bottleneck can be partly attributed to an increase in travel among UCS staff, which »

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January 30, 2006
Saybrook College Master Mary Miller and Dean Paul McKinley held a memorial service Sunday afternoon in the Saybrook Master’s House in honor of Wook Choe ’07, who died on Nov. 18, 2005, after struggling with a terminal illness. About a dozen friends and former suitemates of Choe’s gathered to share stories and memories at the »