It’s not easy hearing green

September 10, 2008
Rich chords cresendoed beneath the emerald and gold ceiling of Woolsey Hall as Jessica French MUS ’08 struck at the ivory keys of the organ during her senior recital. Immediately, the audience was swept into the notes of Charles Tournemire’s “Victimae Paschali” that sounded from the majestic pipes. French was taken on a different musical »

At Yale, former NSA director was just Professor Odom

June 4, 2008
William Eldridge Odom, three-star general, former leader of the National Security Agency and Yale faculty member — a man who challenged preconceptions and defied expectations — died suddenly on Friday, May 30. He was 75. “We all remember the last time we saw him,” said political-science professor David Cameron, Odom’s colleague at Yale. “He was, »

As cold persists, options for immigrants are few

February 8, 2008
On an icy Thursday afternoon, three federal agents in a Chevy uplander brimming with boxes of documents drive down Whalley Avenue. A U-Haul truck soon pulls up to the entrance of the Community Action Agency of New Haven, and frightened employees watch as more than a dozen agents burst through the front door marked with »

Anchor Curry talks journalism

February 13, 2007
Ann Curry, news anchor for The Today Show and co-anchor of Dateline NBC, spoke about her work in international and humanitarian journalism yesterday at a lecture sponsored by The Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism. Curry, who headed to New Haven after anchoring yesterday’s Today Show, focused the talk on her role »

First ‘Asian Idol’ crowned

January 29, 2007
Eleven Yale singers belting out tunes ranging from Coco Lee to Xu Meijing on Friday night, drawing a spirited crowd at Yale’s first Asian Idol competition. Asian Idol, organized by Hanppuri — the Korean international students society — entertained a packed audience in the Ezra Stiles dining hall. Modeled after FOX’s hit show American Idol, »

Wiesel urges hope, tolerance, dialogue

December 6, 2006
Droves of students, buses full of local retirees and others from the Yale-New Haven community flocked to the Yale Law School on Tuesday to listen to distinguished author and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel. Wiesel spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about hate and intolerance in the world, his perspective as a Holocaust survivor, and his worries »

Prof. wins award for work in child psychiatry

December 1, 2006
Yale professor James Comer’s innovative ideas in child psychiatry and his effective implementation of a groundbreaking education program earned him the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Education, the University announced Thursday. Comer, a child psychiatry professor at the Yale School of Medicine, was selected from among 32 nominations for the 17th Grawemeyer Education »

New dog is the bomb for YPD

November 9, 2006
Most police officers wear their badges on their uniforms, but one of the newest members of the Yale Police Department wears his badge on a collar. Eli, a two-year-old black Labrador, is technically referred to as the “Explosive Ordinance Detection Canine.” But behind the serious name lies a fun-loving dog with an appetite that never »

Conn. Episcopal diocese approves gay unions

October 26, 2006
Bishop Andrew Smith, the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, announced on Saturday that Episcopal priests may give blessings to same-sex unions in church ceremonies — a decision that has further polarized New Haven’s liberal and conservative Episcopal churches in the last few days. Smith’s decision authorizes priests to formally acknowledge gay couples who »

Building to embody “green” ideal

October 19, 2006
The Kroon Building — future home of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies — will set a new standard for sustainable architecture when it breaks ground this winter. Professor Stephen Kellert of the environmental school met with members of the Yale community at Sage Hall yesterday to present plans for the $40 million »

CitySeed brings locally grown food to Broadway

October 17, 2006
Fresh produce and fresh faces will grace Broadway’s Market Island today as farmers, vendors and community members come together for the location’s first-ever farmers’ market. With the support of Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs and the Yale Sustainable Food Project, CitySeed — a local non-profit organization­ — is bringing goods grown and »

Students bring bone marrow drive to campus

September 27, 2006
At the end of her sophomore year, Stacey Leondis ’07 thought her struggles with cancer were over. Leondis had been diagnosed with and treated for bone cancer twice, once in high school and again in 2005. Though she went into remission following her second round of chemotherapy, she learned this summer that the treatment had »