‘Fusion’ dance group performs at British Art Center

November 1, 2001
It might not compare to a transatlantic flight — but it’s still a long way from Exotic Erotic 2000 to the British Art Center. Yet British fusion dancers Perry Louis and Christianne Hencke managed to blend the tawdriest and the classiest elements of Yale yesterday afternoon in the gallery’s auditorium. The two are members of »

Sandra’s soul food moves to Whitney Ave.

October 8, 2001
Your satisfaction is our only source of revenue — so says the menu at Sandra’s Place, the uncontested home of the best soul food in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood. Starting in November, Sandra’s owners, Miguel and Sandra Pittman, will expand their special blend of home cooking and entrepreneurship to a new downtown location, at the »

Metro-North trains full as people flee Manhattan

September 12, 2001
Kevin Regan had never seen anything like it. “Every time a train comes in from Grand Central, it’s unbelievable,” said Regan, the Amtrak manager at New Haven’s Union Station. “I saw one couple — they found each other and just started crying, before they could even get to each other through the crowd.” For most »

Ward 2 natives face off in race for alderman

September 10, 2001
A political turf war is simmering in the gang-ridden Dwight neighborhood. Over the last few weeks, the campaign for the Democratic nomination in the Ward 2 aldermanic race has become a grudge match between Linda Townsend-Maier, the incumbent of one week, and David Watts DIV ’03. But both claim native status in the neighborhood. Like »

Bringing famous art to Yalies and the community

June 10, 2001
Working for the Yale University Art Gallery last year, Noah Chesnin ’04 didn’t see any students around. But then again, as a student duster of the Garvan furniture collection, Chesnin spent his time maneuvering around aisles of antiques in a basement. Anywhere else in the museum, he would have seen hundreds every week. Arts are »

You better shop around, but for classes?

June 10, 2001
The prospect of selecting just four or five classes for the fall term from the nearly 2,000 listed in the Yale College Programs of Study — aka the “Blue Book” — may seem daunting. But a wonderful Yale institution called shopping period may help ease the pain. For the first two weeks of fall term »

Endowment drives fiscal recovery

May 17, 2001
And the rich keep getting richer. The last four years have been a gilded age of sorts for Yale. The University saw its endowment grow to over $10 billion by the end of fiscal year 2000, even as it spent billions refitting old infrastructure that had decayed as Yale struggled with budget deficits in the »

In contentious debate, Hill defends laws on harassment

April 25, 2001
Anita Hill LAW ’80 sat quietly smiling, as she was introduced to the audience at the Law School Auditorium Saturday morning as a professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University. But within the first five minutes of her address, she finally gave the members of the crowd what they likely had »

Rumpus scolded for Bush story

April 20, 2001
Rumpus is no stranger to controversy, but a recent article the campus tabloid ran on the first daughter is giving it national exposure and trouble with the Yale administration. A story that ran in Rumpus’ April edition about alleged mishaps in the Secret Service’s protection of Barbara Bush ’04, the daughter of President George W. »

Trumbull house slated for move to New York

April 2, 2001
If Carol Haddad had had her way, the Kingsley-Blake House would have made a majestic spectacle floating up the Hudson on a barge en route to its new home in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. But logistical difficulties interfered. Instead, Haddad, president of the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society, has had to settle for a fleet of trucks, »

Aldermen consider backing Yale union drives

March 22, 2001
The New Haven Board of Aldermen has taken a leap into two longstanding labor disputes involving Yale and the Yale-New Haven Hospital. The board is considering passing resolutions in support of unionization by graduate students and health care workers. Both resolutions, proposed last month, call for Yale to maintain an atmosphere of neutrality and avoid »

Laura King named new Trumbull dean

February 28, 2001
Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead announced the appointment of Laura King as Trumbull College’s new dean yesterday afternoon at the college’s dining hall. King, a former resident fellow at Trumbull and an English professor at the University of Vermont, will replace departing dean Peter Novak. Trumbull Master Janet Henrich knew King as a resident fellow »