City

Q&A | Eli an advocate for the homeless

April 21, 2009 • 24
In light of her upcoming re-appointment to the New Haven Homeless Advisory Commission on Monday, Beth Reisfeld ’09, the co-coordinator of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, sits down with the News to discuss the state of homelessness in the Elm City. Created in 1999, the commission recommends potential solutions to city homelessness directly »
Culture

Egyptologists celebrate acquisitions with a lecture

April 21, 2009 • 0
The recently acquired collection from the research of silent film star turned Egyptologist Natacha Rambova will pave the way for new research, John Darnell, Yale professor of Egyptology, said Monday. More than 40 people gathered in the lecture hall of Sterling Memorial Library to hear Darnell discuss more than 10,000 items that comprise the new »
Sports

SAILING | Yale sailors brave harsh conditions

April 14, 2009 • 0
Shifty winds and an unconventional course characterized this weekend’s Marchiando-Friis Team Race, hosted by MIT and Tufts in Cambridge, Mass. The No. 3 Bulldog coed team, which won the event in 2007 and 2008, took third overall, despite posting the most wins during Saturday’s qualifying round of competition. The No. 2 Bulldog women’s team had »
University

U.S. still on top, says Cardoso

April 14, 2009 • 0
Despite predictions that the global financial crisis could topple the economic hegemony of the United States, the country will remain the world’s preeminent power at least for the near future, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said Monday. Before an audience of about 150, Cardoso — the Brazilian president from 1995 to 2002 and a »
University

Islamic scholars assemble at Yale

April 13, 2009 • 5
More than 100 scholars of Islamic studies from around the country gathered at Yale this weekend for the eighth annual Critical Islamic Reflections Conference, “Community leadership in American Islam.” Over the course of Saturday’s conference, participants examined the institutions and leaders of America’s Muslim community, and how those leaders could better engage with the next »
City

Briefly: Tweed resolution approved at Board of Aldermen meeting

April 7, 2009 • 0
In Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution to install a sound barrier along the State Street entrance to highway I-91 south. It also passed a resolution approving transfer of funds to provide $160,000 in supplemental operating support to the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority. Ward 23 Alderman Yusuf Shah, chair »
University

Alumni explore Latino issues at conference

April 6, 2009 • 1
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. More than 200 Latino alumni from around the country gathered at Yale this weekend for the University’s first-ever Latino Alumni reunion, where participants celebrated the growth of the University’s Latino community and discussed the challenges it still faces. Through roundtable discussions, panels and »
University

Over tea, PepsiCo chief talks business

March 30, 2009 • 0
After years of putting in 20-hour days and sleeping only when it was convenient, PepsiCo Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi SOM ’80 said at a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Friday that she has effectively worked for the equivalent of 160 years. Climbing to the top of the corporate ladder at PepsiCo has »
Sci-Tech

Viertel urges sustainability

February 27, 2009 • 2
For Joshua Viertel, sustainable farming does not only mean picking fruits from orchards and buying them from farmers’ markets. Viertel — the co-founder and former co-director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project and now the president of Slow Food USA, a movement that seeks to encourage Americans to buy local and eat organic — argued »