Graduate student senate asks for equal rights for straight couples

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate unanimously approved an Oct. 23 proposal to extend to heterosexual couples the same rights they would have if they were homosexual. The problem, GPSS President Jason Marshall SOM ’04 said, is that only graduate and professional students’ heterosexual married spouses and homosexual partners — who fulfill certain requirements indicating […]


YSAC prepares for Harvard-Yale

The Yale Student Activities Committee plans to give both Bulldogs and Cantabs a day to remember on the Friday preceding the Nov. 22 Harvard-Yale football game. YSAC Chairman Andrew Cedar ’06 said the committee will make a map of Yale’s campus for Harvard students, which will include a listing of event times for things such […]


Savings card set to debut

The Yale College Council said it intends to distribute a free discount card to the Yale community that will offer savings at participating local vendors. The YCC unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday to bring the Student Savings Club to Yale. The idea for the proposal came from YCC Community Committee member Casey Moriarty ’05, whose […]


YCC asks for airport shuttle

Peggy Hunt ’06 said she is tired of paying “ridiculous” prices for transportation to Bradley International Airport. “It costs so much money,” Hunt said. Fortunately, for Hunt, the Yale College Council has proposed changes to Yale’s transportation system. The first change, if implemented, will provide relatively inexpensive transportation to Bradley International Airport, while the second […]


ABP to stop accepting Flex

Au Bon Pain will no longer accept Flex dollars, but Yale will try to make Flex an option at Ivy Noodle and MexiCali Grille, Yale Dining Services Director David Davidson said Tuesday. The Flex dollars program — which allows participating students to spend a semesterly allowance at local restaurants — is still in effect at […]


Students rally for workers

About 75 Yale students, many of whom belong to the Undergraduate Organizing Committee and the Yale Coalition for Peace, rode with 11 busloads of New Haven immigrants and supporters to a New York City rally Saturday, marking the culmination of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride. The rally, which took place in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and […]


ITS helps defend against worms

With the help of Information Technology Services, many Yalies have been patching their computers recently to stay one step ahead of hackers. After Microsoft announced a vulnerability in its Windows operating systems, ITS has been sending out a rash of instructional e-mails in recent weeks to students whose operating systems were susceptible to infection. Yale’s […]


At strike’s end, a sigh of relief

Looking forward to the prospects of eating in dining halls and resuming work, Yale students and union members expressed relief Thursday that the three-week strike of locals 34 and 35 was at an end. Most students said the strike was, at worst, a minor inconvenience. But they said they were eagerly awaiting a campus free […]


Branford book thief breaks into storage

Several Branford College residents returned this fall to find items had been stolen from storage, but were surprised to see that whoever infiltrated the college’s storage space favored books over more expensive items. The thief or thieves broke into storage in the squash courts and several other areas where students had stored their belongings at […]


Dean rallies 1,000 in support of unions

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean ’71, in a Friday evening speech on Beinecke Plaza, became the third prominent national figure to speak out this week in favor of Yale’s unions. Dean’s speech followed those by fellow presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 and the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. In […]


Boshart’s injuries hinder relay team

In front of a crowd of about 50,000 people at this weekend’s Penn Relays, distance runner Matthew Boshart ’06 left it all on the track, including the bottom layer of skin on his foot. Boshart lost his shoe in his leg of the distance-medley relay and proceeded to finish. His foot was so torn up, […]

Harvard men outpace Yale’s outdoor track and field

After beating Harvard in the indoor season, the men’s track team fell to the Cantabs 91 to 71 Saturday at Yale’s Dewitt Cuyler Field. The Elis swept the high jump and turned in six first-place finishes, but they could not keep up with Harvard. Crimson co-captain and distance runner John Traugott and sprinter Chris Lambert, […]