Discussion of Chinese issues must cover Taiwanese relations as well

April 20, 2006 • 0
The visit of China’s President Hu Jintao on Friday should open a Universitywide dialogue not just on the positives of the Yale-China relationship, but also on student concerns about the Chinese government and its policies. While we applaud Yale’s involvement in China, we believe that in promoting Hu’s visit, the University has deemphasized many controversial »

Racially based humor reflects badly on school

April 17, 2006 • 0
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions tells students “The pursuit of diversity and excellence lies at the heart of Yale.” The University lauds itself for creating a home away from home for every student thanks to the “welcoming atmosphere of the entire Yale community.” If, as visiting prefrosh, we were reading the latest issue of the »

Review committee for ethnic counselors formed

November 21, 2002 • 0
With the formation of a review committee, changes to the ethnic counselor program may be on the way. Current ethnic counselors announced plans for the committee at an information session Wednesday. The committee, which will report directly to Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead and be chaired by a residential college dean, will be charged with »

Gay rights ministry honors Yale theologian headline

November 18, 2002 • 0
Yale Divinity School professor Margaret Farley received New Ways Ministry’s Bridge Building Award Saturday for her challenge to Catholic policy on on homosexual rights, mounted through decades of writings and lectures. The awards luncheon in Woolsey Hall featured testimonials to Farley’s accomplishments and character, along with a talk by Farley on gay and lesbian issues, »

State and local leaders discuss issues in Connecticut school finance

October 22, 2002 • 0
The complex issues surrounding Connecticut school funding were the focus of a Dwight Hall community discussion Monday night. The discussion — which featured state representatives Rob Heagney and Cameron Staples and Rob Smuts ’01, city policy analyst for New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. — was part of Dwight Hall’s “Intersections in Education” series. The »

International issues dinner series revived

October 16, 2002 • 0
For one small group of Yalies, Monday dinners now come with an occasional side of, perhaps, Ecuadorean economics. International Conversations, an international issues discussion series, was revived this year by Julia Tobias ’04 and Nils-Bertil Wallin ’04. Their first dinnertime discussion on Oct. 7 featured speaker Alonso Perez-Kakabadse, one of the Yale World Fellows, who »

Carter publishes fiction novel

October 9, 2002 • 0
It was a scene familiar to many Yale Law School students — law professor Stephen L. Carter in glasses and a gray tweed coat, reading out loud from a thick book. This, however, was a Yale Bookstore-sponsored book signing, not a Law School class. And on Tuesday night Carter was reading excerpts not from a »

Physics panel discusses Schon case

October 8, 2002 • 0
The story of J. Hendrik Schon, a Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories physicist fired after allegations of scientific misconduct, was the subject of discussion for a lively informal panel held Monday by the Department of Applied Physics. “This is an unprecedented phenomenon of scientific misconduct — nothing like this has happened in at least 50 »

Tiananmen Square historian talks of frustration

October 3, 2002 • 0
In April 1999, author Terrence Cheng was riding in a Beijing taxicab with a driver who did not want to discuss Tiananmen Square. Visiting China after conducting two years of research for his first novel, “Sons of Heaven,” Cheng had been carefully raising questions about the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 1989. But like other »

Zen Buddhist monk claps hands at Davenport Tea

September 13, 2002 • 0
Wearing a wry half-smile, the Zen Buddhist monk in the simple gray robes paused to consider the mild, momentary havoc he had just wreaked on a room full of attentive Yale students. With just a single sharp clap of his hands in the middle of a calmly intoned sentence, he had succeeded in startling his »