Peer schools remedy health needs differently

December 5, 2003
During their four years in New Haven, Yale undergraduates not only grapple with daunting academics and social situations, but also must learn to take responsibility for their own physical well-being. When illness strikes, Yale University Health Services often plays a large role in students’ recovery. Providing quality care for the entire Yale community is no »

Students receive mixed results and diagnoses

December 4, 2003
Now that the flu season has begun, many students will experience the inconveniences that come with the influenza virus. While symptoms such as sneezing and sniffling are a nuisance, it could be much worse. Being at college — far away from your own bed and Mom’s chicken soup — is difficult with the flu, but »

Burrito cart wraps up zoning debate, for now

October 29, 2003
Business is back to usual at the Roomba burrito cart on the corner of York and Elm streets. Latin music blasts out of a stereo while one of the usual workers, wearing pants decorated with chile peppers, heats tortillas. There is no sign of the cart’s petition response to a petition circulated by the Broadway »

Retailers cater to the Class of 2022

October 24, 2003
Anyone who has walked by Campus Customs on Broadway can tell you that “Yalies dribble too!!” Or at least that’s what they have learned from a bib displayed prominently in the window of the store, which sells Yale-licensed merchandise. Now a new piece of paraphernalia has entered the growing market of gear for the Yale-bound »

GESO hears from board

October 16, 2003
Members of the Academic Labor Board released an official statement Wednesday containing their final report on a Sept. 20 hearing about alleged instances of faculty and police intimidation of GESO members and supporters. The ALB’s statement about the hearing, which responded to GESO’s allegations, expressed concern about the issues that GESO raised, but also acknowledged »

Kennedy considers pulling ED’s support

October 14, 2003
More than eleven months after Yale College changed its early admissions policy from binding early decision to nonbinding early action, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., may propose legislation in the coming weeks to reduce federal support for colleges that employ early decision policies. The proposal would be part of Congress’ reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, »

Game show a win on campus

October 7, 2003
This past weekend, New Haven welcomed “Jeopardy!” with open arms and Pepe’s pizza. Fifteen college students from around the country competed in the show’s College Championship, which took place Friday and Saturday in Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s Lanman Center against a vivid two-dimensional representation of Yale’s campus. Robby Schrum ’05 represented Yale. The show, which is »

Lefkovitz discusses bombings

September 16, 2003
The first time Israeli journalist Etgar Lefkovitz met Yale students Zvika Krieger ’06 and Adina Lopatin ’05, they were in a Jerusalem cafe only a block away from the site of the city’s latest suicide bombing. But their most recent meeting took place in a slightly more peaceful setting — the Silliman College Master’s House. »

Blumenthal tackles GOP’s ‘misguided’ domestic policy

April 22, 2003
Expressing disappointment about the limited role the federal government has taken in recent lawsuits, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 spoke to an intimate group at a Pierson College Master’s Tea Monday about his office’s environmental, health care and tobacco reforms. A Democrat in an unprecedented third term as state attorney general, Blumenthal expressed »

Public health students get a taste of Saudi culture

January 23, 2003
On Sept. 11, 2001, Yale public health professor J. Gregory Payne received a phone call from Prince Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. Al Saud, a former student of Payne’s at Emerson College, was calling to offer his condolences and to express the hope that he and Payne would remain friends, despite the cultural tensions »

Yale alum reaches finals in Sept. 11 memorial contest

November 14, 2002
In the weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, New York architect Edwin Zawadzki GRD ’96 and his wife and partner Mason Wickham observed dozens of impromptu memorials of teddy bears and votive candles all over their Fort Greene neighborhood. Now a memorial they designed — a table bearing the names of the victims of the attack »

Ex-dean Richards wins Gish award

October 29, 2002
Legendary director Lloyd Richards, former dean of the Yale School of Drama, will take the stage himself Wednesday at New York City’s Hudson Theatre. Instead of acting, Richards will receive one of his field’s highest honors. Richards, who made history as the first black director on Broadway, will be awarded this year’s Dorothy and Lillian »