YSFP’s missions make program worthwhile

September 24, 2007 • 0
On Oct. 2, 1993 — exactly nine years before launching the Yale Sustainable Food Project with an inaugural banquet in Berkeley College — Richard Levin spoke at a different inauguration: his own. “Numberless are the world’s wonders, but none more wonderful than man,” he read, quoting Sophocles. “Earth, holy and inexhaustible, is graven with shining »

Alum wins French literary award

November 10, 2006 • 0
Jonathan Littell ’89 joined the ranks of Marcel Proust, André Malraux and Simone de Beauvoir on Monday when he won the Prix Goncourt, France’s highest literary honor. Littell won the prize for his novel “Les Bienveillantes,” a 903-page fictional memoir of a former Nazi SS officer who reinvented himself as a lace manufacturer in northern »

McPhee reads, discusses work

November 3, 2006 • 0
A half hour before John McPhee’s reading Thursday night, the Branford College common room was two-thirds full. When McPhee arrived, the room was packed and many students were standing to catch a glimpse of one of America’s preeminent nonfiction writers. Public readings by McPhee are rare, according to Fred Strebeigh, who teaches nonfiction writing at »

Sustainable food is a luxury, but an environmentally justified one

October 4, 2006 • 0
Two days ago, Sam Heller denounced sustainable food as a “luxury good” to which a “bogus moral component” has been attached (“YSFP meals impress, but at great expense,” 10/2). He writes that “eating sustainable food does not make you a humanitarian.” I agree. This is akin to saying that eating a hamburger does not make »

M. soccer to take on Princeton

September 22, 2006 • 0
After a long streak of away games, the Elis will have the comfort of starting off the Ivy season at home this weekend. The stakes are high, but so is morale. A win against Princeton (3-2-2) would establish Yale (3-3-1) as one of this season’s Ivy League contenders, but a loss could take the wind »