Group criticizes hospital debt collection practices

May 1, 2003 • 0
A social justice organization connected with Yale’s unions has accused Yale-New Haven Hospital of unfair debt collection processes and misuse of donated free health care funds. The Hospital Debt Justice Project has been trying to rally support through community meetings, including one tomorrow night. Group leaders said Yale-New Haven Hospital has misused donations and unfairly »

WHO is neglecting Taiwan in SARS fight, students say

April 16, 2003 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A group of Taiwanese students says the World Health Organization is short-changing Taiwan in its efforts to eradicate Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Two Taiwanese graduate students — Shu Yuan Yang GRD ’06 and Hui-Ju Wu GRD ’02 — recently started a letter-writing campaign »

University responds to SARS threat

April 7, 2003 • 0
As the global threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome increases, the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital are taking steps to prepare for the mysterious disease should it appear in New Haven. In a campuswide e-mail message April 4, University Secretary Linda Lorimer said faculty, staff and students should postpone nonessential travel to areas affected by »

High school students explore medicine at ‘Research Day’

March 27, 2003 • 0
Considering whether to pursue a career path in medicine is a decision many high school students face during their academic careers. A group of Yale School of Medicine residents, in conjunction with two hospitals in Waterbury, worked together last Friday to help students make that decision a little easier. More than 100 Waterbury high school »

Surgery pioneer, prof Glenn dies at 88

March 25, 2003 • 0
World-renowned cardiothoracic surgery pioneer and Yale professor William Glenn died March 10 in Peterborough, N.H. He was 88. Glenn achieved worldwide recognition as a surgeon, scientist and educator throughout his tenure at Yale, which he began in 1948 as the medical school’s first chief of cardiovascular surgery. His innovations included procedures for treating newborns with »

Hospital workers rally for unionization rights

March 5, 2003 • 0
More than 1,000 union members and supporters called on Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital to settle contracts and respect hospital workers’ right to unionize during a rally on the medical school campus Tuesday. The rally, which focused on health-care benefits and hospital workers, drew together many striking workers and graduate students during the second day »

Med school adjusts to new digs on Congress

March 4, 2003 • 0
With construction on the medical school’s $176 million Congress Avenue Building finally complete, the daunting task of moving in begins. The move-in, which has been occurring since January, is being coordinated by Freeman Enterprises, a consulting firm experienced with medical and laboratory facility relocations. Freeman Enterprises President Caroline Freeman Tunis said the firm must relocate »

Hospital denies misusing bed funds

March 3, 2003 • 1
Yale-New Haven Hospital officials, facing a state lawsuit, denied allegations last week that the hospital misused funds intended for the poor. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, whose office filed the suit Feb. 20, said he would continue to take legal action against the hospital’s practices. In the suit, Blumenthal alleged that the hospital illegally denied »

Yale med school apps remain steady

February 27, 2003 • 0
Though the number of medical school applicants nationwide has fallen dramatically, applications to the Yale School of Medicine remained steady. Approximately 3,400 applicants applied to the Yale School of Medicine this year, comparable to last year’s 3,342 applications. Although applications to Yale’s medical school have steadily increased since 1999, medical school applications nationally have declined »

Students focus on South Asian issues at conference

February 10, 2003 • 0
While today’s college students have often been criticized for political apathy, the considerable crowds in attendance at this past weekend’s “Solidarity” conference defied the trend. The inaugural two-day conference hosted by the South Asian Conference Council attracted over 250 college students from across the country and Canada. The conference addressed current issues in the South »

City library slashes hours after deep budget cuts

September 11, 2002 • 0
As a brand new school year begins, New Haven residents and children are finding it more difficult to enjoy the collections of the New Haven Free Public Library. With the city slashing budgets across the board in order to address a worsening fiscal situation, the New Haven library system has been hit particularly hard, leading »

Yale to mark Sept. 11 with events, panels

September 10, 2002 • 0
One year after the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history, a series of commemorative events on campus will attempt to give the Yale community a sense of closure. “It seemed to us that the anniversary was the appropriate moment to learn and reflect on the events of the past year,” events organizer Cynthia Farrar said. »