Grad seeks Ohio office

September 12, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In his race to be mayor of Cincinnati, David Pepper ’93 LAW ’99 says he has a bull’s eye on his back. An opponent accused him of failing to prevent crime and create jobs; telephone messages suggesting he is racist filled answering machines »

Elis search for savings

September 8, 2005
When Alexis Fitts ’08 picked up her English syllabus with a 20-book reading list, she was so appalled at the price of a brand-new book that she spent valuable shopping-period time finding the cheapest listings on and other Web sites, perusing the Yale Bookstore’s “used” section and contacting other students via YaleStation Books before »

Yale-New Haven doctors perform landmark surgery

September 1, 2005
When patients whose hearts were too weak to circulate blood independently were given their first hope for survival in the form of a mechanical pump, the New York Times hailed it as “a step towards a totally artificial heart.” Less than two decades after the Novacor LVAS pump was introduced, doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital »

Love and marriage go together for some Elis

April 21, 2005
It was 10 degrees in Chicago’s Oz Park when the boyfriend of Stephanie Hagan ’05 tried to stop her for a hug, and she was having none of it. “Why would you want to stand outside and cuddle? It’s freezing!” she snapped. But then she noticed his whole body trembling and he started talking, and »

Protein may be cause of osteoporosis

April 13, 2005
Agnes Vignery, a professor of orthopedics at the School of Medicine, grew up avoiding prepared food, eating fresh vegetables and climbing the 15 flights of stairs to her Paris apartment every day. She partially credits the typical American alternative to that lifestyle — “eating a lot of pills and junk food and using a car »

Eli men strap on their heels for first ‘Glam Jam’

March 31, 2005
Ethan Heard ’06 is a Yale boy: Lacoste polo (collar popped, naturally) and khakis; Neiman Marcus bag and iPod in hand; “Duke’s Men” pin on his Jack Spade messenger. But somewhere in between rolling up his pant cuffs and pulling on a pair of five-inch white high heels, Heard becomes “Trixie,” a not-so-Yale girl, who »

Study says Tourette drug did not cause death

March 30, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The death of a test subject in a Yale study was deemed unlikely to be related to a trial drug for Tourette Syndrome, according to a study due to be published this June. The subject, a 34-year-old Tourette sufferer who died five years »

Committee prepares for endorsement

March 23, 2005
The Ward 1 Democratic Committee will convene today to endorse an aldermanic candidate, who will likely emerge as the favorite to win a seat on the New Haven Board of Aldermen. After questioning the candidates this evening, the committee will select Rebecca Livengood ’07 or Dan Weeks ’06 to receive their endorsement to represent Ward »

Candidates talk at Ward 1 forum

March 22, 2005
Aldermanic candidates Rebecca Livengood ’07 and Dan Weeks ’06 traded qualifications, proposals and names of prominent city leaders with whom they had worked as they sought to differentiate their positions despite similar platforms. Yesterday’s “Meet the Candidates” forum, sponsored by the Yale College Democrats, was designed to introduce the two candidates vying for the Ward »

Masters open up transfers

February 21, 2005
Beginning this morning, transfer restrictions will be lifted at residential college dining halls for a four-week trial period authorized by a unanimous vote by the Council of Masters on Friday. For the two weeks before spring break, all college dining halls aside from Berkeley will allow an unlimited number of transfers during most meals. Berkeley »

Panel questions way University handles sex crimes

February 14, 2005
In 2003, 41 sex crimes were reported to Harvard’s campus security, while during the same period, nine sex crimes were reported at Yale, according to the Office of Postsecondary Education’s Campus Security Statistics Web site. Are Harvard students at four times the risk of their Yale counterparts? Not according to the coordinators of Rape and »

Israeli offers optimistic look

January 26, 2005
Shai Feldman, the head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, painted what he called a “rosy picture” of Israeli-Palestinian relations following the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. As part of the Jeffrey and Susan Stern Lectureship for Middle East and Israeli Affairs, Feldman briefed an audience of about 40 »