Despite downturn, galleries still stable

While stocks tank, jobs disappear and “bailout” flashes across headlines, one can rest assured that the invaluable works at Yale’s art galleries are safe from any immediate danger. As one of the top-ten withholding art institutions in the country, Yale is still buying and selling art at the normal rate, said Amy Meyers, director of […]

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At YPU, a call for ROTC’s return

Three days after starting work at Bear Sterns and three weeks after getting married to his high school sweetheart, Capt. Pete Hegseth decided to go to Iraq — and he does not regret his choice. In fact, the ROTC recruit and Princeton alumnus believes that military recruitment can be beneficial on an Ivy League campus, […]

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Double take | Chafee unseated by a Yalie

Brown University graduate Sen. Lincoln Chafee lost his incumbency two years ago. He wants to make sure there are no hard feelings. The man who defeated him, after all, happens to be a Yalie. “Honestly, I didn’t even realize that Sheldon Whitehouse ’78 went to Yale until people brought it up today,” he said. In […]

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For Chafee, hail to the Party

Sen. Lincoln Chafee is a formal Republican-turned-Independent. He is for abortion and gay rights. He is against unilateralism. And he voted for Barack Obama in Rhode Island’s Democratic primary. But he wants to promote party loyalty. At least that’s what he argued at Tuesday night’s Yale Political Union debate. Chafee spoke in the affirmative for […]

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English major sees reforms

Following a systematic two-year review, the English Department announced last spring two changes to major requirements that administrators say are aimed to encourage students to sample a wider range of classes. The review — which included surveys of current and former English majors and a review by the Yale College Committee on Majors — resulted […]

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New toilets flush with less gusto

The new residents of McClellan Hall found a surprise waiting for them when they got back to campus for move-in week: instructions for using the toilets in their bathrooms. As part of a campuswide effort to conserve water, the University this summer installed “green” toilets in McClellan, the annex for juniors in Trumbull and Jonathan […]

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