Double take | Chafee unseated by a Yalie

October 2, 2008 • 0
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 »

For Chafee, hail to the Party

October 2, 2008 • 1
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 »

English major sees reforms

September 18, 2008 • 4
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 »

New toilets flush with less gusto

September 10, 2008 • 5
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 »