Endowment sound despite slight loss

October 3, 2002
In a difficult year for investors nationwide, the value of Yale’s endowment fell slightly despite a small investment return, Yale President Richard Levin said Wednesday. The 0.7 percent investment return was not enough to offset spending from the endowment, and the total value fell from $10.7 billion to $10.5 billion. In the 2001-2002 fiscal year, »

YCC creates new advisory committee

October 1, 2002
When it comes to student government, the more the merrier — at least according to the Yale College Council. By a vote of 20-6-1 Sunday night, the YCC passed a resolution creating a new advisory committee designed to foster communication between the residential colleges. The body, the Council of Residential College Presidents, will include all »

Classes on Arabic see large rise in popularity

September 24, 2002
As violence in the Middle East continues to escalate, and student interest in the region increases, the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department and colleges across the country are struggling to keep up with the demand for Arabic classes. The American Association of Arabic teachers has reported a 10 percent increase in student enrollment in »

SOM seeks to get more minorities

September 19, 2002
As the stock of the Yale School of Management continues to rise, the school is enrolling more women and underrepresented minorities, though officials and students said there is still work to be done. This year, the SOM admitted a record-breaking number of women and underrepresented minorities. After reviewing 2,517 applications — a 20 percent increase »

New Haven plays up Bush connection

September 13, 2002
A history lesson can come in all sorts of forms — as a John Gaddis lecture, a packet from Tyco or even a sign on the highway. Students driving to school on Interstate 95 this fall received an early history lesson in just that form when newly installed highway signs welcomed them to New Haven, »

New Haven weather unpredictable

June 30, 2002
The day you’re trying to figure out how to get all your boxes and your new futon up to your fourth-floor suite is guaranteed to be the hottest, most humid of the year. And the extra family members and boxes and stress of those first few days don’t do much to cool you off. As »

Local restaurateur runs for House

April 24, 2002
Yesterday afternoon was quiet at the Tibwin Grill, as owner Richter Elser ’81 stood behind the bar, working while a few patrons lunched. A little more than an hour later, however, he stood before a larger and louder group at the Omni New Haven Hotel and announced his candidacy for Congress. Elser, running as a »

YES gives Y50K winners money, start-up support

April 22, 2002
With the troubles plaguing Enron Corp. and Arthur Andersen of late, not to mention the state of the nation’s economy, it seems like the last thing anyone would want to do is start a company. But that is exactly what the 55 entrants in the Yale Entrepreneurial Society’s Y50K competition wanted to do. And with »

Journalists try to explain low Latin American growth

April 19, 2002
Citing inefficient political reforms and lack of sufficient help from the United States, a group of journalists attempted to explain why growth in Latin America has stagnated after what they called promising strides made a decade ago. In a panel discussion in the Law School, the group focused on the current state of affairs in »

U.S. Rep., Yalie debate Higher Ed. Act

April 11, 2002
In the wake of Yale’s decision to reimburse students for aid lost under the federal Higher Education Act, Yale College Council Rep. Andrew Allison ’04 debated U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., on a CNBC segment last night. The “Drug Free Student” provision of the Higher Education Act prohibits students who have been convicted of a »

Track teams finish middle of the pack

April 9, 2002
Distance runners shined this weekend as the women’s track team finished fourth and the men finished seventh at the College of William & Mary’s Colonial Relays meet. In a field of 14 teams, the women finished fourth with 85 points, 102 points behind first place Seton Hall University. “I was encouraged by the fourth-place finish, »

Peaceful protesters call for peace in the Mideast

April 8, 2002
A small, quiet group of demonstrators gathered on the steps of the New Haven courthouse on Church Street Friday to call for peace in the Middle East. Holding signs like “End U.S. Funding of Sharon’s War” and “End Israeli Occupation,” they demanded an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories. Organized by the New Haven Peace Coalition »