Yale libertarian plans drastic ‘Free State Project’

Frustrated by the Libertarian Party’s failure to make progress nationally, Jason Sorens GRD ’04 decided the best course of action would be to take over Wyoming. Or maybe Alaska. The plan, which Sorens calls “The Free State Project,” is ambitious. It calls for moving 20,000 people — including the one additional Yalie who has signed […]

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With Roberts, Hollywood comes to Yale

It’s official — Yale’s gone Hollywood. On Nov. 1, actress Julia Roberts, along with co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles, will arrive on campus to film scenes for their upcoming movie, “Mona Lisa Smile.” With major stars, the film may break a recent string of unsuccessful Yale-themed movies — the box-office disaster “The Skulls,” the […]

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Less is more in new introductory physics course

When students showed up last year for the first day of “Modern Physical Measurement” — the introductory physics lab course — they were asked to perform an experiment on geometrical optics. Every week thereafter, they had to write full lab reports, often in addition to weekly assignments on error analysis. But students enrolled in this […]

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Endowment sound despite slight loss

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, […]

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YCC creates new advisory committee

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 […]

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Classes on Arabic see large rise in popularity

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 […]

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SOM seeks to get more minorities

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 […]

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New Haven plays up Bush connection

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, […]

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New Haven weather unpredictable

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 […]

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Local restaurateur runs for House

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 […]

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YES gives Y50K winners money, start-up support

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 […]

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Journalists try to explain low Latin American growth

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 […]

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