Mary Cheney mention was out of line

October 26, 2004
While I agree with a great deal of what Jamie Kirchick asserts in Friday’s column “GOP nightmare: when queer is, well, normal,” (10/22) I think that he misunderstands the grounds on which many viewers — Republicans and Democrats alike — objected to John Kerry’s mention of Mary Cheney in the third presidential debate. It is »

Faith-based initiatives remain the focus of debate

February 4, 2004
With concern for the separation of church and state in mind, Jim Towey, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, spoke at St. Thomas More Chapel Tuesday. Towey discussed the potential of faith-based organizations to alleviate social ills. Addressing an audience of about 40 Yale students and New Haven community members, »

Profs: U.S. risks much in Iraq

March 24, 2003
Echoing sentiment across the country, history and political science professors expressed concern, caution and conflicting opinions about American military efforts in Iraq. Professors said they feared the precedent the U.S. pre-emptive attack could create and said that maintaining stability in the region after the war is as important as the success of the military campaign. »

Students, profs pleased with Bush’s rhetoric

March 7, 2003
Yale professors and students, reacting to last night’s prime time presidential news conference, said they were surprised at how well President George W. Bush responded to journalists’ questions, but maintained the U.S. is still not in a political position to go to war. Bush, providing a litany of Iraqi transgressions, said his administration was in »

Conflict in Iraq approaching climax, panelists agree

March 6, 2003
Three history and political science professors warned that the nation should be prepared for an impending war with Iraq and examined possible courses of action the United States could take at a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon. Diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill and political science professors Jean Krasno and Ellen Lust-Okar participated in a small panel discussion sponsored »

Two profs elected to National Academy of Engineering

March 3, 2003
Last week, two Yale faculty members — applied physics professor Tso-Ping Ma and School of Management professor Edward Kaplan — were elected to the National Academy of Engineering, a branch of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. The NAE, which advises the federal government and also conducts independent research, lauded Kaplan for his work on »

Students, profs continue to watch N. Korea

February 28, 2003
While the U.S. government deliberates over a potential war with Iraq and Yale prepares for a strike, North Korea may be furtively relaunching its nuclear weapons program. Ironically, many Yale students and professors reported a lack of discussion about the situation in the Korean peninsula. But professors said students’ outward reactions merely belie the deep »

Profs. stay cautious about war in Iraq

February 19, 2003
Yale professors acknowledged that Monday’s stock market rally was an advantageous departure from America’s economic recession, but cautioned the nation — and Yalies — to prepare themselves for the possibility of war in Iraq. Some political science, history and economics professors cautioned against reading too much into the stock market surge and urged people to »

Yale, other colleges are possible terrorist targets, professors say

February 13, 2003
A day after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller warned U.S. senators of possible terrorist attacks against universities, Yale administrators and professors acknowledged that Yale could be a prime target and said the University should consider the tip seriously. Speaking before the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday, Mueller said al-Qaida, hindered by tight »

Profs denounce Bush tax cuts in Times ad

February 12, 2003
Though Yale professor Gustav Ranis maintains that President Bush’s tax cut plan is “dead on arrival,” Ranis and professor Christopher Udry have joined hundreds of economists who hope to secure the proposal’s demise. The two Yale professors pledged their names in opposition to the plan Tuesday in a full-page advertisement that ran in The New »

Plans set for science facilities

February 5, 2003
Fulfilling its professed commitment to engineering and the sciences, Yale has finalized plans for two new additions to its campus — a new chemistry facility and a new engineering building. But to the dismay of some professors at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the plan includes cutting down several trees. Before workers break »

Professors critique Bush’s hawkish stance

January 30, 2003
With the American people, the international community and his alma mater watching, U.S. President George W. Bush ’68 described his vision for the nation’s future in his second State of the Union address Tuesday night. Bush touched on an array of issues, including the fight against terrorism, the economy, North Korea and Iraq. While a »