Davenport housing registration to go online

September 23, 2002
Every spring, Yale students agonize over the housing process as they deal with confusing rules and fickle roommates. But now, Davenport College will make at least one part of the process a little easier. Davenport’s housing registration is slated to go digital this spring after online surveys proved successful in providing the housing committee an »

Conference examines Vietnam

September 16, 2002
When war is waged, it scars both the land and its people. At a symposium last weekend sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Yale School of Nursing, participants considered how damage to the Vietnamese ecosystem created a network of victims that transgressed national boundaries and generations long after the Vietnam War ended. »

City museum shows 9/11 debris

September 6, 2002
As the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, cities and organizations across the nation have begun to memorialize the disaster in a tangible and personal way. In this spirit, wreckage from the World Trade Center — among media clips, firefighter gear, and personal memorabilia — may be viewed and touched at the »

Yale and national history intertwined

June 30, 2002
Although Yale was known for its anti-establishment elan during the Vietnam War, rebellion at Yale is deeply rooted in the soil of an insurgent American history. Four Yalies signed the Declaration of Independence. Students-turned-soldiers trained on the New Haven Green in 1775. Upon death’s threshold, class of 1773 graduate Nathan Hale uttered his famous words: »

Commencement events fill weekend

May 26, 2002
Graduating Yalies will go out to the sounds of bells, music, drama and the words of New York Gov. George Pataki. Numerous events are planned before Commencement, including concerts, musicals and Baccalaureate services. Here’s the wrap-up of Commencement weekend activities. The Yale Dramatic Association is geared up to perform its spring musical, “City of Angels,” »

Democrats vow to oust Rowland

April 24, 2002
Three state Democrats vying to become the next governor of Connecticut spoke at a New Haven school last night to galvanize support behind the Democratic ticket in this fall’s election. All three Democratic gubernatorial candidates — Bill Curry, George Jepsen and John Nussbaum — criticized Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland at a meeting sponsored by »

Seniors can earn cash with New Haven essay

April 16, 2002
A lot has happened in New Haven since a group of 500 Puritans, led by the Rev. John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, sailed into the harbor in 1638. Eighty years later, the Collegiate School moved here from Old Saybrook and was renamed Yale, after a generous benefactor. Yale’s history is inextricably linked with New Haven, »

Gay rights celebrated with silence

April 12, 2002
Students on campus paused Wednesday in honor of the National Day of Silence, keeping mum in remembrance of those silenced by “harassment, prejudice and discrimination.” The Day of Silence was only one of the events the Queer-Straight Alliance, PRISM and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative at Yale organized for “Pride Week,” which began »

Rallies call for end to violence in the Mideast

April 8, 2002
Flickering candles illuminated the marble slabs of Beinecke Plaza as a small crowd of Yale students and New Haven residents observed an hour of silence last night. Robert Beloin, pastor of St. Thomas More Church, borrowed St. Francis of Assisi’s words. “Lord God, make us instruments of your peace,” he said to the group, which »

Death penalty awareness week closes with talk, vigil

April 5, 2002
The National Week of Student Action to Abolish the Death Penalty culminated yesterday evening in a talk by an Amnesty International representative and a candlelight vigil on the steps of Dwight Hall. A series of discussions and campaigns this week — including a Silliman College Master’s Tea, a Social Justice Network dinner and a direct »

Lieberman supports bill financing port security

February 26, 2002
U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman endorsed the Port and Maritime Security Act, currently before the Senate, during a joint press conference with New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. at the New Haven Harbor Monday. Fighting a cold, the former vice presidential candidate outlined short- and long-term plans to improve security at the nation’s seaports and said »

Pakistani professor speaks on U.S. views of Islam

February 22, 2002
The talk was titled “Will the ‘Real’ Islam Please Stand up?” But rather than answering the question, Asma Barlas said asking for a definition of Islam is racist. The Ithaca College professor and former member of the Pakistani Foreign Service spoke to a small group of students at a Silliman College Master’s Tea Thursday. She »