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Cooper ’89 brings intensity to news

September 29, 2005 • 1
Since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, the name of CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper ’89 has been on everyone’s lips, from U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to comedian Jon Stewart. Cooper the journalist has become the subject of news himself. Whether traveling to those towns hardest hit by the hurricane or giving first-hand assistance to a doctor »
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Marans counsels Katrina refugees

September 16, 2005 • 0
As families left homeless and helpless by Hurricane Katrina arrive in New Haven, they need more than simply beds, food and clothes. They must also begin recovering from the psychological trauma inflicted by the storm — a process that Steven Marans, associate director of Yale’s National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, has been charged »
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Big Easy students settle in

September 13, 2005 • 0
Instead of plunging directly into course material in his ever-popular “Cold War” class on Monday, John Gaddis chose to begin his lecture by singling out one student. Addressing a packed Law School auditorium, Gaddis personally welcomed one new face: Sarah Lockwood, a junior from Tulane University. “I sat in the balcony today because I didn’t »
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Yalies put stock in investing future

September 2, 2005 • 0
When Orkun Sahmali ’06 invested in a small biotechnology company a few years ago, it initially did not do as well as predicted. But Sahmali had to deal not only with his own losses but also the complaints of his friends, many of whom had entrusted him with their funds. “Overnight the stock went from »
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On the small screen, volume of unionization debate rises

April 28, 2005 • 0
Three New Haven television channels have recently been airing commercials featuring Carmen Bistrain, an elderly woman who the narrator says battled uterine cancer. But cancer was not all she was battling: The narrator also states that when Bistrain was unable to pay her bills in full, Yale-New Haven Hospital began witholding a portion of her »
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A day in the life: Jason Ray

April 18, 2005 • 0
Jason Ray ’06 has no trouble staying active on Wednesdays, even though he has only one class. A theater studies major from Glennville, Ga, Ray acts in three or four theater productions a year, holds two part-time jobs and sings in the Yale Gospel Choir. This Davenport student just finished playing the lead in a »
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A day in the life: Joslyn Woodard

April 18, 2005 • 0
Joslyn Woodard ’06, a native of Irvine, Calif., lives off-campus but is affiliated with Trumbull College. A sprinter and jumper on the women’s track team, Woodard won honors as the top female athlete at the Indoor Ivy League Championship this year. Woodard, a biology major, is also the president of Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach, »
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A day in the life: Chad Kritzberger

April 18, 2005 • 0
Chad Kritzberger ’06, an outdoorsman and a devout Catholic from Hudson, Ohio, has spent the past several weeks cramming for the MCAT this Saturday so he can attend medical school. When he is not studying, this Pierson College molecular, cellular and developmental biology major attends mass, goes to the gym, works in a lab and »
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A day in the life: Julie Gonzales

April 18, 2005 • 0
Julie Gonzales ’05 is about to graduate, but this Texan, a member of Silliman College and a double-major in history and in ethnicity, race and migration, has not slowed down yet. A member of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan at Yale, or MEChA, and the Undergraduate Organizing Committee, Gonzales is hoping to eventually go »
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Local boxer returns for ‘homecoming’ contest

April 1, 2005 • 0
Chad Dawson, like many of his New Haven childhood friends, began boxing at the Ring One program on Congress Avenue when he was 11 years old. But unlike Dawson’s peers who, for the most part, have since given up boxing, Dawson could soon become one of the Elm City’s most famous athletes. Middleweight “Bad” Chad »
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Teach for America draws eager Elis

March 28, 2005 • 0
Eliza Kennedy ’02 conducts hundreds of interviews with qualified applicants who desperately want to work for her company. But Kennedy does not represent a Wall Street firm with lucrative first-year jobs, nor does she offer applicants the chance to see the world. All Kennedy has to offer is a two-year-minimum stint of difficult work, with »
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Students react to aid changes

March 4, 2005 • 0
Although Dambudzo Muzenda ’07 has already spent almost two years at Yale, she has taken only one trip to visit her family in Harare, Zimbabwe. She presumed that her trip home over winter break this year would be the only time she would see her family until graduation — until she heard about the University’s »