Former Obama advisor talks foreign policy

Tom Donilon, former national security advisor to President Obama, spoke about his experience and current challenges in American foreign policy.

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Safety concerns force YIRA trip cancellation

After the University raised safety concerns, the Yale International Relations Association has cancelled its plans for a student group trip to Pakistan over winter break.

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A Toxic Legacy

The sun had just come out when graduation ceremonies began on Old Campus on a wet May morning in 1996. While a huge labor demonstration on the New Haven Green shook some students and their families, little of the clamor made it through Phelps Gate. The Yale Concert Band played Wagner and Berlioz as graduates […]

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Alum arrested in Malawi after coup attempt

Yale alumnus Peter Mutharika LAW ’69 is in custody in his native country of Malawi after allegedly mounting a coup following the 2012 death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, Peter Mutharika’s brother. According to the BBC, Mutharika and at least nine others were arrested for unconstitutionally seeking to prevent Joyce Banda, then Malawi’s vice president, […]

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PepsiCo sponsorship of alumni conference draws heated concerns

Yale alumni are blowing their tops over Yale’s relationship with beverage and snack company PepsiCo. PepsiCo — whose CEO is a Yale trustee, whose New Haven lab employs Yalies and whose dollars are funding a graduate fellowship at the School of Medicine — is raising eyebrows among alumni over its sponsorship of a conference for […]

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Israeli gov’t blasts Yale professor’s study

A new study of Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks led by Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist Bruce Wexler has come under fire from the Israeli government.

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Anti-crime initiative under NAACP scrutiny

New Haven officials have rallied around an anti-crime initiative after the Connecticut NAACP criticized the program for endangering the civil rights of minority communities.

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Harvard releases terrible video parodying Yale

Harvard’s notoriously classless “comedy” group On Harvard Time released a parody video yesterday in anticipation of the upcoming Yale-Harvard game, which will take place this Saturday. But if the video was intended to intimidate any Yalies, it’s having the opposite effect: The video is terrible. Based on the premise of “West Side Story,” the video […]

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Grad students bemoan lack of swipe access

Though graduate students’ meal plans allow them to eat in residential college dining halls, most cannot use their ID cards to enter the colleges.

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Conservative pundit criticizes Obama

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza came to Yale on Friday to discuss American exceptionalism and President Barack Obama’s “anti-colonial” agenda. During D’Souza’s visit, which was sponsored by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program, he participated in a small conversation group with roughly 12 students and gave a lecture to a larger audience. D’Souza recently directed a […]

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Professors talk race with Dems

With four weeks until Election Day, professors David Blight and Elizabeth Alexander joined the Yale College Democrats on Monday night to discuss the effects of racial politics in the presidential race. After thanking the Yale College Democrats for their efforts on behalf of Democratic candidates, Alexander began the conversation in the Branford College common room […]

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Makeshift tombstone marks end of Safety Dance

If you’re mourning the end of Safety Dance, you’re not alone. Students enacted an impromptu cardboard tombstone on Cross Campus on Friday, memorializing the 1980s-themed dance that was canceled earlier this week. The gray-painted tombstone read “Safety Dance, R.I.P., 1980s – 2012: Never gonna give you up,” signaling an apparent homage to the well-known 1987 […]

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