Around New Haven: Schools to improve by 2012

September 5, 2008 • 0
Last year the New Haven school district was named one of 12 Connecticut districts that the No Child Left Behind Act deemed “in need of improvement.” Yesterday, the Connecticut Board of Education unanimously passed a plan to help these schools improve. According to New Haven school officials, the New Haven Register reported, by 2011 the »

DeStefano, Calder meet young elects

April 24, 2008 • 0
Although they only account for 4.8 percent of all American elected officials, office-holders under the age of 35 showed this week that they are still determined to be effective leaders. Today, more than 150 of these young elected officials working in all levels of government will leave Little Rock, Ark., after the conclusion of the »

Xu plays up organizational, logistical skills

April 14, 2008 • 0
It was simple curiosity that led Anne Xu ’09 to become a liaison for the UOFC this year. After encountering financial difficulties with the Yale Classical Society, which she founded, Xu began to wonder how the UOFC really worked. “I was shocked by the basic logistical things that were not being done,” she said. Providing »

Marr envisions funding as ‘customer service’

April 14, 2008 • 0
In running for chair of the UOFC, Matthew Marr ’10 hopes he can add more of a personal touch to the organization’s operations. “The UOFC is basically a customer-service program,” the Berkeley College sophomore said. “It works between administration and students for funding.” Marr said he would encourage a closer relationship between UOFC liaisons and »

Twarek looks to simplify UOFC bureaucracy

April 14, 2008 • 0
With two years of experience as a UOFC board member, Bryan Twarek ’10 has been planning to run for the chair position all year. As treasurer of the Rotoract Club, Twarek has seen the UOFC’s operations from an outsider’s perspective. And as leader of the UOFC’s capital-equipment program, which provides things like projectors and lights »

SOM student wins Cannes fellowship

April 7, 2008 • 0
For many Yale students, the choice between spending the summer relaxing in an exotic locale and enhancing their resumes with a fast paced internship is not an easy one. But Drew Skelton SOM ’09 will get the best of both worlds. He simply does not have to choose. Skelton was selected to be part of »

DeStefano, lacking state money, focuses on crime

March 28, 2008 • 0
A day after the State Senate Appropriations Committee set aside less state funding for New Haven than anticipated in Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s proposed city budget, DeStefano remained focused on pitching his plans to target crime through city spending at his second community budget meeting. About a dozen city residents gathered in the basement of »

Alumni take ‘Taxi’ to Oscar’s red carpet

February 29, 2008 • 0
For Executive Producer Donald Glascoff ’67, the Oscar he received Sunday night for best documentary is more than just a pretty statuette — it is also a vindication of his decision to abandon, mid-life, his career as a lawyer and take up public-service filmmaking on a whim. “Taxi to the Dark Side,” which was written »

Mayor defends downtown ‘infill’

February 28, 2008 • 0
Some 30 Elm City residents and officials met in the Edgewood School Library Wednesday night for Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s third go-around at making a case for long-term economic development in downtown New Haven. Elaborating on themes from two previous meetings this year, DeStefano talked primarily about what he called the need for a concentrated »

Compared to faltering fellow units, Univ. Press a success

February 25, 2008 • 0
The idea for a printing press based in New Haven dates all the way back to a 1753 letter written by Benjamin Franklin. In July of 1908, plans were finally codified for a small, privately owned publishing firm — the Yale University Press. And now, 100 years later, the Press is one of the most »

Matador offers Elis pick-up tips

February 14, 2008 • 7
Dressed in tight leather pants, patterned vest and a V-neck muscle shirt, Matador, of VH1’s “The Pick-Up Artist,” cut an intimidating figure Wednesday night in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall. As part of the latest event in the Sex Week at Yale series, Matador spoke to a packed audience for 90 minutes, revealing tips and tricks from his »

H.K. students lead forum

February 7, 2008 • 0
Eight visiting students from New Asia College in Hong Kong led a four-part symposium on globalization and identity at the Afro-American Cultural Center Wednesday afternoon. The symposium explored economic consumption, the English language and the city of Hong Kong as a way of understanding how each has contributed to a globalized Chinese identity. The visiting »