Panel urges ties between Yale, military

April 10, 2003
With national attention focused on the American military in Iraq, a group of professors and a retired air force officer examined the ties between Yale and the armed services during a panel discussion Wednesday night. Panelists, including history professor Donald Kagan, diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill and retired United States Air Force Lt. General Tad Oelstrom, emphasized »

Bensky criticizes coverage of war

April 4, 2003
Journalist and radio show host Larry Bensky ’58 challenged students Thursday to view with skepticism news coverage of the American-led war with Iraq, charging a widespread lack of objectivity in much Ameircan print and broadcast reporting. Bensky, a National Affairs Correspondent for alternative radio network Pacifica Radio and a former managing editor of the Yale »

Activists decry war at rally

March 26, 2003
Adding their voices to a series of recent worldwide protests, Yale students and New Haven residents equipped with bongo drums, posters and a giant papier-mache scarecrow marched on the New Haven Green Tuesday to protest the U.S.-led war with Iraq. Approximately 60 students joined over 100 community members in the protest, which was organized by »

Peru seeks return of Peabody artifacts

March 6, 2003
Despite news reports this week that the Peruvian government has initiated talks to recover Machu Picchu artifacts from Yale’s Peabody Museum, curator Richard Burger said Wednesday the talks are actually a continuation of negotiations that have been going on for several years. “The talks have to do with a long-term discussion between Peru and the »

Cosmopolitan expert to join English dept.

February 26, 2003
By the time they graduate, students majoring in English may no longer associate the word “cosmopolitan” with the popular mixed drink. Starting next fall, recently hired assistant professor of English Tanya Agathocleous will introduce students to the nonalcoholic meaning of cosmopolitan. Agathocleous, who specializes in cosmopolitanism in British literature, will join Yale’s faculty next year. »

Students add voices to protest

February 17, 2003
NEW YORK — As over 140 Yale students exited trains in New York City’s Grand Central Station Saturday to protest U.S. moves toward war with Iraq, they organized around a sign that seemed to capture their mood. “Bush’s war is gonna fail, kinda like he did at Yale!” the sign read. The Yale students joined »

Weapons proliferate in Yale curriculum

February 7, 2003
As America braces for a possible war in Iraq, weapons of mass destruction have become a major topic in the media and in international affairs. Now, a recent study shows that Yalies may be the nation’s most well-informed students on the topic. Of 78 top American colleges and universities, Yale offers the highest number of »

EP&E considers changes to program

January 29, 2003
In an effort to expand the focus of the Program of Ethics, Politics and Economics, EP&E Director Seyla Benhabib will propose several changes to the interdisciplinary program next month. Benhabib said the proposals are aimed at strengthening the major’s focus on ethics, legal theory and social ethics. The proposals include a new general social analysis »

Yalies to remember King with weekend of service, talks

January 17, 2003
After attending Monday classes today, Yalies will have the opportunity to observe Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday through a constellation of community service, religious and educational events over the next three days. Events will include a series of programs, activities, lectures and discussions that organizers hope will help promote social equality and justice. Though the »

Records set as track kicks off indoor season

December 11, 2002
Three school records fell as the women’s track team opened its winter season. The men’s team scored victories in several events at the Northeastern Invitational on Dec. 7. The individually scored event, hosted by Northeastern University at Boston’s Reggie Lewis Center, featured over a dozen universities. The meet, called the Husky Indoor Track and Field »

ChanukaMania grips New Haven

December 4, 2002
As the thermometer dipped into the low 20s Tuesday night, only one man was crazy enough to brave the cold — without a massive down jacket — and hand out chocolate coins to anyone who walked by. One might say that is to be expected of the man who led the Jewish revolt against the »

Yale announces plan for new police station

December 2, 2002
Yale police are getting a new home. The University unveiled plans in early November to build a new police station at the corner of Ashmun and Lock streets, about half a block away from Swing Space. University Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith said the new station will be much larger and more accessible than the current »