Locals 34 and 35 march on hospital

Hundreds of striking workers from locals 34 and 35 marched on the Yale-New Haven Medical Center Friday morning in an expression of solidarity with the approximately 150 dietary workers of the Service Employees International Union District 1199, who are also currently on strike. The march capped off last week’s demonstrations in the unions’ ongoing strike. […]

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CBS exec keeps the ad dollars flowing

When millions of television viewers tune in to watch the hit CBS reality series “Survivor,” the network is “outwitting,” “outlasting,” and “outplaying” its competitors all the way to the bank with advertising revenues, CBS executive George Schweitzer told audience members Friday. Schweitzer, the executive vice president of marketing and communications for CBS, is one of […]

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Bloom to give personal library to St. Michael’s

Renowned humanities professor Harold Bloom recently finalized plans to donate his personal library to St. Michael’s College, a small Catholic college of 1,900 students in Vermont. Bloom’s library consists of personal papers, correspondences and over 25,000 volumes collected over his nearly 50-year career, many of which are rare and out of print. The author of […]

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Panel urges ties between Yale, military

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 […]

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Bensky criticizes coverage of war

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 […]

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Activists decry war at rally

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 […]

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Peru seeks return of Peabody artifacts

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 […]

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Cosmopolitan expert to join English dept.

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. […]

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Students add voices to protest

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 […]

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Weapons proliferate in Yale curriculum

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 […]

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EP&E considers changes to program

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 […]

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Yalies to remember King with weekend of service, talks

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 […]

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