Yale puts itself in ‘JEOPARDY!’

September 24, 2003 • 0
Scores of Yale students stepped out in the unflagging New Haven rain Tuesday to take a test that could determine their future. Not the LSATs or the MCATs. Not even an ordinary Yale midterm. It was, instead, the “JEOPARDY!” contestant pretest. The “JEOPARDY!” brain bus had arrived. The pretest was conducted in a steamy tent »

YHHAP fast raises $6.5k for 12 charities

April 25, 2003 • 0
Eight hundred and ten Yale students accustomed to swiping cards for food chose to forgo the dining halls Thursday in order to raise money for those who can’t obtain meals as easily. The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, or YHHAP, raised $6,500 for charity in sponsoring its bi-annual fast. Students who signed up for »

Gateway offers free computer skills class

April 24, 2003 • 0
As high-tech gear encroaches on daily life, AOL Instant Messenger jargon litters conversation, and the world expands its cyber-web, it can be easy to forget those who were left in the dust of the “digital age.” Gateway Community College, on the other hand, has not. Despite budget problems and a lost sponsor, Gateway is continuing »

Protesters decry war spending

April 16, 2003 • 0
Anxious New Haven taxpayers gathering their 1040EZ, 1099, and W2 forms received yet another piece of paper Tuesday as they went to mail in their returns: a flier that said the government is misleading the public about how it uses tax money. Six protesters, mostly over 60 years old, gathered at noon in front of »

Garvin juggles city planning work, teaching

March 31, 2003 • 0
Professor Alexander Garvin said he does not let his day job seep into his classroom. “The role of a pedagogue is very different from the role of a professional,” he said. Yet for his students, Garvin’s class provides a unique and hands-on approach to the real, professional world of urban planning. In its 36th year, »

‘Steve’ profs. collaborate to support teaching evolution

February 25, 2003 • 0
Yale professors are often noted for speaking out on controversial issues. This time the teaching of evolution in public schools is the issue at hand, and all four professors are named “Steve.” Stephen Anderson, Steven Novella, Steven Sherwood and Stephen Stearns were asked to cooperate in “Project Steve,” a list released earlier this month by »

Despite scandal, Harvard frosh have their ‘Black Guide’

February 11, 2003 • 0
Most freshmen at Yale might not know where to get good catfish or find a hairdresser who does cornrows. Harvard freshmen, on the other hand, have had their questions answered in book form. For six years an idea buzzed around the Harvard black community to provide a single, authoritative resource for black students at Harvard. »