Service frat brings locals to OC

April 19, 2004
Blue balloons and orange shirts dotted Old Campus on Saturday morning as New Haven residents and Yale students mingled. This Saturday, Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed fraternity dedicated to community service, hosted its annual Communiversity Day intended to educate local residents about available community resources. Attracting well over a thousand students and New Haven »

Ucelli wants learning gap erased

April 7, 2004
For most people, education reforms bring to mind changes in schools. For Marla Ucelli, they bring to mind changes in a system much higher up — the district. Marla Ucelli, director of District Redesign for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown, gave a talk early yesterday evening at the Dwight Hall Library. In »

Payne sings ‘Whale’ of an environmental tale

March 31, 2004
Decades ago, when the chief science reporter for the New York Times misquoted Roger Payne as saying “owls are dumber than earthworms,” Payne realized the difficulties in conveying scientific ideas through the media. This incident compelled Payne, now a prominent author and researcher, to help better educate the public about environmental issues through informal education. »