YCC seeks voters, candidates

The Yale College Council is launching its own publicity campaign this month in an effort to promote voter turnout and encourage a greater number of candidates to run for office. The YCC has placed advertisements in the Yale Daily News and the Yale Herald, hung banners and posters around campus, sent mass e-mails and made […]


Women’s fencing loses top team members

Despite an undefeated record last season and an Ivy League championship, many members of last year’s women’s fencing team have decided not to be a part of the Elis’ title defense. Former team captain Zane Selkirk ’04 and teammates Jennifer Joseph ’04, Xining He ’05 and Sarah McDonough ’03 have either quit the team this […]

Graduate IMs lack Tyng Cup, but not glory

Even with no Tyng Cup to win and no residential college to play for, graduate students flock to their intramurals. The fall graduate intramural sports — volleyball, soccer and softball — are in the midst of their playoffs, which began last weekend and will end this weekend. But the winners will receive nothing more than […]

Sanchez advocates bilingual education

Adam Torres ’06 did not attend bilingual classes; his nephews in El Paso, Texas, do. Torres is not sure, however, whether this alternative type of instruction will in the end be beneficial for his relatives. Francisca Sanchez, president of the California Association for Bilingual Education, solved his problem Wednesday night. Sanchez, also the assistant superintendent […]


Emmott evaluates Bush’s foreign policy

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In June, Bill Emmott wrote a detailed assessment of the United States’ role as a world power. Five months and a potential war with Iraq later, Emmott updated his survey Tuesday. Emmott, who serves as editor of The Economist, spoke in a panel […]


Author promotes literacy at children’s hospital

Ten years ago, a car accident terminated Fairfield resident Joseph Shandrowski’s career as an electrician. But it did spark his imagination and his desire to make others, particularly children, happy. “I could relate a little bit, and wanted to get some smiles on their faces,” Shandrowski said. He returned to school and started writing, eventually […]


Homeless gather for talent show

If the tent city on the New Haven Green seemed more vacant than usual Tuesday night, it could have been because its residents were performing. Harmony Place, an undergraduate organization run jointly by Yale students and New Haven’s homeless, sponsored a talent show Tuesday night at Trinity Lutheran Church on Orange Street. For three years, […]


Curry, city Dems slam Rowland at local rally

Flanked by several prominent city and state Democrats, gubernatorial candidate Bill Curry outlined his key campaign issues at a rally in New Haven on Wednesday. Curry, a former adviser to President Clinton, is seeking to overcome an at-times large polling gap in his bid to oust incumbent Republican Gov. John G. Rowland. “Are you ready? […]


Students form coalition to protest death penalty

Kevin Abels ’05, the co-coordinator of the Student Coalition to End the Death Penalty, has been interested in capital punishment since he watched the movie “Dead Man Walking” at the age of seven. More than a decade later, Abels decided to act on his interest by helping to create a student group that protests the […]


Bundy discusses drama in J.E.

James Bundy DRA ’95 said he fears that cursory discussion of plays will lead to “the end of theater.” But he said he sees Yale as a place where people can discuss theater on a higher level. Bundy, the newly appointed dean of the Yale School of Drama, spoke at a Master’s Tea in Jonathan […]