Latino heritage binds Elis, locals

September 26, 2007
More than 30 years ago, members of the Latino community in the New Haven area strived to make the first Latino students at Yale feel comfortable in their new home. The bond that formed between Yalies and the local Latino community, though less intimate today, has nevertheless lasted through the years — a fact that »

Weak dollar increases costs of study abroad

September 25, 2007
As the value of the U.S. dollar takes a plunge, Elis spending this term abroad are feeling the strain, even as foreign students here spend more freely. Over the past week, the U.S. dollar has fallen to record lows against the euro and weakened significantly against several other world currencies, including the British pound and »

Students join in ‘Jena Six’ protests

September 24, 2007
Yale students are seeking ways to show their support for the Louisiana black teenagers known as the “Jena Six.” The Black Student Alliance at Yale has teamed up with groups like the Yale chapter of the NAACP and the Yale Black Men’s Union to protest the prolonged imprisonment and initial attempted murder charge against six »

Univ. boosts ties with India

September 21, 2007
In a demonstration that Yale’s interests in Asia extend far south of the Great Wall, the University is taking up a number of initiatives to strengthen ties to India this semester, starting with a visit from the country’s leaders in higher education. A group of presidents and vice chancellors from a number of major Indian »

Chun proves popular with Berkeleyites

September 17, 2007
Like many college students, Marvin Chun sleeps an average of four hours every night. But Chun’s sleep deprivation comes from assigning coursework rather than completing it, and from keeping an eye on dormitory parties rather than throwing them. As the new master of Berkeley College, Chun has joined 11 other prominent figures on campus who »

YSFP cooks up tomato workshop

September 14, 2007
When life gives you tomatoes, make tomato sauce. About two dozen students did just that Thursday afternoon at the Yale Farm, when they convened to learn the proper method of transforming the red plant into a rich and savory tomato sauce. While others were attending Master’s Teas or swiping in for dinner in dining halls, »

Vigil reflects on tragedy

September 12, 2007
Standing before a makeshift altar laden with flowers, fruit, candles and a golden statuette of Buddha, a man clad in long gray robes strikes a small black bell and chants in Korean. As the sound of the bell reverberates off a vaulted ceiling, the light from the candles flickers along stone walls and across the »

Studies rank publications’ popularity

September 6, 2007
Ever wondered why your favorite magazine seems to disappear from dining halls immediately, while others linger in piles for weeks? Why your favorite Yale College Council candidate never wins? Two new studies aim to shed new light on the relative popularity of student publications and how students vote in Yale College Council elections. Researchers from »

Freshmen tackle topic of racism

September 5, 2007
Racism is a system of advantage based on race, a combination of racial prejudice and social power. Because they benefit from this arrangement, almost all white Americans — but not their black peers — can fairly be called racist. Or so says Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, who delivered the freshman keynote address Sunday »

Municipal ID program receives wide support among aldermen

May 19, 2007
As a whirlwind of city illegal immigrants, city activists and Yalies descended on City Hall on Thursday, their rallying point — New Haven’s proposed municipal ID program, which has caught national attention in recent months — earned a key nod from a Board of Aldermen committee. With nearly 300 attendees wearing yellow ribbons, supporters of »

Arab alums to form group

May 3, 2007
Yale students and alumni hailing from different parts of the Arab world may soon find it easier to find each other. A group of students will meet with members of the administration next week to finalize plans for the launch of the Yale Arab Alumni Association, the first-ever alumni network designed specifically for Yalies that »

Streets ends 15-year focus on interfaith issues

April 30, 2007
Rev. Frederick “Jerry” Streets is wrapping up an historic tenure as Yale’s primary religious official. But before that, he grew up in Chicago, “reading the Bible, listening to the blues and enjoying the taste of barbecue.” Streets, the first African-American and Baptist to hold the position of University chaplain, will conclude 15 years of service »