Shilpa Raval, Latin scholar, dies at 34

September 2, 2004
The Classics Department was rocked this year when Shilpa Raval, a popular Latin literature professor, passed away in May after a short but devastating battle with cancer. Her death at the age of 34 came as a painful surprise to her colleagues and friends, who described her as a lively and vivacious person. Classics department »

Bush ’68 will not attend graduation

May 6, 2004
President George W. Bush ’68 and first lady Laura Bush do not plan to attend either of their daughters’ college graduation ceremonies this May, the White House announced Thursday. Barbara Bush ’04 and her twin sister Jenna Bush are both set to graduate this month. Barbara Bush will graduate from Yale with a degree in »

Ben Stein shares his wisdom with YPU

April 22, 2004
Actor, game show host, and former presidential speech writer Ben Stein’s idea of paradise is walking around New Haven and lying in bed with his dog. Speaking to packed Yale Political Union meeting on the topic “Resolved: Man Ought Buy a Dog,” Stein LAW ’69 waxed philosophic about the elements of an enjoyable life and »

Martin ’95 gives a stand-up performance, sans the jokes

April 21, 2004
Demetri Martin ’95, a stand-up comedian and writer for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” finds doing comedy liberating — when he tells jokes, he no longer feels he needs to be good at something. Martin’s sense of freedom has allowed him to develop skits ranging from a 224-word palindrome to a poem about love and »

Coca-Cola CEO talks ethics

April 1, 2004
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Coca-Cola Company Douglas Daft spoke yesterday about the ethical and moral responsibilities of businesses while around 20 Yale students and New Haven residents protested what they called Coke’s poor international labor practices. Speaking to over 100 audience members at the 11th Annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture »

Bartlett rails against drug laws at book signing

March 30, 2004
Despite only being a courier and having no previous record, in 1984 Elaine Bartlett was given a sentence of twenty years and classified as a hard-core criminal under New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws. Bartlett is the subject of the book “Life on the Outside, The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett” by Jennifer Gonnerman. Speaking Monday »

Eggers keeps laughs coming at Morse tea

March 26, 2004
If a student had listened to a few minutes of author Dave Eggers’ reading at a Morse College Master’s Tea Thursday, she might have believed he had banned bicycle shorts from all but professional riders and set out with his wife to get rid of genocide. Speaking to a packed house of over 100 audience »

Softball looks to rebound in doubleheader versus Army

March 25, 2004
After a grueling eight-day, 14-game road blitz through Florida, the Yale softball team is looking to rebound from a 5-9 early-season showing. Enter Army, a team the Elis have easily handled in the past. The Bulldogs look to use today’s double-header at West Point as a springboard to an early-spring rebound. Catcher Kristy Kwiatkowski ’05 »

Myron ’69 LAW ’72 shares judgements

March 4, 2004
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ’69 LAW ’72 marvels at the undemocratic nature of the U.S. court system. He is a single individual, but as a trial judge he is able to declare acts unconstitutional, Thompson said. Speaking to an audience of over 40 people at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea, Judge Thompson discussed the »

McGowan blasts media’s portrayal of race

February 19, 2004
Journalism and media critic William McGowan spoke Wednesday on what he considers reporters’ “disturbing level of conformity” on issues including race, immigration, gay rights and affirmative action. McGowan, who wrote “Coloring the News: How Political Correctness has Corrupted American Journalism,” spoke to about 25 students at a Branford Master’s Tea about drawbacks to what he »