Berk: AIDS in the Elm City

April 9, 2010 • 0
The AIDS crisis is not over. In fact, it’s in our front yard. Over 6,000 people in the greater New Haven community are currently living with HIV/AIDS. The disease affects every age group, every ethnicity and every sexual orientation. With 15,000 AIDS cases reported in Connecticut in 2007, the state has the ninth highest AIDS »

Berk: Not just a disease

December 1, 2009 • 9
Remember today. Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day — a day to remember the 33.4 million people infected by HIV, to remember the 2 million people who died from complications of AIDS last year alone and to remember that HIV has not gone away. Since 1981, the disease has claimed more than 25 million »

Berk: Zombie movies can teach us

April 8, 2009 • 11
Is Yale prepared for a zombie attack? After wasting hours of time studying for tests, writing senior essays or building Styrofoam dinosaur dioramas, many students forget to focus on the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Once the crisis hits, where will the unprepared student body turn? The political science majors are too soft, Directed Studies freshmen are »