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National group petitions Univ. to lift JAG ban

October 19, 2005 • 0
A national group has petitioned trustees at Yale and several other universities to lift a ban on military recruitment on campus less than two months before the Supreme Court is slated to hear a case brought by the Law School to preserve federal funding for educational institutions that ban recruiters. In letters sent to trustees »
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Law professor defends mobster

October 14, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale Law School Professor Steven Duke made a career out of counseling prison inmates. Now he is trying to free one of New Jersey’s most notrious mobsters. Duke scored a victory Tuesday when the New Jersey Superior Court compelled Thomas Ricciardi, who claims »
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Alleged Beinecke thief meets with judge

October 4, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Edward Forbes Smiley III, an experienced dealer of antique maps, appeared at a pre-trial conference at the New Haven »
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New China program takes shape

September 14, 2005 • 0
Yale is one step away from finalizing a study abroad program, the first coordinated effort of its kind, which will send approximately 25 undergraduates per semester to study alongside 25 Chinese students in Beijing, University administrators said yesterday. The University is expected to announce the partnership, slated to last for six semesters, with the prestigious »
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Chinese receives surge in interest

September 9, 2005 • 0
The Chinese language program is struggling to find instructors to lead additional sections, after student enrollment in the department’s classes rose this year to unprecedented levels. While the Chinese language program had expected an increase of 10 students this year and allocated an additional section to meet this influx, the actual increase left about 40 »
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Former Yale Law School dean, scholar dies at 80

August 27, 2005 • 0
Former Yale Law School dean and influential criminal law scholar Abraham Goldstein LAW ’49 died of a heart attack at his home in Woodbridge on Sunday. He was 80. Goldstein was dean in the 1970s and worked to unite faculty and students during a highly political time. He served one five-year term as dean, then »
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GESO strikers hold teach-ins on campus

April 20, 2005 • 0
Striking teaching assistants, angered by Yale administrators’ comments that their strike has not affected undergraduate education, received a boost on the picket lines Tuesday after labor organizers announced that the Rev. Jesse Jackson will visit campus on Thursday to hold an afternoon rally near Sterling Memorial Library. Rebutting the University’s previous statements, Graduate Employees and »
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Papal choice elicits mixed responses

April 20, 2005 • 0
The selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the 265th pope Tuesday provoked a range of reactions on Yale’s campus, with some expressing strong opinions about the cardinal’s conservative background and others taking a wait-and-see approach. Ratzinger, a 78-year-old conservative German cardinal who had been Pope John Paul II’s closest adviser on doctrinal matters, was chosen »
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Bulldog Days brings pre-frosh to campus for taste of student life

April 18, 2005 • 0
After acceptance letters go out in early April, the role of pursuer and the pursued shifts as Yale embarks on a monthlong campaign to woo the 1,880 students who have been admitted. This effort culminates today in Bulldog Days, as students from across the country, including one ambitious student driving from Oklahoma, and others from »
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Phone-a-thon decries marriage amendment

April 13, 2005 • 0
As the state House of Representatives prepares to vote on a bill legalizing same-sex civil unions which was passed by the Senate last Wednesday, Students United for Marriage Equality members staged a “Mobile Phone-A-Thon” on Cross Campus Monday, encouraging students to voice their disapproval of an amendment to the bill that defines marriage as a »
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TD Master celebrates his long reign

April 8, 2005 • 0
For over 27 years as master of Timothy Dwight College, Robert Thompson has seen Yale transition from an all-male institution to one welcoming the opposite sex and has witnessed an accompanying diversification of the student body. But Thompson, currently the longest serving of the 12 residential college masters, is also quick to add that some »
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Shubert boasts long legacy in city’s spotlight

April 8, 2005 • 0
The Shubert Theater sold tickets to its opening show in 1914 starting at 25 cents. Though prices have increased exponentially, the theater has remained a cornerstone of the arts community in New Haven for the past 90 years. In celebration of its 90th anniversary as the “Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits,” the Shubert Theatre »