Fabbri is named the new dean of Pierson

April 6, 2005
Amerigo Fabbri GRD ’03 accepted his new post as dean of Pierson College at dinner in the college Tuesday. Pierson dining hall filled to capacity last night due to an e-mail sent by Master Harvey Goldblatt which promised “an announcement of great importance to all Piersonites.” Amid applause, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey announced that »

Prof films life on wheels

March 30, 2005
Research scientist Galen Buckwalter, disability rights activist Vicki Elman and screenwriter Ernie Wallengren shared 18 months of their lives on camera hoping to get the public to see eye to eye — three feet off the ground. “Rolling: life in a wheelchair,” is a documentary produced by Dr. Gretchen Berland, an internal medicine professor at »

Egg donor ads target women of Ivy League

March 22, 2005
The relevance of SAT scores does not end with college admissions. A healthy, attractive Yale female who has proven her academic achievement with an SAT score of 1500 or above can earn a cool $25,000, provided that she is also a nonsmoker. All she has to do to collect the money, according to a recent »

Kagan receives high honor

February 28, 2005
Classics and history professor Donald Kagan was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2005 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor the federal government awards for scholarship in the humanities. One of the world’s foremost scholars on ancient Greece, Kagan will follow in the footsteps of previous Jefferson lecturers »

CDC urges freshmen to get vaccine

February 21, 2005
The health-care industry is expecting another vaccine shortage, but unlike flu season, Yale University Health Services does not anticipate this one to have a significant impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement last week recommending all college freshmen receive an injection of Menactra, a new meningococcal meningitis vaccination, but demand is »

Negroponte ’60 to head intelligence

February 18, 2005
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte ’60 was nominated by President Bush yesterday to serve as director of national intelligence, a new position legislated by Congress last December as a key component in the restructuring of the nation’s intelligence system. The position was created in response to a recommendation by the 9/11 Commission, which stated »

Conn. works to implement Climate Change Action Plan

February 16, 2005
The state announced a new plan Tuesday that offers dozens of recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan implements measures to attain the emissions reduction targets set forth by the 2001 Climate Change Action Plan, a verbal agreement among Northeastern states to reduce state emissions to 1990 levels by 2010, to 10 percent below »

Ross execution delay leaves concerns, fuels more debate

February 4, 2005
After driving for an hour and half, 50 students had assembled Monday at Osborne Prison to protest the execution of Michael Ross. Within minutes of their arrival, they learned the execution had been postponed again. In the latest stage of the legal proceedings surrounding the convicted rapist and serial killer, U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny »

Yalies celebrate Iraqi democracy

February 2, 2005
Students removed their gloves on a wintry Tuesday to dip their fingers in blue ink and show their support for the Iraqi people who bear a similar purple ink stain on their right index finger after voting in Iraq’s first democratic election in 50 years. Yale College Students for Democracy organized the finger dying on »

Cable price hike surprises students

January 21, 2005
Matthew Boelig ’06 was in for a surprise upon receiving his cable bill this January: his monthly fee for extended cable nearly doubled since December. Beolig, along with a number of other Yale subscribers of Comcast’s preferred package — which allows access to cable channels 25 to 76 — had paid $25 a month for »

Benefit concert aids tsunami relief effort

January 18, 2005
A mixed crowd of both students and New Haven residents filled nearly all of Woolsey Hall’s 3,000 seats for the Yale School of Music’s Yale-New Haven Benefit Concert Friday, the first of several weekend events in a campus-wide effort to raise funds for tsunami relief. Featuring performances by a volunteer orchestra, the Yale Glee Club, »

Research has roots in Chinese medicine

January 18, 2005
In a case of East meets West, Yale pharmacology professor Yung-Chi Cheng generated a new addition to the “cocktail” drug industry from a medicinal formula found in 1,800 year-old Chinese literature. Taking the form of the pill PHY906 — a multi-component botanical drug that treats the side-effects resulting from chemotherapy — this reinvention of traditional »