In primaries, Conn. savors new relevance

January 16, 2008
Connecticut’s delegations to the presidential nominating conventions — totaling a modest 60 delegates for the Democrats and 30 for the Republicans — lack the girth of California’s and the glitz of New Hampshire’s. But in this year’s wide-open presidential races, those delegates may matter more than ever. In June 2007, the Connecticut state legislature passed »

YPU begins inquiry into storied past

November 29, 2007
For an institution that revels in decades of tradition and prides itself as an emblem of “old Yale,” the Yale Political Union has long been uncertain about the hard facts of its history. As the Union approaches its 75th anniversary, to be celebrated in 2009, it has launched an in-depth investigation of its founding and »

A low priority for city, wi-fi plan postponed

November 27, 2007
The city of New Haven has tabled a proposal to join Koffee Too, Atticus Bookstore Cafe and Au Bon Pain as local providers of wireless Internet access. For several years, the city has explored a municipal wi-fi project, which would provide public wireless Internet access to New Haven residents. But Jessica Mayorga, public information officer »

Graffiti, hate speech elicit Univ. response

November 9, 2007
Following outrage from the University community in response to racist graffiti found outside Pierson College on Tuesday, College deans have said they have begun laying out specific plans to prevent similar incidents in the future — including the possible creation of a new multicultural office. Dining hall staff discovered graffiti early Tuesday reading “Nigger School” »

Lamont teaches ‘Connecticut, Inc.’ course at SOM

November 8, 2007
Entrepreneur-turned-politico Ned Lamont SOM ’80, who rose to national prominence after defeating Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 in the Democratic primary in the 2006 Connecticut election for U.S. Senate, is lending his time to his alma mater this semester. This fall, Lamont is teaching “Connecticut, Inc.,” a six-session elective course at the Yale School of »

Two city schools labeled as ‘dropout factories’

November 6, 2007
High schools may not usually fall under the dictionary definition of “factory,” but according to a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University, two local high schools are indeed factories — producing high school dropouts en masse. New Haven’s Wilbur Cross and James Hillhouse high schools are two of the 14 Connecticut schools and 1,700 schools »

Religious architecture on display in photo exhibit

October 23, 2007
When an average day at Yale involves walking to class amid soaring Gothic pinnacles and brick-clad colonial facades, it can be easy to overlook the rich architectural history of New Haven. But the Sacred Spaces photo exhibition, currently on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is a reminder that Yalies are surrounded by »

Experience fails to win Biden Eli votes

October 19, 2007
Joe Biden has spent the majority of his life as a U.S. senator. His 34 years in the Senate are more than twice the combined length of service of Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, his three chief rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Despite his experience, however, organized support for the Delaware »

Schedule shift eases trek, adds downtime

October 9, 2007
Students heading from Islamic Theology to Molecular Ecology may be a bit less rushed this semester, thanks to five extra minutes between morning classes. A semester after the University expanded the grace period between classes from 10 to 15 minutes, students and professors interviewed shared mixed reactions to the new schedule, as well as to »

Dormdogs deliver to students’ door

October 4, 2007
Although Solo cups are staples at every fraternity party, dorm-room get-together and Facebook picture, students must often go to considerable lengths to find them. But, a new campus delivery service at Yale, brings those primary-colored pieces of plastic and other dorm necessities straight to students’ doors. Spearheaded by Pierson College seniors Alex Kleiner ’08 »

Feminist speaks on wide range of issues

September 27, 2007
Author and activist Gloria Steinem is still not afraid to piss you off. That is what the truth sometimes does, the 73-year-old feminist icon told a near-capacity audience at the United Church on the Green on Wednesday afternoon. Steinem’s speech covered a plethora of topics, from the relationship between church architecture and the female reproductive »