City

Eli lobbyists push for local change

March 2, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Last fall many Yalies fought to elect to the White House a former community organizer whose motto, “Yes We Can,” galvanized thousands of Yale students to take an active role in their futures. This spring, many student groups say they are taking that »
University

A ‘Golden’ age for Catholic center

February 25, 2009 • 1
His is a name known by most Catholics at Yale. The 30,000-square-foot building next to Saint Thomas More Chapel, the heart of Yale’s Catholic ministry, bears his name on the wall at its front entrance. But few know the story of Thomas Golden Jr. ’51. Golden’s impact is unprecedented: he declined to disclose how much »
University

A year later, little impact from ‘Sluts’ controversy

February 16, 2009 • 10
Thirteen months ago, the Yale Women’s Center threatened legal action against members of the Zeta Psi fraternity. Zeta pledges took a photograph outside the center with a sign reading “We Love Yale Sluts” and posted it online. Staff reporter Lawrence Gipson looks back at the photo that divided a campus only to find that little »
University

LGBTQ office kicks off

February 13, 2009 • 538
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A new University office will add recognition — but little in the way of additional resources — to Yale’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The new Office of LGBTQ Resources, which does not have a physical office space, will provide support »
Features

Yale moms balance babies, the checkbook

February 3, 2009 • 10
Deborah Ellinghaus, the senior associate director for development and alumni affairs at the Yale School of Drama, has been putting in extra hours at her job, sometimes even from home. She is preparing for the birth of her second child around early May. “Is there a baby in mommy’s belly?” Ellinghaus asked her first-born daughter, »
University

Dwight Hall to launch socially responsible investment fund

January 30, 2009 • 3
The tumultuous times on Wall Street have not affected Dwight Hall’s efforts to launch a socially responsible investment fund sometime within the next year. Dwight Hall announced a search Thursday for eight additional student directors to help manage the fund. Student fund director Thomas Meyer ’11 said the investment group could end up managing up »
Culture

Inaugural poem garners praise

January 21, 2009 • 28
WASHINGTON — With a measured and steady voice, Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander ’84 bookended President Barack Obama’s maiden presidential address on Tuesday with an inaugural message of her own — an occasional poem that called for national harmony and mutual compassion in response to a new era of American history. Alexander recited her 341 word »
University

Univ. celebrates week of MLK

January 20, 2009 • 0
There may be just one day set aside to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but the University is set to honor his legacy with a week’s worth of events. A series of events — spanning from discussions on social justice to a day of service to religious ceremonies — began Jan. »
Features

Palin impression tops ’08 quote list

January 15, 2009 • 1
Remarks about the financial crisis, gaffes uttered by Republicans and even parodies of politicians top Fred Shapiro’s list of the 10 most notable quotations of 2008. This year’s top quote was from Tina Fey’s satirical impersonation of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live: “I can see Russia from my house!” “When [Palin] »
Features

Eli overhauls an old Jewish classic

December 5, 2008 • 8
In his New York apartment over Thanksgiving break, Micah Fredman ’10 combined his unique passions — cooking and his Jewish faith — to create a fusion latke he hopes will transform traditional Hanukkah fare. Considered a staple of Jewish culture, the deep-fried pancake is made from grated potato, topped with condiments such as sour cream »
University

Bass to launch virtual flier board

December 5, 2008 • 7
It is an early Christmas present for Bass Library — a $4,000, 47” screen for displaying student group fliers. Yale’s Office of Student Affairs will install the LCD monitor — a virtual poster board — sometime next week in the Bass Library’s Thain Family Café. The $4,000 screen will display a virtual bulletin board like »
University

Band suspended for graffiti at Game

December 1, 2008 • 10
At the Yale-Harvard football game on Nov. 22, the Yale Precision Marching Band may haven taken its “respectfully irreverent” motto too far — at least according to Director of Yale Bands Thomas Duffy. After the band used a prop bearing profane writing during its Game halftime show, Duffy suspended the YPMB on Nov. 24. The »