YPMB ‘suspended’ post-Game

November 24, 2008 • 0
The director of Yale Bands, Thomas Duffy, suspended the Yale Precision Marching Band on Monday over a prop used during the Yale-Harvard Game halftime show that he described as “completely inappropriate and highly offensive.” The prop, a graffiti-covered replica of the Berlin Wall, was the centerpiece of a halftime show that portrayed Harvard as a »

Briefly: YHHAP fast raises around $13,500

November 20, 2008 • 1
Over 1,880 students signed up to donate the value of their dining hall swipes Thursday to the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project fast, Christopher Lewine, the Dwight Hall public relations coordinator, said Wednesday night. The money from participating students’ accounts that would normally go toward their meals will be given to Yale’s chapter of »

Yale for Change leaves its mark

November 20, 2008 • 6
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Jacob Koch ’10 first met Barack Obama six years ago. The then-Illinois state senator delivered a speech at an anti-war rally he attended in Chicago. At that moment, Koch was inspired to work for the man who would become America’s 44th president. “After »

Briefly: Oliver installed as Protestant chaplain

November 17, 2008 • 0
The Reverend Ian Oliver was officially installed Sunday as pastor of the University Church and senior associate chaplain of Protestant life at Yale at a special worship service held at Battell Chapel. During the service, Oliver made a covenant between himself, Yale, the University Church and his denomination of the United Church of Christ to »

Student ‘Flyer Police’ enforce crackdown

November 13, 2008 • 1
Eighteen years ago, Yale was a different place. Advertisements and flyers broadcasting the events of the University’s hundreds of undergraduate organizations covered every available surface on campus, said Cyril May FES ’89, Program Coordinator for Yale Recycling. The post office became so carpeted with posters that the Yale Fire Marshal reported “the place could have »

Groups tout Trans Awareness Week

November 13, 2008 • 6
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups on campus kicked off the celebration of the sixth-annual Trans Awareness Week on Wednesday. The seven-day event — the largest in the Trans Awareness Week’s history — will feature talks, receptions and performances aiming to educate the »

Elis unite with ‘Banner’

November 12, 2008 • 0
At 12:30 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 5, a small group of students near Old Campus’s McClellan Hall was the first in a ring of 700 students to break into the national anthem. It was a celebration of President-elect Barack Obama’s electoral victory. It was a song to which students from all races knew »

Yale to train church leaders

November 12, 2008 • 0
With the newly renovated St. Thomas More Chapel rededicated a month ago, Yale’s Catholic Chaplaincy is moving onto its next potential initiative — training young Catholics from across the country to become leaders in local parishes. On behalf of St. Thomas More, Thomas Golden, Jr. ’51 is in the midst of renovating a building on »

Briefly: Native American conference honors alums

November 10, 2008 • 0
The University honored two alumni for their work with Native Americans on Saturday, bestowing the Henry Roe Cloud medal on Chris McNeil GRD ’75 and Fred Danforth ’73 as part of the second annual Henry Roe Cloud conference celebrating Native American life at Yale. The conference in honor of Cloud — the University’s first Native »

With cries of ‘Yes, we did,’ Elis celebrate Obama’s victory

November 5, 2008 • 2
At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, Yale exploded. For the second time. It started at 211 Park St. A mass of about 100 students that surged towards Old Campus, chanting. “Obama!” Students rushed out from all corners of campus, in a clear demonstration of their political leanings. (4 in 5 students polled by the »

Univ. donates to Shelter Now

November 5, 2008 • 0
In what has been described by all parties as a surprisingly generous move, Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs has given $10,000 to Shelter Now, a student-run organization hoping to keep open a homeless shelter that serves hundreds of people during New Haven’s coldest months. Yale’s donation — made in mid-October but not »

Church brings prayer outdoors

November 5, 2008 • 1
When African drums began to sound this weekend on the New Haven Green, some primal instinct drew together a crowd of hitherto disconnected individuals. And within 10 minutes, over 50 people could not help but join the singing congregation. On Sunday afternoon, in spite of the near-freezing temperature, people — both homeless and housed — »