Racial profiling suspected

November 3, 2008
After examining hundreds of federal documents, a team of Yale Law School students determined that “Operation Front Line” — an anti-terrorism program initiated by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — has been racially profiling individuals from majority Muslim nations. Just two months ago, the Law School became the first institution outside of the »

Political groups push to Nov. 4

October 31, 2008
With time running out before Election Day, politically active Elis are gearing up for one last weekend push. Democratic and Republican political groups on campus are coordinating their efforts to get out the vote in key battleground states on Tuesday, sending hundreds of volunteers on the road and making thousands of calls to voters nationwide »

Sikhs find community, culture away from home

October 28, 2008
Before coming to college, Arjan Singh ’11 said his Sikh heritage permeated his life. But at Yale, he found that sense of community missing. “Back home, every week on Saturdays, my family got together to meet with another Sikh family, to meditate and to sing hymns,” Arjan said. “Spirituality and religion are very rarely talked »

Can’t quit? Yale can’t help.

October 20, 2008
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale employees looking to stop smoking may have been turning to University Health Services, which ostensibly offers a smoking cessation program. What some of these employees found, however, is that this program does not exist — and a pilot to jump-start such a »

Georgia panel contentious

October 16, 2008
This summer, the five-day Ossetian war generated widely conflicting opinions on whether Georgia or Russia was at fault. Two months later at Yale, the debate is still raging. At a Wednesday-night event organized by Yale European Undergraduates, the three panelists disagreed on virtually everything regarding the conflict, except perhaps that the series of events was »

Panel dispels myths

October 15, 2008
On Sept. 28 — during one of the last days of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar — two white men sprayed a chemical irritant into a crowd of Muslim women and children at a local mosque in Dayton, Ohio. For Usama Qadri ’10, president of Yale’s Muslim Student Association, and other Yale »

Wood steps down as Stiles dean

October 6, 2008
Ezra Stiles College Dean Jennifer Wood announced Sunday she is permanently stepping down as Stiles’ dean — an announcement that came just two days after she began what was originally going to be a temporary maternity leave. Interim Dean Torrence Thomas GRD ’09 took over Friday and, despite an illness he’s currently fighting, expects to »

Operation: Nov. 4

September 26, 2008
Six-hundred-eighty-seven days ago, the first major candidate declared that he may run for president; the race for the White House had begun. But some would say that the real campaign doesn’t begin until tonight. On the eve of the first presidential debate, members of the Yale College Democrats and Yale for Obama continue to recruit »

Site simulates grades for classes

September 10, 2008
When shopping classes, Yale students usually rely on word of mouth to find out what kind of grades a professor gives. But now a student-run Web site launched this shopping period,, promises to provide a more statistically sound method of determining the impact certain classes have on grade-point averages, based on students’ previous grades »

Leave them guessing

September 9, 2008
Yalies left puzzled by Monday’s New York Times crossword may be surprised to discover that the source of their frustration is one of their classmates, Oliver Hill ’12. On Monday, Sept. 8, Hill’s puzzle began the New York Times’ first-ever “Teen Puzzlemaker Week.” Starting yesterday and ending Saturday, Sept. 13, the Times’ daily crossword will »

Elis, officials formally discuss Bass

April 25, 2008
Although Bass Library has been open for seven months, students sat down with University officials for the first time last night to formally discuss the library’s functionality. On Thursday evening, 10 students met with Danuta Nitecki, associate University librarian for public services, and University Planner Laura Cruickshank in Sterling Memorial Library’s lecture hall to discuss »

What’s What & Who’s Who: Crew

April 23, 2008
The old race The first ever intercollegiate competition began with rowing. In 1852, Yale challenged Harvard to a rowing race along the Thames River in Connecticut, and although the Bulldogs lost the race, time has ranked the sons and daughters of Eli consistently among the best in the nation. This year, the Yale women’s crew »