Students volunteer in Miss. over Thanksgiving

November 18, 2005
While many Yalies will spend Thanksgiving break relaxing at home with friends and family next week, a group of students will spend their time off in Moss Point, Miss., rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Fourteen Yale students will leave this Sunday for Moss Point, located just east of Biloxi, which is one of the »

Panel talks healthcare

November 17, 2005
Yale’s Women Faculty Forum hosted a panel Wednesday evening about the obstacles in obtaining healthcare in the twenty-first century. Professors from both Yale and Columbia Universities spoke to a Rosenfeld Hall audience made up of mostly other faculty members about the complexities of domestic and global health care. Although the forum — “How Health Works »

Professor discusses Einstein

November 16, 2005
Though it may seem hard to believe, physics professor A. Douglas Stone argued Wednesday that Albert Einstein, perhaps the most famous scientist in history, is underappreciated for his contributions to physics. “You may wonder: Does he need any more hype?” Stone asked, citing Einstein’s approximately 15 million hits on Google. But Stone said Einstein does »

Elis mentor local scholars

November 14, 2005
With boxes of pizza littering a side table and an episode of “The Simpsons” playing in the background, local high school students from Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame teamed up with Yale students to make Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in New Haven Sunday afternoon. The event was one of several monthly group activities »

YUHS readies for upcoming flu season

November 9, 2005
As the crumpling of cough-drop wrappers, incessant sniffling and hacking coughs can be heard in classes and libraries around campus, there is little room for doubt ­– flu season has descended upon Yale. In response, University Health Services has already begun to administer flu vaccinations to those at a higher risk for contracting the virus. »

Deficit may slow bridge construction

November 2, 2005
The transformation of the I-95 Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge into a 10-lane bridge crossing the Quinnipiac River may be temporarily suspended, hindering New Haven’s efforts to alleviate highway traffic. The Federal Highway Administration threatened to suspend the project in a three-page letter to Conn. Department of Transportation Commissioner Stephen Korta. The FHWA letter articulated the »

Federal board to weigh new HIV examination

November 2, 2005
The wait for HIV test results traditionally lasts roughly a week, but results may soon be available within 20 minutes of testing. A federal advisory board will meet Thursday to discuss a proposal by Pennsylvania-based OraSure Technologies to make their new HIV test — an oral antibody that functions like a home pregnancy test — »

YCC to release survey on health

October 28, 2005
As the air grows colder and flu season sets in, the Yale College Council will release a survey this weekend measuring student satisfaction with University Health Services. The survey, which was written in collaboration with YUHS and will be released this Sunday, includes questions about the quality of health care offered at YUHS. It will »

Senator takes stand on global warming

October 24, 2005
During his keynote address Friday at a conference highlighting global warming, Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 took a strong stand in the debate on the origins of the planet’s rising heat, identifying humans as the culprits. “The theory of global warming is one of those ideas that has been debated for over a century,” »

Iraq vets return to talk war

October 21, 2005
U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenants Ewan MacDougall ’03 and Ben Klay ’03 returned to Yale Thursday afternoon to speak about their seven-month military tours in Ramadi, Iraq. MacDougall and Klay spoke to a crowd of about 25 students on how their experiences at Yale shaped their time in the armed forces, their opinions on serving in »

CAC raises awareness

October 20, 2005
Amidst the buzz of midterms and various activist campaigns on campus — from the ongoing Ward 1 Aldermanic race to activism against the Darfur genocide — Yale students and faculty are wearing their pink ribbons to commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The student-run chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will host a series of »

Grad student solves problem of placozoan sex

October 17, 2005
Being a placozoan might not be so bad after all — a new study has concluded that these microscopic organisms can have sex. Ana Signorovitch GRD ’07, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has recently provided conclusive evidence that placozoans, the simplest, multi-cellular, free-living animals, once thought only to be »