Temple St. sees boom

April 3, 2006
For the past 20 years, the sidewalk of Temple Street between College and George streets was lined with darkened windows and the faded facade of the former Macy’s men’s store. But during the past two years, a curious mix of activity took place on an otherwise deserted portion of the Temple Street parking garage, as »

Dwight Hall sets 2004’s new agenda

February 2, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. By the end of their college careers, 80 percent of Yale College seniors will have participated in social programs associated with it. This year alone, 3,000 students have committed their community service hours to it. And over 20,000 New Haven residents will be »

City looks to clean up air

January 23, 2004
New Haven currently rates in the lowest 20th percentile on nationwide emissions standards, but because of the recent work of the New Haven Community Clean Air Initiative, many citizens may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Until recently, New Haven had been one of the few cities in the United States that »

Talk links war, media

November 14, 2003
In front of a packed audience at Luce Hall, a distinguished group of journalists and military officials discussed the relationship between the military and the media in times of peace and war Thursday night. The panel evaluated the similarities between the Vietnam War and the recent war in Iraq, and experiences of the media in »

N. Iraqi health minister discusses polio

November 11, 2003
When it comes to dealing with a global epidemic, humanitarian aid can be limited by special interests, but the viruses it combats are often blind to political considerations. Nobody knows this better than Dr. Ali Sindi, the former deputy minister of health for the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, who spoke Monday afternoon of the »

Activists use art to showcase effects of globalization

October 21, 2003
Depicting allegorical insects, which represent corporations and animals as the victims of expanding industry, the Beehive Design Collective presented their ideas about globalization and world issues through an exhibition of three large murals last night in Dwight Hall. Designed to foster thought in the onlooker, the group’s art ranged from 9-by-14 feet to a staggering »

International eating champion devours Doodle Burger contest

October 7, 2003
He has eaten 21 cannoli in six minutes. Devoured a 76 ounce steak in 20 minutes. Left other contestants in the dust at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog contest by eating 301/2 of the fearsome franks in under 12 minutes. And on Sept. 25, Ed “Cookie” Jarvis obliterated the previous burger eating record at the Yankee »

Striffler relates migrant experience

September 22, 2003
Speaking of his experiences working at a Tyson Foods plant, University of Arkansas anthropology professor Steve Striffler gave a firsthand account of Mexican migrant life on the processing line — at a wage of $8 per hour, 40 hours a week, and with limited room for advancement. Striffler spoke about imported labor and his forthcoming »