Lose the apathy, start caring

February 7, 2003
Am I a complete moron? Let’s look at the facts: Almost every day the death toll rises in the Holy Land — nothing new in the seemingly unending war. Foster care in America is so dreadful that NBC recently reported that 740 kids in Los Angeles County are simply missing. Our prison system is a »

Catholic faith endures despite priestly sins

March 26, 2002
As a Catholic, I have viewed the sexual abuse scandal currently engulfing the Roman Catholic Church with great distress. In Boston, John Geoghan is now accused of molesting more than 130 people while he was a priest, and he has been found guilty on at least one charge relating to the accusations. Despite having strong »

Profs to write book on terrorist attack

September 28, 2001
Four months ago, the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization did not exist. But now Basic Books is hoping people will value the new center’s name and expertise enough to buy 100,000 copies of a hardcover book published by the Yale center. The globalization center and Basic Books will co-publish a book called “The »

Gary Hart to be first speaker in terror series

September 27, 2001
Former Senator Gary Hart, who was instrumental in producing an extensive recent report about national security, will be the first speaker in a new Yale lecture series in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hart will speak Tuesday night and begin the series on “Democracy, Security, and Justice: Perspectives on the American Future” that »

Kagan: Yale profs ‘blaming victim’

September 21, 2001
As much of the nation talks of aggressive military action and war, history professor and former Yale College Dean Donald Kagan said he believes professors urging caution are dominating the discussion at Yale — to the exclusion of a real debate. Kagan wrote an opinion piece for the Sept. 18 edition of the Yale Daily »

One new English prof, worlds of expertise

September 20, 2001
The English and Comparative Literature departments have acquired new faculty expertise in areas including post-World War II German cinema, nationalism in British novels, colonial literature, early children’s literature, and Canadian literature. Remarkably, this influx of knowledge comes from only one new faculty member, Katie Trumpener of the University of Chicago. The 40-year-old scholar has accepted »

With terror on their minds, professors stray from text

September 13, 2001
Professor Vincent Scully had always disliked the architecture of the World Trade Center towers. On Tuesday Scully got to one of the last slides in his Modern Architecture lecture and stood with a picture of the towers projected on a large screen behind him and about 400 students filling the seats in front of him. »

Policy experts urge caution in retaliation

September 12, 2001
As the Yale community dealt with yesterday’s cataclysmic terrorist attacks, the first difficulty for many was coming to believe that the event really had happened. But Yale scholars already have begun the difficult task of envisioning what might come next and discussing how the nation should respond to the most deadly act of terrorism in »

Visa issues complicate a few Yalies’ itinerary

September 7, 2001
While his classmates might shop a class or two before preparing to celebrate their first real weekend at Yale, Zhou Jun ’05 will be in Beijing today, trying to convince a U.S. consular official to allow him to leave China for New Haven. It will be his third attempt to obtain a visa. Zhou’s problem »

Crucial year ahead for graduate student unions

September 6, 2001
After more than a decade of conflict and drama, the debate over a potential union for teaching assistants at Yale comes to yet another flash point this year. Yale must soon negotiate a contract with Local 34 and Local 35, the two established Yale unions that have allied themselves with the Graduate Employees and Students »

Banaji and Cott, Yale stars, to leave for Harvard

September 5, 2001
Yale will lose two top professors to archrival Harvard University after this semester. Psychology professor Mahzarin Banaji and History and American Studies professor Nancy Cott depart Yale for Harvard even as they praised the opportunities they have had here. “Leaving Yale for me is filled with many mixed emotions,” said Banaji, who has taught at »

Plans for second DS year on hold

April 25, 2001
Though they will no longer be freshmen, it looks like this year’s crop of Directed Studies students definitely will have an opportunity to show up at Naples on Thursday nights. Plans that possibly would have extended the interdisciplinary freshman western civilization program to a second year are on hold for at least one year. “The »