Students react to Bush speech

February 3, 2005
Political-minded Yalies joined the nation Wednesday night to watch President George W. Bush ’68 fulfill his constitutional responsibility to report on the state of the union, but their opinions remain divided over the president’s recommendations for America over the next few years. While Bush’s speech included items designed to appeal to both conservatives and liberal »

Scientists unlock the secrets of sleep

February 2, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In literature, sleep and dreams are often regarded as the frontiers of human understanding, containing memories of the past and portents of the future. While the true meaning of dreams may long remain hidden, Yale professors from a variety of disciplines are researching »

Video allows global dialogue

January 27, 2005
Early Wednesday morning, a handful of Yale students in a small room in the Law School joined in an international panel discussion with tsunami survivors and Sri Lankan officials — live from Columbo, Sri Lanka. Students and concerned community members tuned in from 11 sites across the United States and the United Kingdom to participate »

Students protest at Bush’s parade

January 21, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of Yale students joined thousands of others from around the country to march in protest against Bush’s inauguration Thursday. Leaving just before midnight Wednesday and driving through the evening, the Yalies arrived early Thursday morning to join the DC Anti-War Network’s protest. During the bus ride south, students colored in signs, »

Planned execution sparks local activism

January 19, 2005
If convicted serial killer Michael Ross heads to the execution chamber Jan. 26 as expected, he goes according to his own wishes and those of the vast majority of Connecticut citizens. But in what are likely to be the last few days of Ross’ life, the hope of commuting his death sentence has brought a »

Stage prop instigates bomb scare

January 18, 2005
A suspicious package mistakenly identified as a bomb prompted New Haven police to close off a portion of College Street between Crown and Chapel streets and evacuate nearby residents Friday morning. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious package in the alleyway next to the Palace Theater and directly across »

Bomb scare shuts down College Street

January 15, 2005
A suspicious package mistakenly identified as a bomb Friday morning prompted New Haven Police to close off a portion of College Street between Crown and Chapel streets and to evacuate nearby residents. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, a 911 caller reported a suspicious package in the alleyway next to the Palace Theater, directly across from the »

Firm to oversee hydrogen-power buses for the city

January 12, 2005
Imagine the vehicle of the future, equipped with a hydrogen-fuel-cell-based engine and wireless Internet access for professionals on the go. But it’s not a European sports car. It’s a public bus. In early December, the city of New Haven announced it received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration to plan and build America’s first »

YHHAP fast gives funds to homeless

November 19, 2004
Food carts on York Street and the restaurants surrounding the University’s campus got a few more patrons than usual Thursday, as some Yale students sacrificed their meal plans to the benefit of New Haven’s homeless community. The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project holds one “fast” each semester, during which Yale students donate one day »

Garwin discourages the use of space weapons

November 18, 2004
While references to Star Wars might cause some to recall cinema, the phrase reminds Richard Garwin of the Reagan administration and complex space-based missile defense programs. As part of the Yale Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Garwin, a former member of the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States and a »

Student phone banks target swing voters

November 3, 2004
The Yale College Democrats’ Ward 1 Headquarters in McClellan Hall was abuzz with activity yesterday afternoon. Students on cell phones occupied every nook of the small common room serving as a phone bank, and everyone was talking at once. As the most controversial election season in most Yalies’ memories drew to a close yesterday, die-hard »

Mayor plans to reduce deficit

November 2, 2004
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. recently announced a plan to reduce the city of New Haven’s $9 million budget deficit to $4.2 million by the end of the fiscal year, in part by voluntary contributions from unnamed sources that will possibly include Yale. The deficit, reported in a routine September budget report, is the »