Religion, media cross in speech

April 9, 2002
At a time when religion and the media are intersecting daily, broadcaster Cokie Roberts yesterday addressed both the coverage of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding the Catholic Church specifically and reporting on religion generally. Roberts, a broadcaster for ABC News and National Public Radio and a practicing Catholic, spoke to an overflowing crowd at St. »

Dean Brodhead remembers Valentines of yore

February 15, 2002
Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead ’68 said he remembers Valentine’s Day at Yale in the years before the school admitted women. “My Valentine’s Day memories from when I was a student are grim,” Brodhead said. “Romance was a weekend and through-the-mail activity.” Brodhead eventually found true love at Yale when he was a graduate student, »

Yale employee’s racial remark elicits hardened response

February 6, 2002
David Ahn ’03 told a Korean American Students of Yale meeting Tuesday night that he has accepted the apology of a dining hall manager who made a comment Ahn believed was offensive. He said he hopes the incident will promote dialogue to dispel “cultural ignorance” at Yale. In an e-mail to KASY Tuesday, Ahn described »

Yalie joins Homeland Security

January 29, 2002
After 20 years of practicing law all over the world, Edward McNally ’79 offered to quit his job and start making photocopies full time. “Before the sun went down on 9-11, I had already contacted the White House and told them that if it would help for me to run the Xerox machine in the »

SAT II may predict success in college better than SAT

November 14, 2001
Despite criticisms, many Americans continue to regard the SAT as an accurate assessment of intelligence. But according to a recent study conducted by the University of California, scores on the SAT II subject tests are better indicators of how freshmen will perform in college than traditional SAT I scores. Although reliance on the SAT has »

Lobbyist speaks against death penalty

November 2, 2001
Over 100 years ago, the electric chair replaced hanging as the most common method of capital punishment in the United States because people believed death by electrocution was more humane. But Steven Hawkins, executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, said no method of execution is humane. “There’s no polite way »