LGBT activist talks challenges in Kenya

April 20, 2011 • 0
In Kenya, even some health workers who provide services to men who have sex with men are homophobic, LGBT activist Rachel Mandel said. Mandel, a former employee for the International Center for Reproductive Health, spoke to 12 professors and graduate students in Luce Hall Wednesday about the difficulties of advocating for gay rights in Kenya »

Yale prof wins NASA, federal funding

April 20, 2011 • 0
Professor of ecosystem ecology Peter Raymond is the principal investigator on a research project that has gained approximately $500,000 in total funding from NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Currently teaching two classes at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Raymond has done groundbreaking work on biogeochemical transformations, which are changes in the »

Perle talks Middle East

April 15, 2011 • 0
Richard Perle, chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee during the Bush administration, criticized the United States’ minimal involvement in recent conflicts in the Middle East at a talk Wednesday afternoon. Perle, a well-known neoconservative and supporter of the war in Iraq, spoke about U.S. policy in the Middle East in front of an »

Jaramillo talks rainforests, oil

April 7, 2011 • 0
The rain forests are disappearing, former oil industry employee Carlos Jaramillo says. In front of an audience of around 60 graduate students, postdoctoral associates and professors Wednesday, Jaramillo discussed the history of tropical rain forests. An expert from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he argued that as environmental conditions varied, the diversity of plants in »

Laborers protest working conditions

April 5, 2011 • 1
A group of migrant farm workers who claim they worked in near-slavery conditions are demanding justice — and they may soon get it. Four former farm workers at Riverside Dairy in Northford, Conn., gathered in front of the New Haven courtroom on Elm Street Monday morning to draw attention to their plight and demand that »

DeLauro announces grants for New Haven families

April 4, 2011 • 1
Families in the Elm City who were hit hard by the recent economic recession will be receiving federal aid to get back on their feet. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, the Connecticut representative from the third district, announced last week that approximately $69,000 will be allocated to residents of New Haven. This grant is part of a »