Protest draws attention to legal issues, death penalty

April 13, 2001 • 0
More than 50 students turned out on Beinecke Plaza yesterday to protest what they called problems and inconsistencies in the U.S. criminal justice system. The protest, organized by Yale’s Student Legal Action Movement, was a part of what the group called a “day of information and action against the prison-industrial complex.” Speakers from the American »

One year later, where are Yale’s activists?

April 10, 2001 • 1
A year ago today, Yale’s campus was afire with activism. April 10, 2000 marked the sixth day of the Beinecke Plaza occupation by Students Against Sweatshops, a group advocating a change in the University’s apparel licensing policy. The group camped out on Beinecke and refused to leave until Yale President Richard Levin accepted their demands. »

Faculty nixes proposal to have MLK Day off

April 6, 2001 • 0
The Yale faculty voted yesterday to send the Yale College Calendar Committee back to the drawing board to create a new proposal for University-wide observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. At a faculty meeting, the approximately 50 faculty members present decided against the committee’s proposal to cancel classes the Monday of MLK Day and »

Confrontation at YPU talk leads to arrest

March 30, 2001 • 0
A speech at the Yale Political Union by Elyakim Haetzni, former member of the Israeli Knesset, provoked another confrontation on campus concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Yale Police Department arrested Yitzhak Melamed GRD ’02 and charged him with disorderly conduct during the speech, which was held at SSS 114 on March 21. Melamed will appear »

Committee recommends no classes on MLK Day

March 22, 2001 • 0
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one step closer to becoming an official holiday for students and faculty, since the Yale College Calender Committee approved a resolution yesterday that would cancel classes on MLK Day starting next year. The calender committee, comprising administrators, faculty and students, was in part responding to increased student and faculty »

Dean, head of Latino center to leave Yale

March 21, 2001 • 0
Assistant Dean Richard Chavolla, the first director of the University’s newly consolidated Latino cultural center, is leaving for the nation’s capital after four years at Yale. Chavolla made the decision to leave after his wife, Anna Ortega-Chavolla gained a full-time position with a Washington-based organization, the National Council for Education and Community Partnerships. He will »

Council proposes aid reform

March 1, 2001 • 1
The movement for financial aid reform found support with the student representatives of the Yale College Council yesterday evening. Weeks after Princeton University’s groundbreaking announcement that it would eliminate student loans and days after Harvard University announced it would increase its financial aid budget by $8.3 million, the YCC last night passed a set of »

Activists seek students for Quebec protest

February 23, 2001 • 0
Carnival in Quebec City, Quebec, Quebec’s annual winter celebration, will include not just the traditional drinking and dancing this year, but also a protest. Activists from Quebec City Ian Renaud-Lauze, Helene Vallieres and Jaggi Singh visited Dwight Hall yesterday afternoon to drum up support for an upcoming protest against the Summit of the Americas, called »

Spike Lee addresses disparities in film

February 22, 2001 • 3
Nearly 150 students crowded the Calhoun dining hall to hear filmmaker Spike Lee speak Wednesday on the state of African Americans and other minorities in film and television. “The battlefields are now in culture,” Lee said. “The United States is dominating the world, because of Coca-Cola, Disney, dance and music. That’s how the U.S. is »

Dwight Hall to raise funds to solve budget shortfall

February 20, 2001 • 0
Dwight Hall is stepping up fund-raising efforts this year because of a $40,000 budget shortfall. In previous years, Dwight Hall’s major fund-raising activity has been a biannual phone-a-thon. But for the past two years that drive has not raised the funds needed to complete the operating budget, causing Yale’s community service hub to operate with »

Students, profs protest holding MLK Day classes

January 12, 2001 • 0
The University’s decision to hold classes Monday on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is drawing protest from students and heavyweight Yale professors, 25 of whom have signed a strongly worded letter urging administrators to reconsider the issue next year. The Martin Luther King Day Coordinating Committee, a group of student organizers, sent a letter »