Yale Women’s Center: A broader movement for change

Yesterday, 16 Yale students and alumni released a statement making public a Title IX complaint against Yale University. The complaint contends that, by failing to address sexual violence on campus, the administration has allowed the existence of a hostile environment for women. As a result, the University will face an investigation from the Office of »

State money to fight violence skips New Haven

November 20, 2009
More than $1.5 million of federal stimulus funding is going toward fighting domestic violence in Connecticut — but probably not in New Haven. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide public advocacy group, has selected the five shelters whose hours will be expanded for two years with $1 million of the funding, Erika Tindill, »
Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, director of the 2006 documentary “East of Havana,” spoke in Saybrook Friday.

‘East of Havana’ co-director talks film at Tea

October 19, 2009
After the lights in the Saybrook Underbrook theater dimmed, an audience of about 20 Yalies was transported to the crumbling apartments of Alamar, a seaside housing project east of Havana. Alamar is the heart of Cuba’s underground hip-hop movement and the setting of “East of Havana,” a 2006 documentary that follows Soandry, Magyori and Mikki, »

Local papers confront modern obstacles

October 15, 2009
Despite circulation and advertising problems plaguing newspapers nationwide, three small, local news ventures — the New Haven Independent, La Voz Hispana and the New Haven Advocate — are, for the most part, surviving the recession. How is each one staying afloat? Contributing reporter Natalia Thompson investigates. THE INDEPENDENT Sitting in front of a humming Macintosh »

At Yale-sponsored summit, leaders discuss energy policy

October 2, 2009
Officials from around the world gathered Thursday to share perspectives from the developing and developed world on climate change. Leaders from U.S. and Indian government agencies, research institutions, corporations and nonprofits met in Washington at the U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit to discuss energy issues at an event co-sponsored by Yale. The summit was led by »
The writer Judy Blume visited Calhoun College for a Master’s Tea on Monday afternoon and spoke about topics from Sept. 11 to college admissions.

Are you there, Yale? It’s me, Judy Blume.

September 22, 2009
Eight years after her last visit to Yale, Judy Blume returned to New Haven for a Calhoun College Master’s Tea and thanked Yale students for helping her begin writing again in the aftermath of Sept. 11. “Our lives were changed forever by 9/11,” Blume said on Monday afternoon. “I felt I would never write again. »

On the ground: Dems bring out the vote

September 8, 2009
Even as Yale students dive into the chaos of shopping period, the Yale College Democrats want Yalies to know that there is life outside the Yale bubble. More importantly, they want to spread the word about the upcoming Ward 22 primary. At the Yale Dems’ inaugural meeting Monday night, dozens of students gathered in the »