Chaplain leads trip to Cuba

January 18, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. This winter vacation, University Chaplain Frederick Streets lent his services to the suffering worldwide. After helping to write a book on mental health in Rome, Streets joined in a service trip to Cuba. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 9, Streets made a visit »

Battell vigil honors victims of tsunami

January 14, 2005 • 0
In Battell Chapel Thursday, students and faculty alike were given a glimpse of just how personal the tsunamis that devastated Southeast Asia and Africa were for so many. Pujitha Weerakoon GRD ’10, who comes from Sri Lanka, expressed his gratitude for the safety of his family and his sorrow for those who lost loved ones. »

City to build new center for early education, care

January 13, 2005 • 0
New Haven community leaders along with local, state and federal representatives gathered at the Timothy Dwight School Wednesday afternoon to officially announce the construction of a center for early education and care. The Greater Dwight Development Corporation — a local organization representing Dwight community interests — raised more than $1 million for the newly-named Alvis »

Christmas tree lights up the town from the Green

December 3, 2004 • 0
A glow emanated from downtown New Haven yesterday evening as Christmas came to the New Haven Green. Hundreds of New Haven residents gathered on the Green yesterday evening to see the lighting of the 60-foot tree. As they waited, children had the chance ride on a carousel and say hello to Santa Claus as he »

Hospital to construct cancer center

December 1, 2004 • 0
The Yale-New Haven Hospital officially announced plans for its new $430 million cancer center yesterday. Aldermen, state representatives, first selectmen, and administrative members of Yale and the Yale-New Haven Hospital gathered at the hospital to voice their support for the proposed 14-story, 497,000-square foot building. Yale-New Haven Hospital president Joseph Zaccagnino said the center will »

Studying scripture provides common ground

November 30, 2004 • 0
Analyzing three psalms for everything from the Hebrew roots of words to their Kabbalah symbolism, 30 students from Jewish and Christian groups on campus came together yesterday in the Slifka dining area to discuss scripture. The participants offered various interpretations of lines from Psalms 23, 149 and 150, segments of the Bible applicable to members »

Thanksgiving celebration features jazz and buffet meal

November 19, 2004 • 1
To the sound of jazz music playing and dinner guests singing, more than 200 New Haven residents attended the second annual Hill Community Thanksgiving Celebration in the Hill Regional Career High School cafeteria Thursday. The event was sponsored by Ward 3 Alderwoman Jacqueline James, the Vincent E. Mauro and Hill Regional Career High School Parent »

Groups host memorial for Arafat

November 17, 2004 • 0
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and Connecticut United for Peace hosted a memorial for Yasser Arafat yesterday at the New Haven People’s Center. More than 40 people, some accompanied by their children, attended the event, which included a slide show of Arafat’s life and an open forum about the current situation in the Middle »

Elis elect Dwight Hall committee

November 16, 2004 • 0
Leaders of the 70 student-run organizations of Dwight Hall elected the 2005 Student Executive Committee yesterday evening. The new committee includes co-coordinators Laura Huizar ’06 and Ben Staub ’06, Ednet Liaison Amelia Page ’06, Social Justice Network Liaison Emily Jones ’06, Financial Coordinator Charlie Friedman ’06, Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Patap ’07, Community Based Learning »

Council considers minority religions

November 10, 2004 • 0
The Multifaith Council held a discussion Tuesday as part of a greater plan to increase dialogue between minority religions. The council is comprised of Yale students who serve as an advisory board to the Chaplain’s Office on religious and spiritual issues and provide opportunities for members of different religions to meet. Eight students were present »

Student group hosts Ramadan banquet

November 8, 2004 • 0
More than 230 students and faculty members attended the Muslim Students Association’s annual Ramadan Banquet last Friday at the Omni New Haven Hotel ballroom. The dinner featured keynote speaker Imam Dawood Yasin — religious leader of the New Haven mosque Masjid al-Islam — and reflections from several members of the MSA. Each spoke of the »

DeLauro, Walker celebrate wins

November 3, 2004 • 0
With balloons scattered about the room, Rep. Rosa DeLauro stepped on stage at the Long Wharf Theatre amidst applause from a crowd of about 100 of her supporters. Across town, state Rep. Toni Walker celebrated with her followers at Senor Panchos, as rap music blared from the bar. Both Democrats celebrated their resounding victories Tuesday »