Q&A: Richard Suchenski GRD ‘11, Graduate Chair of Cinema at the Whitney

September 9, 2008
Q: What aesthetic does this year’s program follow? A: It’s the best, most diverse yet. Thanks to a series of co-sponsorships with Yale departments and programs, as well as support from cultural organizations and embassies in New York, we have been able to add a significant number of special mid-week screenings — the highlight being »

Moral police vs. drugs and DJs

August 29, 2008
To most Americans, Iran is a far away place of sand, camels, terrorists and, most recently, nuclear ambitions. Should Iran be bombed, cities with names like Mashhad, Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan will only become names on the battlefield map. Few will remember the shining strips of fruit lace and floating walnuts sold in the cool »

Obama supporters take on Elm City streets, with brooms

March 3, 2008
Campus supporters of Sen. Barack Obama headed out into the city Saturday to clean streets as part of an effort to demonstrate the grassroots, civic-minded nature of the Illinois senator’s presidential campaign. The students’ street-sweeping effort — which was duplicated by students in Philadelphia — was the brainchild of Justin Kosslyn ’09 and David Manners-Weber »

At Quinnipiac, students unmoved by election

February 6, 2008
HAMDEN — Buses normally best known for transporting dozens of female Quinnipiac University students to and from Yale’s campus on Saturday nights were commandeered for an entirely different purpose Tuesday — the democratic process. About 50 of Quinnipiac’s 5,4000 undergraduates had left campus on the notorious buses by 4:00 p.m. yesterday to cast their ballots »

Two days before vote, McCain stops in Conn.

February 4, 2008
FAIRFIELD — New Haven isn’t exactly a hotbed of Republican politics, but in this Connecticut town, one GOP presidential candidate was kicking up a storm of both support and opposition on Sunday, two days before the state’s primary. Battling through a crowd of about 50 protestors, Senator John McCain made his only stop of the »

Legislators urged to extend deer-hunting season

November 28, 2007
The commonly accepted view of deer as friendly, graceful and peaceful animals is being challenged this week. The reason: Lyme disease. In an effort to control the risk of Lyme disease — the tick-borne infectious agent that is increasingly being transmitted by Connecticut’s deer population — Georgina Scholl, research chair of the Fairfield County Municipal »

French cinema fans await double feature

October 9, 2007
This Friday, Oct. 12, French Cinema lovers and those hoping to catch a glimpse of two of the most important men in the modern French Film world will head to 212 York Street for the day-long event, “French Cinema and its New Wave Legacy,” organized by the Yale Film Studies Program. Jean-Michel Frodon, editor in »

Univ. urged to lead city’s sustainability

October 5, 2007
By Nicolas Niarchos Contributing reporter New Haven residents and Yale students flocked to the Peabody Museum on Thursday night in search of a common goal — ideas for making the Elm City greener. Six representatives from both Yale and New Haven organizations spoke about the potential for New Haven to become an environmentally sustainable city. »

Italy aficionados visit Beinecke

October 2, 2007
The prevailing mood at the Beinecke is often a quiet one. But in recent days, the once muted cavern has transformed into a bustling circus, as many visitors have flocked to the library’s Italian Festivals exhibition, on display through Jan. 9. It isn’t difficult to see the appeal of such an exhibition to non-Italianists; the »