Group raises local awareness of global poverty

October 29, 2002
Many Yale students do not hesitate to throw away half-eaten portions of dining hall meals, not realizing they are part of the privileged one-third of the world that is well-fed. But the remaining two-thirds of the world’s inhabitants are either starving or suffering from malnutrition. The College Council for CARE, or CCC, wants Yalies to »

Homeless advocacy group makes trip to City Hall

October 25, 2002
Members of Respect Line say they are tired of being ignored. In hopes of getting New Haven to take notice of the homeless, the advocacy group held a press conference Wednesday morning. With reporters from the New Haven Register, the Advocate and Channel 3 News in tow, they entered City Hall to present Mayor John »

Smoke-free season for basketball

October 18, 2002
It is difficult to ignore the beaming smiles of 14 basketball players casually leaning against the bleachers. They could easily be mistaken for Abercrombie & Fitch models hanging out in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The posters endorsing a smoke-free lifestyle are up in Yale University Health Services and every residential college, outside dining halls and masters’ »

SNAPS helps disabled students

September 25, 2002
Sabrina Sadique ’04 didn’t go to any of her sections last fall, but unlike many Yale students, she actually wanted to attend. She had to plan weeks in ahead in order to reach any of her classes. She could not go out on the weekends, even to do simple errands. Getting her tray at the »

Grads stay on in New Haven

May 26, 2002
The first impulse most Yalies have upon graduating is to get out of New Haven, but a few committed students plan to stick around and stay involved in the community. After being heavily involved in Dwight Hall throughout his undergraduate career, Johnny Scafidi ’01 got a job on Old Campus as the program director of »

After unionizing, bus drivers worried

April 19, 2002
New Haven students may have April vacation this week, but it has been no holiday for some of their bus drivers. On April 12, bus drivers at New Haven’s First Student Inc. voted 119 to 36 in favor of union representation. But the company’s drivers say they are now anxious about how they will be »

W. golf places 4th at Lady Duke invite

April 17, 2002
Five members of the women’s golf team rode down to Harrisonburg, Va. last weekend to play in the Lady Dukes Invitational. And for the second time this spring, Yale placed fourth. In a field of 17 teams, the Elis finished with a combined score of 636 for two rounds, only four strokes behind third-place Princeton. »

Mural dedicated at La Casa Cultural

April 15, 2002
Tucked away in an alleyway on Crown Street there is an unexpected sight — a colorful mural portraying a pyramid of people against a background of a dark eagle. On Friday afternoon, a dedication to the mural — painted on the wall of La Casa Cultural — was held as a culmination of Semana Chicana, »

Architecture students compete to design New Haven housing project

April 12, 2002
Tense anticipation filled the air of the fourth-floor room in the Art & Architecture Building yesterday as students in the Yale School of Architecture awaited the chance to present their designs for a New Haven housing project. The goal of the school’s competition is for all first-year architecture students to design low-income housing facilities for »

EPH welcomes panel on AIDS in South Asia

February 1, 2002
The spread of AIDS in Africa and the United States often gets a lot of attention, but the focus shifted to AIDS in India at the “AIDS in South Asia” conference held yesterday. Undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and even visitors from Massachusetts and New York filled Winslow Auditorium at the Department of Epidemiology and »

Organizers plan activities for MLK Day

January 18, 2002
Monday, Yale students will have the day off from classes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time, but organizers said the holiday is about more than a long weekend. Following last year’s movement to have Yale cancel classes, there has been a campuswide effort to make the day off a “day on,” »

Students get vital lesson in note-taking

October 19, 2001
It’s midterm season, and most students are reading their notes from lecture for the first time. All too often their response is “What was I thinking?” For the majority of college courses, students rely on listening and taking notes in lecture, but many of them have never really learned the basics of note-taking. To address »