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January 23, 2006 • 0
Benny Morris’s talk last Thursday was billed as a history lesson. But as he addressed a full auditorium in Luce Hall, Morris quickly ceded history to politics and even to ignoble vilification. The fact that “Jewish Israel is light years ahead of Palestine in economic terms” and that Palestinian universities are so bad that “the »

Silencing Finkelstein is the easy way out

October 25, 2005 • 0
It is understandable that listening to Norman Finkelstein can be difficult for those raised in Zionist households, just as it was difficult for us to listen to him speak of the failures of the Palestinian resistance movement and its leaders over dinner earlier that evening. We are raised with ideologies that we feel define us, »

Students shortchanged by revolving-door professors

October 10, 2003 • 0
Today may be the first morning in months when GESO garners headlines that don’t smack of satire most commonly seen in the Rumpus or the Yale Record. That’s because the union has at last reasserted its significance at Yale by publishing a half-dozen reports on issues affecting graduate students — and by translation, everyone at »

Hurled insults, secret shuttles: life as a “scab”

September 11, 2003 • 0
A crowd of the so-called “scab” workers filling in for striking members of Local 35 received a new instruction from their West Haven-based employer yesterday — none of them were to reveal the location of the parking lot where they’re now gathering each morning for the bus ride to work. The location of the parking »

Next stop Syria? Bush had better stop fanning the flames

April 24, 2003 • 0
When the Bush administration began spewing ominous threats toward Syria a week and a half ago, peaceniks like me were in the awkward position of expressing outrage that our assessment of the administration’s priorities had been proven correct: war first, details and cleanup later. Before fighting had ended in the streets of Baghdad, Bush’s hawks »

Dyson laments state of civil rights

January 21, 2003 • 0
State Representative William Dyson did not have a lot of encouragement to offer the Yale College Democrats Monday night. The 14-term representative has been advocating civil rights for over 40 years, since he was arrested in South Carolina for participating in a lunch-counter sit-in. Since then, things have not changed as much as Dyson would »

Local residents protest drugs on Rosette St.

November 14, 2002 • 0
Hundreds of New Haven residents held candles and posters aloft on Wednesday, demanding an end to drug dealing and violence on Rosette Street. Led by community organizers from the Amistad Catholic Workers House and Elm City Congregations Organized, the procession circled in front of two different houses which neighbors say serve as home bases for »

National frat looks to open Yale chapter

November 12, 2002 • 0
When two recruiters from Sigma Phi Epsilon’s national headquarters arrived at Yale to open a new chapter of the fraternity, they knew just where to look for strapping Yale men to become the first Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers: sororities. “The fact of the matter is a sorority knows the best men on campus,” one of »

DeLauro wins seventh term

November 6, 2002 • 0
The gulf between New Haven’s powerful Democratic party and its fledgling Republican counterpart was only as wide as Chapel Street last night. But the two camps might as well have been in different states. By the end of the night, Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro coasted to victory in Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District election. »

Activists protest police brutality in West Haven

October 15, 2002 • 0
Braving the frigid autumn air, over 100 people gathered on the West Haven green Monday night to protest police brutality and support the family of Gary “Chris” Tyson, who was killed in a West Haven police chase on September 23, just three weeks after his 18th birthday. Three community groups organized the event in response »

Shubert Theater expands focus to include varied programming

October 14, 2002 • 0
When Yale students were asked about the Shubert Theater in a focus group last summer, some of them expressed mild surprise at its recent performances. “They said that when they saw that advertisement in the paper with our logo and then ‘Linda Williams’ they had to look twice,” recalled Anthony Lupinacci, the theater’s director of »

Investors: don’t mess with Brazil

October 7, 2002 • 0
Forget field polls. Anyone wanting to gauge the recent fluctuations in Brazilian presidential-hopeful Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s chances of victory could just keep an eye on Wall Street traffic. When the fiery former union leader seemed poised for a shutout, indignant financiers worked themselves into a tizzy throwing up roadblocks against his fiscal knavery »