Lack of accountability is disturbing

October 17, 2006 • 0
The front page of yesterday’s Yale Daily News left me seething with rage. Across the top of the newspaper were two headlines: “Athletes’ charges dropped” and “ITS finds anti-gay e-mailer.” While the two issues are entirely unrelated, both articles left me angrily wondering, “Who the hell is responsible here?” The first article reported that the »

‘Every man for himself’ leaves poor stranded

March 28, 2005 • 0
Keith Urbahn’s “Putting the torch to a culture of entitlement” (3/23) rejects Social Security as providing “license for mediocrity” and attempts to paint privatization-minded conservatives as the next generation of Che Guevaras. But in advocating the creation of a euphemistically termed “ownership society,” Urbahn implicitly condones greater inequality in the division of wealth, as well »

What U.N. needs now: new voices at table

November 3, 2004 • 0
The United Nations has never reached its potential. Plagued by financial problems and authority struggles, the U.N. badly needs reform, new energy and new resources. The absence of a strong U.N. is partially responsible for the spread of nuclear technology to North Korea and Iran, the deteriorating situation in Darfur and the crisis in Iraq. »

No more misleading: why to nix Bush Nov. 2

October 14, 2004 • 2
In less than a month, the American people will choose their president for the next four years. No election, however, is just about the immediate future — and this one in particular will decide the long-term course of our nation. Rarely have we seen such a dichotomy between the candidates’ positions on everything from foreign »

Normal relations would help reach U.S. goals

September 20, 2004 • 0
Breaking relations with a country is an absurd concept. The United States disagrees with Communist dictator Fidel Castro — so we pretend the entire nation of Cuba doesn’t exist. We are appalled by the North Korean government’s human rights record and gravely concerned about its nuclear ambitions, so we don’t interact with it in any »

U.S. must change to P.R. foreign policy

September 7, 2004 • 1
Do we measure ourselves by the opinions of others? Parents teach their children that popularity isn’t important and overly tan daytime television actors tell us in cheesy TV ads to be our own person and to do what we believe in despite opposition. It’s been the moral of a lot of animated movies with talking »

Fascination with cult of royalty lives on

March 30, 2004 • 0
It’s been nearly 228 years since the day American revolutionaries proclaimed that no king would ever again rule the United States. We declared that the new American nation would never have any titular nobility and would hold true to the principles of a democracy. While the American democracy has lasted, there is yet a strong »

N.C. child violence center to train staff

March 25, 2004 • 0
The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) has designated its long-time colleague and partner, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Child Development-Community Policing Partnership (CM CD-CP) in Charlotte, N.C. as the NCCEV’s Southeast Regional Training Center. The YCSC first set up the Child Development-Community Policing Partnership between Yale and the »

Warshaw devoted life to pediatrics

February 6, 2004 • 0
Joseph Warshaw, former chair of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and, more recently, dean of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, died Dec. 29, 2003 of multiple myeloma in Burlington, Vt. He was 67. Warshaw was an international expert on developmental biology and neonatal medical care and served as chair of pediatrics »

Local artists express dark humor, showcase satire

January 23, 2004 • 0
As visitors step inside the Space 63 Gallery on Audubon Street, they will be confronted with such images as Aretha Franklin “puking” the blues. The painting is part of a new exhibit titled “3 Miserable Bastards” that displays the humorous and insightful works of three local artists, brought together through their dark senses of humor. »