‘Donors’ cynicism staggering’

Treatments to combat HIV/AIDS already exist — the obstacle to defeating the disease, Stephen Lewis says, is a lack of resources. Lewis, co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international AIDS advocacy organization, spoke before an audience of about 100 people Monday evening at the Anlyan Center, a part of the Immunobiology Department at the Yale School […]

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Journalist shares experiences in war

Graham Smith first joined National Public Radio as a senior producer, but he said his work turned dangerous when he traveled overseas to cover the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Smith, a senior producer of NPR’s popular radio program “All Things Considered,” spoke to a group of about 50 students and faculty members in the […]

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Working group investigates Himalayan region

Mark Turin wants to unite professors and students across all disciplines to keep endangered Himalayan languages and culture alive. Turin, a research scientist at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, is coordinating the Himalayan Working Group at Yale alongside Sara Shneiderman, a professor in the Anthropology Department. The project seeks to build a […]

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Election Day sees more union victories

Although the majority of New Haven’s aldermanic races were decided in September’s primary, Tuesday still saw some contested elections. Union-backed Jeanette Morrison, who defeated incumbent Greg Morehead in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary on a wave of support from Yale students, successfully fended off repeat challenger Cordelia Thorpe with a final vote tally of 302 […]

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Beverage makers target youth, minorities

Researchers and advocacy groups say that a new Yale study on advertising could shake up the beverage industry. The study, released by Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity on Oct. 31, found an “unprecedented marketing of sugary drinks to youth,” according to the accompanying press release. Jennifer Harris GRD ’08, the Rudd Center’s […]

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Real Food Challenge eyes Yale

Susannah Albert-Chandhok ’14 is striving to get universities like Yale to allocate more money to “real” food, along with coordinators around the country. Albert-Chandhok is a grassroots leader of the Real Food Challenge — a nationwide campaign founded in the fall of 2008. Though members of the campaign said Yale is a leader in food […]

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Yalies to help defend forests

A 136-year-old environmental activist organization recruited a Yale alumnus and a current professor to its new science advisory board last week. Jonathan Kusel FES ’82, a social conservation activist, and Yale School of Forestry professor Mark Ashton FES ’90 were among nine environmental professionals named to American Forests’ new Science Advisory Board. The pair will […]

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Mixology class turned beer tasting

Though the Yale College Council’s “mixology class” at Box 63 turned out to be more of a beer tasting, attendees didn’t seem to mind. The YCC advertised the event in several emails to the student body as a Mixology/Burger class, but the seven students who showed up at the restaurant Tuesday evening were directed upstairs […]

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City empowers youth through arts

For the second year running, a New Haven nonprofit is working to empower the city’s high schoolers through the arts. On Saturday, the New Haven Citywide Youth Coalition will hold its second annual Youth Arts Celebration, a showcase of original visual art and performances by New Haven high school students. Though the celebration focuses on […]

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Aid worker blasts Sri Lankan government

An international aid worker and United Nations representative is speaking out against violence in Sri Lanka and the government’s role in it. In front of 28 students and faculty members gathered at the Yale School of Medicine Friday afternoon, Nimmi Gowrinathan, the director of programs in South Asia for an international organization and a consultant […]

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Jaffe questions genetically engineered foods

A nonprofit worker and political activist is taking a stand against regulations governing the genetically engineered foods industry. Biotechnology Project Director Gregory Jaffe, a worker at the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, spoke to roughly 50 members of the Yale community Thursday as part of Yale Biotechnology in Agriculture, a […]

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YPU dines with Occupy New Haven

Occupy New Haven wants to have a discussion with Yale University. At a dinner organized by the Yale Political Union Thursday night in Branford common room, two representatives of Occupy New Haven spoke to seven members of the YPU about the movement’s goals. The representatives said Occupy New Haven’s focus is on creating an open […]

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