Eli Republicans ready to rally behind McCain

February 11, 2008 • 1
Two months ago, Sen. John McCain was barely on Yale students’ political radars. Now he is more than just a small blip on the periphery. According to a News poll taken in January, only 17 percent of undergraduates expected the Arizona senator to end up as the Republican nominee for president, compared to 32 percent »

Unions protest Aramark’s food, employee treatment

February 4, 2008 • 1
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Spirited choruses of “Si se puede” — the Spanish translation of Senator Barack Obama’s “Yes we can” campaign slogan — kicked off a union-led protest of Aramark’s presence in New Haven public schools on Friday. But by the end, it was the repetition »

Outsider Goldson to challenge DeStefano

January 28, 2008 • 7
Darnell Goldson graduated first in his class from Hillhouse High School in 1979. Almost 30 years later, the thought of his alma mater still makes the lifelong New Haven resident emotional. But his emotions are hardly those of nostalgia. Goldson is “deeply concerned” about the state of Hillhouse High School and the rest of the »

DeStefano does D.C. for meeting of mayors

January 24, 2008 • 0
Mr. DeStefano is going to Washington — at least for the weekend. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is currently in the nation’s capital to participate in the 76th winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, where he has joined over 250 of his national counterparts to discuss the economy. While there, he »

Tanenhaus offers glimpse of NYT Book Review

January 18, 2008 • 0
At the age of 42, Sam Tanenhaus GRD ’78 applied for an editing position at The New York Times. He had a keen love for literature and a knack for the art of writing. But he got the job largely thanks to one personal quality: his unemployment. In 1997, he began what The Times calls »

From drag ball to panels, Trans Week reviews mixed

December 7, 2007 • 4
On the first night of December, a chill was in the air and the first snow was on its way. Inside the Ezra Stiles College dining hall, Yalies stayed warm as they listened to a holiday tune playing over the loud speakers. It could have been a scene from a high-school holiday pageant. Until the »

Library cafe lowers prices after criticism

December 3, 2007 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Although the Thain Family Cafe in Bass Library has gone out of its way to avoid becoming another Machine City in aesthetic and atmosphere, it is now learning a lesson from its less trendy predecessor — cheaper is better. During Friday’s library dedication »

Univ. sees increasing numbers of doctorates

November 29, 2007 • 0
A November report by the National Science Foundation indicates that the number of doctoral degrees granted by American universities in the 2005-2006 academic year increased 5.1 percent from the year before. Science and engineering degrees accounted for over two-thirds of this increase, while there was a 3.5 percent rise in the number of doctorate degrees »

Facebook application to ‘sponsor’ companies

November 14, 2007 • 2
Facebook’s News Feed home page could have been described as a personalized CNN without the commercials — until last Tuesday, when the popular social network launched SocialAds, which now has ads, too. SocialAds — the latest brainchild of Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg and his Silicon Valley-based Facebook — allows companies to develop profiles that feature »

Bravo pours ‘political fuel’ on working-women discussion

November 13, 2007 • 0
Ellen Bravo takes particular pride in her connection to the advocacy group “9to5, National Association for Working Women.” But at a Davenport College Master’s Tea on Monday, she joked that, given the hours women with jobs and families are “working,” the work schedule should probably be called “24/7.” Bravo, who served as director of “9to5” »

Cheerleading Morsel claims Mr. Yale crown

November 12, 2007 • 2
Phil Clopton ’08 credits his victory in last week’s Mr. Yale competition to three things: comic books, trashy movies and video games. When asked by one of the judges what he would do as commander of the Yale army if a battalion of Harvard students descended on New Haven, Clopton knew exactly what to say. »

Locals hold protest for ‘Jena 6’

November 8, 2007 • 2
It might seem unlikely that New Haven residents would care about the local politics of small-town Louisiana. But at a rally yesterday for the “Jena Six” in front of the New Haven Federal Courthouse, city residents joined what is now a nationwide movement to reverse the legal fate of six black teens charged with a »