From 1933 to 1980, Pierson’s southeastern courtyard was referred to as the “slave quarters” by students and faculty.

In Pierson’s Lower Court, a tainted history

September 23, 2013 • 0
Tucked in the southeastern corner of Pierson College, at the end of a winding stone path, sits a small, shady courtyard once called the “slave quarters.”
Yalies joined New Haven residents in protesting the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, which has sparked a nationwide debate about racial profiling. Protesters wore hoodies in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot dead in February.

Students, community members march for Trayvon Martin

April 2, 2012 • 13
On Saturday afternoon, Yalies and New Haven residents donned hooded sweatshirts and marched from Dixwell Avenue to City Hall to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. [showcase id=”106″] The march, which was organized by the Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) and co-sponsored by other activist groups from Yale, New Haven »

MASLIN: Ditch finals, go backpacking

March 28, 2012 • 1
I confess: I don’t go to Master’s Teas much. It’s not that I don’t like them — I do. But like most undergraduates, I seldom take advantage of the chance to meet an actor I admire or hear about the latest development in global health. I don’t have the time, and, frankly, I don’t care »
Believe in People has struck again, this time in an alley on Chapel Street.

Believe in People strikes again with new mural

March 26, 2012 • 10
New Haven’s most famous anonymous graffiti artist has struck again, but this time with permission. A mural next to Hull’s Art Supply & Framing on Chapel Street, depicting a silhouetted pole vaulter in front of maroon mountains and a golden sun, is the latest work of the anonymous and sometimes controversial graffiti artist who calls »