Columbia considers adding science core

October 8, 2002
All undergraduates at Columbia University already take the same five core classes. Soon they may have one more course in common. Officials at the university — which already requires students to take core humanities courses and fulfill other distribution requirements — are considering adding a science class to the school’s signature core curriculum. Under the »

First batch of World Fellows selected

April 24, 2002
When former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 arrives in New Haven this fall, one of his first students will be a high-ranking member of one of the Mexican political parties that worked successfully to remove Zedillo’s Institutional Revolutionary Party from power two years ago. As a policy-maker for Mexico’s Party for Democratic Revolution, 28-year-old »

Anything but Latin: Ivy Ode author may read in Spanish

April 3, 2002
Both last year’s Ivy Ode, a poem written by a graduating senior on Class Day, and the first Ode in 1852 were read aloud in Latin. But this year, Ivy Ode author Peter Jamison ’02 said he will not read the poem in Latin while senior class representatives plant ivy — though he said he »

In living color: ‘Doon’ runs for Congress

March 4, 2002
When Charles Pillsbury ’72 went to Boston to see a musical inspired by the comic strip of his old college buddy Garry Trudeau ’70, he wore a blue shirt, khaki pants and a vest. So did the actor who played the title character. Freaky coincidence? Hardly. Pillsbury, after all, was the basis for Mike Doonesbury, »

Petition calls for more student input

February 25, 2002
Friday, members of United Students at Yale delivered a petition calling for greater student input in University policy-making to the office of Yale President Richard Levin. In one of the group’s first concrete actions, the members presented the petition, which they said contains 3,017 undergraduate signatures to Nina Glickson, an assistant to the president. “We »

Rowland budget plan would cut student aid

February 21, 2002
If the Connecticut Legislature approves Gov. John Rowland’s proposals for dealing with the state budget deficit, Yale will have to pony up over $750,000 in additional student financial aid next year. One of the governor’s austerity measures would eliminate state aid to Connecticut residents who attend in-state universities with an endowment greater than $100 million. »

Forum addresses tenure for women, minorities

February 14, 2002
Diversity in the tenuring process is an issue often discussed by professors and graduate students. But Wednesday night, undergraduates gathered in Sudler Hall to participate in an open forum on the issue. Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead, Economics chairman David Pearce and History chairman Jon Butler spoke to a small group of students in a »

Race for Class Gift is on

February 8, 2002
It’s like IMs with money. Efforts are underway to fill the coffers of the Senior Class Gift Fund, an annual fundraising endeavor that uses an inter-residential college competition to encourage donations from current seniors. Director of Annual College Giving Marc Lafontaine said fund raising began Jan. 31, and will continue until spring break. Two members »

DeLauro returns to school to learn about anthrax

February 5, 2002
After the recent anthrax scares that led to the closure of the Hart Senate building and the House side of the Capitol, most legislators probably want to stay as far away from the bacterium as possible. Not U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Yesterday, DeLauro spent the morning with several doctors in a pathogen lab at the »

Beetle Bailey looking to camp in art gallery

January 31, 2002
Beetle, Sarge and the gang may have found a new haven for Camp Swampy. In 1974, Mort Walker, the creator of the comic strip “Beetle Bailey,” opened in Greenwich what would later become the International Museum of Cartoon Art. Now, after years in Rye, N.Y., and Boca Raton, Fla., the museum’s collection is returning to »

Yale alum helps run upstart NY newspaper

January 23, 2002
After spending four years cultivating a healthy dislike for the color crimson, most Yalies do not go into business with a bunch of ex-Harvard students. But that is just what Bill Kummel ’86 has done. At the end of last year, Kummel was named the chief operating officer of the New York Sun, a five-day-a-week »

J. Crew to open in a week

January 17, 2002
Khaki aficionados have reason to be excited: the J.Crew store that has been under construction on Broadway is set to open ahead of schedule, one week from today. The opening of the store, which has been in the works since August, leaves University officials hopeful that the Broadway shopping area will spur New Haven’s economic »