Cross-dresser, artist enters mayoral race

October 31, 2001 • 0
Lil’ Miss Mess-Up, the alter ego of local artist Bill Saunders, is running for New Haven mayor. He wants more liquor stores on Broadway. And more places that sell cigarettes, too. And he does not really care if University President Richard Levin dislikes that. He does not want Levin’s vote. Mess-Up, an 11-year New Haven »

Palestinian activist urges coexistence for Israelis, Arabs

October 25, 2001 • 0
For Yale genetics professor and Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh, Sept. 11 was a blow not only to the security of his adopted country but to the image of his homeland. “It’s a dual pain,” he said. Footage of Palestinians celebrating in the West Bank upon learning of the attacks may sap much of the American »

Mayor reads bedtime stories to local kids

October 22, 2001 • 0
Reading bedtime stories to pajama-clad children is not typically part of a mayor’s job description. But that is just what Mayor John DeStefano Jr. did at the Stetson library Sunday evening as he read a bedtime story to about 20 local children. The mayor was participating in the second “Read Aloud” program at the library, »

Yale-New Haven gets 15 minutes of fame

October 12, 2001 • 1
On March 17, a local farmer fell victim to a heavy equipment accident. When he arrived at Yale-New Haven hospital with four firefighters, two police officers and three ambulance workers, his arm was still caught in the machine. As medical personnel began to treat the patient, whose arm was ultimately amputated, one of the doctors »

Tercentennial finale ends in a bang

October 8, 2001 • 0
On Friday — Yale University Day by order of Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland –the Yale community concluded the yearlong celebration of the University’s 300th birthday with an academic convocation on Cross Campus and a festival and performance at the Yale Bowl. The festivities, which the University decided to hold in spite of the recent »

New Haven excited for Yale’s tercentennial

October 5, 2001 • 0
As members of the Yale community prepare for this weekend’s Tercentennial festivities, people in the greater New Haven community are greeting the celebration with open arms. Although town and gown have not always seen eye to eye on shared issues, the two are in accord regarding the University’s biggest celebration in 300 years. University officials »

Tweed sees effects of slowdown

September 27, 2001 • 0
Wayne Brenckman Jr. ’59 MED ’63 was one of only two people waiting in the lobby of New Haven’s Tweed airport Monday for an afternoon flight to Philadelphia. Outside, two uniformed police officers patrolled the empty parking lot. The world “CANCELED” dominated the flight information board and the counter was devoid of airline agents. But »

Top artists address gender conference

September 24, 2001 • 0
Three prominent female members of the arts community addressed an audience of more than 200 as part of last week’s “Gender Matters” conference, even as one — award-winning architect Maya Lin ’81 GRD ’87 — was conspicuously absent. Author Gloria Naylor GRD ’83 and film producer Sarah Pillsbury ’74 spoke on the topic “Imagination: Center »

Rai revives S. Asian history

September 19, 2001 • 0
History professor Mridu Rai’s academic background is like that of many other Yale professors — she has a doctorate from Columbia and, like many of her peers, is the author of an upcoming book. But as a South Asian woman and professor of South Asian history, Rai is unique in Yale’s history department. Her undergraduate »