Featuring foreign film

February 9, 2010
Within this year, the Film Studies Program will have featured films from Japan, Korea, Italy, Russia, Sweden, India, the Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia and Taiwan. Yale is bringing an increasing number of rare and expensive international films to campus, with film screenings, course offerings, conferences and festivals looking beyond the Western hemisphere. Though international films — »

Indian cinema scholars convene

February 8, 2010
The annual conference of the Yale Film Studies Program brought Indian cinema to campus this past weekend. Six 35 mm films by Indian directors were screened at the Whitney Humanities Center as part of “The Avant-Garde in the Indian New Wave.” The three-day conference, organized by Film Studies Professor Dudley Andrew and Ashish Chadha, a »

Lessons, and hope, from 1916

November 19, 2009
It’s November, and with only one win against Harvard in the last eight years, Yale football fans are apprehensive before The Game. A new coach has been brought in to turn the team around, but with a young team and the lingering memory of a tough loss at last year’s Game, Yalies have few reasons »
Yale Dining Brings the World to Old Campus

The residential colleges’ traditional Sunday brunch was replaced yesterday by a World Street Food festival. Some dining hall workers donned internationally themed attire for the event, which was organized by Yale Dining, the Yale College Council and cultural groups.

Fair boasts music, limited food

September 7, 2009
Students who flocked to Old Campus on Sunday afternoon savored an array of international treats, including candy apples and pears dipped in red wine. The Yale College Council collaborated with Yale Dining and campus radio station WYBC to host the first “Fall Festival: The World Street Food Fair” — an event featuring food tents from »

Briefly: For lunch in city public schools, whole grains make debut

April 30, 2009
Whole grain pancakes, rather than ones made from white flour mix, were served for the first time in New Haven Public Schools last Friday as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Whole Grain pilot project, which has helped fund the revamping of the lunch menu across the city this year. Under the direction of »

Divinity School housing renovations delayed

April 20, 2009
As the economic recession deepens, the residents of the Yale Divinity School’s Canner Street apartments are increasingly doubtful that their residences will be replaced, much less renovated in the near future. The apartments — which were built in the 1950s and serve as on-campus housing for over a quarter of Divinity School students — have »

On the ground: Workers react to labor contract decision

April 15, 2009
Striding into Battell Chapel before a vote on their new three-year labor contract, a group of women chanted at the top of their lungs. “We are the unions, the mighty, mighty unions!” Amid fears of job insecurity, Yale Local 34 and Local 35 union members overwhelmingly approved a three-year labor contract Tuesday evening. Despite a »

YCC Secretary: Victoria Gilcrease ’12

April 10, 2009
Although she is new to student politics, Victoria Gilcrease ’12, a candidate for Yale College Council secretary, believes her outsider perspective is part of why she will be more than a glorified minutes-taker. “It gives me an Obama-like aura of being an underdog,” she said. “I think my candidacy might be a breath of fresh »

Sales rise for fast-food chains

March 26, 2009
Despite a recent rise in its popularity that is being attributed to the flailing economy, fast food may not be as cost-efficient as some people believe. Though higher-end restaurants have taken a hit in recent months, fast-food joints have recently posted rising sales figures; McDonald’s reported a 1.4 percent uptick in February sales and Burger »

Raining on the city’s parade

February 20, 2009
This St. Patrick’s Day, New Haven may leave as many as 300,000 people without their bagpipe parade. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, a 60-member group that oversees the fundraising efforts for the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day parade, is $30,000 short of the necessary $110,000. To make up the difference, the committee has »

Downtown, ice carving draws crowd

February 9, 2009
Taking advantage of its recent glacial temperatures, the Elm City displayed the most recent of its Flirting with February promotions Saturday near the Shubert Theater: ice carving. Flirting with February, a collaboration between local merchants and the city, aims to rebuff New Haven’s commercial appeal during the harsh economy and bitter winter months. As part »

Briefly: Two Yale faculty members among Madoff victims

February 9, 2009
The names of two Yale professors appear on a 162-page list of investor Bernie Madoff’s clients released last week. The list — part of ongoing investigations surrounding Madoff’s alleged “Ponzi scheme,” which is said to have swindled investors of $50 billion — identifies Sidney Altman, Sterling professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Rhea »