Panel discusses Islamic law, racial profiling

November 28, 2001
A group of about 50 students discussed racial profiling and discrimination in the U.S. fight against terrorism at a panel discussion titled “Public Enemy #1: Terrorism, Civil Liberties or Islam?” Tuesday night’s discussion, which lasted two hours, was attended by around 50 people. William Eskridge, a deputy dean of the Law School, moderated the three-person »

New Republic editor calls liberals hawkish

October 26, 2001
At a debate Thursday organized by the Yale Political Union, Peter Beinart ’93 told a group of about 30 students that the YPU has not changed much since he left Yale. “You all look and sound the same as when I was here — you have succeeded.” Beinart, a Rhodes scholar and editor of The »

Frosh see benefits in Swing Space

September 13, 2001
Playing frisbee on Old Campus and frolicking on the lawns of residential colleges are integral parts of the freshman year at Yale. Freshmen in Timothy Dwight have not traditionally lived on Old Campus, and this year they are not living in their usual home in the college proper. As TD undergoes its year-long renovations, its »

Unique projects for new grants

April 5, 2001
Earlier this year, the director of Yale’s International Education and Fellowships Program, Catherine Hutchison, said she expected at least 20 applications for the new Kingsley Fellowships. She ended up getting 93. The Kingsley Trust Fellowships is a family of five fellowships — now in its first year — sponsored by the Kingsley Trust, also called »

After lifetime of tennis, Royce leads Bulldog team

April 5, 2001
Men’s tennis captain Greg Royce ’01 started playing tennis at the age of five, when many kids his age could barely lift a racquet. Now he’s coming to the end of a yearlong captaincy and a lifetime of competitive tennis. “My mom put me in a summer tennis clinic, and I was a lot better »

Black history talk highlights voting crisis

February 26, 2001
In an annual roundtable talk held Sunday in celebration of Black History Month, local activists, students and union leaders joined together to learn about civil rights and discuss “The Struggle for Voting Rights and Economic Justice, in History and Today.” The purpose of the event, held Sunday at the New Haven People’s Center and organized »

Talk on genomics raises ethical issues

February 21, 2001
When a member of the audience asked, “Will there ever be a perfect genome?” all 30 heads in the audience turned toward the dais, where Glen McGee stood. McGee, professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, addressed a rapt audience for over an hour at the Yale Law School last night on “Being Genomic: »

Mayors meet, voice concern over proposed budget

February 15, 2001
Democratic mayors from nine major Connecticut cities met Wednesday in Hartford to voice concern over Gov. John G. Rowland’s state budget for the next fiscal year. The $12.9 billion state budget unveiled Feb 7. left many mayors displeased with the level of funding for local education and the reduction of aid to cities and towns. »