Speaker sheds light on the Rwandan genocide

February 22, 2005 • 0
In the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” Don Cheadle is the face of Paul Rusesabagina, who saved over 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide. But those who gathered in the Law School Monday evening were able to meet the man behind this Hollywood facade. In front of a crowd of hundreds in the Law School auditorium and »

Coen brothers field questions at Calhoun Tea

February 2, 2005 • 0
Joel and Ethan Coen, brothers and award-winning filmmakers of “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” fame, fielded questions from a crowded room of 120 students at a Calhoun College Master’s Tea on Tuesday afternoon. Known for their collaboration as siblings, their innovative vision and their wry humor, the Minnesota-born Coen brothers »

Subjects drink and drive for science

November 30, 2004 • 764
For a recently published study, test subjects were paid to do what many college students do on a regular basis — get drunk and play video games. The Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry brain-scan study found that different areas of the brain are affected by high and low levels of alcohol consumption prior »

Gluck waxes poetic on work

November 9, 2004 • 0
Yale English professor Louise Gluck read new poetry and candidly divulged anecdotes about life as a poet laureate, teacher and writer at a Calhoun Master’s Dessert Monday evening. Over 90 students and faculty gathered to hear the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, who has written 10 books of poetry and essays, introduce a five-part poem from »

UOC holds forum on financial aid

October 21, 2004 • 0
Concerns over the University’s financial aid system sparked discussion at a panel forum where representatives from Yale Student Financial and Administrative Services fielded questions from students gathered at the Dwight Hall Library on Wednesday. Organized by the Undergraduate Organizing Committee, the forum was part of an effort to start a campus-wide dialogue on financial aid »

Oates describes writing method

October 19, 2004 • 0
After hearing Joyce Carol Oates discuss suicide and sexuality, community members lined up Monday night to have their copies of her newest novel signed by the author. Speaking to more than 110 people at University Theatre, Oates — the prolific author of novels, nonfiction essays, plays, poems, short stories and literary critiques — read from »

Schmoke praises civic leadership

October 16, 2004 • 0
Kurt Schmoke ’71, the current dean of Howard University Law School and the former mayor of Baltimore, discussed his experience as a public servant and encouraged students to take on civic responsibility during the first annual Distinguished Mentor talk at Dwight Hall Chapel Thursday. Schmoke spoke to an audience of about 75 people including New »