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Fewer women than men with kids get tenure

December 10, 2003 • 0
Fewer women professors who have children earlier in their careers obtain tenure than their male counterparts do, a recent study published in the Chronicle of Higher Education said. Yale professors said they have had mixed experiences with policies that can affect women’s decisions about whether and when to have children. While 77 percent of male »
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Students go to N.H. for Clark’s HQ launch

October 27, 2003 • 0
While the “Clark Bar” may not be the world’s next Snickers, the “secret marketing tool” of the latest Democratic grassroots campaign may soon find its way to campus through the campaigning efforts of the Yale Students for Clark. Five Yale students from the organization drove up early Saturday to join almost 200 other Democratic voters »
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‘Olympics’ draws young physicists

October 27, 2003 • 0
Defying the laws of normalcy, 250 high school students crowded into two Sloan Physics Lab lecture halls Saturday morning to hear physics professor Cornelius Beausang speak. The students gathered for the opening ceremonies of the sixth annual Yale Physics Olympics, an event hosted by the Physics Department in and around the Sloan Physics Lab. The »
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Pierson’s chaotic ‘Inferno’ marked too hot to handle

September 17, 2003 • 1
After years of rowdiness and excessive damage to facilities, the infamous flames of the Pierson Inferno may be extinguished forever. The Inferno, which is Pierson College’s annual Halloween party, will not be held this year or next year, and is in danger of being cancelled forever. Pierson College Master Harvey Goldblatt said the chaos of »
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DeLauro proposal fails in House

September 15, 2003 • 0
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s legislative effort to beef up investigations into corporate tax fraud failed in the House of Representatives earlier this month, but she said she plans to continue advocating for similar legislation when it goes before the Senate. DeLauro cosponsored an amendment that would divert $75 million of the $100 million dollars from a »
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Group IV’s target non-majors

September 9, 2003 • 0
When shopping courses to fulfill their distributional requirements, non-science majors may now have an alternative to a room full of pre-meds or a watered down version of “Physics for Poets.” Coinciding with a recent push by Yale to strengthen science courses for non-science majors, Yale’s Astronomy, Chemistry and Biology Departments are offering introductory courses this »
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Youth job program faces funding cuts for summer

April 24, 2003 • 0
This summer may find significantly more enterprising young New Haven residents out of work than usual. While the New Haven Public Schools and the Regional Workforce Development Board, or RWDB, have been able to provide over 800 publicly funded youth jobs in past summers, coordinators said they only expect to obtain enough funding for 500 »
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After long wait, Yale TV to air students’ programming

April 21, 2003 • 0
Hollywood hopefuls may finally have an outlet for their talents here at Yale. For the first time in Yale history, students will have access to their own campus television station. Administrators have given them permission to take over one of Yale’s six closed-circuit television cable stations to air student productions, campus events and other student-selected »
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Palast, BBC journalist, says war is profit-maker for Bush allies

April 14, 2003 • 0
The war in Iraq is a masked effort to divert attention from Bush administration corruption while allowing supporters and donors of the Bush party to make personal fortunes. At least, that’s what Greg Palast had to say. Palast, a BBC television journalist and the author of the book “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” spoke »
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Festival gives taste of culture, diversity

April 14, 2003 • 0
With Chinese dance troupes and a Bulgarian egg-painting workshop, a group of international students and organizations invited Yale and the New Haven community to Commons on Saturday for the inaugural International Cultural Festival. The free event, which ran from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., featured a collection of food, art, information and workshops from over »
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Div School admit rate drops

March 28, 2003 • 0
After receiving a record number of applications, the Yale Divinity School accepted less than half its applicants this year, marking the lowest admit rate in recent history. This year’s 49 percent acceptance rate represents a substantial drop from last year’s rate of 67 percent. Both numbers reflect decreases from the 70 and 80 percent figures »
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Reach Out gets $10k for fellowships

March 7, 2003 • 0
After a trip to El Salvador last spring, four Yale students founded an organization to increase a sense of global responsibility at Yale. Now, with the help of funding from Yale President Richard Levin and the Yale Center for International Area Studies, the group, Reach Out, will sponsor fellowships to allow students to travel to »