An anniversary, but no cause for celebration

November 20, 2003
Today is Universal Children’s Day, the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The document, which has provisions that range from protections against the use of child soldiers to guaranteeing all children the right to a nationality, also challenges the nations of the world to “ensure to the maximum extent »

Former ambassador talks about U.S.-China relations

March 7, 2002
Former U.S. Ambassador to China James Lilley ’51 said yesterday that he is optimistic about U.S.-China relations and predicted a peaceful resolution to the standoff between China and Taiwan. But Lilley added that North Korea poses more serious problems. Lilley, who has served as the U.S. ambassador to Korea and the People’s Republic of China »

Biology major transforms, but still faces obstacles

February 7, 2002
Yale biology is evolving. At a time when the major is undergoing significant restructuring and the biology departments’ facilities will be transformed by a $500 million Science Hill redevelopment project, the biology departments are looking to maintain and strengthen their positions as premiere departments in the University and in the nation. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental »

University moderates ‘Teli’ fight

January 18, 2002
The scuffle over a Yale online television station gives new meaning to the phrase “TV drama.” A debate erupted last semester between some of the founders of the student-run television Web site Teli and YaleStation.org. The two sides are contesting who has the rights to run the station and use the name. After a series »

Onion co-founder extols the virtues of humor

December 7, 2001
The phrase “A living eight-pound man has been rescued from a woman’s vagina” does not come up at a typical Master’s Tea. But it was one of the many headlines from the spoof newspaper The Onion that amused the audience at a Pierson Master’s Tea Thursday with Onion co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers. Dikkers »

Jeffords addresses packed house

November 12, 2001
The man who created the current Democratic majority in the Senate came to Yale Friday. Senator James Jeffords ’58 of Vermont, whose decision to leave the Republican party in May gave Democrats control of one house of Congress, addressed first a standing-room-only crowd in Luce Hall and then a smaller group of undergraduates. He shared »

Globalization center has new vision after Sept. 11

November 9, 2001
An hour into the first staff meeting of Yale’s brand-new Center for the Study of Globalization, Director Strobe Talbott’s assistant broke into the meeting to announce that there was something on the news she thought they should see. It was the morning of Sept. 11. The events of that day have caused the nascent center »

Bradley Hoorn ’01 remembered with memorial service

November 5, 2001
Students, recent graduates and the family of Bradley Hoorn ’01 gathered in Dwight Chapel Sunday afternoon to remember the life of the Calhoun College graduate who died Sept. 11 in the World Trade Center. Friends told stories about Hoorn’s days at Yale, Yale University Chaplain Frederick Streets read from Psalms, and students performed music at »

Yale Police will move to Dixwell

October 12, 2001
With the encouragement of nearby residents, Yale intends to build a new police station at a site behind the Grove Street Cemetery in the Dixwell neighborhood. The University has acquired property at the corner of Ashmun and Lock streets — two blocks away from Swing Space — for the new headquarters of the Yale Police »

Sociology recovering, filling vacancies

October 9, 2001
With four senior appointments in the last three years and searches to fill more top spots ongoing, the Sociology Department is coming back from the dead. As it continues its massive, and thus far successful, rebuilding effort, Sociology is enjoying a vitality that seemed improbable — if not impossible — only ten years ago. After »

On the Record: Hart talks about America’s vulnerability

October 3, 2001
Former Senator Gary Hart DIV ’61 LAW ’64, a Democrat from Colorado, inaugurated the lecture series “Democracy, Security and Justice: Perspectives on the American Future” in Battell Chapel on Tuesday. Hart and former Senator Warren Rudman co-chaired a commission examining national security that presented an extensive report earlier this year warning of America’s susceptibility to »

Richard Lee ’91

October 1, 2001
On a balmy September afternoon, a student at a prestigious Honolulu prep school pauses on her walk past the football field to stare at a goalpost draped with leis. On a chilly September evening, a student on Cross Campus pauses to examine a flyer advertising cheap food in the Berkeley bagel bar. Unbeknownst to them, »