Battell analyzes effects of change

September 28, 2005 • 0
Four months after Battell Chapel converted to a non-denominational church, it remains unclear whether the original goal of increasing participation has been achieved. Battell officially ended its relationship with the United Church of Christ last May after nearly 200 years, hoping to include a wider spectrum of religious students in its services. University Chaplain Frederick »

City could lose funds for housing

September 21, 2005 • 0
New Haven may not be able to deliver on a promised revitalization of low and moderate income housing projects as nearly $1 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding is increasingly in question. The New Haven housing authority plans to use the funding to demolish the Brookside and Eastview Terrace housing projects »

City school interns build ties

September 21, 2005 • 0
This year, the efforts of Yale’s public school interns continue to shape the experiences of New Haven’s public school students, particularly at Vincent Mauro Elementary School. Yale students currently serve as interns at 16 New Haven public schools, organizing extracurricular activities and tapping Yale resources. The public school internships at Vincent Mauro have been particularly »

Day of service draws 125

September 12, 2005 • 0
Approximately 125 community-minded freshmen ventured out into New Haven Saturday for the inaugural Freshman Day of Service, bonding with classmates while volunteering at a range of city organizations. Coordinated by the Yale College Council, the Freshman College Council and the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, the event was designed to encourage students to »

Dwight Hall raises storm aid

September 7, 2005 • 0
Dwight Hall kicked off its efforts to assist Hurricane Katrina victims with an open-microphone event Tuesday night, combining poetry, dance and music. The aim of the event, co-coordinated by the Social Justice Network at Yale, was to raise funds for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s disaster relief fund while increasing awareness »

Battell Chapel adjusts to new worship model

September 1, 2005 • 0
After severing its 200-year tie with the United Church of Christ last May, Battell Chapel opened its doors last Sunday to students and community members in a new spirit of ecumenicalism. The controversial split was approved by University officials last spring as a part of a multi-faceted plan to serve a religiously diverse student body. »

Service marks end of Yale’s relationship to church

May 16, 2005 • 1
Ending a relationship of more than two centuries, congregants of the Church of Christ in Yale held their last service affiliated with the United Church of Christ in Battell Chapel Sunday. A University committee recommended the split to Yale President Richard Levin in December as part of a multi-faceted plan to reform campus religious life. »

City police stop TANG tournament

April 25, 2005 • 0
TANG, Delta Kappa Epsilon’s traditional annual drinking competition and party, was interrupted yesterday afternoon by New Haven Police, who stopped the competition and confiscated most of the kegs they found in the fraternity’s yard. DKE member Nick Campbell ’05 said eight to 10 policemen disrupted the party and took 20 of the fraternity’s 50 kegs. »

Chess players extend skills to local kids

April 18, 2005 • 0
Few are able to help the community while playing their favorite game, yet the Yale Chess Club does just that. Each week several club members visit the Lincoln Bassett, Vincent Mauro and Wexler-Grant elementary schools for an hour to teach students the ins and outs of chess. By sharing their knowledge of the game, chess »

Students decry Arabic professor’s departure

April 15, 2005 • 1
Ten first-year Yale Arabic students visited the offices of University Provost Andrew Hamilton and President Richard Levin Thursday morning dressed in white to protest the departure of Arabic professor Bassam Frangieh. Frangieh, who has been teaching at Yale for 12 years as a senior lecturer, announced last week that he has accepted a 10-year position »

Magnet school to use solar energy system

April 12, 2005 • 0
New Haven solidified its commitment to education and renewable energy Monday, as city officials announced plans to bring the state’s largest solar energy system to an Elm City magnet school. In a press conference, Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund unveiled their plan to install photovoltaic »

Communiversity Day draws city to campus

April 11, 2005 • 0
New Haven residents filled Old Campus Saturday morning eager to learn about campus groups and projects from students themselves. Communiversity Day and the International Cultural Festival joined forces for the second time in order celebrate and strengthen Yale’s ties with the New Haven community. The event featured a variety of both educational and entertaining activities, »