City sees rise in property tax revenue

February 10, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. New Haven will benefit this year from an increase in property-tax revenue, although the contribution to the budget will be minimal. New Haven’s grand list of taxable property grew $92 million in value, which will bring in an additional $3.6 million in tax »

Studies show lighting up dims memory

February 4, 2005 • 0
A recent Yale study indicates that smoking impairs memory, contrary the belief of many teenage smokers who claim that tobacco heightens their ability to focus and perform in school. Dr. Leslie Jacobsen, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, measured the effect of smoking and smoking withdrawal on teenagers’ cognitive »

Retreat revitalizes Dwight Hall cabinet

January 31, 2005 • 0
Representatives of Dwight Hall’s 73 student service groups convened this Saturday to refocus the efforts of Yale’s rapidly growing volunteer base. Dwight Hall co-coordinator Ben Staub ’06 said that the number of Dwight Hall volunteers has doubled in recent years, and that the retreat was an effort to improve communication within the Dwight Hall cabinet, »

Conference talks private, public life

January 27, 2005 • 0
As future pastors and religious educators, the students of Yale Divinity School will be expected to reconcile their public roles with their private lives. To prepare them for a successful transition into their professional lives, this year’s All School Conference — which started Monday and runs through Friday — aims to promote collective discussion on »

Geology and geophysics defies department borders

January 26, 2005 • 0
While most scientific fields focus on a single aspect of our environment, the Department of Geology and Geophysics attempts to tackle problems on a truly global scale. The department employs a broad, interdisciplinary approach to explore the many phenomena affecting the Earth, Geology and Geophysics chair Leo Hickey said. Currently, department faculty are collaborating with »

Effort seeks 1,000 hours of service

January 18, 2005 • 0
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dedication to social justice and equality, Yale alumni and graduate and professional students, as well as University employees, joined Yale undergraduates in their effort to provide social service to the New Haven community. The project, called “Strengthening Communities: 1,000 Hours of Volunteer Service,” was co-sponsored by the Yale »

Campaign School holds banquet

December 8, 2004 • 1556
Last night, members of the Yale and New Haven community were recognized for their efforts to increase women’s involvement in politics. The Women’s Campaign School at Yale, a non-profit organization preparing women for public office, held an awards banquet at the Belvedere Conference Center, in which a variety of awards were given for contributions to »

Theologian tackles issues of faith during talk

December 1, 2004 • 0
Theologians should strive to become “public intellectuals” if they want to improve society, renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas DIV ’65 GRD ’68 told a packed room at the Yale Divinity School Tuesday. Hauerwas is a professor of theology at Duke University and the author of numerous influential books and articles. The talk was organized by Divinity »

YHHAP dedicates candlelight vigil to the city’s homeless

November 18, 2004 • 0
Homeless people are dead to our society, said David Stuckler EPH ’06, a member of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action project. To commemorate their “deaths,” Stuckler helped organize a candle light vigil on Cross Campus, dedicated to the 1,300 people who are currently homeless in New Haven, 400 of whom are children. The vigil »

Nurmi’s art graces York Square with ocean views

November 15, 2004 • 0
Rea Nurmi’s art, which has transformed the blank walls of hospitals and schools worldwide into colorful land and seascapes, is now available to New Haven residents at the York Square Cinema Gallery. Her exhibition, titled “Over and Under the Sea,” went on display Nov. 5 and will remain open until Dec. 8. An opening reception »

Clinton speechwriter sheds light on value of diversity

November 9, 2004 • 0
Yalies are “guiding lights” for each other and the world, Eric Liu ’90, an adviser and speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73, said during a Silliman Master’s Tea Monday. Speaking to a room packed with students yesterday afternoon, Liu focused his talk on the educational value of diversity. Liu, author of “The Accidental »

Local teacher receives statewide recognition

November 5, 2004 • 0
Burton Saxon made the grade yesterday. At a ceremony at James Hillhouse High School, Saxon, a Yale professor and New Haven public school teacher, was named Connecticut’s 2005 Teacher of the Year by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Saxon, a 34-year veteran of the Connecticut educational system, was honored Thursday morning at the high »