Celebrations wrap up Black History Month

February 28, 2005 • 0
In the closing days of the University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Yale African Students’ Association and Yale West Indian Students’ Association’s second annual cultural show drew enthusiastic applause from a large audience in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall Saturday night. The theme of the show, called Upendo na Amani, was “love and peace.” During the two acts, »

Yale’s early action plan is backed by NACAC

October 7, 2004 • 0
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling voted Saturday to permit colleges to use single-choice, non-binding Early Action admissions policies, including the one Yale began using last year. The decision, which came during the NACAC’s annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis., affects Yale, Harvard and Stanford universities, each of which has been using an early admissions »

Law Dean Koh kicks off Asian lectures

September 28, 2004 • 0
Relating the struggles of the first Asian American graduate of an American university to his own, Law School Dean Harold Koh spoke to an audience of about 150 students and faculty members Monday in a lecture entitled “Yellow in a White World.” In the talk, which kicked off a year-long series celebrating Asian Americans’ contributions »

Yale to help raise $1 mil.

September 27, 2004 • 0
For the first time ever, students and staff representing Yale in an annual campaign to raise money for New Haven’s United Way organization will have financial help from the University. This year, the group hopes to raise $1 million for the United Way, more than doubling previous donation levels. Yale conducts a fund-raising drive every »

Protests planned at Toad’s

September 17, 2004 • 0
Some people go to Toad’s Place to meet friends and dance. Some go to drink, relax and forget the stresses of the week. But Monday night, a group of students and administrators will go to the York Street dance bar in the name of protest. Two reggae acts scheduled to perform this fall at Toad’s »

Organs are at heart of donor drive

April 22, 2004 • 0
Yale’s chapter of the national organization Students for Organ Donation are working this week to rectify the national problem of organ and tissue donor shortages with posters, study breaks, and a drive pitting the residential colleges against each other in friendly competition. This year’s event is the first for the national club, which was created »

YaleSHAME derides ways Univ. invests endowment

April 19, 2004 • 0
Dressed nattily in evening gowns and suits and holding posters saying “Boola Moola,” about 40 students gathered in front of Woodbridge Hall for an hour Friday morning to lead a rally against Farallon Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund that invests part of Yale’s and several other universities’ endowments. The group met to protest Farallon’s »

Minority Council expands

April 12, 2004 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Based on what he referred to as the success of the Minority Advisory Council since its re-introduction last February, University President Richard Levin recently expanded the group to include three new council members. After soliciting recommendations from the Yale College Council and the »

Two alumni honored with Pulitzer Prizes

April 6, 2004 • 0
When the 2004 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded Monday, two Yale graduates were among the recipients. Washington Post editorial columnist Anne Applebaum ’86 and “Quills” screenwriter Doug Wright ’85 each received an award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize. Applebaum was awarded in the general non-fiction category for her book “Gulag: A History.” Wright won »

AIDS Watch petitions against drug price hikes

April 1, 2004 • 0
Students from Yale AIDS Watch who oppose national corporation Abbott Laboratories’ altering the prices of certain medications are pressuring the company and mobilizing support for the cause with a campus-wide petition. The group is joining forces with about 15 similar groups in the intercollegiate Student AIDS Watch. SAW will work with the Organization HIV Healthcare »

Input on Cultural Connections updates is mixed

March 31, 2004 • 0
Despite various e-mails announcing a series of panels last week for students to discuss their reactions to changes in the Cultural Connections program, the three meetings drew only a few students in total. Assistant deans Saveena Dhall, Rosalinda Garcia and Pamela George — who direct the four cultural centers on campus — hoped to discuss »

Brown minority program faces new criticism

March 25, 2004 • 0
One month after Yale announced its summer cultural orientation program would begin accepting non-minority students this year, Brown University minority orientation program directors are under fire for failing to announce program changes allowing for the acceptance of non-minority students. According to The Brown Daily Herald, directors of the three-day Third World Transitions Program decided to »