Group solicits student ‘testimonials’

March 5, 2004 • 0
A group of students who allege that many incidents of harassment, racial profiling and sexual abuse at Yale go unreported or unaddressed by the administration sent a mass e-mail this week soliciting “testimonials” from students who have experienced such episodes. The leaders of the group, which remains unnamed, plan to compile grievances and publicize them »

Virologist Casals-Ariet dies

February 24, 2004 • 0
Yale epidemiologist Jordi Casals-Ariet, who studied and classified viruses such as rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and the Lassa virus, died in Manhattan Feb. 10 at the age of 92. Casals-Ariet was born in Spain and served in the Spanish army. He studied at the University of Barcelona, where he served as an intern before joining »

Foreign students discuss visa problems

February 20, 2004 • 0
After Rong Xiang GRD ’05 got married in his native China last March, he found himself on an extended honeymoon due to a visa delay. “I had to stay in China for six months rather than three weeks,” Xiang said. “My honeymoon turned into an odyssey.” About 80 international students, teaching assistants and researchers met »

Taiwanese students gather for New Haven conference

February 9, 2004 • 0
Last Friday, Taiwanese and Taiwanese-American students from East Coast colleges and universities flocked to New Haven’s Omni Hotel for a weekend of speeches, workshops and bonding. Over 400 students from several schools — including Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Cornell — attended this year’s East Coast Intercollegiate Taiwanese-American Students Association conference, which ran from Feb. 5 »

Shapiro has energy, vision

January 30, 2004 • 0
Political Science Department chairman Ian Shapiro not only holds a J.D., Ph.D., and M.Phil from Yale — he has also been a member of the faculty since 1984. Donald Greene, who co-authored the book “Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory: A Critique of Applications in Political Science” with Shapiro in 1994, said Shapiro is intimate with »

Patric talks film, theater at Tea

January 27, 2004 • 0
Sporting a five o’clock shadow and toting a paperback copy of “You Are Not a Stranger Here” by Adam Haslett LAW ’03, Hollywood and Broadway actor Jason Patric delivered a Berkeley Master’s Tea Monday afternoon. Patric, who is known for his movies “Your Friends and Neighbors,” “Sleepers” and the box office flop “Speed 2: Cruise »

Playwright Toland dies of pneumonia

January 13, 2004 • 0
Pulitzer Prize-winner John Toland, who attended the Yale School of Drama from 1936 to 1937, died Jan. 4 of pneumonia in Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 91. A La Crosse, Wis. native, Toland received his undergraduate degree from Williams College before attending the Drama School. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for »

Huron looks into biology of music

November 20, 2003 • 0
It was a night of sex, heroin, and opera at Sudler Hall last night as David Huron, Ph.D. spoke to a crowd of about 50 about music, language, and sound. Huron’s lecture, entitled “Is Music an Evolutionary Adaptation?” addressed the question of whether the human predilection to listen to and make music is more like »

Low-carb diets lack stamina

November 19, 2003 • 0
Whether it’s a lack of faith in the safety of removing a whole food group from their diets or the tempting abundance of pastries and cakes at Commons, few Yalies said they are sticking with low-carbohydrate eating regimens such as the Atkins diet to lose weight. More and more Americans are decreasing their carbohydrate consumption »

Housing loans are at issue

November 12, 2003 • 0
About 25 students from various campus activist groups entered Yale President Richard Levin’s Woodbridge Hall office at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to deliver a letter urging the University to extend the Homebuyer Program to include Fair Haven by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January. In the letter, students from Concerned Black Students at Yale, the »

New Yorker film critic Denby discusses modern-day Hollywood

November 4, 2003 • 0
After David Denby, film critic for the New Yorker, spoke on the topic “Is Hollywood Dead?” for an hour and 40 minutes on Monday, he seemed to answer the question with a tentative no. Denby spoke about the growing popularity of illegal downloading and about the politics of filmmaking to a crowd of about 50 »

HUD deputy asst. secretary speaks on public housing at Dwight Hall

October 31, 2003 • 0
Housing and Urban Development Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Rod Solomon said in a speech at Dwight Hall that he thinks public housing is a helpful program, but there are problems with the system that hinder its effectiveness. Solomon spoke to 25 people about public housing legislation and the interaction between HUD and local communities Thursday. »