Out of sniper’s range, a secondhand fear

For the parents of Amsalu Dabela ’04 and Ellen Dabela ’06, a trip up to Yale for Parents’ Weekend from their Washington, D.C., suburb of Bethesda, Md., provided more than just a good chance to spend time with their daughters. It also served as a welcome respite from the fear and paranoia that has gripped […]

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New washers clean out students’ wallets

The relentless pursuit of the truth is one of the hallmarks of a liberal Yale education. So when Yale decided to charge students an extra 25 cents to use newly installed laundry machines, some inquiring minds among the student body wanted to know why. “I just want to know why the price went up,” Rebecca […]

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Law administrators weigh options

While the Yale Law School is lifting its nondiscrimination policy to permit the military to participate in this fall’s on-campus interview program, administrators said it was a temporary measure intended to prevent the loss of federal funding until a better solution can be found. Administrators at many of the nation’s other law schools may soon […]

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Lock Street townhouse plan on hold

Because of a high selling price offered by the city of New Haven, a Yale proposal to build townhouses on a parcel of land in the Dixwell neighborhood may be losing momentum. Located on the corner of Canal and Lock streets, the 1.3-acre plot of land was eyed by Yale as a potential location for […]

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Packing up your life: what to bring

When late August sets in, the exciting reality that you will soon be a Yale student grips you in full effect, and so does the realization that you will be living in a dorm, possibly with a roommate. If you find yourself wondering how you can possibly compress your life’s worth of belongings into a […]

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A changed world post-Sept. 11

As the members of Yale’s Class of 2002 pass through the ivied walls of Yale for the final time, they will be entering a world that has changed dramatically since they set foot on campus as idealistic freshmen four years ago. The men and women of the senior class comprise the first wave of undergraduates […]

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Globalization center promises bright future

Although a fledgling newcomer to the Yale community, the Center for the Study of Globalization has experienced a high-profile year. From the drama surrounding the center’s directorship to the publication of a faculty-authored book on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the institute has achieved visibility in the academic world, even as it struggles to find […]

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At SCSU, Barak calls for Israel-Palestine separation

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said at a press conference in New Haven yesterday that Israel is fully prepared to resume negotiations with the Palestinians as long as no further violence takes place. He also detailed his own plan for the creation of an independent Palestine that would be physically separated from Israel by […]

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Baby bulldogs descend on Yale

As an incoming freshman from rural Indiana, Ashley Gorski said she came to Bulldog Days to dispel the stereotype of Yale as a playground for the prep-schooled elite who don expensive Armani and Prada fashions and obsess over tee times. Upon arriving on campus, she was happy to find the student body to be diverse, […]

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In speech, Sharpton encourages agitation

The Rev. Al Sharpton said last night that there is a widespread belief in America that blacks should not clamor for social change because several blacks have gained prominent positions in the corporate and political sectors. “Why is it when blacks achieve power, all blacks are supposed to shut up?” Sharpton said. “We must continue […]

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Holbrooke faults U.S. policy

Richard Holbrooke, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told a standing-room-only crowd at Luce Hall yesterday that America’s current strategy toward Afghanistan falls critically short of stabilizing the war-torn land. “The military victory is only as good as the peace that follows,” Holbrooke said. Holbrooke, who negotiated the historic Dayton Peace Accords ending […]

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