Shopping Period Dispatch: ‘Twilight’ for homework

Students shopping Art and Industry in Contemporary Hollywood are preparing to watch “Jaws” tonight as a class requirement. Encouraging students to stay up to date with recent Hollywood events and releases, more recent required films to be viewed and analyzed in the course include “Mamma Mia!,” “Twilight,” and a to-be-released film. Possible candidate? “The Muppets.” […]


Dems poster vandalized

A swastika was drawn on a Yale College Democrats poster taped to the Connecticut Hall computer lab door advertising a Bulldog Days event with Howard Dean ’71 last week. Although only one poster was found vandalized, the Yale Police Department investigated the incident and notified the College Democrats. The Dems ultimately decided that the police’s […]


Bonauto fights for gay marriage

Twenty years after beginning her career as a civil rights litigator in New England, Mary Bonauto is still fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s equal consideration under the law. At the James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Lecture Tuesday evening, Bonauto — the civil rights project director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders […]


A poppin’ day in the Silli dining hall

It’s happy National Pop-Tarts Day today in Silliman. The event, sponsored by Yale Dining, occurs only in Silliman College and has been celebrated for the past two years. All day, students eating in the Silliman dining hall may choose to eat from a variety of Pop-Tarts offered upon entering or leaving the dining hall. The […]


Ray Fair discusses the G20 Meeting

Ray Fair is the John M. Musser Professor of Economics at Yale University and a professor within the Cowles Foundation and the International Center for Finance. Fair received his bachelor’s degree from Fresno State College in 1964 and a doctorate from MIT in 1968 and now focuses on teaching and researching macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and […]


Living wage ordinance stalled, not gone

A proposal to expand New Haven’s living wage ordinance, co-sponsored by Ward 1 Alderman Mile Jones ’11, is stalled at the Board of Aldermen. The proposed legislation would increase the wage the city is required to pay workers employed through city contracts and city-funded programs. First introduced in April, the bill seeks to raise the […]


Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 in 2012? It’s complicated.

Senator Joe Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ‘67 future career is looking a little rocky. As Connecticut was painted blue in a mostly red United States Nov. 2, Lieberman’s political influence diminished, according to a piece by the New Haven Advocate. The piece explains that while Sen. Lieberman previously held critical senatorial power, he is now expected […]


Q&A with Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach, a senior lecturer and senior fellow of the Jackson Institute, is the nonexecutive chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, where he has worked since 1982. Roach received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University and served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., from 1972 to 1979. He […]


Panelists spill on environmental disaster/Deep water horizon

Despite the months-long news coverage of this summer’s Gulf oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the public still may not know the whole story, according to a panel held Thursday. In Kroon Hall Thursday evening, a government official, a scientist, a journalist and a coastguard lieutenant came together to discuss the disaster and how […]


You get your money’s worth at Yale

Is the price of Yale worth it? Kiplinger thinks so. Last week, Kiplinger released its Special Report on Best College Values and Yale had the second best value in private universities. Yale was rated one of the best overall values based on data such as admission rates, test scores of incoming freshman, graduation rates and […]


City development project moves forward

In separate meetings Wednesday night, city officials announced that New Haven is now one step closer to seeking federal funding to boost downtown economic development, and that the city may have run a modest $80,000 budget surplus in fiscal year 2009-’10. The city planning committee approved New Haven’s proposed application for a $21.3 million federal […]