Teach-in looks at legacy of Iraq war

As the atmosphere on campus surrounding the war in Iraq became more contentious Thursday, a group of professors continued a recent series of Yale-sponsored teach-ins on the war, discussing potential repercussions in the Middle East, the United States and throughout higher education. Three of the panelists — economics professor Gustav Ranis, international studies professor Bruce […]

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Dinner addresses homeless issues

On the table Wednesday night in the Silliman Fellows Lounge were lasagna, black bean soup, salad — and a conversation about homelessness in New Haven. After local leaders in homeless services spoke in psychology professor Michael Rowe’s homelessness seminar Wednesday, Rowe joined a few students and an intern from the Connecticut Mental Health Center over […]

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Senate bill would rename Tweed after Bush ’68

If Tuesday night’s State of the Union address left you wanting a little less George W. Bush ’68 in your life, too bad: The 43rd president may soon hit New Haven in the form of a new name for Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport. At least, that’s what Republican state Sen. Win Smith Jr. recently proposed […]

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Tight budget prompts city to cut 177 jobs

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Citing Connecticut budget cuts that have reduced New Haven’s state aid package by $2.6 million, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced Wednesday that the city will eliminate 177 jobs from its payroll. Seventy-nine full-time city employees — 12 of whom are employed […]

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Mourners remember crash victims

Hundreds of friends, family members and neighbors gathered at funeral services in Massachusetts and New York Tuesday to remember and mourn two of the four Yale students killed in an automobile accident last week. Sophomore Andrew Dwyer, 20; sophomore Nicholas Grass, 19; sophomore Kyle Burnat, 19; and junior Sean Fenton, 20, died this weekend following […]

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Class of ’57 boosts music in public schools

Malcolm Mitchell graduated from Yale nearly 50 years ago, but he wouldn’t be surprised to hear that his alma mater is now home to an opera company, a good number of chamber orchestras, and more student-run a cappella groups than at any other American university. That is because Mitchell ’57 knows music has a special […]

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Students gather for speakout in Woolsey rotunda

They belonged to groups ranging from the Yale Coalition for Peace to the Yale Political Union, but the 45 students forming a large circle in the Woolsey Hall rotunda Wednesday night all said they had one thing in common: They wanted to speak, and they wanted someone to listen. At Wednesday night’s informal speakout, the […]

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Aldermen call for end to arrest power

The New Haven Board of Aldermen narrowly passed a resolution Monday night recommending that the arrest-making powers of Yale-New Haven Hospital security officers be revoked. The resolution was drafted in response to the September arrests of union supporters — six Yale employees and two graduate students — who were leafleting on the hospital’s grounds. Carried […]

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Sen. Clinton remembers Solnit at memorial

A memorial service for child psychiatry pioneer Albert Solnit — who served as director of Yale’s Child Study Center for nearly 20 years — packed Battell Chapel Saturday afternoon with students, colleagues, patients and friends, including U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Solnit, who died June 21 at the age of 82, spent more than 50 […]

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Cosmo editor tells it straight

Helen Gurley Brown held up a copy of Mademoiselle and read one of the cover’s teasers: “How to get the look that made Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez famous.” She glanced up toward her mostly-female, mostly-undergraduate audience in the Morse College Master’s House and rolled her eyes. Without pausing, she said, “Well that’s bullshit. Their […]

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Cost of Iraq war could total $1,600 billion, prof says

William Nordhaus hears the “drums of war” beating as the United States debates an attack on Iraq, but he would rather be listening to another sound: that of the Bush administration’s number-punching as it computes the costs of such a conflict. In a lecture Monday before an overflow crowd at Luce Hall, Nordhaus, a Sterling […]

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