Proto urges Wal-Mart employees to unionize

While some of Yale’s graduate teachers rally for unionization on the University’s campus, Local 35 President Bob Proto said state officials and labor leaders are beginning to discuss the possible unionization of workers at another leading Connecticut employer — Wal-Mart. Proto, the president of the Greater New Haven Labor Council, said he was contacted by […]

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Ballooning tuition presents challenges

In 1940, candy cost a penny, movies cost a nickel and Yale’s tuition cost $50. Today, students are lucky to buy a Twizzler or a movie ticket without having to apply for debt relief, let alone four years at an Ivy League school, said retired business teacher and free-lance writer Marjorie Wolfe, whose chronology of […]

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Senator talks to GESO

While nearly 100 art and environmental science students marched to Yale Provost Andrew Hamilton’s office at noon Monday, local labor leaders met with U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 to outline their grievances with the University and attempt to garner support for a potential teaching assistant strike next week. The students, most of whom […]

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Yale seeks increase in organic food

After a month-long trial of unrestricted dining hall access, officials said, students who flocked to Berkeley’s dining hall have issued their verdict: they like its all-organic menu and they want more. Directors of the Yale Sustainable Food Project said they have redoubled their efforts to expand the range of organic options to Yale’s other dining […]

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Group demands a greener Yale

As Yale struggles to catch up to its more environmentally-conscious peer institutions, some campus activists are pushing for initiatives they say may help make the University more green. Hundreds of student advocates for Yale environmental reform joined the Climate Campaign to petition for superior fuel efficiency and reliance on renewable energy sources during last Friday’s […]

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Privacy concern sparks ID shift

Yale is moving forward with changes to its internal identification system that officials hope will better protect students’ personal information, such as Social Security numbers, from hackers like those who allegedly have invaded data networks at several universities in recent weeks. Information and Technology Services officials have nearly finished phasing in the use of a […]

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Students inquire into possible Sudan funds

A group of students lashed out at the administration on Tuesday and questioned the ethics of University investments during Chief Investment Officer David Swensen’s stewardship of the now-$12.7 billion endowment — suggesting that skeletons lie in Yale’s closet beside previously acknowledged investments in corporations that supported South African apartheid. Possible investments in the government of […]

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Tuition will rise to $41,000

The total Yale College term bill for the 2005-06 academic year will rise 5.5 percent to $41,000, University officials said Monday. This year’s increase in the term bill, the total cost of tuition and room and board, is the highest since 1993. Yale Provost Andrew Hamilton said the increase was necessary to balance the rising […]

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Builders reveal plans for CCL

After the Cross Campus Library is renovated, students may no longer have to rely on vending machines for sustenance while they study. Library staff members filled about 50 desks in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall Thursday as architects Gary Ainge and Tom Beeby pitched preliminary designs for renovations to CCL, which will begin in […]

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Flex to see no change this year

After working for the past few months with local restaurants for a possible decrease in the surcharge for the University’s Flex dollars program, Yale Dining Services officials said late last week that the meal plan will remain unchanged for at least the rest of the current fiscal year. Bulldog Burrito owner Jason Congdon said he […]

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‘Phishing’ scheme targets students

Most students say they know better than to send personal information to someone claiming to be a deposed African prince, but some students fell for a similar ruse when they were tricked last week by a Web site that looked just like one from Yale. Last Monday some users received an e-mail directing them to […]

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