Columbia prof talks Mideast peace

American public discourse on the Palestinian-Israeli crisis has been stifled by a combination of strong beliefs and a lack of knowledge, said Rashid Khalidi ’70, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University at a Davenport College Master’s Tea Thursday. To an audience of about 30 people, Khalidi discussed his work on […]


Sheikh talks jihad

The concept of jihad is often misinterpreted, with both cable-news pundits and terrorists using it to further their political and spiritual goals, said Omer Bajwa, coordinator of Muslim life for the Chaplain’s Office, as he introduced Sheikh Yasir Qadhi’s lecture entitled “Jihad: Between Fact and Fiction” Wednesday. During the talk, Qadhi, a Yale doctoral student […]


Goldstone discusses war crimes in Gaza

Justice Richard J. Goldstone, head of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, received both warm support and vocal criticism during his speech Wednesday. Goldstone, former member of the South African Constitutional Court, delivered the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies, entitled “Accountability for War Crimes.” Goldstone addressed issues of […]


Yalies head to Copenhagen

Eighty members of the Yale community will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which started Monday and will end Dec. 18. About 15 undergraduates, 60 students from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and University faculty and staff members will attend conferences, lectures and conduct their own workshops […]


Profs blog books, politics

Two Yale professors’ writing is bypassing traditional print media and going straight to the blogosphere. The Yale English department now has two bloggers-in-residence: Amy Hungerford joined David Bromwich two weeks ago as The Huffington Post’s second Yale English Department faculty blogger. Hungerford writes about contemporary fiction, while Bromwich blogs about his political views. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”9353″ […]


Prof pushes public option

When the leading democratic candidates in the 2008 presidential race adopted Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science Jacob S. Hacker’s GRD ’00 proposal for a government-sponsored health care program, the idea gained national prominence. Nearly two years later, President Barack Obama and many congressional Democrats are currently promoting a version of the proposal. Q: […]


The Abami’s Afterlife

The Abami (meaning “strange one” in Yoruba) had awoken from his slumber. Kaleta’s long, anxious wait for Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat, was finally over. As he passed through the beaded curtain leading to Fela’s bedroom, a thick, almost impenetrable fog of marijuana smoke engulfed Kaleta. He had arrived at Fela’s compound late in […]


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Students go behind the scenes on farm tours

Early Saturday morning, while most Yalies were catching up on their sleep, thirty students were picking ripe blueberries and learning about the local food movement. The farm tours, “Follow the Food,” were the first in a series of four visits sponsored by the Yale College Council and Yale Dining Services intended to highlight an aspect […]