Streets ends 15-year focus on interfaith issues

Rev. Frederick “Jerry” Streets is wrapping up an historic tenure as Yale’s primary religious official. But before that, he grew up in Chicago, “reading the Bible, listening to the blues and enjoying the taste of barbecue.” Streets, the first African-American and Baptist to hold the position of University chaplain, will conclude 15 years of service […]

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Election promises often unfulfilled

Like in any political race, promises that Yale College Council candidates make during their campaigns may not be reliable indicators of what they will accomplish in office. The 2007-’08 YCC elections were scheduled to kick off this morning, giving students the opportunity to decide which of the 23 candidate deserves their support for six offices. […]

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Puerto Rican Elis: A 35-year history

With her red hair and freckles, Elise Brau ’08 surprises many Yalies when she tells them she is Puerto Rican. “I look like an American kid,” she said. Hailing from San Juan, Brau is one member of the small group of Puerto Rican Yalies who grew up on the island. Students and alumni who attended […]

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Reininger, Fishel are elected Senior Class Council leaders on Monday

The votes are in, and the class of 2008 has its new class council leaders. Bill Fishel ’08 and Haven Reininger ’08 have been elected Senior Class Council Treasurer and Secretary, Assistant Dean Edgar Letriz announced in an e-mail sent Monday evening. The online YaleStation polls opened Monday last week and closed on Friday. Fishel, […]

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Pride at Yale expands

It may be just a few weeks into spring, but Yalies are already seeing rainbows on campus. Pride at Yale, a 16-day celebration of gay and lesbian culture, is intended to draw the Yale community’s attention to issues such as gay dating and homophobia. It will also provide an opportunity for students from Yale College, […]

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Two in Baker’s Dozen case plead not guilty

The second San Francisco man charged with assaulting members of the Baker’s Dozen a cappella group has entered a plea of not guilty. Richard Aicardi, 19, who is charged with two counts of assault and one count of battery against Evan Gogel ’10 and William Bailey ’10, appeared alongside Brian Dwyer, 19, who is charged […]

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Dean ’71 discusses strategy

In the midst of what promises to be a heated race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean ’71 urged Yalies to focus on fundamental political issues and avoid getting steeped in a politicized us-versus-them mentality. The one-time front-runner in the 2004 Democratic primaries spoke Thursday […]

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Passover observers face obstacles in dining halls

Why is this week different from all other weeks? Jewish students are scrambling for matzo and gefilte fish instead of buffalo chicken pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. While Dining Services officials said they make a concerted effort to accommodate Jewish students observing the holiday of Passover, some students said it is difficult to maintain dietary […]

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Asian-American month to kick off

Yale students will get a head start in exploring Asian-American cultures this April as the University celebrates an early version of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. APA Heritage Month events will include a dinner and keynote address by architect Maya Lin ’81, designer of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., a Master’s Tea […]

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Students stand up for heritage

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A man sitting in the middle of a large room tapped on a small drum and sang in Kanien’keha, the language of the Mohawk Nation, with his voice reverberating loudly off the walls. Slowly, students joined the singer on the floor, holding hands […]

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Locals protest Vietnamese film

A Vietnamese Students Association film screening Wednesday evening was quickly disrupted by an angry protest led by local residents who opposed the film’s alleged pro-Communist tone. Immediately after the screening of “Living in Fear,” more than a dozen audience members wearing U.S. military hats began waving South Vietnamese flags and verbally attacking the film’s director, […]

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