Local restaurant hosts cookie-tasting

Forget visions of sugar plums — pistachio-cranberry icebox cookies are the new stuff of holiday dreams. At the restaurant Chow on Tuesday evening, three dozen local residents gathered for a Christmas-themed installment of restaurant owner and head chef Denise Appel’s monthly Chef’s Table series, where she demonstrates cooking techniques over a light dinner. Normally a […]

City

City teens learn to debate

Parents usually want their teenagers to argue less. Yale’s Urban Debate League just wants them to argue better. Friday afternoon, a group of 35 New Haven high school students participated in a debate tournament hosted by Yale’s New Haven Urban Debate League. Students participated in three rounds of parliamentary-style debate judged by Yale College students. […]

City

YALE-PRINCETON | Who but Yale cheers in ancient Greek?

Leave it to Yalies to cheer in ancient Greek at a football game. Tomorrow during the Yale-Princeton game, Yale Cheerleading will be reintroducing the “Long Cheer,” a traditional chant first used at football games in the 1880s. The team is performing the cheer, written half in Greek and half in English, at the request of […]

Veterans chat over pancakes

While Veterans Day seemed like any other Tuesday for most, a few individuals stopped to remember the people the day was set aside for, with pancakes. On Tuesday morning, a group of 35 New Haven community members gathered at The Graduate Club for a Community Breakfast, a monthly forum started eight years ago by the […]

City

Students unite for second Interfaith Day of Service

When it comes to reaching out to the community, sometimes a game of Scrabble can make all the difference. Friday, the Yale Chaplain’s Office hosted the second Interfaith Day of Service, during which students of different faiths reach out to members of the New Haven community. At the first, which was held in October, 30 […]

City

Obama pastor visits state

MILFORD — For a change, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was the quiet one. An estimated crowd of 800 gathered at Kingdom Life Christian Church in Milford on Thursday for a “conversation” between Wright — president-elect Barack Obama’s outspoken former pastor — and the Rev. John Rankin, a Harvard-educated evangelical from West Hartford. Though some in […]

City

Soup kitchen faces steep expenses

Concerns about the economic tremors from Wall Street are stewing on 84 Broadway, the location of New Haven’s Community Soup Kitchen. Community Soup Kitchen and its subsidiaries, which serve breakfast and lunch five days a week to anyone in need, rely on donations from individuals and organizations. The Soup Kitchen recently received a $40,000 grant […]

City

Former Freedom Rider addresses Yalies

On Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Reginald Green stood in the Dwight Hall library, gesturing at a book. “Here is my arrest,” he said, pointing at his June 7, 1961, mug shot. “And here is the picture of my wife getting the autograph of Martin Luther King Jr.” [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”11708″ ] Green spent the afternoon chatting […]

City

‘Sing’ for social justice

Thursday night, Dwight Hall combated near-freezing temperatures with hot apple cider and singing. Community Sing is a project initiated by Micah Hendler ’11 and Mari Oye ’11 to unite students with the surrounding New Haven community through song. The marketing fellows of Dwight Hall, the largest student-run nonprofit organization in the country, hosted an event […]

University

In SSS, a research playground

Stepping into room 210 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall is a little like reentering childhood: Snapshots of babies smile down from the walls of a cozy corner office that is furnished with a bright rug and stuffed with toys. Scarlett Adams, a 16-month-old blonde named after the heroine of Gone with the Wind, hesitates briefly at the […]

University

On the Ground: The search begins

A move just one block down Grove Street may well be a move almost entirely out of the daily lives of the student body — and undergraduates are worried. Yale College Dean Peter Salovey is, after all, one of the most recognizable faces on campus. What is it, then, that students are hoping for in […]

University