City Plan Commission mulls Morse, Stiles renovations

While the future of Yale’s two new residential colleges becomes increasingly certain, it was the future of Yale’s two most recently built residential colleges — Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges — that were a subject of discussion at Wednesday’s meeting of the New Haven City Plan Commission. The team of designers responsible for the Morse […]

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In anonymous poll, a victory for Obama

In an election year when voters are being carefully — almost obsessively — monitored by countless pollsters, Yale can now count a few of them among its undergraduate ranks. In an e-mail sent out last Thursday, an anonymous group calling itself the Yale Decides 2008 Team invited Yale students to participate in a poll aimed […]

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Eli Republicans ready to rally behind McCain

Two months ago, Sen. John McCain was barely on Yale students’ political radars. Now he is more than just a small blip on the periphery. According to a News poll taken in January, only 17 percent of undergraduates expected the Arizona senator to end up as the Republican nominee for president, compared to 32 percent […]

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Unions protest Aramark’s food, employee treatment

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Spirited choruses of “Si se puede” — the Spanish translation of Senator Barack Obama’s “Yes we can” campaign slogan — kicked off a union-led protest of Aramark’s presence in New Haven public schools on Friday. But by the end, it was the repetition […]

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Outsider Goldson to challenge DeStefano

Darnell Goldson graduated first in his class from Hillhouse High School in 1979. Almost 30 years later, the thought of his alma mater still makes the lifelong New Haven resident emotional. But his emotions are hardly those of nostalgia. Goldson is “deeply concerned” about the state of Hillhouse High School and the rest of the […]

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DeStefano does D.C. for meeting of mayors

Mr. DeStefano is going to Washington — at least for the weekend. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is currently in the nation’s capital to participate in the 76th winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, where he has joined over 250 of his national counterparts to discuss the economy. While there, he […]

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Tanenhaus offers glimpse of NYT Book Review

At the age of 42, Sam Tanenhaus GRD ’78 applied for an editing position at The New York Times. He had a keen love for literature and a knack for the art of writing. But he got the job largely thanks to one personal quality: his unemployment. In 1997, he began what The Times calls […]

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From drag ball to panels, Trans Week reviews mixed

On the first night of December, a chill was in the air and the first snow was on its way. Inside the Ezra Stiles College dining hall, Yalies stayed warm as they listened to a holiday tune playing over the loud speakers. It could have been a scene from a high-school holiday pageant. Until the […]

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Library cafe lowers prices after criticism

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Although the Thain Family Cafe in Bass Library has gone out of its way to avoid becoming another Machine City in aesthetic and atmosphere, it is now learning a lesson from its less trendy predecessor — cheaper is better. During Friday’s library dedication […]

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Univ. sees increasing numbers of doctorates

A November report by the National Science Foundation indicates that the number of doctoral degrees granted by American universities in the 2005-2006 academic year increased 5.1 percent from the year before. Science and engineering degrees accounted for over two-thirds of this increase, while there was a 3.5 percent rise in the number of doctorate degrees […]

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Facebook application to ‘sponsor’ companies

Facebook’s News Feed home page could have been described as a personalized CNN without the commercials — until last Tuesday, when the popular social network launched SocialAds, which now has ads, too. SocialAds — the latest brainchild of Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg and his Silicon Valley-based Facebook — allows companies to develop profiles that feature […]

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