Featuring foreign film

Within this year, the Film Studies Program will have featured films from Japan, Korea, Italy, Russia, Sweden, India, the Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia and Taiwan. Yale is bringing an increasing number of rare and expensive international films to campus, with film screenings, course offerings, conferences and festivals looking beyond the Western hemisphere. Though international films — […]

Culture

Indian cinema scholars convene

The annual conference of the Yale Film Studies Program brought Indian cinema to campus this past weekend. Six 35 mm films by Indian directors were screened at the Whitney Humanities Center as part of “The Avant-Garde in the Indian New Wave.” The three-day conference, organized by Film Studies Professor Dudley Andrew and Ashish Chadha, a […]

Culture

Lessons, and hope, from 1916

Football

Fair boasts music, limited food

Students who flocked to Old Campus on Sunday afternoon savored an array of international treats, including candy apples and pears dipped in red wine. The Yale College Council collaborated with Yale Dining and campus radio station WYBC to host the first “Fall Festival: The World Street Food Fair” — an event featuring food tents from […]

University

New Haven’s own tennis-themed ‘American Idol’

  Last week, all that stood between ambitious kids and a spot on center court at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament was the singer JoJo. At the second annual Pilot Pen Tennis Casting Call, kids 12 and younger nervously vied for the gig to sing “America the Beautiful” at the tennis tournament held annually in […]

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Watch out, Pepe’s: Zinc to open a pizzeria

Given the legacy of Pepe’s and Sally’s, the co-owner of the restaurant Zinc, Donna Curran, admitted it herself: “Do pizza in this town? That sounded crazy.” But on June 11, her new venture — the “artisan” pizza eatery Kitchen Zinc — will take the place of Chow on Chapel Street, aiming to stand up to […]

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Briefly: For lunch in city public schools, whole grains make debut

Whole grain pancakes, rather than ones made from white flour mix, were served for the first time in New Haven Public Schools last Friday as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Whole Grain pilot project, which has helped fund the revamping of the lunch menu across the city this year. Under the direction of […]

City

Divinity School housing renovations delayed

As the economic recession deepens, the residents of the Yale Divinity School’s Canner Street apartments are increasingly doubtful that their residences will be replaced, much less renovated in the near future. The apartments — which were built in the 1950s and serve as on-campus housing for over a quarter of Divinity School students — have […]

University

On the ground: Workers react to labor contract decision

Striding into Battell Chapel before a vote on their new three-year labor contract, a group of women chanted at the top of their lungs. “We are the unions, the mighty, mighty unions!” [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10641″ ] Amid fears of job insecurity, Yale Local 34 and Local 35 union members overwhelmingly approved a three-year labor contract Tuesday […]

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YCC Secretary: Victoria Gilcrease ’12

Although she is new to student politics, Victoria Gilcrease ’12, a candidate for Yale College Council secretary, believes her outsider perspective is part of why she will be more than a glorified minutes-taker. “It gives me an Obama-like aura of being an underdog,” she said. “I think my candidacy might be a breath of fresh […]

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Sales rise for fast-food chains

Despite a recent rise in its popularity that is being attributed to the flailing economy, fast food may not be as cost-efficient as some people believe. Though higher-end restaurants have taken a hit in recent months, fast-food joints have recently posted rising sales figures; McDonald’s reported a 1.4 percent uptick in February sales and Burger […]

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