Brown minority program faces new criticism

One month after Yale announced its summer cultural orientation program would begin accepting non-minority students this year, Brown University minority orientation program directors are under fire for failing to announce program changes allowing for the acceptance of non-minority students. According to The Brown Daily Herald, directors of the three-day Third World Transitions Program decided to […]

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Group solicits student ‘testimonials’

A group of students who allege that many incidents of harassment, racial profiling and sexual abuse at Yale go unreported or unaddressed by the administration sent a mass e-mail this week soliciting “testimonials” from students who have experienced such episodes. The leaders of the group, which remains unnamed, plan to compile grievances and publicize them […]

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Virologist Casals-Ariet dies

Yale epidemiologist Jordi Casals-Ariet, who studied and classified viruses such as rabies, Eastern equine encephalitis, and the Lassa virus, died in Manhattan Feb. 10 at the age of 92. Casals-Ariet was born in Spain and served in the Spanish army. He studied at the University of Barcelona, where he served as an intern before joining […]

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Foreign students discuss visa problems

After Rong Xiang GRD ’05 got married in his native China last March, he found himself on an extended honeymoon due to a visa delay. “I had to stay in China for six months rather than three weeks,” Xiang said. “My honeymoon turned into an odyssey.” About 80 international students, teaching assistants and researchers met […]

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Taiwanese students gather for New Haven conference

Last Friday, Taiwanese and Taiwanese-American students from East Coast colleges and universities flocked to New Haven’s Omni Hotel for a weekend of speeches, workshops and bonding. Over 400 students from several schools — including Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Cornell — attended this year’s East Coast Intercollegiate Taiwanese-American Students Association conference, which ran from Feb. 5 […]

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Shapiro has energy, vision

Political Science Department chairman Ian Shapiro not only holds a J.D., Ph.D., and M.Phil from Yale — he has also been a member of the faculty since 1984. Donald Greene, who co-authored the book “Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory: A Critique of Applications in Political Science” with Shapiro in 1994, said Shapiro is intimate with […]

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Patric talks film, theater at Tea

Sporting a five o’clock shadow and toting a paperback copy of “You Are Not a Stranger Here” by Adam Haslett LAW ’03, Hollywood and Broadway actor Jason Patric delivered a Berkeley Master’s Tea Monday afternoon. Patric, who is known for his movies “Your Friends and Neighbors,” “Sleepers” and the box office flop “Speed 2: Cruise […]

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Playwright Toland dies of pneumonia

Pulitzer Prize-winner John Toland, who attended the Yale School of Drama from 1936 to 1937, died Jan. 4 of pneumonia in Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 91. A La Crosse, Wis. native, Toland received his undergraduate degree from Williams College before attending the Drama School. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for […]

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Huron looks into biology of music

It was a night of sex, heroin, and opera at Sudler Hall last night as David Huron, Ph.D. spoke to a crowd of about 50 about music, language, and sound. Huron’s lecture, entitled “Is Music an Evolutionary Adaptation?” addressed the question of whether the human predilection to listen to and make music is more like […]

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Low-carb diets lack stamina

Whether it’s a lack of faith in the safety of removing a whole food group from their diets or the tempting abundance of pastries and cakes at Commons, few Yalies said they are sticking with low-carbohydrate eating regimens such as the Atkins diet to lose weight. More and more Americans are decreasing their carbohydrate consumption […]

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Housing loans are at issue

About 25 students from various campus activist groups entered Yale President Richard Levin’s Woodbridge Hall office at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to deliver a letter urging the University to extend the Homebuyer Program to include Fair Haven by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January. In the letter, students from Concerned Black Students at Yale, the […]

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