Higher Ed

Eyesores? Or Brave New Buildings?

by Duo Dickinson | Nov 19, 2015 8:00 am | Comments (15)

New Haven is a company town ... well, a two company town: Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Their building permit fees have balanced the City of New Haven’s budget. Their incredible allure and endowment create an arts climate here that is extraordinary. The architecture school has meant dozens of modern masterpieces by the worlds Great 20th Century (and maybe 21st century) Architects to be built: Ingalls Rink, British Art Center, Rudolph Hall. The list goes on.

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It’s About Justice

by Jim Sleeper | Nov 13, 2015 2:18 am | Comments (5)

I’m not about to join calls for two Yale residential-college masters to resign amid protests or to defend the uncivil “acting out” to which they were subjected. I’ve witnessed and criticized plenty of destructive racial political theater over the years that vilified the innocent and silenced people with legitimate differences of opinion.

But, unlike some observers in the national media, I also understand the difference between mob behavior and the foolish lashings-out of a few 18-20-year olds, at Yale or any other college, especially those who didn’t attend well-integrated schools and have found themselves plunged after high school into Yale’s daunting and dazzling campus culture.

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Satcher Delivers A Health Wake-Up Call

by Allan Appel | Oct 22, 2015 3:04 pm

Allan Appel PhotoNursing student Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka walked two miles Thursday morning—and not only to get in her daily exercise.

She had a breast-feeding policy question to ask of former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher who was delivering a keynote lecture on why poor and minority populations, including those in New Haven, continue to have more diabetes, obesity, and other health problems than the national average.

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