A Decade of Yaledailynews.com Photography, '00-'04
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The first decade of the 2000s was an era of rapid transformation in every sphere of the tech world, and the Yale Daily News photography desk was not immune: in the past 10 years, the News shifted to all-digital photography.
But while the mode of photo-taking might have changed, photojournalism played just as important a role as ever in documenting the big stories of the day.
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2000: Trumbullians hung a banner on Durfee Hall to protest expected housing shortages. The Dean's Office is working to guarantee rooms for everyone.
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2000: Frustrated by charges of election fraud in Florida, demonstrators rallied on Beinecke Plaza. Participants broke into applause as speakers demanded an end to the Electoral College and an overhaul of the election system.
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2000: The new Starr Main Reading Room was the visual centerpiece of Yale's $100 million renovation of Sterling Memorial Library. Money raised for the project was also used to repair the library's damaged stack tower.
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2001: Candles from the September 11 memorial vigil that occurred on Cross Campus.
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2001: President George W. Bush waves to the crowd of 25,000 graduates and family as he receives a standing ovation for his Commencement speech.
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2001: American flags sprouted up around campus in response to the tragedies in New York and Washington as a sign of support for the victims. President Bush declared a national day of mourning and prayer.
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2001: Cross Campus was packed from the steps of Sterling Memorial Library to the gates of Calhoun as students, faculty and staff came bearing candles to share their grief and amazement after the World Trade Center attacks. Yale President Richard Levin addressed the crowd.
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2002: Maya Lin '81 ARC '86, famed designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Women?s Table at Yale, was embroiled in the most intense Corporation race in Yale history.
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2002: Sheep roamed free on Cross Campus, continuing a weeklong celebration of agriculture sponsored by the Yale Student Environmental Coalition.
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2002: Actors, dressed as Harvard students from the 1950s, invade the Silliman College courtyard during filming for "Mona Lisa Smile"; The film's producers shot scenes this weekend in Silliman and in the Yale University Art Gallery.
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2002: Wearing business suits, members of the Yale community protest the inclusion of military JAG recruiters in the Law School's fall interview program despite the military's failure to comply with the school's nondiscrimination policy.
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2002: As he was on Sept. 11, 2001, Kenneth Shevlin '03 was at the carillon one year later, breaking the moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. with a fireman's toll. All in their own ways, Yalies commemorated what was lost in the terrorist attacks a year earlier.
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2003: Members of Yale's two largest labor unions protest the lack of progress in contract negotiation talks. Union members wore "double-faced" masks of Yale President Richard Levin.
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2003: Yale union workers picket a reception at President Richard Levin's house as the strike continued for a ninth day.
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2003: Union members and supporters sit in the intersection of York and Elm Streets awaiting arrest at a rally to support Yale's Unions.
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2003: About 40 students stage a "die-in" in the Woolsey Hall Rotunda to protest U.S. moves toward was with Iraq. Yale Coalition for Peace organizers later held a memorial ceremony on Beinecke Plaza to remember those who died in the 1991 Gulf War.
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2003: A bouquet of flowers outside Durfee Hall indicates the site of Yale visitor Anthony Bekinnie's fatal fall.
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2003: A graveyard of old computers fills Cross Campus. Yale Recycling used Halloween to promote its computer recycling program.
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2004: A student strolls by a painting of Yale's first black graduate, Edward Alexander Bouchet, in Sterling. Yale is strengthening its African American Studies Department.
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2004: The Yale College Republicans and Yale Students for Bush rally in front of Payne Whitney Gymnasium as part of a final effort to garner support for President George W. Bush's re-election.
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branford storage break-in
2003: Lori Flores '05 retrieves her boxes from Branford storage in September. Some students, however, returned to find their boxes plundered, with thefts totaling up to $30,000.
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2004: Students walk through the main hallway of the Yale Law School over 16 months after the building was bombed.