Claire’s loses a founder

Frank Criscuolo, who along with his wife Claire became a fixture in downtown New Haven as the founder of Claire’s Corner Copia, died suddenly at his home in East Haven on Wednesday. He was 62. Frank and Claire Criscuolo operated Claire’s, a vegetarian restaurant famous for its cakes, together at its location at the corner […]

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Santa stops by Yale Bookstore

Santa’s sleigh came early to New Haven, making a pit stop at the Yale Bookstore on Friday evening. The Bookstore will host Santa in their children’s section each weekend until Christmas Eve, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Two children interviewed at […]

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Social issues still pervade America, Huffington says

Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post fame discussed the role progressivism should play in American politics Monday night. The editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and co-founder of the content aggregating blog and news website spoke to roughly 80 students in the Branford common room about failures of the Obama administration and the upcoming presidential […]

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Pro-Palestine students create campus checkpoint

Yale Students for Justice in Palestine held a mock “check-point” today on cross campus as part of their “Right to Educate Week,” in order to simulate what Palestinian citizens go through when traveling within the West Bank. Students from Yale Friends of Israel were also present, and stood to the side of the performance to […]

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At Hackathon, programmers develop ideas, products

Armed with energy drinks, 10 pizzas and assorted bags of chips, members of the Yale and New Haven communities buckled down for 17 hours this weekend to write computer programs at a “Hackathon” on campus. The Hackathon, an event organized by Sebastian Park ’13 that ran from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, drew 31 programmers […]

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Spitzer urges more regulation

Self-regulation in markets “inevitably” leads to failure and corruption, former Governor and Attorney General of New York Eliot Spitzer asserted Tuesday. In the midst of the nationwide Occupy movement against economic inequality, Spitzer argued for government regulation of markets in the Yale Political Union debate “Resolved: An Unregulated Market is a Corrupt Market.” Spitzer addressed […]

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STEP teaches recycling

Live music, free clothes and kettle corn abounded on Old Campus Sunday afternoon as the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (STEP) held an event meant to teach Yalies ecologically sustainable lives. Over 100 students, alumni and members of the New Haven community attended Greenfest, which educated them about various recycling methods through a series of […]

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New program encourages diversity in op-ed writing

A new program introduced at Yale in the spring aims to bring more female and minority experts into the field of opinion writing. The Yale Women’s Faculty Forum and the Provost’s Office have provided $50,000 to sponsor the Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship at Yale, which pairs senior faculty members with writing mentors from the […]

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CHITUC: Yalies for minding your own business

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