January 21, 2009 • 12
WASHINGTON — On November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy fell minutes past noon, a man entered Liggett’s — a New Haven drug store — and exchanged seven pennies for a copy of the Register. “You have to read something before it’s true,” he said, according to the extra edition of the Yale Daily »

A glimpse into America’s heartland

November 5, 2008 • 1
VENICE, Neb. — There is no waiting in line to vote in this quiet town of rolling cornfields and canals, but not for lack of interest. It may, rather, have something to do with its population count: zero. For the developers who named this area after the picturesque Italian city on water — the land »

Kleeb loses battle for Neb.

November 5, 2008 • 0
LINCOLN, Neb. — Scott Kleeb GRD ‘06, the rancher turned Yale scholar turned politician, was decisively defeated Tuesday by former Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns in the race to fill Chuck Hagel’s seat in the United States Senate. Although Kleeb’s campaign felt momentum at its wings in recent days, the margin between the opponents turned out »

At Wal-Mart, a final push for Heartland’s voters

November 4, 2008 • 1
OMAHA, Neb. — At 8:26 p.m. Monday night, less than twelve hours before the polls open here, a Yale graduate running for the United States Senate is pacing the parking lot of a Wal-Mart on 72nd Street and Pine. It is a pleasant evening. Despite autumn, estival winds are generating a calm cool. Despite darkness, »

Eli a long shot in Nebraska

November 3, 2008 • 0
HASTINGS, Neb. — Two years and two weeks ago, Scott Kleeb GRD ’06 felt like he could achieve the near-impossible: turn a red region blue for the first time in 48 years by edging out Adrian Smith for Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District seat. The momentum, he says, was all his. Until, that is, another Yalie »

New Haven schools still see segregation

September 28, 2007 • 0
On Thursday afternoon, just a 12 minute walk up Dixwell Avenue from Yale’s central campus, more than 1,000 minority students — and only 20 white students — filed out of James Hillhouse High School. In a city that is more than 40 percent white, the population of Hillhouse is clearly not representative of the entire »

Kennedy talks poverty, rights

September 28, 2007 • 0
He may be the swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, but Anthony Kennedy said calling it the “Kennedy Court” might motivate his colleagues to rebel. “If you keep saying that, the decisions will be 8-1,” Kennedy joked after delivering a lecture at the Yale Law School. His speech, according to attendees, mostly avoided talk »

City officials discuss math, magnet schools

September 26, 2007 • 0
In the Board of Aldermen chambers last night, Ken Matthews placed a classic right triangle onto an overhead projector — with sides of 3, 4 and x. The instructions? “Find x.” The answer? Circling the letter “X,” according to Matthews, the New Haven Public Schools math supervisor. After all, he said, answering “5” would have »

‘Liberal’ campus faces blog barrage

September 21, 2007 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale is under attack.Except instead of holding the University at the point of a sword, aggressors have turned to something even more cutting edge: blogs. When students were caught having sex in the shower last spring, the retaliation was swift. To much fanfare, »

Financing program may grow

September 20, 2007 • 0
If attempting to level one playing field wasn’t enough to change the face of campaigning in New Haven, why not try to level 31 of them? For the first time publicly, local leaders are suggesting that the newly created — but so far under-utilized — New Haven Democracy Fund be extended to cover aldermanic races. »

Reform targets road repairs

September 18, 2007 • 0
It’s not quite as titillating as a unionization dispute, but a plan to make aldermen more accountable for city road projects is already generating its share of debate. Accusing the Board of Aldermen of cronyism in its approach to road improvements, Ward 2 Alderwoman Joyce Chen ’01 proposed an accountability scheme this week that promises »

Law student found dead

September 17, 2007 • 0
See a slideshow commemoration of Joey Hanzich’s life. Joseph “Joey” Hanzich LAW ’10, a natural leader with a passion for public policy, was found dead in his Madison Towers apartment Thursday. Law school administrators said Hanzich’s death appeared to be due to natural causes. A spokeswoman for the New Haven Police Department — which conducted »