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January 18, 2006 • 0
Amid budget cuts for music programs in schools nationwide, outreach and funding efforts from Yale have helped music classes in New Haven public schools to survive. Currently, 18 School of Music graduate students intern in New Haven public schools through grants from the Yale Class of 1957 gift, said Denise Meyer, director of music outreach »

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January 17, 2006 • 0
For 50 city volunteers, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was spent constructing houses in 30-degree weather for two disadvantaged families. Monday’s second annual “Building on the Dream” Habitat for Humanity ceremony was the inaugural event at the new Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center. Following an early-morning remembrance ceremony led by Dr. Bonita Grubs, executive director »

City plans to offer wireless

January 9, 2006 • 0
This year, the Elm City may go wireless. New Haven officials plan to offer residents and local businesses citywide a subscription-based wireless Internet deal beginning this summer, Helen O’Keefe, director of the city’s Information Technology Office, said. But in order to ensure that the new service will achieve its aims, city officials will have to »

Food bank demand rises

November 30, 2005 • 0
Area residents hoping to fight hunger during the holiday season now have an added incentive — contributing six cans of food to the Connecticut Food Bank gives them a chance to help implode a New Haven landmark. Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s new fundraising plan for the Connecticut Food Bank raffles off the opportunity to “push »

Franken interviews profs

November 15, 2005 • 0
In a live nationwide broadcast from Woolsey Hall yesterday, radio talk show host Al Franken said President George W. Bush ’68 and his advisers promised American troops they would be greeted in Iraq with candy and flowers. “But they left out the crucial modifier ‘exploding,'” he said. During the three-hour taping of “The Al Franken »

Cards facilitate parking

November 11, 2005 • 0
New Haven’s parking problems may not be a pressing concern for most Yale students, but a city program aiming to computerize parking meters may offer a new convenience for students grabbing their morning coffee. The Parcxmart program, currently in its pilot phase in New Haven, is a new electronic parking meter system that doubles as »

Program trains Eli teachers

November 7, 2005 • 0
While some Yalies cannot wait to leave New Haven for a high-powered position in a big city, others decide to stay closer to “home” after graduation while working toward for a career in education through the Yale Teacher Preparation Program. Despite their diverse interests and backgrounds, Ralph Russo ’88 GRD ’91, Jenny Meyer ’03 and »

Nepali, Buddhist art finds home on York Street

November 2, 2005 • 0
Nepali artist Chuntui Lama opened his new gallery two weeks ago, providing York Street shoppers with a ready supply of Buddhist art and Himalayan handicrafts. Lama said his Himalayan art store, which replaced a hair salon between Zaroka Bar and Restaurant and Hunan Cafe, will expose New Haven residents to a type of art they »

New Asian food market offers fresh, healthy alternatives

October 26, 2005 • 0
When dining halls close at 7 p.m. but work extends into the early hours of the morning, there is one late-night necessity for many Yalies — the oversized bowl of instant ramen noodles. With last Friday’s opening of J-mart, a new family-owned Asian food market on Orange Street between Crown and George Streets, Yalies have »

Bingham fire empties hall

October 24, 2005 • 0
A paper fire on the first floor of entryway C in Old Campus’ Bingham Hall set off fire alarms and prompted the building’s evacuation at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday night. A New Haven Fire Department lieutenant said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but New Haven police discovered ashes and burnt pieces »

Schools limit junk food

October 19, 2005 • 0
An increasing prevalence of obesity and Type II Diabetes among New Haven youth has prompted an overhaul of city public schools’ cafeteria and vending machine offerings. New Haven is the first city in Connecticut to implement a city-wide junk-free school zone policy, said Luis Rodriguez, a marketing specialist for the New Haven Public Schools Food »

New technique saves infants

October 19, 2005 • 0
Through the manipulation of body temperatures that may seem unsafe, physicians have been able to use a technique to save newly-born infants that suffer from oxygen depletion. In a finding published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Yale and at 13 other sites in the Neonatal Research Network found that »