Yalies start pedicab business to support nonprofits

November 8, 2010
New Haven transportation has some new competition—pedicabs. In October, co-founders and avid cyclists — and both past and present Yalies — Paul Hammer SOM ’85, John Binford MED ’12 and Jongwook “Wookie” Kim ’09 officially launched CaBike!, a dream of theirs almost two years in the making. Customers can either hail a pedicab, a bike »

Residential college roundup 10.29.10

October 29, 2010
Colleges were gearing up for fall — literally and figuratively — at residential college council meetings this week. Stilesians might keep warm this fall with new Stiles snuggies. While the Ezra Stiles College Council investigates options for the snuggies, Stilesians can monitor the heat with an order of moose-themed thermometers that will be arriving in »

SOM alum returns for ‘Freakonomics’

October 27, 2010
The School of Management is a far cry from the Tribeca Film Festival, but Chad Troutwine SOM ’02 returned to the school Monday to screen his latest film, “Freakonomics.” Troutwine joined 60 SOM students at Horchow Hall to discuss his work as an entrepreneur and producer for “Freakonomics,” a documentary film adaptation of the 2005 »

New Haven cyclists promote street safety

October 18, 2010
The brisk weather and a few dark clouds didn’t stop over 30 bikers from riding to City Hall last Friday morning to enjoy a warm breakfast and meet fellow New Haven cyclists. Once a month, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Elm City Cycling, a New Haven nonprofit bicycling and advocacy group with more than »

Career Cadence offers to match your ideal job

October 12, 2010
Career Cadence, the brainchild of Alan Carniol SOM’10, is not a typical career services company. Unlike mostservices, this company does not help clients polish resumes, train for interviews, or even find jobs. Instead, for $199, Career Cadence offers a 45-minute personality assessment followed by a five-hour workshop that helps clients create their ideal job description. »

360 State introduces market

October 7, 2010
There was a buzz in the air at last night’s public information meeting on a new grocery store planned for downtown New Haven. About 100 people attended to the New Haven Hall of Records yesterday evening to learn about Elm City Market, a co-operative grocery store developed by Becker + Becker Associates that’s expected to »

1 in 4 live in poverty in New Haven

October 5, 2010
More than one in four New Haven residents lived in poverty last year, according to census data released Tuesday. At 26.7 percent, the city had the second-highest poverty level in Connecticut, behind only Hartford’s 31.9 percent. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a family of four lives below the federal poverty »

Yale Bookstore adds socially conscious brand

September 27, 2010
The Yale Bookstore is now carrying apparel made by Alta Gracia, an American-owned company that pays its workers in the Dominican Republic a living wage. Along with 185 other Barnes & Noble-run college bookstores, the Yale Bookstore began carrying the label two months ago, manager Joseph King said. While clothing from Alta Gracia sells for »

City Democracy Fund wants Yalies

September 21, 2010
The New Haven Democracy Fund wants more Yalies to serve on its governing body. At its meeting at City Hall Monday evening, board chair Caleb Kleppner said there is currently an “appalling lack” of Yale students on the board, and three other board members said two Yale students who served in the past provided a »