Small liquor stores protest reform

February 28, 2012 • 4
Small liquor store owners are protesting a package of reforms to liquor laws announced by Gov. Dannel Malloy last month. Malloy proposed a number of changes to the state’s liquor laws in January, the most popular of which was a repeal of the state’s Sunday blue laws, which forbid the sale of alcohol on Sundays. »
Jessica Vosburgh LAW ’13, a member of the Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy clinic, joined city and state officials at City Hall Monday at a press conference urging Gov. Dannel Malloy to resist a new federal immigration enforcement program.

Despite protests, Secure Communities arrives

February 22, 2012 • 3
Despite resistance from city and state officials, a controversial immigration enforcement program will begin operation today in Connecticut. Secure Communities, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, will begin checking fingerprints of suspected criminals submitted by local police to the FBI against ICE databases in an effort to deport criminals residing in the country illegally. »

Assassins returns in altered form

February 22, 2012 • 0
In overseeing a class-wide game of “Assassins,” the Sophomore Class Council has taken special measures this year to avoid the pitfalls that led to the game’s cancellation last year. The competition ended prematurely last February after an email mistakenly revealed the names of all the contestants, leading to a series of emails from fake Gmail »
Jessica Vosburgh LAW ’13, a member of the Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy clinic, joined city and state officials at City Hall Monday at a press conference urging Gov. Dannel Malloy to resist a new federal immigration enforcement program.

Officials protest Secure Communities program

February 21, 2012 • 0
City and state officials gathered at City Hall Monday afternoon to protest Secure Communities, a federal immigration enforcement program they said would hurt community policing efforts in New Haven and damage the city’s social fabric. Mayor John DeStefano Jr., along with members of a Yale Law School clinic, State Rep. Juan Candelaria, members of the »

Implications of ICE suit still unclear

February 16, 2012 • 0
While immigrants’ rights advocates lauded Monday’s settlement between the U.S. government and 11 New Haven men arrested in a 2007 raid by federal immigration agents, litigation for four others detained in the raids is still pending, and the case’s legal implications remain unclear. Six of the 11 men, members of their legal team and local »
Sex Week director Allie Bauer ’12 and Wanda Richardson from the Connecticut Department of Public Health tested 80 students for STIs on Tuesday.

Sex Week offers STI testing

February 15, 2012 • 0
During the final two days of Sex Week 2012, over 100 students were screened for sexually transmitted infections in what organizers called the first testing service offered on campus outside of Yale Health. On Monday, the Community Healthcare Van — which provides health services throughout New Haven — tested 20 students on Park Street behind »
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Yale stands by drug policy

February 7, 2012 • 3
In response to a change in state law last summer that decriminalized possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, the University of Connecticut announced a change to a more lenient disciplinary policy regarding the drug last week. While UConn lowered its minimum first-offense sanctions for possession of marijuana from suspension to a warning, Yale »

Yalies march for life

January 23, 2012 • 1
Over two dozen Yalies will march in Washington, D.C. today along with thousands of pro-life supporters in protest of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision which ruled that the Constitution protects abortion rights. As part of the 39th annual March for Life, 15 undergraduate members of Choose Life at Yale and 11 members of the »

New course draws guest lecturers

January 23, 2012 • 1
Political science professor Jacob Hacker GRD ’00 is listed as the instructor for “Gateway to American Public Policy,” but by the end of the semester, he will have delivered only four of the lectures. The course — which will include lectures from former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, Democratic political strategist Stanley Greenberg and New York »
Insomnia Cookies, which specializes in providing desserts into the wee morning hours, is now open on Chapel Street.

Cookies come to Chapel

January 12, 2012 • 891
Freshmen, beware: cookies add to the freshman 15, and with the addition of Insomnia Cookies to the late-night food scene, this may be a real concern. On Tuesday, more than 650 people showed up to receive a free cookie at 1143 Chapel St. as part of a giveaway for the grand opening of Insomnia, a »

Homeless shelters prepare for winter

December 1, 2011 • 0
With winter fast approaching, the Elm City is gearing up for the seasonal surge of homeless people seeking shelter from the cold. This year, however, the challenges will be even greater: a recent study shows that many who were recently impoverished by the recession are increasing the city’s homeless population. As economic stresses nationwide have »

Rededication ceremony caps Stiles renovations

November 18, 2011 • 1
More than two months after a renovated Ezra Stiles opened its doors to students, University President Richard Levin officially rededicated the college. With the snip of a blue ribbon, the final stage in Yale’s residential college renovations was formally completed Thursday afternoon in the Stiles dining hall. The ceremony capped a 13-year renovation project that, »