Sports

LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Lightweights win Joy Cup

April 7, 2009 • 0
The lightweight crew took home the Joy Cup on Saturday, besting MIT for the 30th consecutive year. But the victory was taken with a grain of salt. Although the Joy Cup is only contested between Yale and MIT, Georgetown, a guest in the race, beat Yale by a slim margin of 2.7 seconds, 5:32.4 to »
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HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Elis second in San Diego

April 7, 2009 • 6
The Yale men’s heavyweight crew competed last weekend in the Copley Cup race in San Diego, Calif., with a second place finish to Syracuse in the petite final of the Collegiate Varsity Invitational. The Yale first varsity crew, led by captain Andrew Collard ’09 at seven, Derek Johnson ’11 at stroke, Marcos Carzolio ’11 at »
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Briefly: Hillhouse High hosts conference on underage drinking

April 3, 2009 • 0
The New Haven commission on substance abuse presented its third annual town hall meeting to raise awareness about underage alcohol use. The event, held at James Hillhouse High School, was attended by about 100 citizens, most of them high school students. Alcohol is still the No. 1 most often illegally used substance in New Haven, »
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LIGHTWEIGHT CREW | Crew tops Navy in opener

March 31, 2009 • 0
The Yale lightweight crew took home the Eads Johnson trophy on Saturday, winning four races out of five in the season opener against Navy. The Johnson Cup race took place at Princeton’s Lake Carnegie, Princeton — a neutral halfway point between New Haven and Annapolis, Md., where the U.S. Naval Academy is located. This race »
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HEAVYWEIGHT CREW | Heavyweights fall to Bears

March 31, 2009 • 0
For the second year in a row, the Yale heavyweight crew fell to the Brown Bears in its season opener. The contest, which took place on the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, saw Eli losses in all three races — both the first and second varsity and the freshman boat. Captain Andrew Collard »
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On the ground: Ludacris meets with at-risk youth

March 27, 2009 • 0
Elis were not the only students to hear from Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges on Thursday. Before yesterday’s widely anticipated Branford Master’s Tea, the Grammy winning rapper and actor appeared at a private event organized by Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead with over 50 New Haven high school students. The event, held at the Rose Center in »
City

Senior centers to close

March 5, 2009 • 0
Retirement is supposed to be easy, but it will soon be more difficult for New Haven’s senior citizens to find a game of Penochle. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced last Thursday night that three of the six senior centers in New Haven — West River, Westville and Bella Vista — will be closed by July »
University

Elis win finance contest

February 26, 2009 • 1
The stock market may have crashed this fall, but the enthusiasm of five of Yale’s aspiring financiers has reached its peak. Last Thursday, a team of Yale students beat out 13 other university teams from the tri-state area to win the Seventh Annual Investment Research Challenge. The event, held at Thomson Reuters in Times Square, »
City

Finding New Haven’s cheapest cup of coffee

February 12, 2009 • 6
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. At $1 per cup, Bass Library’s Thain Family Café has the cheapest small coffee in New Haven. But this was not always going to be the case. On the eve of the café’s opening in 2007, several Directed Studies students complained to their »
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Around New Haven

February 6, 2009 • 0
Senate approves Dodd’s Amendment The U.S. Senate approved Thursday Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd’s amendment to restrict executive compensation and bonuses. The “Dodd Amendment” applies to recipients of the Troubled Asset Relief Program fund, a federal program that aims to strengthen the financial sector by using tax dollars to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions. »
University

Hakim ’10 provides music, legally

January 29, 2009 • 6
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Music piracy is so last year. As many Americans shift away from downloading protected content to streaming it, Web sites such as YouTube and Hulu have become increasingly popular: People realize they do not need to download songs or videos to enjoy them. »
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‘Obamabilia’ hits Washington streets

January 20, 2009 • 3
WASHINGTON — “Stimulate the economy! Buy these recession-free T-shirts!” cried one vendor on the National Mall. “The big carmakers got a bailout, and so will you! Only $5 each!” shouted another. On the weekend before the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, people the nation over are flocking to the capital. And, »