The murder of Christian Prince ’93 on Feb. 17, 1991, prompted Yale to improve relations with New Haven and make its campus more secure. Today, the ubiquitous blue phones distributed throughout campus are testaments to that effort.

Murder revitalized town-gown relations

February 17, 2011 • 43
For Christian Prince ’93, Feb. 16, 1991 was like any other Saturday night at Yale. He went to Mory’s with friends, then to a party hosted by the Aurelian Senior Society in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall. When the party ended around 1 a.m., his friends were ready for pizza. But Prince had lacrosse practice in the morning, »

Election reforms proposed

February 15, 2011 • 1
After widespread ballot shortages in last November’s election tossed the result of the gubernatorial race up in the air for days, new Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is pushing for major reforms to the way Connecticut runs its elections. In a press conference Monday in Hartford, Merrill proposed four pieces of legislation that would »

Local businesses prep for V-Day

February 14, 2011 • 0
It’s Valentine’s Day, and for many of New Haven’s finest eateries, that means breaking out the candles and aphrodisiacs to draw cupid’s arrow to their dining rooms. Employees at several of downtown’s more luxurious and intimate restaurants said they are planning to add special dishes to their menus to commemorate the holiday. But at more »

Yale professor to head state department

February 11, 2011 • 1
Dan Esty LAW ’86, the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at both the School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Yale Law School, will head up Gov. Dannel Malloy’s new department of environment and energy policy, the governor announced in a press conference Thursday. In his new role with the Malloy administration, Esty »

Malloy reduces city deficit

February 10, 2011 • 0
In a Wednesday afternoon meeting with the mayors of the state’s three largest cities, Gov. Dannel Malloy promised Mayor John DeStefano Jr. that he had found sufficient funds in the state’s ailing budget to continue providing education funding thought to be at risk due to lost federal stimulus dollars. Malloy’s announcement means the cities will »

Property tax revenue increases

February 8, 2011 • 1
Yale University is no longer New Haven’s biggest taxpayer. In a press conference last week, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced that New Haven’s grand list, a registry of all taxable property in the city, showed the city gaining 3 percent in tax revenue in 2010, the largest growth rate in the state. And while the »

Yale grad students active in grocer contract

February 3, 2011 • 0
Students welcomed news Tuesday that by late spring, they will be able to walk to buy their own produce at a Stop & Shop opening in the Whalley Avenue complex that once housed a Shaw’s Supermarket. But for the Dwight community in which the store will operate, the store’s opening means a more promising future, »

Yalies return from Egypt

February 3, 2011 • 2
After a hazardous journey home, all the Yalies who were in Egypt have safely evacuated. All 20 students and faculty who were spending the semester in Egypt have left the country, in which tens of thousands of people are protesting the 30-year reign of President Hosni Mubarak. Some of the Yalies have already arrived in »
Stop & Shop plans to move into the lot previously occupied by Shaw’s.

Downtown welcomes new grocer

February 2, 2011 • 3
It’s no mirage — starting this spring, downtown New Haven will be a “food desert” no more. Chain grocer Stop & Shop announced plans Tuesday to move into the Whalley Avenue space once occupied by Shaw’s. Stop & Shop’s plan to move into Dwight Place comes a year after Shaw’s parent company, Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc., »

Stop & Shop to move into Shaw’s space

February 1, 2011 • 34
Chain grocer Stop & Shop will move into the Whalley Avenue building that once housed the supermarket Shaw’s, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. The Dwight Place location of Stop & Shop will open its doors sometime this spring or early summer, said Linda Townsend Maier, the president of the Greater Dwight Development »
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels has received support from Elis like Courtney Pannell ’11.

Daniels energizes Yale conservatives

January 31, 2011 • 0
Courtney Pannell ’11 says she has been duped. She thought President Barack Obama was perfect — he bought her a car and paid for her medical insurance — until she realized he’d been spending all her tax dollars. Now she and a group of conservative Yalies are back with a new man, one who advocates »

Elis evacuate Egypt

January 31, 2011 • 0
As political unrest has grown in Egypt over the past six days, Yalies spending the semester in the African nation are searching for a safe haven from violence. Thousands of Egyptians are protesting the 30-year reign of President Hosni Mubarak. Yale administrators have contacted all 20 Yale students and faculty in Egypt for the semester »