Cameron: A revitalizing 20 months it’s been

March 1, 2010
Twenty months ago, James Lewis was appointed chief of the New Haven police department for the remainder of former Chief Francisco Ortiz, Jr.’s four-year term. Friday was Chief Lewis’ last day on the job. Everyone who lives or works in New Haven owes Chief Lewis, the two assistant chiefs he brought with him, Roy Brown »

Cameron: The marathon with hurdles

November 6, 2009
Speaking last week about the European Union’s Treaty of Lisbon, José Manuel Barroso, the president of the EU Commission, described the process involving the preparation, negotiation and ratification of the treaty as a “marathon with hurdles.” On Tuesday, after the constitutional court of the Czech Republic dismissed a challenge to the treaty and President Vaclav »

Cameron: Lessons to learn from Le

September 23, 2009
After the body of Annie Le GRD ’13 was found behind a basement wall in the medical school lab building at 10 Amistad St. and Raymond Clark III, an animal technician in the building, was identified as a “person of interest” in the investigation, commentators inevitably compared the case with the still-unsolved murder of another »

What’s wrong with downtown plans for Gateway and Coliseum

September 7, 2004
In June, a few weeks before he resigned, Governor Rowland announced the state had agreed to commit $140 million for a consolidated campus for Gateway Community College on the vacant Macy’s and Malley’s sites, $30 million toward the cost of a new Long Wharf Theatre on a portion of the site occupied by the Coliseum, »

Chief state’s attorney should enter Jovin case

December 10, 2003
Five years have passed since Suzanne Jovin ’99, a political science and international studies double major, was murdered shortly before 10 p.m. on Dec. 4, 1998, near the intersection of East Rock and Edgehill Roads, almost two miles from Old Campus and less than 30 minutes after she dropped off some keys at the Phelps »

The 25 years of John Paul II merit reflection

October 20, 2003
Last Thursday, in a ceremony timed to coincide with the moment of his election 25 years earlier, Pope John Paul II celebrated a mass in St. Peter’s Square. His slumped posture and slurred words and his inability to walk or stand at the altar or to read all of his sermon made it apparent that »

Yale, NHPD must fix past mistakes in Jovin case

January 16, 2002
James Van de Velde ’82 has been a publicly identified suspect in the murder of Suzanne Jovin ’99 for more than three years. Within days of the murder, Van de Velde, then a lecturer in political science, was identified as a suspect by the local media. On Dec. 9, 1998, the New Haven Register reported »