City schools beef up security measures

October 6, 2006
Gold and silver glint from all over Nancy Zito’s outfit: From her neck, where “Nancy,” engraved in curlicued letters on a dog tag, hangs; from her wrists, covered in slim gold bracelets; and from her belt, where a massive buckle dwarfs the slim 17-year-old’s waist. But as she is pointed toward the entrance of Hill »

Elis mourn 9/11 in personal ways

September 12, 2006
Flags flew, prayers were issued and a few tears were shed Monday evening on Beinecke Plaza, as about 150 people gathered to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Eighteen hundred twenty-eight days after the tragedy, the evening seemed designed for a memorial: Blue sky floated over white marble, a quiet »

Lamont, Lieberman draw committed Eli staffers

September 7, 2006
“Oh, man,” Lamont staffer Kevin Bock ’08 remembers thinking, “Ned Lamont is a truly terrible speaker.” The place was the unassuming New Haven Free Public Library, the time an “ungodly hour” for a Saturday morning last January, and the percentage of Connecticut voters who recognized Lamont SOM ’80 a measly 4 percent (within the statistical »

Elm City faces immigrant influx

April 19, 2006
Maurice Harris, 29, wheels his bike around Veronica Eichler, 22, at a bus stop on Grand Avenue, tilting his handlebars to stay upright and stuffing McDonald’s fries into his mouth. Harris’ homemade pin says “RIP Auntie,” and his hat is camouflage. Eichler keeps touching her hair, though it’s slicked back tight and glossy, because she »

Pulitzer roster has Eli pedigree

April 17, 2006
“There are obviously two educations,” wrote John Truslow Adams, coiner of the phrase “the American dream.” “One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” Adams GRD 1900 was the first Eli to nab a Pulitzer, which he won for a historical tome called “The Founding of New England.” »

YPMB seniors make push for democracy

April 7, 2006
Once upon a time, long before computers and Xeroxed formation sheets, the Yale Precision Marching Band had no drum major, at least not in today’s sense of the word. Thomas Duffy, director of Yale Bands, swung his arms like a pendulum atop a tottering ladder, limbs outstretched, to conduct the YPMB during basketball and football »

Activists clash over proposed ‘Plan B’ bill

March 27, 2006
Seventy-two hours minus 24 hours is 48 hours. Twenty-four hours is how long it took one Yale sophomore, who wished to remain anonymous, to find out from her (now ex-) boyfriend that the condom had broken. Seventy-two hours is how long, conventional wisdom has it, emergency contraception, commonly known as Plan B, would be effective. »

Federal budget affects loans

March 1, 2006
Danielle Carter ’08 is lucky, she says. Thanks to a lucrative internship last summer at Morgan Stanley and jobs filing papers at the Registrar’s Office as well as tutoring through America Reads, she hopes to start paying off her federal loans before she graduates. And the sooner she can start paying, the better, because she »

Researchers keep a close eye on the federal budget

February 28, 2006
The $225,000 figure heading professor John Wysolmerski’s grant application to the National Institutes of Health is one of four grants he will need to keep up his study of the interface between bone metabolism and breast cancer. Out of the $225,000 would come 95 percent of Wysolmerski’s salary and 100 percent of his postdocs’ salaries »

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February 15, 2006
Paula Akbar MUS ’75 hails from D Flat, Oregon. She hails from food stamps and a rural town where she stuck with the same violin teacher for 12 years because the alternative was to play the clarinet. Nowadays, she also hails from the National Symphony Orchestra, which has a violin section that’s 30 percent Yale »

Goldfield seeks change on Board

February 2, 2006
Aldermanic President Carl Goldfield has a deep, abiding and somewhat unorthodox love for New Haven. He insists, for instance, that it is the absolute best place he can think of to raise his kids. Hannah, now 19 and taking a year off from Columbia University to work at the Paris Review, and Nora, a 15-year-old »

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January 31, 2006
It is early when the construction crew arrives, marking off a 5-by-5 square of sidewalk in white paint and examining the excavation site. Alan Greenberg, who owns the Acme Office Furniture Co. one block west of the site, notices the scene. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” he says to the crew trucking down Crown »