Plans to merge Yale-New Haven Hospital with Saint Raphael’s moved forward Wednesday.

Hospital merger moves forward

September 30, 2011 • 624
The unification of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s is one step closer, hospital administrators announced Wednesday. After years of financial troubles at Saint Raphael’s, the two hospitals first signed a letter of intent to merge last March, but the definitive agreement to finalize the merger, expected to be completed by early »
Sarah Eidelson ’12 and Vinay Nayak ’14 are candidates for Ward 1 alderman, an area that includes Old Campus and eight of the colleges.

Ward 1 candidates differ little in ideology

September 22, 2011 • 5
While candidates Vinay Nayak ’14 and Sarah Eidelson ’12 are running against each other for the Ward 1 alderman seat, the race has revealed that the two differ little in their ideology — especially on union issues. Last Tuesday, a slate of labor union-backed candidates ousted several incumbents in primaries across the city and raised »
Last year, the Ward 1 Democratic committee asked the candidates to run as independents to give candidates more time to get to know students.

Ward 1 aldermanic campaigns step up

September 19, 2011 • 0
At her meet-and-greet Friday afternoon, Sarah Eidelson ’12 asked Yalies what kind of New Haven they want to live in. The event, organized around Eidelson’s campaign motto: “I want to live in a New Haven where … ”, allowed participants to finish that sentence by writing their own answers on colored pieces of paper. These »

W. CREW | No such thing as ‘off-season’ for women’s crew

September 14, 2011 • 0
Cathy McDermott ’12 is a senior on the women’s crew team who raced in the first varsity boat last spring at the NCAA Championships. Over the summer, she rowed for the U.S. national team in the U23 World Championships with her boat winning fifth place in the competition. She talked with the News about her »
Faced with the Yale Bookstore prices, two different student-run organizations help make textbooks affordable for Yalies.

Yalies compete to bring cheap textbooks

September 8, 2011 • 1
Two groups of Yalies are trying to save students money on textbook purchases in two very different ways. Founded last spring by Greg Hausheer ’13 and Chris Murphy ’13, two members of the lightweight crew team, allows students to order through the site to receive the cheapest prices on Amazon and rental sites such »

Conn. voting laws up for change

September 5, 2011 • 3
The secretary of the state is pushing for a constitutional amendment to open the floor for voting law reforms that will allow early voting and absentee voting in any situation. As part of a broad initiative to modernize Connecticut’s voting system that started in February, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is pushing for a »
The women’s crew made its tenth consecutive trip to the NCAAs this summer.

W. CREW | W. crew has tough NCAA run, looks to next year

August 31, 2011 • 0
A week after commencement, Yale women’s crew ended its season with a disappointing 11th-place finish at the 16-team NCAA championship on May 29. Three months later, the rowers are looking forward to improving upon the year and returning to the NCAAs. Although each of Yale’s boats made it to the semifinals in May, none made »

New antisemitism program to have scholarly focus

June 23, 2011 • 9
Yale’s replacement for the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, aims to have a more scholarly focus than its predecessor, which has been called too political for an academic environment. Yale announced in early June that YIISA would not continue because it lacked sufficient academic »

Hundreds rally for May Day

May 1, 2011 • 713
Rallies do not appear to be fading from the Elm City soon. Hundreds gathered on the New Haven Green today to celebrate May Day, which honors organized labor. Immigrant advocacy groups, labor unions and other activists congregated outside City Hall at 11 a.m. for a march intended to show solidarity with workers and support for »

W. CREW | Elis lose Case Cup to Harvard

April 28, 2011 • 2
Yale women’s crew fell three seconds short of claiming the Case Cup against Harvard, whose crew is known as Radcliffe, in Boston on Saturday. The first varsity boat finished with a time of 6:36.1, just shy of Radcliffe’s 6:33.1. The Bulldogs did, however, win the remaining three races. Last year, Yale swept regatta against Radcliffe, »
Vinay Nayak ’14, the first candidate to enter the open Ward 1 aldermanic race, held a campaign event at Blue State Café on Thursday.

Nayak talks to supporters

April 22, 2011 • 5
Vinay Nayak ’14 is running to be Yale’s representative to the city on a platform that “what’s good for New Haven is good for Yale,” he said at his campaign’s inaugural event Thursday. Nayak, the first to declare his candidacy in the Ward 1 aldermanic race, held a meet-and-greet in Blue State Café on Wall »

New Haven FBI seizes botnet

April 18, 2011 • 1
New Haven is now at the forefront of yet another field: cybersecurity. On April 13, the New Haven office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, located at 600 State St., took over the “Coreflood botnet,” a collection of computers remotely controlled by malicious software, which had been operational for 10 years and infected over two »