Shuttles cut service

February 23, 2011
Yale community members calling to schedule a daytime shuttle ride this month have been greeted by a special message: on Feb. 28, “door-to-door vehicle escorts will no longer be available.” The weekday door-to-door rides will end Monday in an effort to make Yale’s transit systems more efficient and sustainable. University officials say the cut will »
Though the U.S. Postal Service expects to close around 2,000 offices this year, Yale Station will not be among them. But New Haven-area offices may be re-examined in the future.

Yale Station survives fiscal woes

February 15, 2011
Following last week’s release of the U.S. Postal Service’s first quarter financial losses, renewed speculation arose around whether USPS would be closing post offices in the New Haven area. Five offices had been considered for closure in August 2009, but Yale Station, at least for now, is here to stay. As the flurry of red »
Monday was Ronnell Higgins’ first day as Yale Police Department chief.

Day one, year 14: Higgins takes reins

February 8, 2011
Every day for almost three years, former Assistant Chief Ronnell Higgins pinned one star to each lapel of his navy blue Yale Police Department uniform. On Monday, he pinned on three. Chief Higgins, officially sworn in last Friday, arrived at his office by 8:30 a.m. yesterday, ready for his regular meetings to begin. Aside from »
Betty Lou Blumberg and Sue Cohen are just two of Yale College’s many auditors.

Community audits courses

February 7, 2011
Every Monday and Wednesday, Betty Lou Blumberg and Sue Cohen claim the same spots in room in Linsly-Chittenden Hall for the English lecture “The American Novel since 1945” — the back row of the right section. The two students, who have been friends since they met in New Haven over 50 years ago, are not »
Since its founding six years ago, the non-profit City Seed has sponsored five markets in New Haven, including Wooster Square.

The farmers behind the stands

January 25, 2011
The farmers of Wooster Square located in the vacant lot at the intersection of Chapel Street and DePalma Court grind their boots in the snow as they patiently shift their weight back and forth. The men and women of the market keep their gloved hands shoved deep into their pockets as they shout to the »
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who prefers to be called “Stan” by students, works closely with student and research assistant Eric Robinson GRD ’11.

Professor McChrystal

January 18, 2011
Before his students enter the classroom on a Tuesday morning in November, retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal scrawls the phrase “TRUST AND RELATIONSHIPS” in all caps on the whiteboard. Two months ago, a group of graduate and undergraduate students were intimidated by the University’s new star professor, but now they know better what to expect »
After temporarily closing due to financial difficulties in 2008, the newly opened Mory's is trying to be more inclusive as it seeks to expand its membership.

Mory’s strives to include

November 29, 2010
Mory’s, a restaurant on York Street steeped in Yale history, claims to be the largest private club in the world, but it is seeking more members. Forced to close for financial reasons in 2008, the club solicited money from members to fund a largescale renovation, reopening this fall with a new bar, updated menu and »
Dan Barvir has served as a ranger for East Rock Park for twenty-six years.

Ranger keeps East Rock safe

November 11, 2010
For many Yale students, East Rock Park represents a chance to escape papers, exams, social obligations, and the other stresses in their lives. Lots of student groups make consistent use of the park. The Yale Cycling team bikes through it, the Yale Outdoors club runs there at night once a week, and the Freshman Outdoor »

Halloween at the drop of a hat

October 29, 2010
Those dressing as LL Cool J for Halloween can’t forget his signature hat, made by “Kangol.” And for DelMonico Hatter, the only store in Connecticut to sell hats exclusively, the Kangol headpiece has been the top seller this October. Located on the corner of Elm and State streets, the store has been in New Haven »
Many of the students in off-campus housing live on Lynwood Place.

Yale, meet New Haven: town-gown on Lynwood Place

October 21, 2010
On Lynwood Place, a one-block, one-way street behind Davenport and Pierson Colleges, students live in the borderlands between city and University. The street’s residents are an eclectic bunch: swimmers, “hipsters,” rowers, fraternity brothers and graduate students. But almost all are Yalies. These students may live off-campus, but over the years this block has become more »

Profits from Salvo support addiction rehab

October 15, 2010
Business is best in October at the Salvation Army Family Store in New Haven. Signs in the store, located at 274 Crown St., direct customers toward the women’s pants, the men’s dress shirts, the books and the electronics. Regardless, Yalies have no difficulty discovering that perfect ’80s tracksuit for Safety Dance. What they may overlook »
Every Sunday for the past 11 years, Joan Cavanagh GRD ’96 has taken her post on the median between Elm, Park and Broadway to make her anti-war views known.

Forty-two years later, still protesting

September 21, 2010
Every Sunday afternoon from noon until 1 p.m., Joan Cavanagh GRD ’96 maintains her post on the median between Elm and Park streets and Broadway. Her short stature, neutral dress and long, gray hair contrast with her formidable attitude as she shoves fliers at pedestrians and probes: “Do you want to get involved in stopping »