Day one, year 14: Higgins takes reins

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 […]

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Community audits courses

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 […]

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The farmers behind the stands

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 […]

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Professor McChrystal

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 […]

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Mory’s strives to include

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 […]

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Ranger keeps East Rock safe

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 […]

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Halloween at the drop of a hat

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More lightning stories: one student gets up close and personal

After lunch at Ivy Noodle today, David Mogilner ’12 cracked open his fortune cookie and unfurled the paper: “If it seems fates are against you today, they probably are.” Deeming it a “crappy fortune,” Mogilner then sent this piece of news to several panlists, signing the e-mail in a joking manner with the acronym “FML”. […]

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

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 […]

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Profits from Salvo support addiction rehab

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 […]

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Forty-two years later, still protesting

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The rules of the sweep

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