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Origins of Le lawsuit murky

September 12, 2011 • 14
Although the estate of former pharmacology student Annie Le GRD ’13 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Yale last week, only some members of the family appear to actively support the lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed last Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court, alleges that Yale failed to adequately screen Le’s killer, Raymond Clark III, when »
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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001…

September 9, 2011 • 1
Before 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Yale’s fall term was unfolding in the same ways as the countless autumns that had come before. Students were still in the throes of shopping period as professors finalized their course rosters. Administrators were tied up in meeting after meeting as they plannedthe capstone celebration of the University’s »
City

Yale workers return home to city’s violence

September 8, 2011 • 16
New Haven’s murder rate this year is the highest since 1994, but the vast majority of the homicides have plagued streets and neighborhoods that most Yalies have never heard of, let alone visited. But the violence can hit home for another part of the University community. Antoine Ward is a Davenport College dining hall employee »
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Le suit alleges Yale at fault in death

September 7, 2011 • 33
The estate of former pharmacology student Annie Le GRD ’13 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the University in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday, alleging that pervasive sexual harrassment at the University “emboldened” her killer, Raymond Clark III, who is serving a 44-year sentence for the murder and who the suit claims was hired »
City

Total homicides this year surpass 2010

September 5, 2011 • 0
With the murder of a 25-year-old New Haven man, 2011 has become the deadliest year for the Elm City since the early 1990s. New Haven Police Department officers responded to 72 South Genesee St. near West Rock at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning on reports of a person shot, and found Timothy Mathis ­— a New »
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Machine shops may be monitored

September 5, 2011 • 0
Though Yale is attempting to standardize safety procedures in its machine shops after the tragic death of a student last April, one proposed aspect of the new protocol may not appear in every facility. The April 13 death of Michele Dufault ’11 sparked a Provost’s Office-led review of the University’s safety policies that revamped training »
City

Homicide marks city’s 24th

September 1, 2011 • 0
The body of an East Haven woman discovered on a main downtown street has been ruled a homicide, potentially marking New Haven’s 24th murder of the year — as many as any year-end total in the past decade. Police found Cassandra Mead, 22, strangled to death on the corner of Union and Water streets — »
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Toad’s evacuated due to pipe break

August 31, 2011 • 1
A Yale student broke a sprinkler pipe at Toad’s Place club early Tuesday morning, flooding the club with water and prompting an evacuation that started a fight as a horde of Yale students spilled out onto York Street. Just after 1 a.m. a student jumped from the stage and grabbed on to one of the »
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Labs receive new safety standards

August 31, 2011 • 1
Yale’s administration has released a new set of safety regulations for campus machine shops August 19 in response to the death of Michele Dufault ’11 in a Sterling Chemical Laboratory shop last April. After Dufault’s body was found on the morning of April 13, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the University’s shop »
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Irene storms to Yale

August 26, 2011 • 1
As Hurricane Irene bears down on Connecticut, Yale administrators are preparing for the worst. Governor Dannel Malloy announced a state of emergency for Connecticut Thursday evening, legally allowing him to issue evacuation orders and suspend laws as needed. Meanwhile, Yale and New Haven are making preparations for the impending hurricane, which is projected to reach »
City

City crime ranking sparks debate

August 26, 2011 • 1
New Haven is getting safer, according to University and city data. Yet as the 2011-’12 class year begins, a controversial ranking as the “fourth most dangerous city” has angered New Haven residents, and elicited retaliatory statements from Yale and New Haven officials. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual Uniform Crime Report on May »
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Yale disputes OSHA probe of Dufault’s ’11 death

August 26, 2011 • 10
After a three-month investigation into the April 13 machine shop accident that killed Michele Dufault ’11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that Yale failed to provide necessary safeguards and education to prevent injury to students. OSHA investigators did not find specific hazards to worker safety — Dufault was a student and not employed »