NHPD unrolls new media plan

The New Haven Police Department’s new Public Information Officer had a slightly sordid introduction to local and state media: He announced the arrest of five female and two male prostitutes. David Hartman, a life-long New Haven resident and son of Sterling Professor Emeritus & Senior Research Scholar of English and Comparative Literature Geoffrey Hartman GRD […]

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Origins of Le lawsuit murky

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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Searching for Raymond Clark III

What disturbed me most was that he had cried. What right did he have to tear up? I had needed a casual devil, and here he was: a mere mortal crying in front of the courtroom, apologizing for all of the pain that he had caused. You cannot fake that, and there was no longer […]

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Mother of Le GRD ’13 appears on Today show to talk suit

The mother of Annie Le GRD ’13 took to the Today show Friday morning to explain her support for the wrongful death suit against Yale, and hint at more evidence not included in the 10-page complaint. Vivian Le, the biological mother of the former pharmacology student, appeared alongside family lawyer Joseph Tacopina, and elaborated on […]

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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001…

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 […]

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Is it chicken tenders day question answered in new website

Yale’s single greatest accomplishment has now been honored with a new website. Yes, the succulent and savory residential college dining hall chicken tender can now boast its own home online: http://isitchickentendersday.com. The website is simple enough. A blue “yes” stands on a white background with “Get your chicken tenders on” written in gray underneath. The […]

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Yale workers return home to city’s violence

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

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 […]

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Total homicides this year surpass 2010

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

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 […]

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Bomb scare finds clothes, “personal items”

A bomb scare near the WTNH Channel 8 headquarters forced police to close a block on Elm Street Thursday evening. Police received a report of a suspicious backpack near at trashcan at the corner of Elm and State Streets, just outside the television channel offices. As the Yale Police Department- New Haven Police Department joint […]

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Homicide marks city’s 24th

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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