Toad’s evacuated due to pipe break

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

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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Sprinkler pipe bursts at Toad’s; fight breaks out on York

A sprinkler pipe burst at Toad’s Place club early Tuesday morning, evacuating the club, and prompting a fight as a horde of Yale students spilled out onto York Street. Just after 1 a.m. one of the sprinkler pipes above the main dance floor fell into the crowd below, striking several people, five eyewitnesses told the […]

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Irene storms to Yale

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 […]

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City crime ranking sparks debate

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

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 […]

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Federal investigators fault Yale in Dufault ’11 accident

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 17, at 3:23 p.m. The metal lathe that killed Michele Dufault ’11 in a Sterling Chemical Laboratory machine shop April 13 lacked federally-mandated safeguards, and Yale failed to uphold several safety measures in the machine shop, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found. Because Dufault was not an employee of […]

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New Haven sees 21st homicide; set for deadliest year in a decade

New Haven is on course for its deadliest year in a decade after a street brawl led to the city’s twenty-first homicide Thursday. Sean Reeves, a 16-year-old male was shot four blocks from University Towers near the intersection of George Street and Day Street Wednesday at approximately 9:20 p.m. He died Thursday at the Hospital […]

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City to pay over $2 million to firefighters in Ricci suit

After seven years of litigation, Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s administration finalized a settlement agreement to pay over $2 million to the 20 firefighters behind the bias suit that brought New Haven to the forefront of a national discussion on racial discrimination. Twenty firefighters, 19 of whom are Caucasian and one is Hispanic, filed a lawsuit […]

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Man sentenced to death in New Haven court

A Bridgeport man was sentenced to death in a New Haven court on Wednesday. Azibo Aquart, otherwise known as “Azibo Smith,” “Azibo Siwatu Jahi Smith,” “D,” “Dreddy” and “Jumbo,” was found guilty of murdering three people by a federal jury on May 23. Now, the same jury unanimously agreed to impose the death sentence on […]

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Clark, Le family members to address court at sentencing

Raymond Clark III, who pleaded guilty to the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13 in March, will speak publicly about his crimes for the first time Friday. Clark will be officially sentenced to 44 years in prison on Friday as part of a plea bargain announced in March. Before he receives his sentence, Clark plans […]

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DOE cites Yale for underreporting crime, sex assault

The Department of Education has found that the University violated several federal regulations — which include a mandate to report all sex offenses to the government — at the end of a nearly seven year-long investigation into the Yale Police Department last week. Now Yale could face punishment ranging from fines to reduced federal funding […]

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