Police arrest gunman; ex-employee may have been targeting HR office

A retired Yale employee carrying a gun and ammunition was arrested on the edge of campus Thursday, and University officials believe he may have been targeting the nearby Human Resources office. The gunman, John Petrini, 61, was spotted Thursday morning in a parking lot at 191 Whitney Ave., which is not Yale property but is […]

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Police arrest gunman; ex-employee may have been targeting HR office

A retired Yale employee carrying an unloaded gun and ammunition was arrested on the fringe of campus Thursday, and University officials believe he may have been targeting the nearby Human Resources office. The gunman, John Petrini, 61, was spotted around 11 a.m. in a parking lot at 191 Whitney Ave., which is not Yale property […]

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Salovey reorganizes Provost’s Office

The Provost’s Office is reorganizing its responsibilities and portfolios with the hope of becoming more accessible to the parts of the University it serves, Provost Peter Salovey announced Friday. The reform, Salovey’s most significant since assuming Yale’s No. 2 position last October, addresses an issue that he said has long percolated among faculty and Provost’s […]

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Rest in peace, most beloved mustache

Something’s different about Peter Salovey. Did he lose weight? That’s very kind, but no, not really. Did he get new glasses? No, it’s not that either. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10338″ ] “It’s really a huge change,” said Deputy Provost Lloyd Suttle “It takes some getting used to.” His receptionist, Liz Grandel, loves the change, which she thinks […]

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Yale to make further budget cuts

Just months after weathering one round of budget cuts, the University is already gearing up for another. By design, the cuts to the current year’s $2.7 billion operating budget, which took effect in July, did not fully offset Yale’s projected deficit; administrators thought they could smooth the loss over several years as the economy recovered […]

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As if the construction noise weren’t bad enough…

By 9:30 a.m., the New Haven Fire Department has already responded to Branford College twice today. There appears to be something wrong with the exhaust in the kitchen that keeps setting off the alarm. The kitchen has been evacuated, and the fire marshal is investigating.

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Prospect Street bridge undergoes repair

For New Haven’s bridges, the third time’s the charm. The replacement of the Prospect Street Bridge, which began in May, is running six months ahead of schedule, and is now on track to finish in December. The progress is especially remarkable since the recent makeovers on the sister bridges on Hillhouse Avenue and Temple Street […]

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With demolition, it’s not easy being green

Preservationists also have raised concerns about the environmental cost of demolishing buildings, which creates mountains of waste. Patrick Pinnell ’71 ARC ’74, a critic of the demolition plans who is author of “Yale University: The Campus Guide,” said the University should be concerned about demolishing functional buildings for sustainability reasons as well as historical ones. […]

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Yale sticks to demolition plans

As Yale prepares to demolish some of the buildings on the site of the two new residential colleges this fall, state officials and local preservationists are buzzing with talk of whether some of the structures can be saved. Although they have no authority to stop the bulldozers, which could start work over the next few […]

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Harkness bells silent until May

Yale’s most iconic landmark will spend the year shrouded behind a mask of tarp and steel. There will be no bells and there will be no vistas as Harkness Tower remains draped in scaffolding during its yearlong renovation. The project, whose cost was not disclosed, is scheduled to finish in June, but the contractor hopes […]

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Renovations underway at Harkness Tower

Harkness Tower, Yale’s most iconic landmark, will spend the year shrouded behind a mask of tarp and steel as it is being renovated. The construction project is scheduled to finish in June, but the contractor supervising the project hopes to have the tower ready in time for Commencement in May. Until then, the Harkness bells […]

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2,868 receive degrees at 308th Commencement

Yale College Dean Mary Miller got more than she asked for when the class of 2009 received their degrees Monday. At Class Day on Sunday, Miller told the 1,273 undergraduates to cheer when she asked University President Richard Levin to confer their degrees at Commencement. Indeed, when the time came on Monday, they roared, and […]

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