Republicans clamor to unseat Malloy
Six declared Republican candidates for governor of Connecticut are gearing up to turn the governor’s office red by overcoming a Democratic opponent they assume will be incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Malloy zeroes in on economy
Malloy proposed tax refunds, increased spending on higher education, a higher minimum wage and other initiatives in his State of the State speech.
Thousands lose unemployment benefits in Conn.
An emergency five-year program extending unemployment benefits from 26 to 63 weeks in Connecticut ended on Jan. 1, imperiling more than 26,000 Conn. Residents who relied on the federal program to cover basic living expenses. Congress extended unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks in 2008 to support millions of Americans newly jobless from the recession. However, »
Student art show draws a diverse crowd
Sixty-seven works of art hung on the walls of 45 Howe St. on Friday evening as members of the Yale community sipped wine and considered purchasing the works on display. Ten undergraduate artists displayed their work at the Undergraduate Art Show last Friday, the first one of its kind where attendees could purchase the pieces »
Fast food ads continue to target children
Although one in three American children are overweight or obese, fast food companies continue to spend billions advertising mostly unhealthy foods to children and teens, according to a new study by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study, entitled Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score (FACTS), evaluated fast food ads »
NHPS switch testing
are on the verge of adopting new standardized tests in order to accommodate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of English Language Arts and Mathematics standards adopted by 45 states including Connecticut in 2010. At a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, the board accepted plans to ask Connecticut’s Department of Education to »
CT Healthcare exchange sees smooth rollout
Though its rollout was not glitch-free, Connecticut’s week-old healthcare exchange website is functioning more smoothly than most others in the country established as part of the Affordable Care Act. Since Tuesday, Oct. 1, 175 insurance applications have been processed through the site, AccessHealthCT.com. At a discussion organized by the Yale College Democrats Monday evening in »
Politicians talk US-Mexico relations
Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 and Arturo Sarukhan — the former president of Mexico and former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. — voiced their opinions on U.S.-Mexican relations.
Community discusses Q House
Community leaders met Wednesday to discuss reopening the Q House, a community center on Dixwell Avenue that has been closed since 2003.