Yee ’12 jailed on threat charges

September 19, 2012
Eric Yee ’12 was arrested in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday after he allegedly posted comments on ESPN’s website saying he was watching children and would not mind killing them. After an ESPN employee at the company’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters notified local police of Yee’s posts on Sunday, police notified Santa Clarita Valley Station, which initiated »

Ross ’13 pleads not guilty

September 15, 2012
Brendan Ross ’13 pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges stemming from a fatal U-Haul crash at last November’s Harvard-Yale tailgate. In New Haven Superior Court, Ross entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. William Dow ’63, Ross’ attorney, has labeled the state’s »

In NHPD, fears of attrition without contract

August 30, 2012
After a summer of upheaval, the New Haven Police Department’s union has yet to negotiate a new contract with the city, leaving some officers worried for their jobs. Newly appointed union president Louis Cavaliere Jr. and two other NHPD union members said the union’s inability to settle on a contract with the city may cause »
Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and a Yale Kissinger Fellow scheduled to teach this fall, faces drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Washington state.

Despite charges, Crocker still slated to teach

August 29, 2012
Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker will teach at Yale this year as the University’s first Kissinger Senior Fellow despite facing drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Wasington state. On Aug. 14, Crocker hit a semi-truck in Spokane Valley, Wash., when he tried to make a right turn from the left lane, before registering a .160 »

Property thefts spike near campus

August 24, 2012
Yale was struck by a series of crimes on or near campus in the two weeks before students began moving in to the dorms. Between Aug. 12-19, Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins emailed members of the University community four times about different incidents that occurred on or near Yale’s campus: three robberies, an attempted »
Dean Esserman is New Haven's top cop.

Esserman to teach college seminar

August 21, 2012
New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman will teach a Yale College seminar on “Policing in America” this fall. Esserman, who was sworn into his post last November, will teach a course that examines the “major innovations in policing over the past three decades,” according to the Yale College seminar description. Yale College Dean Mary »

Charges against Gocksch ’12 dismissed

July 5, 2012
No criminal charges will be filed against Michael Gocksch ’12, the driver in the May 26 crash that killed Marina Keegan ’12. Gocksch appeared in Orleans District Court at 2 p.m. Thursday for a hearing after Massachusetts State Police sought charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and reckless driving against him. The magistrate »

Police seek charges against Gocksch ’12

June 22, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police is seeking criminal charges against Michael Gocksch ’12, the driver in the May 26 crash that killed his girlfriend, Marina Keegan ’12. Gocksch faces charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation and reckless driving, as well as a citation for a marked lanes violation. The charges will be reviewed by »

Keegan’s ’12 story spreads

June 1, 2012
As news of Marina Keegan’s ’12 death last Saturday spread through the Yale community and digital media this week, Keegan’s friends, family and others who read her writing were working to share her story and honor her memory. Although Keegan’s memorial is scheduled for Saturday, the impact of her death has already prompted much action »

UPDATED: Keegan ’12 dies in car accident

May 28, 2012
Marina Keegan ’12 was killed Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. She was 22. Keegan was a passenger in a 1997 Lexus ES300 sedan driven by Michael Gocksch ’12. The vehicle was traveling on Route 6 eastbound on Cape Cod when, shortly after 2 p.m., it drifted off the road and hit »
Marina Keegan '12 died Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. She was 22.

Keegan ’12 remembered for writing, activism

May 27, 2012
Marina Keegan ’12, a prolific writer, actress and activist, died Saturday afternoon in a car accident near Dennis, Mass. She was 22. At Yale, Keegan distinguished herself as a leader across disciplines: in addition to writing and starring in several campus plays, Keegan served as president of the Yale College Democrats, and last fall sparked »
Members of the class of 2012 cheer during Monday's commencement exercises.

University confers 3,021 degrees at 311th Commencement

May 21, 2012
Intermittent spurts of rainfall shortened but could not stop Yale’s 311th Commencement exercises, which brought the College and the University’s graduate and professional schools to Old Campus on Monday. In front of a crowd of nearly 18,000, the University conferred 3,021 degrees — 1,249 to undergraduates — and awarded another 285 provisionally to students in »