New tech saves old books

Somewhere within the vast underbelly of Sterling Memorial Library, a cart of decaying books is wheeled through a windowless corridor. Depending on their states of deterioration, these volumes may be reconstructed, scanned or washed in alkaline baths in an attempt to preserve the information held within their pages. Though the idea of cutting-edge science may […]


Shops display violin artwork

As the Elm City enjoys warmer weather, 43 decorative violins have joined daffodils and crocuses in ushering spring to the streets of New Haven. The instruments, installed in the first week of March, comprise the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Art Violin Project. Part exhibition and part fundraiser, the initiative seeks to build ties with […]


Venezuelan oil fuels needy city homes

Low-income New Haven residents will be able to enjoy their first full winter of discounted Venezuelan heating oil in the coming months. The city program — part of an agreement reached between Connecticut and the Venezuelan government in March to provide discounted heating oil to those receiving low-income energy assistance — will continue this winter, […]


Voters see difficulties

Election Day brought record numbers of Yale students to the polls, despite a variety of obstacles ranging from confusion over where to vote to problems with voter registration. 811 people voted at the polls in Ward 1 Tuesday, a record high for a gubernatorial election year, former Ward 1 alderwoman Rebecca Livengood ’07 said. Despite […]


Students reach out to Latino voters

Spanish-speaking voters in New Haven’s Ward 15 got a helping hand from Yale students on election day, as Yale volunteers spent the day working to increase voter turnout in the predominantly Latino neighborhood. Spanish-speaking students made both a morning and an evening trip to the ward, which includes part of Fair Haven, to reach out […]


Survey shows that business students tend to be more dishonest

The Yale School of Management did not take part in plagiarism week, which ended Tuesday after a flurry of discussions on academic integrity. But according to nationwide statistics, the business school community would be wise to do some soul-searching of its own. While the results of a recent survey indicate that graduate business students are […]


Exhibits feature papal artifacts

Five centuries’ worth of papal artifacts, many on loan from the Vatican, are now on display within four blocks of Old Campus. “The Swiss Guard: 500 Years of Papal Service” opened Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Museum, and will run through June. The exhibit chronicles the history of the Pope’s personal security force, from […]


City to install heat in some bus stops

By next winter, New Haven commuters will be able to enjoy heat while waiting at some of the city’s busiest bus stops. Though the city originally estimated that construction would be completed by early spring, City Engineer Dick Miller said that the stops will not be functional until late next summer. The city recently contracted […]


Aldermen get cell phone plan

New Haven aldermen will soon be able to communicate more easily with their constituents using city-funded cellphones, courtesy of a new program approved by the Board of Aldermen this week. The new policy, which was approved 24-2, gives aldermen the choice of using funds allotted for bulk mailings in last year’s budget on cell phones […]


Open Studios showcases art

Artists and aficionados gathered Friday evening at Artspace to kick off this month’s City-Wide Open Studios event, an annual festival meant to highlight the work of local artists. At the kickoff, guests viewed a sampling of more than 470 pieces by New Haven area artists as the sounds of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and […]


Students fundraise for organ donation

After receiving a substantial grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Students for Organ Donation — a nationwide student group based at Yale — is in the beginning stages of its campaign to increase awareness of organ donation among America’s high school and college students. The $80,000 sum was awarded on Sept. […]