Briefly: Gateway, 360 State to proceed despite downturn

November 13, 2008
Deputy Economic Development Director Tony Bialecki announced Wednesday the state of Connecticut is still planning to go out to bid on the $200 million Gateway Community College project that is slated to begin construction in June. At the monthly meeting of the New Haven Economic Development Commission, commissioners also said the city is on track »

Voter participation high in Elm City

New Haven radiated blue on Tuesday as Sen. Barack Obama claimed 88.5 percent of the vote and Sen. John McCain took 11.5 percent. Throughout New Haven, enthusiasm for the election was high. People gathered at polling places before moderators arrived, and those who were unregistered lined up outside the aldermanic chambers in City Hall to »

Prof. Rae talks Elm City development

October 30, 2008
Douglas Rae, the Richard S. Ely Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science at the Yale School of Management, got “caught up in the city” when he started a volunteer organization, New Haven Youth Soccer, in the early ’80s. Having seen the city evolve since then, Rae said bolstering and rethinking transportation — primarily »

Dwight Hall panel deals with downturn

October 29, 2008
Despite the foreclosure crisis, home ownership should never be a seen as a lost cause, panelists at Tuesday-night forum said. At a panel discussion in Dwight Chapel, three local experts discussed the national sub-prime mortgage crisis and its effect on low- and moderate-income New Haven residents. The Urban Fellows, a social justice organization that works »

Tipton to use $500K for lighting

September 25, 2008
The second oldest MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient this year has tentative plans to establish a foundation that would teach fellow mature light designers a few of the skills that she has used to gain international recognition in the field. Jennifer Tipton — a 71-year-old adjunct professor of design at the Yale School of Drama and »

Wu’s niche at Yale: Student government

April 14, 2008
Paying homage to Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” campaign slogan, Jon Wu ’11 has tried to muster support for his candidacy for YCC treasurer by posting a YouTube video titled “Yes Wu Can.” As a freshman, Wu has already found his niche at Yale: student government. Between the FCC, the YCC, Ivy Council and the »

Alexander aims to streamline student input

April 14, 2008
On the field — rugby player. During the weekends — DKE member. Off the field — candidate for YCC treasurer. Will Alexander ’10 has two years of experience in student government at Yale and hopes to use the relationships he has formed within the YCC to help make the council better reflect students’ input. His »

Student Storage Company an (ad)venture for Helmrich ’09

April 7, 2008
Silliman College junior Josh Helmrich ’09 runs the Yale franchise of The Student Storage Company, which provides moving and storage services for students at the beginning and end of the academic year. he talked to the News about the business, how he balances his responsibilities and his plans for the future. Q: What led to »

Junior Class Committee seeks to define its role

March 25, 2008
As the Junior Class Committee prepares to throw a “21st Birthday Party” for its constituents on Friday, student representatives are struggling to carve out a niche that makes them relevant to the junior class but doesn’t intrude on the responsibilities of their brethren in the constellation of student-government organizations. The Yale College Council formed the »

Higher One nabs award as innovator of the year

March 3, 2008
As undergraduates in 1999, Mark Volchek ’00, Miles Lasater ’01 and Sean Glass ’03 founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Society. One year later they founded Higher One, a fast-growing financial-services company based in the Elm City. Then, last month, just two years after first turning a profit, their company was named Business New Haven’s 2008 Innovator »

Date-rape discussion draws diverse crowd

February 27, 2008
The end of Sex Week at Yale last Monday did not bring with it the conclusion of discussion about sex in college. During a talk entitled “Drunk Sex or Date Rape?” in Linsley-Chittenden Hall on Tuesday, Brett Sokolow, a legal specialist in campus safety and sexual misconduct, talked to roughly 100 students and administrators about »

Students indignant over dinner

February 19, 2008
Yale students have complained for months that the University’s plan to build two new residential colleges was inevitable, a done deal or a foregone conclusion. And, for months, administrators have pressed back, vowing that their opinions did really count when it came to building the two new residential colleges. But on Monday, in a statement »