In book, Perkowski ’70 talks China

February 11, 2008
Majoring in American studies at Yale might not seem the typical path to founding one of the most successful Western-owned businesses in China. But, nevertheless, Jack Perkowski ’70 seems to have found the formula for success. The CEO and founder of ASIMCO Technologies, a manufacturing company that produces car and truck engine components, Perkowski’s new »

Iraq war memorial vandalized

February 1, 2008
A local memorial built to honor lives lost in the war in Iraq has been vandalized four times in the past week, prompting only muted response from city officials and Yale students, most of whom seemed aware of the monument’s existence. The memorial — a pile of stones that represent every month of the Iraq »

Eli politicos hiss, clap at YPU viewings

January 29, 2008
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In typical Yale Political Union fashion, both loud hisses and applause erupted at viewing parties of President George W. Bush’s ’68 State of the Union address on Monday night. Yale students representing all parts of the political spectrum — from the Tory Party »

DeStefano targets downtown development

January 17, 2008
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. last night presided over the first of four meetings he has planned for the coming months to convince community leaders of the importance of increasing economic development and shifting the tax burden from homeowners to businesses. The proposals DeStefano presented on Wednesday evening target five areas of downtown New Haven with »

Bottom of ladder leads Elis to win

December 7, 2007
Miranda Ranieri ’08 is being touted as one of the strongest female squash players at the collegiate level, but she lost to an old foe, Williams’ Toby Eyre, in four sets Thursday night. Although Ranieri did not get an individual win, the women’s squash team still won in dominating fashion over Williams. Following a disappointing »

Committee approves ethics code

November 27, 2007
Despite some lingering confusion about technicalities, members of the Joint Aldermanic Affairs/Legislation Committee reached a general consensus about an ordinance updating the city’s Code of Ethics on Monday night. Committee members last night attended their last meeting addressing reforms of the city’s ethics code for public officials, executive management employees and city contractors — the »

Sillimanders test emergency alert system

November 5, 2007
This past weekend, students in Silliman College received phone calls and text messages from an unusual sender — the Yale University ALERT system. At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Silliman became the first residential college to test a new emergency communication system — announced last week — that is designed to alert all members of the »

Aldermen discuss needle exchange

November 2, 2007
In a meeting that covered issues ranging from needle exchange to energy use, the Board of Aldermen’s Human Services Committee focused Thursday night on cleaning up New Haven. The committee met to debate resolutions approving a state grant for New Haven’s Syringe Exchange Harm Reduction Program and pushing the state of Connecticut to follow the »

Bespoke restaurateur’s battle with Univ. Properties drags on

October 31, 2007
The owners of Bespoke restaurant and representatives from Yale University Properties met in a familiar setting yesterday — Connecticut housing court. Although Tuesday was scheduled to be the final day in the legal battle over a stretch of property contested by the owners of the restaurant and the University, a lengthy cross-examination of Bespoke owner »

Ivy game of world domination to kick off

October 22, 2007
In years past, sports fields have been the primary domain of Ivy League competition. But a group of Ivy students hopes to expand the rivalry to the Internet — starting today. The Ivy League Championship Tournament, developed by four Yale College students and one Columbia University undergraduate, pits members of Ancient Eight schools against one »

Paul finds niche support from campus libertarians

October 11, 2007
Today, Ron Paul’s name may elicit little more than puzzled looks from many Yale students. But his small but dedicated group of campus supporters are looking to change that. Yalies who support Paul’s presidential campaign said they are gearing up to advocate for the Texas congressman’s platform and increase his presence at Yale in the »

Craig Romney recruits for father

October 4, 2007
A newcomer in the world of politics, twenty-six-year-old Craig Romney has traded in his music-producing career for the campaign trail, as he and his four brothers try to put their father in the Oval Office. In an event sponsored by the Yale Law Republicans on Wednesday, Craig Romney brought his father’s campaign to Yale. In »