YCC safety report released

December 7, 2012 • 0
In an attempt to strengthen ongoing conversation between students and the Yale Police Department, the YCC released its report on Tuesday.
Police officers will visit grade schools weekly as part of a new initiative to strengthen ties with students.

Police, schools announce outreach program

December 6, 2012 • 0
A new initiative to strengthen ties between the city’s police department and elementary school students was announced Wednesday.

City follows national crime decline

November 8, 2012 • 0
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics released last week, New Haven is keeping up with a national trend of crime reduction. The uniform crime report released last week by the FBI shows a continuous decline in violent crime nationally over the past two decades, with 1,932,274 nationwide cases of violent crime reported in 1992, »

Murphy takes Senate seat

November 7, 2012 • 6
In the culmination of one of the most closely-watched and controversial races in the country, Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon for Connecticut’s junior United States Senate seat in Tuesday’s national election. As of press time, Murphy was reported to have received 54 percent of the vote, compared to McMahon’s 45 percent. »

State criticizes McMahon campaign

November 6, 2012 • 2
The State Election Enforcement Commission has issued a warning to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon about her “deceitful tactics” in disseminating absentee ballot applications in the final days before Election Day. In an Oct. 25 letter to McMahon’s campaign committee, the Commission, which is tasked with ensuring the integrity of the state’s electoral process, »

Inmate’s death request may stall

October 17, 2012 • 0
One of the two killers sentenced to death for the infamous 2007 triple homicide in Cheshire, Conn. declared in a letter released Oct. 11 that he will waive his right to appeal the case and proceed to his execution. In the letter, Steven Hayes — who has been sitting on death row since his sentencing »

Students question security program

October 15, 2012 • 1
One year after the introduction of a new campus security service for smartphones, student reaction remains uncertain. Launched in August 2011, Bulldog Mobile is a service that allows students, faculty and staff to use their phones as personal security devices thanks to a GPS tracking technology implemented by the Yale Police Department. While University administrators »

Family dispute ends in tragedy

October 9, 2012 • 1047
A sibling dispute ended with the death of two brothers on Monday morning, bringing the total number of homicides in New Haven to 12 this year. Daniel Shwisha, 44, fatally shot his brother, Gordon Shwisha, 45, outside of their family business’ facility shortly before 7:50 a.m., and later killed himself at their parents’ home in »
The International Student Organization held a party at Oaxaca Kitchen Saturday night without any problems.

Bars react to party regulations

October 9, 2012 • 0
Since administrators instituted stricter regulations on off-campus parties this August, some local clubs and businesses are refusing to host student events. In an effort to comply with the new policies, which require students to register all off-campus parties expected to draw more than 50 students, 168 York Street Café and Thali Too have recently rejected »

Faculty meeting tackles shopping uncertainty

October 5, 2012 • 4
After enduring another shopping period riddled with uncertainty due to fluctuating course enrollments, faculty members debated ways to make the first weeks of the semester less volatile. At the first Yale College faculty meeting of the academic year on Thursday, roughly a dozen professors voiced their frustrations about shopping period and discussed ways enrollment decisions »
Through Timothy Dwight College’s Chubb Fellowship, Nobel Prize laureate and internationally renowned democracy and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a speech at Sprague Hall that drew roughly 700 attendees.

Hundreds gather for Suu Kyi address

September 28, 2012 • 1
A crowd holding signs and waving Burmese flags welcomed international human rights and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi as she arrived to Sprague Hall to deliver a public address Thursday morning. Visiting Yale as part of an 18-day tour of the United States, Suu Kyi urged the establishment of an independent judiciary in Burma »
The post office at 206 Elm St. is struggling to keep up with an influx of packages, causing delays — and academic headaches — for many students waiting to pick up their textbooks.

Yale Station struggles to keep up

September 14, 2012 • 1065
A delay in sorting mail at the Yale Station post office could leave many students without their packages ­— and, more importantly, their textbooks — for at least a few more days. Due to a hefty influx of incoming mail and parcels, the post office at 206 Elm St. has fallen behind schedule on processing »
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. described the increase in police presence as a “major budgetary commitment” at Monday’s press conference.