City follows national crime decline

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, […]

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Murphy takes Senate seat

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. […]

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State criticizes McMahon campaign

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, […]

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Yee ’12 pleads not guilty to felony charge

At a Tuesday court hearing, Eric Yee ’12 pled not guilty to one count of illegal weapon possession after police responding to threatening comments Yee allegedly made about children discovered an assault rifle in Yee’s house last September. Officers searching his house found a Heckler & Koch M-94 assault rifle in his Santa Clarita, Calif. […]

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Inmate’s death request may stall

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 […]

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Students question security program

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 […]

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Family dispute ends in tragedy

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 […]

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Bars react to party regulations

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 […]

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Faculty meeting tackles shopping uncertainty

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 […]

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Hundreds gather for Suu Kyi address

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 […]

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Yale Station struggles to keep up

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 […]

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Murphy campaigns at Yale

In preparation for November’s general election, the Yale College Democrats began mobilizing this weekend for U.S. Senate Democratic nominee and current U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. During a registration drive organized by the Dems, a crowd of over 85 Yale students holding hand-painted signs welcomed Murphy as he arrived at Phelps Gate just after 3 p.m. […]

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