Republicans will get top billing in election

Republican candidates will get top billing on election ballots this November, Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The ballot dispute began over the summer when top state Republican leadership challenged Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s decision to give the Democrats top billing in the ballot. The question boiled down to an interpretation of General […]

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YCBA puts forth plan for conservation

Every day at the Yale Center for British Art, directors, curators and consultants act according to an architectural version of the Hippocratic Oath: The words, “First, do no harm,” take on a new meaning in the center’s efforts to conserve the building, the last major work by modernist architect Louis Kahn. For the last decade, […]

Culture

CROSS COUNTRY | Epstein ’14 leads the pack

As Liana Epstein ’14 headed to the starting line of the women’s cross-country meet against Harvard on Friday, she was gripped by a strong sensation of déjà vu, she later said. Epstein did not yet know that, in under 18 minutes, the team would crush the Crimson, taking six of the top seven places in […]

Supreme Court hears ballot dispute

Connecticut’s Supreme Court will likely resolve a partisan dispute over the order of candidates’ names on the state’s ballot by the end of the week. The Connecticut Republican Party is challenging Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s decision to list Democratic candidates first in the coming November election, arguing that Merrill is violating state law. […]

City

Eli led city social services through budget woes

When Chisara Asomugha MED ’09 stepped into her new office on the second floor of City Hall in late August 2009, the Community Services Administration was undergoing a transformation. Asomugha assumed the reins of the New Haven’s CSA amid a series of spending cuts in the department triggered by drying federal and state funds. The […]

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Jackson-Gibson ’13 hangs up jersey

Two-sport athlete Adele Jackson-Gibson ’13 bid an early goodbye to her Yale sports career last week. After suffering a season-ending injury in the women’s soccer team’s match against Dartmouth last October, goalkeeper Jackson-Gibson came back into action for the first three games of the 2012-’13 season. The dynamics keeper totalled 12 saves and earned a […]

Conn. death row inmates fight sentences

The trial of seven Connecticut death row inmates seeking to overturn their death penalties on the basis of judicial bias began Wednesday at the Northern Correctional Institute in Somers, Conn. The seven inmates, all convicted of murder before the repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty last spring, claim that racial and geographic bias unjustly affected their […]

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Campaigns draw Elis from four-year path

This fall semester, Josh Rubin ’14 will study political science at its finest. He will not, however, be enrolled in Approaches to International Security, a core class for all Global Affairs majors like himself. In fact, he will not be enrolled at Yale at all. He will be an intern at the Chicago headquarters of […]

University

In lieu of class, Yalies flock to Road Race

Early Monday morning, a horde of 15,000 to 20,000 runners and supporters descended on the Elm City’s streets. As they prepared for the 8:40 a.m. start time of the five-kilometer and 20-kilometer races, runners from Yale and around the country stretched on the New Haven Green and filled the starting lines on Elm and Church […]

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CROSS COUNTRY | Yale teams aim for nationals

With the cross country teams hoping to make the national championships for the first time in team history, the women’s team is determined to capitalize on its successes from last year, while the men’s team aims to improve upon a series of low league finishes. Last season, the women’s team skyrocketed from one of the […]

SOFTBALL | Goodwin steps up to the plate

Over the summer, the Yale softball program made a change at the top, replacing former head coach Barbara Reinalda, who had led the team for eight seasons, with Jen Goodwin and moving Reinalda to the position of associate head coach. A search committee was formed near the beginning of the summer to select the Bulldogs’ […]

SAILING | Coed team places third at nationals

The co-ed sailing team ended its season June 8 with a third place finish in the ICSA Dinghy National Championships, its best result in three years. Skipper Joseph Morris ’12 and crew Isabel Elliman ’12 led the A division for the final time in their collegiate careers. In B division, skipper Graham Landy ’15 and […]