Critical Mass tours city, endorses biking

November 1, 2004 • 0
Elm City had an Elvis sighting last Friday — he was seen on a bike leading Batman, Shaft, Blues Traveler, Hillary Clinton in a Dominatrix Outfit and a crowd of almost 100 other cyclists. This festive crowd was part of the monthly Critical Mass bike ride, an informal tour of New Haven to promote cycling »

United Way starts local ‘Success by 6’

October 28, 2004 • 0
United Way National President Brian Gallagher officially launched the New Haven Success by 6 program in a speech yesterday at the New Haven Country Club. Yale offered a $100,000 grant and New Alliance Bank donated $300,000 to help start the initiative. The program is designed to help increase the number of children entering pre-school in »

Residents cope with toxic waste

October 28, 2004 • 0
When Elizabeth Hayes moved to Hamden in 1995, she had no concerns about her Newhall Street neighborhood. But since she moved there, Hayes said almost 25 people in a few block radius have died of various types of cancer, and several homes have shown structural damage. It was not until 1999, when the Hamden Middle »

Committee analyzes religious life

October 27, 2004 • 0
The Committee on Religious and Spiritual Life has completed its research and is now finalizing its yearlong report, which the committee will present to Yale President Richard Levin this December. The report, the first in 14 years, will analyze religious life at Yale from a wide variety of perspectives. The committee has focused on ways »

Gov. Rell taps Streets for state commission

October 21, 2004 • 0
Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell will appoint University Chaplain Frederick Streets to join the State Judicial Selection Commission next year. Pending an official announcement from Rell, Streets, will join 12 other members on the selection commission. As a member of the commission, Streets will review candidates for state judgeships and make recommendations to the governor. “The »

Panel highlights impact of pollution on poor

October 20, 2004 • 0
Experts and activists hailing from greater New Haven and the South Bronx argued in a panel yesterday that poor environmental conditions have had a disproportionate negative impact on residents of low-income neighborhoods. The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies hosted a panel of environmental activists from nonprofit organizations based in New Haven, Hamden and »

Muslims find new meal plan option

October 18, 2004 • 0
Friday marked the first day of Ramadan, and for the first time Muslim students at Yale will be able to break their day-long fast with a hot meal this year. Working with the Muslim Students Association, Yale University Dining Services will be offering traditional dishes at the Visitor’s Center during the holy month. In past »

Knights of Columbus may expand

October 14, 2004 • 0
In a development which may alter the plan to redevelop downtown New Haven, the Knights of Columbus are currently formulating plans with New Haven city officials to expand their headquarters in the area located near the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum. New Haven Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez said the proposed location of the new »

Over pizza, mayors debate policy issues

October 11, 2004 • 0
Pizza in hand, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Milford Mayor James Richetelli kicked back to watch the presidential debate Friday night with a group of high school students at City Hall. The evening featured a discussion of domestic and foreign policy issues between Democrat DeStefano and Republican Richetelli, who also answered questions posed »

Doctor has the ‘write’ stuff

October 7, 2004 • 0
A patient comes into a hospital with mysterious symptoms: swollen abdomen, chest pain, yellow-tinged eyes. The doctor is perplexed. He wonders what tests to run, what medicines to prescribe, and more importantly, how to diagnose the patient. This Sherlock Holmes-style medical mystery is just one of many such tales recounted in the New York Times »

Trinity students arrested in Morse

October 6, 2004 • 0
Police arrested four Trinity College students Sunday morning who allegedly broke into Morse College and sprayed fire extinguishers in the college’s library and students’ rooms. University Police Lt. Michael Patten said all four will be charged with criminal trespassing and one, Brannon Knott, faces charges of reckless endangerment, breach of peace and criminal mischief. Knott »

Pierson dean will retire after 22 years

September 28, 2004 • 0
Pierson College Dean Christa Dove GRD ’76 will retire from Yale at the end of the academic year, she announced Monday in an e-mail to all Pierson students. Dove, a German professor, has served as dean of Pierson for 22 years. Students said she has made significant contributions to the college and that they would »