A young boy sitting on the floor of the Newtown High School gymnasium clutches a stuffed golden retriever during Friday's memorial service.

Amidst grieving, Obama calls for action

December 17, 2012
Community members packed into Newtown High School to commemorate the lives of the 27 killed Friday.
Despite reforms, schools fumble federal grant

City misses ‘Race’ cut

December 3, 2012
The city lost out last week on nearly $30 million in federal funds from Race to the Top.
The detention of Josemaria Islas, an undocumented immigrant, sparked an outcry among immigrants’ rights groups.

Detained immigrant released

November 30, 2012
Josemaria Islas, a local undocumented Mexican immigrant whose detention incited widespread controversy, will be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Alienated by GOP, Latinos vote blue

November 16, 2012
New Haven Latinos comprise a demographic that has increased by 35 percent in the past decade.

Quinnipiac takes voters’ pulse

November 8, 2012
Pollster Peter Brown was standing in a cab line at a Denver airport on his way to the 2008 Democratic National Convention when his phone buzzed to life — a reporter was calling for an interview about a recent poll release. A diminutive, elderly woman eyed him curiously as he answered questions about the presidential »
A crowd gathered in front of City Hall on Thursday to show solidarity for immigrant rights.

Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry

November 2, 2012
Juana Islas, a New Haven resident and undocumented Mexican immigrant, broke down in tears before a crowd gathered at City Hall Thursday evening as she recounted the story of how her brother Josemaria Islas may now face deportation after having just settled felony charges. Josemaria Islas, who is currently in the custody of Immigration and »

Lieberman backs bipartisan Israel support

October 18, 2012
As an observant Jew, Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 has made the security of Israel a central tenet in his foreign policy platform. Representing Connecticut during his fourth and final term, the former Democratic vice presidential nominee drew over 80 students and faculty to Linsly-Chittenden Hall Wednesday night for a discussion sponsored by Yale »
Computer science professor Daniel Spielman ’92 was one of four Yale alumni awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant this year.

Alums named MacArthur geniuses

October 4, 2012
Daniel Spielman ’92, a Yale computer science professor, remembers his first PC — a 1977 Commodore PET with a primitive eight kilobytes of memory that he bought secondhand from an engineer in the fifth grade. After the purchase, he said he devoured books about computing, discovering a passion that would result in his life’s work »
Volunteers from Yale’s Student Global Health and AIDS Coalition and New Haven Planned Parenthood protest a fundraising event for Representative Paul Ryan.

Students protest Rep. Ryan fundraiser

October 2, 2012
Members of Yale’s Student Global Health and AIDS Coalition, or SGHAC, protested outside a private fundraising event for Rep. Paul Ryan in Darien, Conn. on Sunday — meeting both supportive honks and angry curses from passing drivers. As Ryan raised funds inside the Darien Country Club, seven members of SGHAC and four volunteers from New »

Alums locked in tight race for House seat

September 26, 2012
Following a nail-biting primary season, Republican State Sen. Andrew Roraback ’83 and Democrat Elizabeth Esty LAW ’85 have continued to clash in a neck-and-neck battle for Connecticut’s 5th District congressional seat. Close races like that in the 5th District — for a seat which U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy vacated to run for the state’s open »
Students line up for lunch at an Indian food cart outside the School of Management. Street food has been an increasingly popular element in New Haven’s culinary scene.

Food trucks flock to New Haven

September 21, 2012
Jonathan Gibbons, owner of french fry vendor Fryborg and a newcomer to the New Haven food truck scene, bustled about his mobile kitchen on Thursday, flinging bacon bits and ruby tomatoes onto a mound of hand-cut crispy fries embellished with swirls of mayonnaise. For the finish, he impaled his BLT fries with a plastic fork »
Ward 1 Alderwoman Sarah Eidelson ’12, chair of the Board of Aldermen’s youth services committee, has led the committee’s efforts to develop plans for programs and services targeting city youth.

Eidelson’s youth resolution approved

September 20, 2012
Ward 1 Alderwoman Sarah Eidelson ’12 stood before the Board of Aldermen during a Wednesday night meeting to spearhead two resolutions that would allocate resources to develop New Haven’s youth facilities and launch programs aiming to reinforce positive social norms among children and teens. As chair of the board’s youth services committee, Eidelson proposed that »