Despite reforms, schools fumble federal grant
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City misses ‘Race’ cut

December 3, 2012 • 0
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.
City

Detained immigrant released

November 30, 2012 • 0
Josemaria Islas, a local undocumented Mexican immigrant whose detention incited widespread controversy, will be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
City

Alienated by GOP, Latinos vote blue

November 16, 2012 • 0
New Haven Latinos comprise a demographic that has increased by 35 percent in the past decade.
City

Quinnipiac takes voters’ pulse

November 8, 2012 • 1027
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.
City

Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry

November 2, 2012 • 476
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 »
City

Lieberman backs bipartisan Israel support

October 18, 2012 • 1
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.
Sci-Tech

Alums named MacArthur geniuses

October 4, 2012 • 0
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.
City

Students protest Rep. Ryan fundraiser

October 2, 2012 • 0
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 »
City

Alums locked in tight race for House seat

September 26, 2012 • 0
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.
City

Food trucks flock to New Haven

September 21, 2012 • 0
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.
City

Eidelson’s youth resolution approved

September 20, 2012 • 1
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 »
Shake Shack welcomed over 280 guests to a Wednesday night preview party at its new location, across from the New Haven Green at 986 Chapel St.
City

Grills, guests fired up for Shake Shack opening

September 13, 2012 • 477
Charred hot dogs sputtered on the griddle, awaiting a bath of cheese sauce and crispy shallots that would transform them into Handsome Dogs, the Yale-themed signature dish at the newest addition to the Elm City’s food scene — Shake Shack. The restaurant welcomed over 280 guests to a Wednesday night preview party at its new »