At Wexler/Grant, confusion over affiliation

Yalies don’t often pass by the glass-paned facade of Wexler/Grant Community School, but Super Tuesday changed all that. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday, Yale students and New Haven residents in the heavily Democratic Ward 22 filed through their local polling place, casting ballots in the Connecticut presidential primary and collecting “I Voted Today!” […]


Tyco to delay rental of Doodle space

Tyco owner and co-landlord Mike Iannuzzi announced Monday he would not put the Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop space back on the market for two months in order to give the diner “ample time” to reopen. Amid the media barrage over the Doodle’s abrupt closing last week, Iannuzzi has repeatedly asserted that the portrayal of Tyco […]


At Mory’s, alcohol policies tightened

Plastic wristbands may be added to the unofficial uniform of J. Press jackets — for those under 21. Mory’s on Tuesday announced three new additions to its line-up of famous cup concoctions, but with one major change: the new creations are non-alcoholic. The Razz-A-Ma-Tazz, Strawberry Blast and Island Breeze reflect a change in restaurant policy […]


University willing to rent space to Doodle

The Lancraft Fife and Drum Corps’ renditions of “Yankee Doodle” echoed several blocks from its namesake restaurant down Elm Street on Sunday afternoon, as Yale and New Haven saw evidence of the feverish alumni effort to save the Doodle. Meanwhile, less than a week after the Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop closed, citing financial hardship, dreams […]


Alumni rally to resurrect the Doodle

Yankee Doodle may come back to town, riding on support from University students and alumni. Since the restaurant closed Monday, citing “economic considerations” — and provoking sadness and shock among Yalies past and present — The Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop’s owner Richard Beckwith has received thousands of e-mails and phone calls in support of the […]


The 1918 influenza quarantine

Today the Gothic Gates of campus may appear to separate Yale from the rest of New Haven. In 1918, this barrier was taken to the extreme. That year, under fear of the influenza virus, the University placed itself under a virtual quarantine. Although the wrought-iron gates could not keep the pandemic — the largest and […]


Food banks hit by supply shortage

For many of New Haven’s homeless and poor, chicken dinner at soup kitchens every night is a sign of bad times. A shortage in food-bank supplies, which has resulted in scantier offerings for the poor and hungry nationwide, has hit home locally, New Haven hunger advocates said. As Congress debates a farm bill that experts […]


UCS reports surge in medical-school apps.

The number of Yalies applying to medical school this fall has increased since last fall, according to data compiled by Undergraduate Career Services. There has been a 5 to 10 percent increase in the number of applications submitted so far this admissions cycle, relative to the same point in the process last year, UCS Director […]


Local examines racism in health care

The seeds of national change to combat racism may be growing in a cozy dwelling on Pendleton Street. While racism has been, and continues to be, a pressing issue in New Haven and beyond, local documentary filmmaker Crystal Emery said there are underlying elements of racism in everyday life. Emery is currently filming “Disparities in […]


Many Elis unengaged in recent elections

In 2005, over 800 Ward 1 residents — most of them students — voted in the aldermanic election that put Nick Shalek ’05 into office. Last Tuesday, when Rachel Plattus ’09 officially became part of the Board of Aldermen, turnout was under 120. Although campus political groups attempted to mobilize students to vote in the […]


Listening to Music with … Master T

As students’ casual chatter wafts among the photos and cozy furniture of the Timothy Dwight master’s office, it is not immediately apparent that this is the residence of a self-described “mambo man.” Master T — TD Master Robert Thompson — is often said to be “high on life.” More often than not, music is what […]

Short Feature

For seminar selection, Potter will have to wait

Despite the Hogwartian allure of Yale’s Gothic-style colleges, Muggle undergraduates may have to look elsewhere to catch a true glimpse of the magical world of Harry Potter. Although series author J.K. Rowling’s books have appeared on the syllabi of classes at other institutions — including Stanford University and the University of Washington — students on […]