Security to be tight at Hu speech

April 7, 2006
With less than three weeks remaining until Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Yale, federal and local authorities have begun to prepare security measures to ensure Hu’s safety during his April 21 University address. Yale Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith said the Yale and New Haven police departments are currently working with the Connecticut State Police, »

Arrested student faces probation

March 29, 2006
After a court case that has lasted nearly nine months, a Yale student who was arrested at the beginning of the school year by the New Haven Police Department on charges of disorderly conduct was offered one month of probation in exchange for his record being cleared in court on Monday. But Ilan Zechory ’06, »

Yale Police force to be expanded

March 22, 2006
The Yale Police Department will increase the number of officers working on its force in order to better address campus crime issues, police officials said. YPD Chief James Perrotti said the number of police officers will increase from 78 to 83 by next fall. The increase, which Perrotti said has been approved by University officials, »

Suspect charged in Woolsey mugging

March 21, 2006
The Yale Police Department has apprehended a suspect they believe is responsible for the mugging of a male undergraduate in the basement bathroom of Woolsey Hall during spring break. YPD Lt. Michael Patten said officers arrested William Little last Thursday shortly after the robbery, which occurred around 8 p.m. Patten said the police believe Little, »

Kennedy lawyers meet, discuss case with prosecution

March 20, 2006
Legal representatives for Yale history professor Paul Kennedy appeared in court March 9 to discuss preliminary details of his case with the prosecution. Greg Pepe, Kennedy’s lawyer, said the court proceeding was a minor administrative one in which details of the prosecution’s evidence against Kennedy were discussed. Kennedy faces five charges, including driving under the »

Toad’s inquiry continues

March 2, 2006
Although it has been nearly four months since Toad’s Place was raided by the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission, the LCC has yet to publicly release the findings of their investigation. LCC spokeswoman Claudette Carveth said the ongoing investigation of Toad’s is proceeding at a normal rate, but she could not provide a date for when »

BAR reopens sooner than anticipated

February 24, 2006
The popular Crown Street nightclub BAR reopened its dance floor Thursday night after having been closed for two weeks due to a fire that left parts of the building damaged. BAR business manager Frank Patrick said the nightclub, which some BAR employees originally said could take months to repair, reopened much sooner than he had »

YPD arrests suspect in two student muggings

February 21, 2006
Yale Police officers have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the robberies of two students last January. Yale Police Department Lt. Michael Patten said Keith Jones, a 55-year-old New Haven resident, was arrested by the YPD on Feb. 10 after a team of both Yale and New Haven Police officers recognized him from »

Kennedy’s attorney disputes charges

February 20, 2006
The attorney representing history professor Paul Kennedy has confirmed statements made by several Yale professors denying accusations that Kennedy was intoxicated and unlicensed at the time of his Feb. 2 accident. In the weeks following Kennedy’s arrest, several of Kennedy’s friends and colleagues, including history professor John Gaddis, came to Kennedy’s defense, saying Kennedy was »

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February 16, 2006
Yalies looking to escape the stress of midterms at BAR will have to wait at least another week until damage from last Thursday’s fire at the popular Crown Street nightclub can be repaired. General Manager Danielle Ginnetti said BAR is still recovering from the fire, which damaged portions of the restaurant’s roof and second floor. »

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February 14, 2006
In response to recent security concerns in Davenport College, Davenport Dean Craig Harwood is urging students to take a more active role in safeguarding their community. Following the theft of a Davenport student’s laptop and an early-morning fire alarm after a student inappropriately discharged a fire extinguisher in the basement, Harwood asked college residents to »

Police refuse to release accident details

February 8, 2006
Yale officials continue to assert that tests offered no conclusive evidence of alcohol in history professor Paul Kennedy’s system at the time of the accident that injured a School of Music student last week, though New Haven police officials said Tuesday that they stand by the charges issued at that time. NHPD spokeswoman Bonnie Winchester »