Nine years later, murder of Yale senior still unsolved

December 12, 2007 • 253
Less than six hours before she was killed, Suzanne Jovin, a 21-year-old Yale student, turned in a draft of her senior essay. It was Dec. 4, 1998, just a week before the final copy was due. In 21 single-spaced pages on “Osama bin Laden and the Terrorist Threat to U.S. Security,” she examined the terrorist’s »

District judge reopens Van de Velde suit

December 12, 2007 • 0
Former Saybrook College Dean James Van de Velde’s ’82 lawsuit against the University and the New Haven Police Department opened a new chapter yesterday, when Connecticut District Court Chief Judge Robert Chatigny reopened Van de Velde’s state law claims. Yale officials said they plan to respond to Chatigny’s ruling by refiling their motion to dismiss »

Exhibit showcases Yale’s new art

September 28, 2007 • 0
When the Yale University Art Gallery opened in 1832, the Greek-revival building housed about 100 paintings. One hundred and seventy five years later, the gallery holds more than 185,000 precious objects, among them ancient coins, colonial American bookcases and Impressionist masterpieces. The original Trumbull “pinacotheca,” or gallery, is gone, and the museum now takes up »

Univ. to return artifacts to Peru

September 17, 2007 • 0
After almost a century in New Haven, a collection of artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu will be returning to Peru, Yale University and the Peruvian government announced in a joint statement Friday night. Approximately 380 whole, museum-quality objects in the collection, along with a portion of the research collection, will return to Peru, said Yale »

Yale, Peru reach agreement

September 15, 2007 • 1
Yale University will grant the Peruvian government title to all of the artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu currently housed in the University’s Peabody Museum, the University and the government of Peru announced Friday night. As part of the agreement, all of the “museum-quality” artifacts and some of the research collection will return to Peru, to »

Newhallville residents discuss spike in crime

September 14, 2007 • 0
On the night of Sept. 4, Newhallville’s crime problems literally hit home for Ward 20 Alderman Charles Blango. Four gunshots hit his house, with one of them piercing the wall. The incident was one of 15 reported firearm discharges in Newhallville — a New Haven neighborhood about a mile north of downtown — from Aug. »

Arts institute plans intensify

September 13, 2007 • 0
Yale may open an arts institute in Abu Dhabi as soon as September 2008, administrators said, bringing its world-renowned faculty to a desert island that may become the world’s next artistic hot spot. The institute, which would be run through Yale’s schools of architecture, art, drama and music, would form part of Abu Dhabi’s developing »

Peru talks to enter key phase

September 6, 2007 • 0
Yale and Peru are closer than ever to resolving their long-standing dispute over artifacts from Machu Picchu, and a delegation from Peru will be arriving at Yale late next week for negotiations about the status of the objects. Yale, Peruvian and U.S. officials said negotiations were jump-started under the new Peruvian administration of President Alan »

Donors fund art gallery

September 5, 2007 • 1
A new $20 million pledge to the Yale University Art Gallery will fund an expansion of the gallery’s education programs and facilities. Half of the $20 million donation will be used to create a new education center in Street Hall, and the other $10 million will be directed toward endowing the department and its fellowships, »

Architecture dean to design Bush Library

August 31, 2007 • 0
Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern will design the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced Tuesday. The President and First Lady Laura Bush made the decision after meeting with Stern on Aug. 23 at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, said Taylor Griffin, the spokesman »

News in Brief: Woman held at knifepoint Tuesday at

May 3, 2007 • 0
A woman was held at knifepoint Tuesday by two men just one block away from Old Campus, according to a report by the New Haven Independent. The woman was stopped at the intersection of Temple and Elm streets at 5:30 p.m., and one of the men held out a knife during the robbery, the report »

Elis design new house for vets

April 27, 2007 • 1
This September, two female Iraq War veterans will move into a sleek new house designed by 10 rising stars of the architecture world — first-years at the Yale School of Architecture. The house exists now only on paper, but over the next few months, all 51 first-year students will descend on New Haven’s historically impoverished »