Obama transition team full of Eli alums and faculty

A month before Election Day, Nelson Cunningham ’80 received a phone call from a former colleague in the Clinton administration. “The Obama team was putting together a very quiet transition team,” the colleague told Cunningham, and the campaign wanted Cunningham on it. He accepted a post as a co-lead of the Export/Import Bank-Overseas Private Investment […]

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This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Local book review releases third issueThe New Haven Review celebrated the publication of its third issue Thursday night at Labyrinth Books. Founded by Yale Journalism Initiative Director Mark Oppenheimer ’96 GRD ’03, the Review features pieces by writers both in New Haven and […]

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ACLU hopes to bring U.N. to Conn. prison

If the ACLU has its way, the United Nations may be playing a role in an ongoing dispute in Connecticut’s Department of Correction. William Coleman, a British foreign national, is an inmate in MacDougall Correctional Facility in Suffield, Conn. Last year, he began a hunger strike to protest corruption in the American criminal justice system. […]

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Utility rates draw protest

The only thing higher than residents’ tensions last night may have been their utility bills. United Illuminating Company is currently seeking approval from the Department of Public Utility Control to increase energy rates across the state. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”11722″ ] The move has angered residents, including many in New Haven, and drove 40 to host a […]

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WSJ’s Riley: Make the U.S. borderless

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Jason Riley said his views should make even die-hard xenophobes think twice. Riley, a member of the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and author of “Let Them In: The Argument for Open Borders,” visited Yale on Thursday to discuss his views […]

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Committee debates Wooster Sq. issues

Tensions were high at the Downtown Wooster Square Community Management Team meeting at City Hall Tuesday, as members debated the best plan for the neighborhood’s future. The team, which consists of residents, aldermen and other city officials, discussed issues regarding underage drinking in the downtown area, violent crime and police patrols. In particular, attendees raised […]

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Service, for Obama votes

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. “I don’t drop a lot of Yalies off here,” the taxi driver said as he pulled up to the intersection of Winchester Avenue and Starr Street. “Be careful.” A number of Yale students teamed up Saturday afternoon with members of the community in […]

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Greening the Elm City

Visitors to the New Haven IKEA will soon be able to catch a glimpse of a new addition to the skyline: a wind turbine. The potential addition of such an energy resource to the city’s arsenal — as well as the energy efficiency of New Haven public schools and the resale value of used grease […]

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