Bolton’s conservative ideology has roots in Yale experience

April 28, 2005 • 0
When John Bolton ’70 LAW ’74 took the podium for his commencement speech at the height of campus demonstrations against the Vietnam War, he was not out to please the crowd. Calling the event “an exercise in ideological self-congratulation,” Bolton laid out the future of American politics for his left-leaning classmates. “The conservative underground is »

Kroon ’05 is remembered for kind heart

April 19, 2005 • 0
Berkeley College senior Andrew Kroon couldn’t resist a bald head. Dan Guando ’04 said he wasn’t one of Kroon’s best friends, but that didn’t matter – Kroon was friendly to everybody. Every time Kroon saw Guando and his bald head, Kroon would run over, grab Guando’s cheeks, and passionately kiss his scalp. “He always knew »

Amended, civil unions pass House

April 14, 2005 • 0
A bill recognizing same-sex civil unions passed in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, but not without the addition of an amendment defining marriage as an act between a man and a woman. The House voted 85-63 in favor of the bill, moving Connecticut one step closer towards becoming only the second state to »

Yale Police union to join COPS

April 1, 2005 • 0
The Yale Police union voted unanimously Thursday to join the Connecticut Organization for Public Safety Employees, a larger and more powerful parent union. All 50 attending members of the union, the Yale Police Benevolent Association, agreed to combine forces with COPS. The decision was prompted by concerns with Police Chief James Perrotti’s leadership style and »

Project helps city’s homeless

March 24, 2005 • 0
Shrouded in the shadows of the derelict Coliseum’s overhanging parking garages, the corner of Orange and State streets belongs to New Haven’s past. At first glance, Liberty Safe Haven, the flagship building for an ambitious plan to provide permanent housing for the city’s chronic homeless, doesn’t improve the image. It is narrow and ramshackle, appearing »

Conn. may legalize civil unions

March 3, 2005 • 0
If a proposed bill passes the state legislature, Connecticut could legalize civil unions for same-sex couples by June, becoming the first state to adopt civil unions through legislative action rather than court decree. Responding to a vote in the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell unexpectedly announced Tuesday that she would potentially »

Conn. state legislators target underage drinking

March 1, 2005 • 0
If a proposed bill is signed into effect by the Connecticut General Assembly, adults convicted of procuring alcohol for minors could have their drivers’ licenses suspended for six months the first time they are caught and over a year for multiple offences. Prominent legislators and coalition members of Partners for Zero Tolerance for Underage Access »

Conn. proposes law to shield journalists

February 22, 2005 • 0
Responding to news of prominent journalists facing jail time for refusing to reveal the names of anonymous sources, legislators nationwide have proposed reporter shield laws to help protect confidential sources. A federal appeals court upheld a contempt of court ruling last week against New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper »

Some say city hearing was unjust

February 16, 2005 • 0
Two weeks after the New Haven Board of Aldermen offered preliminary approval of the city’s plan for downtown development on the site of the derelict Coliseum, a former alderman and current mayoral candidate is complaining that the board rushed to a decision, unfairly depriving the public of a chance to discuss the issue. Thomas Holahan »

V-Day finds few lovers at Yale

February 14, 2005 • 0
It is Sunday evening, Feb. 13, and Karilyn Crockett DIV ’07 is getting ready to celebrate the 188th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birthday. “I call a couple of friends over, we usually have a little reading,” Crockett said. “I figured that we celebrate the presidents’ birthdays, and Hallmark has [St. Valentine] all covered, so I »

Rell plans freeze on state college tuitions

February 9, 2005 • 0
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Monday her plan to freeze tuition at all state colleges and universities for the upcoming academic year. The freeze would provide families with a reprieve from constant tuition increases but, according to college administrators, could also weaken the ability of schools to maintain their operating costs. The proposal is »

Seventh Feather gives natural shelter

February 3, 2005 • 0
The trail to Seventh Feather is hidden by snowdrifts and crisscrossed by fake pathways — a precaution designed to prevent passersby and law enforcement officers from finding the camp, a winter refuge for the homeless secluded in New Haven woods. Phillip “Flip” Goldson, 42, who founded the Seventh Feather campsite last winter, said the secrecy »