History ponders the heroism of Bingham

To his family, the elderly Hiram “Harry” Bingham IV ’25, the son of the legendary discoverer of Machu Picchu, was a quiet, enigmatic man given to obscure reading and religious mysticism, conspiracy theories and secrets. When asked about his role as American vice-consul in charge of visas in Vichy France in 1940, a critical diplomatic […]


Yalies see campaign’s beginning

For much of 2004, Shonu Gandhi ’03, the campaign manager for New Haven Mayor John DeStefano’s nascent gubernatorial bid, was also the campaign’s only staff member. “For the first three months of the campaign, I was doing everything myself,” Gandhi said. “I was working on all parts of the campaign at the same time.” Gandhi […]


City officials face snowy streets

As wind whipped across New Haven and retailers reported a run on winter hats Friday morning, city officials made preparations of their own for the weekend’s blizzard, the first significant snowstorm of the season and Connecticut’s worst in years. On Sunday, city officials seemed pleased with how those plans had worked. Though officials did not […]


Lieberman backs nutrition effort

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 visited New Haven’s Nathan Hale School Wednesday morning, expressing his support for a district-wide initiative to teach nutrition and remove all junk food from schools. Lieberman, Connecticut’s junior Democratic senator, inspected the cafeteria where over 500 elementary and middle school students are served salads for main courses and […]


Families file suit over crash

The families of two Yale students killed in a 2003 car crash filed suit last week against the state of Connecticut and two construction companies, claiming dangerous highway conditions played a significant role in causing the accident. Joel Faxon, an attorney representing the family of Nicholas Grass ’05, one of four students killed in the […]


Pols criticize L. I. Sound plan

Prominent Connecticut politicians held a press conference at New Haven’s Omni Hotel Monday to voice their opposition to the Broadwater Project, the proposed construction of an energy terminal and natural gas pipeline in the Long Island Sound. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., state Representative Pat Widlitz and […]


Court lifts Frampton charges

A federal court in Manhattan agreed Wednesday to drop the charges against Thomas Frampton ’06 in threemonths’ time, provided that Frampton does not commit any additional offenses in the intervening period. Frampton, who gained national notoriety when he rushed Vice President Dick Cheney at the Republican National Convention in August, was accused of impeding official […]


Nation’s first African-American poet laureate speaks at Battell Chapel

In her first visit to Yale, Rita Dove, the first African-American to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, read poems from “American Smooth,” her latest book, to nearly 100 people at Battell Chapel Tuesday afternoon. Dove, 52, is a celebrated poet who has dealt with a wide array of topics in a variety of forms […]


Pill may supplement fruits, vegetables

The fruit and vegetable blocks of the food pyramid may be distilled into a capsule capable of supplementing regular nutrition to benefit heart health, if research by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center achieves expected results. The project, led by principal investigator Dr. David Katz, received a grant this month from the National Safety Associates Corporation […]


At 3-1, Columbia is best in the Ivies

Columbia, the perennial doormat of the Ivy League, took an early lead in the first week of the men’s basketball season, reeling off three consecutive victories before falling to Stony Brook. While Columbia garnered attention, Princeton, the favorite to repeat as Ivy League champion, nearly upset both No. 6 Syracuse and the University of Wyoming. […]

At 69, Meyer returns to politics with upset win

After a lifetime of public service, Ed Meyer ’57 LAW ’61 was virtually retired when he decided to enter one more political campaign. Meyer ran for the Connecticut State Senate against William Aniskovich, a seven-term Republican incumbent, and narrowly defeated him in a shocking upset earlier this month. Meyer, a Democrat from New York City […]


M. rugby’s run ends in Northeast semis

Middlebury defeated the Yale men’s rugby team 10-0 at the Northeast Tournament in Amherst, Mass. Sunday, ending the Elis’ 10-game winning streak and quelling Yale’s hopes of reaching the Div. II National Championships next spring. Yale won the New England Rugby Football Union Championships in October and beat Middlebury twice this season, but in Sunday’s […]