Elis rev up for summer campaign jobs

April 22, 2008 • 0
While the long presidential primary has left some Yale politicos with more experience than they ever could have expected, Jacob Koch ’10 has many of them beat — by at least a few years. Koch, a co-founder of Yale for Obama, has been campaigning for Sen. Barack Obama since the Democratic candidate was first seeking »

Rell apologizes for rail-facility expenses

April 21, 2008 • 0
In the face of mounting frustration among state legislators over unexpected price increases for the planned New Haven Rail Maintenance Facility, Gov. M. Jodi Rell sent a formal apology to members of the General Assembly on Friday, saying she was unaware the project would cost more money than originally expected. The letter, which affirms “real” »

N.Y. governor says no to Broadwater

April 11, 2008 • 1
Two energy companies’ bid to construct a liquefied-natural-gas terminal in the Long Island Sound effectively died Thursday as New York Gov. David Paterson announced he would not back the project because it violates a state environmental regulation. At a press conference held on the shore of the Sound, Paterson said the project, which “did not »

Conn. AG threatens to sue NY over gas pipeline

April 8, 2008 • 2
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 on Monday threatened New York with legal if the state decides to go ahead with construction of a liquefied-natural-gas pipeline in the Long Island Sound. With a decision from New York Gov. David Paterson on the proposed Broadwater Energy gas terminal due later this week, several Connecticut officials, »

State money may fill hole in city budget

April 4, 2008 • 0
City leaders breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after a state legislative panel passed a new economic aid package that would provide $102.7 million for Connecticut in the form of PILOT, or Payment in Lieu of Taxes, funds. If approved, the additional money in the package — which still has to be approved by the »

Three Yale grad schools top U.S. News

April 1, 2008 • 3
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale placed first in three sets of rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released Friday. The survey includes rankings of both professional schools and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Yale Law School topped »

Mayors hope to raise sales tax

March 28, 2008 • 0
United in their fear of an impending financial crisis, the mayors of New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport went before the General Assembly on Monday to request a 1 percent sales tax increase in each of their cities. Joined by the mayor of New London, the group of Democrats expects that the marginal tax increase would »

Feds approve gas terminal for Sound

March 25, 2008 • 1
The Federal Energy Regulation Commission voted 5-0 last Friday to approve the Broadwater Energy liquefied-natural-gas terminal, overriding the protests from a group of local public officials who have been equally unanimous in their opposition. Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has publicly condemned construction of the terminals since she formed a task force to investigate Broadwater »

Pepper: History lends lessons for business, victory

March 3, 2008 • 1
John Pepper ’60, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, spoke with the News about his career at Yale and his rise to the top of the Fortune 500 company. Currently chairman of the board for The Walt Disney Company, Pepper recounted the impact his education in history and economics had on his performance in the »

Campus Cash may premiere in fall ’08

February 22, 2008 • 3
When members of the Yale College Council first proposed their “Campus Cash” program in October 2006, they hoped students would be able to sign up by fall 2007. But a year and a half later, it now appears that the program — which would allow students to consolidate various campus payment programs onto their student »

City Plan Commission mulls Morse, Stiles renovations

February 21, 2008 • 0
While the future of Yale’s two new residential colleges becomes increasingly certain, it was the future of Yale’s two most recently built residential colleges — Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges — that were a subject of discussion at Wednesday’s meeting of the New Haven City Plan Commission. The team of designers responsible for the Morse »

In anonymous poll, a victory for Obama

February 13, 2008 • 3
In an election year when voters are being carefully — almost obsessively — monitored by countless pollsters, Yale can now count a few of them among its undergraduate ranks. In an e-mail sent out last Thursday, an anonymous group calling itself the Yale Decides 2008 Team invited Yale students to participate in a poll aimed »