University calls in company to deal with pests

January 17, 2002 • 0
Before winter break, Suzannah Holsenbeck ’05 stepped on a mouse that had been living in the wall behind her bed. After vacation, she and her suitemates returned to find two dead pigeons in their Lanman-Wright common room. It seems Old Campus has had more than its share of pest problems since the beginning of the »

‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ find new homes, GEDs in city

December 7, 2001 • 0
When the Lost Boys of Sudan arrived in America, they had never seen cars, stoves or packaged food. But with the help of the Interfaith Refugee Ministry, 27 of them have resettled in New Haven since 1999 and are now hoping to have their GEDs by May. In 1992, a wave of about 10,000 young »

Firing does not appear politically motivated

December 4, 2001 • 0
When John Courtmanche was fired from his part-time consulting job in the New Haven school system, there was some suspicion that his job cut was tied to his support of state Sen. Martin Looney in this year’s mayoral race. But a few months later, it appears that Courtmanche’s firing was part of school reorganization, and »

City-Wide Open Studios ends after successful run

November 14, 2001 • 0
New Haven artists often complain that the city arts scene is weak. But City-Wide Open Studios has just finished its fourth year of operation, leading many to realize that enthusiasm for the arts does exist in New Haven — it’s just not always visible. New Haven’s fourth annual City-Wide Open Studios has drawn to a »

Power plant fate still up in air

November 7, 2001 • 0
Several offers to buy a closed New Haven power plant have been rejected by the plant’s owners. Now the fate of the plant rests in the hands of the Department of Environmental Protection. The owners of Quinnipiac Energy have turned down offers from two out-of-state energy companies to buy English Station. During recent state DEP »

Dodd, Healey promote child health

November 2, 2001 • 0
Federal legislation that aims to give children easier access to health insurance is gaining support from New Haven’s Board of Aldermen. In May, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. George Miller, R-Calif., introduced a bill entitled “The Act to Leave No Child Behind”. The act provides health coverage for children, child care funding, tax relief »

Princeton students face anthrax scare

October 25, 2001 • 0
On Monday night, Princeton’s Frist Campus Center was the scene of an anthrax scare. But chances are the culprit was sugar from a nearby cafeteria. Shortly after 8 p.m., a graduate student was checking his e-mail on a Frist computer when he noticed white powder on the keyboard. A hazardous materials team from Trenton sanitized »

Gulf Oil to pay for violations

October 24, 2001 • 0
Gulf Oil, Inc. has agreed to pay $40,000 in fines to the federal government for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to fuel storage tanks owned by the company in New Haven. According to an Environmental Protection Agency report, Gulf Oil’s problems in New Haven began in 1994, when the company bought a bulk »

After string of thefts, Pierson adds security

October 17, 2001 • 0
Given its size, one might think that a ping-pong table would be rather difficult to steal. But Pierson College’s ping-pong table is missing, along with weights, chairs, a scale and the personal belongings of more than 30 students. Under the recommendation of Master Harvey Goldblatt, the Pierson College Council has responded to the thefts by »

Ambulance battle continues

September 14, 2001 • 0
If you call 911 in New Haven, you never know who’s going to show up with an ambulance. American Medical Response has accused a Bridgeport ambulance company of “jumping” emergency calls in New Haven, North Haven and Milford –stealing calls by beating the intended ambulances to the scene. The state has designated AMR as the »

Summer festival to draw arts, residents to Green

April 11, 2001 • 0
Students stuck in New Haven for the summer will not necessarily have to trek to New York for a night of fun. A planned summer-long festival will bring weekly music acts, movies and poetry readings to the New Haven Green and encourage city dwellers to “C’mon, live a little.” In hopes of reviving the New »

Yale panel debates issues in medical ethics

October 9, 2000 • 0
What is the definition of death? Who decides if research can be conducted on children who cannot voice their opinions? These are the types of questions that were addressed in Friday’s Bioethics Symposium at Yale. The Yale Bioethics Group hosted a symposium entitled “Paul Ramsey’s Beecher Lectures of 1969: The Structures of an Ethical Revolution »