University

First artifacts return to Peru

March 31, 2011 • 1837
Over 350 artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu in the early 1900s made their official reentry into Peru Wednesday after nearly 100 years at Yale. These objects represent the first of more than 5,000 relics Yale will return to Peru over the next two years under a Nov. 23 agreement between the University and the Peruvian »
The artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu nearly 100 years ago will return to Peru this spring.
University

Unpacking artifacts’ future in Peru

February 16, 2011 • 45
This is a three-part series exploring Yale’s decision to return artifacts from Machu Picchu to Peru: the history behind it, the negotiations leading up to it, and its ramifications. Part 3 investigates the viability of the agreement between Yale and Peru, and how the artifacts will be treated once in Peru. (Read part 1 and »
For archeologists, even small pottery fragments from Machu Picchu can be important in helping develop a more complete idea of ancient Incan culture.
University

Digging into Peru deliberations

February 15, 2011 • 2
This is a three-part series exploring Yale’s decision to return artifacts from Machu Picchu to Peru: the history behind it, the negotiations leading up to it, and its ramifications. Part 2 investigates the deliberations surrounding the repatriation of the artifacts. (Read part 1 and part 3.) Peruvian President Alan García held a press conference on »
After almost a century of conflict, the dispute between Yale and Peru over artifacts from Machu Picchu is ending.
Features

Returning to Machu Picchu

February 14, 2011 • 1375
This is a three-part series exploring Yale’s decision to return artifacts from Machu Picchu to Peru: the history behind it, the negotiations leading up to it, and its ramifications. Part 1 investigates the century-long conflict between the University and Peru over the artifacts, which Hiram Bingham III 1898 brought to Yale nearly 100 years ago. »
University

Yale and University of Cusco sign collaboration agreement

February 11, 2011 • 5
The Inca artifacts that Yale has held for nearly 100 years are now one step closer to returning to Peru. At approximately 12:00 p.m. Friday, University President Richard Levin and Victor Aguilar, rector of the University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco, signed an agreement establishing a jointly administered center in Cusco, Peru charged with »
Opinion

Nutman: A fight for right now

September 21, 2009 • 1
By now the story is familiar. Nearly two weeks ago, Annie Le GRD ’13 went missing. Five days later her body was found in a wall in the lab at 10 Amistad St.; she had been strangled. On Thursday, lab technician Raymond Clark III was arrested and charged with murder; he is next due in »
Opinion

Nutman: Today’s race is tradition, and more

September 7, 2009 • 1
On the day that is generally reserved for backyard barbeques, a final trip to the pool and rest, many in the Elm City will begin their Labor Day a bit differently: by running a 20-kilometer race. Since 1978, the New Haven Road Race has drawn thousands to run through the city’s streets — including for »
Opinion

Nutman: Approve new bank

April 23, 2009 • 2
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. At a time when the nation’s largest banks are failing — 24 by latest count — and President Obama, Treasury Department officials and Congress continue to debate the best way to prop them up (more loans? convert loans into equity shares?), a group »
Opinion

Nutman: Vote here now

April 6, 2009 • 1
Friday is the last day to register to vote in the aldermanic pre-primary election. The April 17 election will decide which candidate the Ward 1 Democratic committee will endorse for September’s primary and thus the general election in November. Although a Democrat might run in the general election against the endorsed candidate in the primary, »
Opinion

Nutman: Mayors Against Racists

March 23, 2009 • 8
When, last fall, at the behest of Dustin Gold, the co-founder and chief strategist of the anti-immigration group Community Watchdog Project, hate e-mails and phone calls flooded Mayor John DeStefano’s office, DeStefano responded swiftly. Within days, he gathered a diverse group of civic leaders on the New Haven Green to speak out against CWP’s actions. »
Opinion

Nutman: A contest in Ward 1

February 23, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Mike Jones ’11 has some competition. Nearly a month into Jones’ unopposed run, Katie Harrison ’11 declared her intent to run for the Ward 1 seat on the Board of Aldermen last week, and Minh Tran ’09 announced his candidacy this weekend. Everyone »
Opinion

Nutman: Police with tolerance

February 9, 2009 • 5
Policing in New Haven is changing, and not for the better. Police Chief James Lewis and Mayor John DeStefano Jr. unveiled their new approach to crime fighting, Targeted Activity Policing, on Thursday. This strategy focuses on rooting out specific problems, like prostitution, street crime and even speeding, by using, in Lewis’ words, “aggressive enforcement” in »