Four formerly homeless speakers shared their experiences with students Tuesday.

Homeless share tales

October 28, 2009 • 5
Four formerly homeless people gathered in the Branford Common Room last night to share their stories of homelessness with over 20 Yale students and to educate them about the difference between panhandlers and homeless people. The panelists addressed both the lack of city funding for local shelters and what they viewed as a hesitance on »
Bruce Alexander ’65, second from right, was recognized at a chamber of commerce luncheon Thursday.

Chamber honors Alexander

October 23, 2009 • 1
Yale students who have walked down Broadway, Chapel or Audubon streets and observed the variety of local businesses can thank Bruce Alexander ’65, whom the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce honored yesterday for his efforts to build the New Haven community and, in particular, its small businesses. At the chamber’s Annual Awards Luncheon on »
Each new operating room in the Smilow Center will feature state-of-the-art equipment. The center opens today.

Cancer hospital to create jobs, traffic in congested area

October 21, 2009 • 4
Today’s opening of the Smilow Cancer Center will create both new jobs and more traffic. With more than 25,000 people in the Greater New Haven workforce unemployed, community leaders interviewed welcomed the 300 jobs they said they expect the cancer center to create this fiscal year, even if the center also brings additional congestion to »

DeLauro weighs in on East Haven mayor’s dispute

October 21, 2009 • 1
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and a national feminist group are defending the mayor of East Haven against what the organization claims is gender discrimination. Last month, just five weeks before the East Haven mayoral election, former East Haven Police Commissioner William J. Illingworth filed a complaint against the mayor of the town, April Capone Almon, »
A visualization of Lord Norman Foster’s ARC ’62 sleek plans for the new School of Management campus.

SOM proposal submitted

October 19, 2009 • 0
Yale is one step closer to starting construction on the new School of Management campus. Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93, University associate vice president for New Haven and state affairs, submitted to the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday a proposal to start the construction. At its biweekly meeting tonight, the Board of Aldermen will begin »
Merieta Bayati, co-owner of the Girlie Girl Shop, happily celebrates the grand opening of the women’s accessories store on Audubon Street on Thursday

Girlie Girl Shop opens on Audubon

October 16, 2009 • 10
Nestled between vacant storefronts in New Haven’s struggling Audubon District, a “world of fashion and fun” has found a home. About 40 guests noshed on cheese and crackers Thursday at the grand opening of the women’s accessories store Girlie Girl Shop at 97 Audubon St. Merieta Bayati, who co-owns the shop with her fiancé, Raymond »

Lasley: Olympic Overflow

October 14, 2009 • 3
While I personally held no stock in Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, I couldn’t help but feel a twang of patriotic disappointment when Rio was announced as the host city. But given the excitement that Chicago has experienced in the past year, what with its recently elected, and Nobel Peace prize-winning, Chicagoan president, I figured that »

Cemetery wall alteration plan withdrawn

October 14, 2009 • 0
The proposal to alter the walls of the Grove Street Cemetery has been withdrawn, the cemetery’s governing committee said Tuesday. Ending a six-month debate over the walls’ future, the committee’s president, G. Harold Welch Jr., in a statement issued Tuesday formally rebuked the plan offered last spring by committee member Charles Ellis ’59. Ellis had »

Asomugha takes on community services job

October 13, 2009 • 0
Last month, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. appointed pediatrician Chisara Asomugha as the city’s new community services administrator. Asomugha’s predecessor, Kica Matos, focused on immigration rights and helped create the controversial Elm City Resident Card program, which garnered national attention and spurred a federal raid in the city’s Fair Haven neighborhood. Under Matos, the »

Tradition defines rugby team

September 24, 2009 • 14
Walking across Yale’s campus, it’s easy to see one, if not several, Yale Rugby sweatshirts, sweatpants or polo shirts being worn by students. You might even know a few members of the team. But it’s equally probable that most students have never been to a Yale rugby match and that, if they’re from the United »

New show brings humor to a cappella

September 11, 2009 • 0
In the wake of a cappella rush, a hectic time for those involved in, and trying to become a part of, singing extracurriculars at Yale, the new Fox television series Glee has provided some comic relief for students. The show, which premiered on Tuesday night after its pilot release following “American Idol” in May, exceeded »

TRACK | Relays strong for track

April 27, 2009 • 1
This weekend the men’s and women’s track teams competed at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, which featured more than 300 events between college, high school, secondary school and Olympic training teams at Franklin Field, where the Heptagonal Championships will be held May 9 to 10. The men’s performances at the unscored Relays were highlighted by »