A robot was used to inspect the package, which contained copies of the book "Wild Animus."

Suspicious package outside Beinecke a false alarm

May 4, 2010
The Yale Police Department and New Haven bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package outside Woodbridge Hall today, but the apparent threat proved to be a false alarm. Officers arrived shortly before 5 p.m. and closed Beinecke Plaza and part of Wall Street between College and High streets. Bomb technicians donned protective »

Transport board looks at rising costs

February 18, 2010
Amid a period of rapid expansion and rising costs, the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board — chaired by Yale’s vice president for New Haven and state affairs, Bruce Alexander — gathered Wednesday at the Greenberg Conference Center on Prospect Street to plot the future of Connecticut transit. At the two-hour meeting, the bipartisan committee — composed »
Ned Lamont SOM ’80 spoke to the Yale College Democrats in the Branford College common room in January.

Lamont SOM ’80 announces bid for governor

February 17, 2010
HARTFORD — Four years after his unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 in the Democratic senatorial primary, Ned Lamont SOM ’80 is back. Lamont returned to the place where he launched that campaign in 2006 — at the historic Old State House here — and announced Tuesday that he will seek »

Middletown blast kills 5

February 8, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — At least five people are dead, a dozen more injured and an unknown number missing following an explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant in this otherwise quiet college town. The facility, which is under construction and was expected to open in June, was the scene of a massive firefighting and search »

Poverty in Connecticut up in 2008

October 1, 2009
When the New Haven nonprofit Christian Community Action saw a 32 percent jump in demand for Thanksgiving turkeys, Executive Director Rev. Bonita Grubbs knew New Haven residents were hurting. Now she has the statistics to prove it. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey showed that poverty in Connecticut had increased more than in »

More Republicans join race against Dodd

September 25, 2009
With two new contenders, Republicans hoping to unseat Sen. Chris Dodd see new hope, and new challenges. Five Republicans are competing for the chance to challenge Dodd next November, with two of the newcomers — former-World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, and economist and hedge-fund manager Peter Schiff — joining the campaign trail in the »

Few city children are uninsured

September 23, 2009
Compared to those who live in neighboring cities, New Haven residents fare relatively well in terms of insurance coverage, new data suggest. According to newly compiled data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, 3.5 percent of children in New Haven are uninsured, while the city’s overall uninsured rate of 13.4 percent. The figures place New »
Raymond Clark III is led into court in New Haven for his arraignment in September.


Raymond Clark III, a Yale animal lab technician, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13, a 24-year-old doctoral student in pharmacology who authorities say was strangled to death at an on-campus research facility. A warrant was issued for Clark’s arrest shortly after 8 a.m., New Haven Police Department »

More jobs lost in Connecticut

September 18, 2009
Connecticut lost 3,700 jobs in the month of August, according to the Labor Situation Report released by the state Thursday afternoon. Last month’s losses brought the state’s unemployment rate up to 8.1 percent, below the national rate of 9.7 percent. And within Connecticut, New Haven appears to be holding up well in the face of »
Raymond Clark III is led out of New Haven Superior Court after being arraigned Thursday morning.


Raymond Clark III was arrested this morning and charged with the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13, authorities announced Thursday. New Haven Police Department Chief James Lewis said at a press conference that a warrant was issued for Clark’s arrest shortly after 8 a.m. Clark, 24, who worked at Yale as an animal lab technician, »

Experts: YUHS a model for health care reform

September 17, 2009
While debate over national health care reform rages in Washington, administrators at the Yale Health Plan are finding answers close to home. In interviews, past and present directors of the Yale Health Plan said the University’s comprehensive insurance model contains solutions to many of the problems plaguing the nation’s health care system. “We have in »

Eight years later, a quiet campus on Sept. 11

September 11, 2009
Eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, war rages on in the Middle East. But at Yale, one would be hard-pressed to notice. “I should know much more about it,” Nathan Blevins ’12 said. “I know it’s important, I’m just not up on it.” “I don’t actively follow it that closely,” Esi Hutchful »