CLARK ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF LE

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 […]

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More jobs lost in Connecticut

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 […]

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CLARK CHARGED IN LE GRD ’13 MURDER

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, […]

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Experts: YUHS a model for health care reform

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 […]

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Eight years later, a quiet campus on Sept. 11

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 […]

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Briefly: Report says state’s minorities disproportionately unemployed

Minority residents of Connecticut are bearing the brunt of the economic recession, according to a report released Friday by the advocacy and research group Connecticut Voices for Children. The report showed blacks and Hispanics to be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed than whites in 2008, and predicted the numbers to be even higher […]

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Law School alum quits White House post amid scandal

A Yale Law school alumnus charged by President Barack Obama to promote environmentally friendly “green jobs” resigned this weekend amid what he termed a “vicious smear campaign” against him. Van Jones LAW ’93, who worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, apologized Thursday for making derogatory statements about Republicans and signing a petition […]

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Budget cuts for New Haven ‘manageable,’ DeStefano says

The Connecticut budget that goes into effect this weekend will have only a small effect on New Haven, but its impact on organizations providing social services to the city’s neediest is as yet undetermined, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said. Preliminary examinations of the budget show that Gov. M. Jodi Rell and legislators have largely lived […]

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Fire engulfs Chapel Street apartment building

A three-alarm fire broke out at 1255 Chapel St. between Howe Street and Dwight Street this evening, engulfing the multistory apartment building in flames and spewing smoke through much of downtown New Haven and Yale’s campus. Lt. Ray Hassett of the New Haven Police Department said it appeared that all residents had safely evacuated the […]

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‘I did what I thought was right,’ Lieberman says of endorsing McCain

One year ago today, Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 gave the riskiest speech of his political life — a glowing endorsement of Sen. John McCain at the Republican National Convention. “I did … what I thought was right in supporting my friend John McCain, who also is somebody who I thought by his […]

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What politicians really do in their spare time

Let this be another reminder: Look around before you start playing solitaire when you shouldn’t. Three state lawmakers are facing public ridicule for their computer activities during debate Monday on the floor of the state House of Representatives over the new biennial budget. Rep. Barbara Lambert of Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy of Bridgeport, […]

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After record delay, state passes budget

Connecticut finally has a budget — well, almost. After a nearly seven month budget battle between Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Democratic legislative leaders, both houses of the General Assembly successfully passed a budget late Monday for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Funding for the New Haven and the state’s 168 other towns and […]

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