Sports | 8:43 pm | February 5, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

As clock ticks, New Haven split over Super Bowl

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For New Haven, this Super Bowl Sunday is one of conflicted loyalties. New Haven has had a long history of Giants-Patriots rivalry because of its geographic location along the Connecticut coast, according to an article in the New York Times on Friday. Younger residents of the Elm City, who grew up in the Tom Brady »

University | 4:28 pm | February 5, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Harvard, Princeton investigated for discrimination

Do Harvard and Princeton discriminate against applicants of Asian descent?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint that Harvard and Princeton discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions, Bloomberg reported late last week. The complainant is an anonymous Asian-American applicant who says that Harvard and Princeton rejected him on the basis of his race and national origin. The student’s father »

City | 7:48 pm | February 1, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Fair Haven principal on leave after “cinnamon challenge” incident

Cinnamon.

A spoonful of sugar, sure, but cinnamon? That’s a little tougher. The principal of Clinton Avenue School, Carmen Ana Rodriguez, has been placed on administrative leave after she saw some students taking the “cinnamon challenge” at lunch, the New Haven Register reported Monday. Apparently the young people are going crazy over the fad, which has »

University | 5:35 pm | January 26, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Harvard sees drop in applications

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Harvard College saw a 1.9 percent drop in applications this year, the Harvard Crimson reported Thursday. All told, 34,285 students applied for admission to the College, down 665 applications from last year. This is the first time in five years that Harvard has seen a drop in total application numbers. Harvard College Dean of Admissions »

Culture | 3:33 pm | January 25, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

YUAG adds local art to collection

The renovated Yale University Art Gallery will open in December 2012.

Do you like Degas, Monet and really old paintings? Do you value the Rothkos and the Van Goghs? Do you also like local artists? The Yale University Art Gallery has added nine porcelain pieces by New Fairfield artist Jean Mann to its permanent collection, the Danbury News Times reported. Though Mann, 84, already had one »