University | 2:30 pm | March 25, 2013 | By Jasmine Horsey

Vandalism strikes JE dining hall

Jonathan Edwards students returning from spring break were treated to an unexpected email Sunday morning, when JE Dean Jody Spooner ’91 informed them that a “malicious act of vandalism” in the dining hall would postpone brunch by 30 minutes. According to JE Master Penelope Laurans, the vandalism occurred in the early morning after a fire extinguisher »

Sci-Tech | 8:41 pm | November 27, 2012 | By Jasmine Horsey

Zimmer ’87 wins science journalism award

English lecturer Carl Zimmer ’87 has been awarded one of the 2012 Kavli Science Journalism Awards, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced this week. Zimmer was honored in the large newspaper category for three articles he wrote for The New York Times. When he receives his prize of $3,000 and a plaque at »

City | 7:33 pm | October 29, 2012 | By Jasmine Horsey

Sandy creates widespread flooding, power outages

Hurricane Sandy makes its way to the East Coast.

Sandy’s destructive path has led to widespread power outages and flooding across the state, leading many refugee shelters to fill up quickly. By 6.30 p.m., 50 percent or more residents in nine towns across the state were reportedly without power, with 300,000 people in total experiencing outages, according to the New Haven Register. Chester and »

City | 4:14 pm | October 28, 2012 | By Jasmine Horsey and Julia Zorthian

City calls state of emergency


Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced a state of emergency in New Haven Sunday afternoon, issuing mandatory evacuations for areas with the highest risk of flooding. DeStefano said in a statement that New Haven public schools will close Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, and that residents should prepare for extended power outages. Evacuations »