University | 10:21 pm | September 5, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Pundits crash CS Department meeting on espresso machine

Some surprise guest showed up at a Computer Science Department meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Do espresso machines get tested on animals? Is it “espresso” or “expresso”? These questions and more were posed at a Wednesday afternoon Computer Science Department meeting that aimed to answer a simple question: what model of espresso machine should the Department buy for Arthur K. Watson Hall’s second floor kitchen, and what should be the »

City | 11:30 pm | August 29, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

QPac poll shows McMahon ahead


Could Connecticut turn red this November? A new poll says it’s possible. In the race for Joe Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ’67 U.S. Senate seat, Republican Linda McMahon holds a slight edge over Democrat Chris Murphy, 49-46, according to a poll out Tuesday from Quinnipiac University. The same poll found President Barack Obama with a 7-point »

City | 7:38 pm | August 21, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

White House honors teachers’ union president

David Cicarella, president of the New Haven Federation of Teachers, was honored by the White House Tuesday for his contributions to the city's education reform efforts.

New Haven teachers’ union leader David Cicarella was honored at the White House Tuesday for his role in the city’s progress on education reform. Cicarella, the president of the New Haven Federation of teachers since 2007, was named a “White House Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama for his efforts in bringing about the »

City | 10:00 pm | August 14, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

McMahon, Murphy win Senate primaries

Former wrestling magnate Linda McMahon and current U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy will face each other this November in the race for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67. With about half the state’s precincts reporting, McMahon led challenger Chris Shays by a 76 to 24 percent margin in »