City | 5:16 pm | October 18, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

Latest poll puts Murphy in lead

Chris Murphy speaks to Yalies on Old Campus.

Democrat Chris Murphy has pulled decisively ahead of Republican Linda McMahon in the ongoing U.S. Senate race, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Courant. The poll surveyed more than 500 likely Connecticut voters, 44 percent of whom said they would support Murphy and 38 percent of whom »

WEEKEND | 3:50 pm | October 17, 2012 | By Kiki Ochieng

What the Nobel Peace Prize Means for the EU

EU flag

This is the first piece in Kiki Ochieng’s new WEEKEND Blog column, “Beyond Polls & Borders.” Watch her introduction to her writing series and focus here. Last Friday, in what some may have perceived as a curious choice, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU) “for over »

City | 1:17 am | October 17, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

First Reactions: Second Presidential Debate

U.S. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squared off in their second of three debates at Hofstra University in New York on Tuesday. After the debate, student political leaders around campus shared their thoughts on the event. Read their reactions below: Ella Wood ’15, Vice Chairwoman of the Independent Party Supporters of the »

City | 9:01 pm | October 10, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

Malloy ranked among top 10 in cannabis debate

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy may not have been on the cover of Rolling Stone this month, but the magazine just named him one of the country’s top 10 politicians “on the right side” of the medical marijuana debate. Last year, Malloy approved a bill that decriminalized medical marijuana and reduced penalties for people found with »

City | 1:54 pm | October 5, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

DeStefano sets record as city’s longest-serving mayor

John DeStefano Jr. set the record as the longest-serving mayor of New Haven this week.

John DeStefano, Jr. set a record Thursday just by walking into his office, which he has now held for 18 years and 279 days. That number marks one larger than that of any other mayor in the city’s history, surpassing Elizur Goodrich, who served as mayor of New Haven for 18 years and 277 days, »