New Haven’s Ultimate Political Survivor
Gathered around the DeLauro Family Table—a four-piece granite sculpture meant to mirror the arrangement of a kitchen table—the Harp supporters were waiting for a native daughter, U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D), to take the microphone and declare that she too supported their candidate.
If any place in the city could adequately represent the power of the woman now endorsing Harp, it would be that monument. At the unveiling of the DeLauro Family Table in 2011, Mayor John DeStefano, the man Harp hopes to replace, talked up the sculpture as a tribute to the DeLauros’ generations of service to New Haven, citing both Luisa DeLauro’s 34 years as alderwoman and the political rise of her daughter.
Undocumented but Unafraid
The first time he arrived in the United States, three-year-old Juan Cerda ’15 was on a truck tire floating across the Rio Grande river. Cerda’s parents had decided that wading through the waters would be easier than crossing the desert. From there, they trekked to El Paso, and from there, the family took a plane to Dallas. All in all, Cerda has spent just four years of his life in Mexico — three as a toddler, and one as a child waiting for his mother to receive cancer treatment. But for almost all of the 16 years he has lived in America, Cerda has been undocumented.
In Brotherhood We Trust
On a chilly evening early this March, around 50 people gathered at the African-American Cultural Center, talking excitedly among themselves. Some of them were Yale students, others from neighboring universities, and a group of them were older African-American men from across the Northeast who had arrived to celebrate the “coming out” of one of their own. It was the probate show of Leonard Thomas ’14, the first and, as of now, only Yale student to be inducted into the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity since the last active brothers graduated in 2010.
Anxiety via puppet
Unlike failed relationships and doomed trysts, “Avenue Q” promises to be two hours of time well spent.
Frat life, facilities, foreigners at the Cambridge Oxford
As a handful of students make their way down frat row tonight to celebrate the start of spring break, they’ll pass by a building known to be more refined — and more exclusive — than the houses of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Cambridge Oxford Apartments.
Apart from the all-encompassing issue of economic inequality, it is impossible to ignore the impact of the architectural environment on crime. An examination of New Haven’s physical structures and urban layout presents a new way to look at criminal activity in the city and offers an alternative perspective on possible solutions.
Reigning over UCS with cautious optimism
Jeanine Dames, the newly minted director of Yale’s Undergraduate Career Services, calls her path to her present job a “perfect example of how careers are unpredictable.” Dames came to Yale in 2007 with a unique professional background defined by fluidity.
The cult of Peter Salovey
Today, the same idiosyncrasies that have made this University’s future president —Peter Salovey— a recognizable figure on campus are also those that have rendered him more persona than person.
On the Defensive
With dispatches from Cambridge, New Haven and 1875, WEEKEND takes a look at the ever-changing status of the student athlete.
The ex-prisoner’s dilemma
Mike Clemente, 26, has been on probation for eight years. This election season, he is registered to vote for the first time, along with 200 other ex-offenders in New Haven, who were unaware they had this right. Clemente filled out his registration form at the New Haven Probation Office, a small room situated on the »
In Tango’s Embrace
My elementary school in Canada used to have theme days where the principal would hire an instructor to teach us different skills, like acting or tennis. They were low-budget workshops conducted by people in the local community, and I remember getting very excited about Drama Day and Soccer Day and Rope Obstacle Day. But there »
In honor of its 15th anniversary this October, Artspace will play host to a variety of events centered on the theme of crystal — the gift traditionally exchanged between spouses on this wedding milestone. But the origin of the celebration’s motif is likely the only conventional element of the upcoming spectacle, as the gallery prepares »