Police arrest 16-year-old in turf-war shooting of teen

New Haven police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the recent shooting death of another teenager in what they said was a dispute

over neighborhoods. Police arrested a male identified as Quinn Williams of Thompson Street Wednesday evening and charged him with the Sept. 2

shooting of 17-year-old Rashad Williams. Williams, who lives in the Edgewood area, was attending a party in Newhallville when Wilkins and a group

from the area took offense to his presence, police said. Wilkins allegedly shot Williams, who died at Yale-New Haven Hospital Sept. 4. “The shooting

was a senseless act of violence which appears to be as the result of long-standing animosity between a small group of subjects from the Edgewood

and Newhallville areas,” Police Chief Melvin H. Wearing said Thursday. –Andrew Paciorek

‘Mother Jones’ says Yale is most activist campus

Despite a year of quiet protests that failed to garner sustained media coverage, Yale is America’s leading activist campus. That is the finding of Mother

Jones magazine, which identified one of last year’s least noted activist campaigns — a handful of Yale students working to expose Yale connections to a

powerful AIDS drug — as the nation’s most important. The magazine ranked the top-10 activist campus in the nation for 2000 in its

September-October edition. Late last spring, a coalition of students and members of Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian medical aid

organization, pressured Yale to release a license allowing the generic reproduction a Yale-patented AIDS drug, Zerit. The patent was jointly held with

medical giant Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Yale eventually relented. In March, Yale and the company begin allowing companies to produce a generic

version of the drug, royalty-free. Harvard’s occupation of a central administration building last spring over service employee wages earned the it the

fourth spot.

–From staff reports