Malloy to speak at Democratic National Convention

As Democrats from around the country converge on the party convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will play a direct role in the proceedings, one in keeping with his new, more elevated profile in the party. Malloy will deliver a speech at 6 p.m. tonight to the convention hall to rally […]


Mysterious email calls for another YCC runoff

An email to students Wednesday afternoon lampooned the recent confusion over the Yale College Council presidential race. “YCC Elections Committee” — email address — emailed students claiming that it had overlooked another clause in the YCC’s election rules. (Read more about the first overlooked clause here.) The clause, as it turns out, invalidates John […]


Minority aldermen address city problems

Ward 28 Alderwoman Claudette Robinson-Thorpe delivered the Black and Hispanic Caucus’s annual State of the City Address before the Board of Aldermen and about thirty community members Monday evening. Robinson-Thorpe focused on jobs and unemployment in her address, which was accompanied by speeches from two city residents. In the address, Robinson-Thorpe reiterated the major features […]


State Senate OKs death penalty repeal

HARTFORD — Early this morning, Connecticut took a critical step toward making the state’s death penalty a thing of the past. After nearly 12 hours of debate in a session that began Wednesday afternoon, the state Senate passed a bill that would eliminate capital punishment in favor of life in prison without parole by a […]


Aldermen lend ex-offenders a hand

Thanks to a unanimous vote by the Board of Aldermen Monday night, it will soon be easier for ex-offenders to obtain street vendor licenses from the city. Known as the Collateral Consequences Ordinance, the legislation made the rules for obtaining city permits more consistent with the procedures outlined in the state’s 2009’s “Ban the Box” […]


Lukewarm reaction to weight loss drugs

A new weight loss drug recently approved by an Food and Drug Administration panel has received a mixed response from two Yale professors. A panel of medical experts voted 20 to 2 last February to approve the diet drug Qnexa, which opens the door for the FDA to approve the drug later this year. But […]


McMahon proposes middle class tax cuts

As the August primary election draws closer, the race for Connecticut’s Republican Senate nomination is heating up. Last Wednesday, in her first press conference since declaring her candidacy, Republican senatorial hopeful Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who lost to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 in 2010 despite vastly outspending him, unveiled an economic […]


Dilapidated HGS awaits renovation

As the Hall of Graduate Studies approaches its 80th birthday, the deterioration of the building has begun to take a toll on some of its inhabitants. Staff and faculty interviewed who work in HGS — which is home to classrooms, administrative offices, graduate student housing, and five academic departments and programs — said they have […]


Transparency of financial markets questioned

More information may not always make markets work better, say two Yale professors. A new paper by Gary Gorton, a professor at the School of Management, and Guillermo Ordoñez, a Yale economics professor, argues that a lack of information in short-term debt markets can actually help the market run more efficiently, though it can also […]


Hot hand effect shown again

When bowlers talk about having “hot hands,” they may be onto something. A new study by Gur Yaari, a Yale pathology postdoctoral associate, and mathematics professor Gil David offers evidence supporting the popular notion of “hot hands,” the idea that an athlete’s performance improves during winning streaks. Published Jan. 12 in the journal PLoS ONE, […]


Calabresi ’51 MED ’55 honored at Cancer Center

With a lecture and the rededication of a conference room Tuesday, the Yale Cancer Center honored Paul Calabresi ’51 MED ’55, a former Yale professor and pioneer in cancer research who passed away in 2003. As part of the Paul Calabresi Memorial Lectureship, Waun Ki Hong — the head of the department of cancer medicine […]