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GESO embroiled in NYU labor dispute

Of the dozen staffers in the New York University graduate student labor movement’s office last night, fully half were Yale students. They were members of the Graduate Employee and Student Organization, a conglomerate of Yale graduate students fighting for the right to unionize in New Haven. They are scheduling classes in meeting spaces across the […]

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Ashcroft ’64 kept views constant

It turns out that John Ashcroft ’64 has game. At least, that is what Stephen Pfeiffer, a second-year law student at Virginia’s Regent University, where Ashcroft currently teaches, said. Alongside Pfeiffer and his roommate, Ashcroft, who was teaching a Regent course in Strasbourg, France, recently trounced the opposition, 7-0, in a three-on-three pickup game. Though […]

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Workers cope with strain injuries

Identification card nestled between thumb and fingers, Terrie Little makes a dent in the line of students waiting for leftover turkey burgers in the Branford College dining hall. Card, swipe, beep, button, once per student — same faces, same time, same place and same motion. But Little’s swipes are accompanied by a wince these days, […]

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YSPN fills YTV’s sportscasting void

Neil Horowitz ’09 scrawls onto scratch paper as he stares down a still frame of two Eli soccer players, frozen in mid-kick against the background of the green field. He has already watched and rewound the latest women’s soccer game tape for about three hours, trying to pick out the most interesting clips, and he […]

Bills may limit city projects

Spurred by the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows governments to transfer property between private entities in the name of urban renewal, new statewide legislation may jeopardize New Haven’s power of eminent domain, a key component of the city’s economic and educational development program. Beginning next week, a special state legislative session will consider […]

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Beenie Man returns to Toad’s

Reggae artist Beenie Man, who has been criticized for his allegedly homophobic lyrics, returned to perform at Toad’s Place last night, one year after he was met by candle-wielding protesters — but this time Beenie Man did not have to wade through 35 Yalies to play his set. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative, […]

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Conn. communities dispute Kelo decision

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Public outcry following a recent Supreme Court ruling and a meeting today at the Connecticut General Assembly may result in a backlash that could curb New Haven’s power to take private property for public use. The Connecticut House Judiciary Committee will meet today […]

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Colleagues recall Wilson’s plays, style

August Wilson, an acclaimed playwright and frequent Yale Repertory Theater collaborator, died Sunday in Seattle at the age of 60, after a battle with liver cancer. Wilson, with the help of Lloyd Richards — the legendary Yale Rep director and first black leader of any major regional theater group in the nation — brought to […]

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