HIV in the Ivory Tower

HIV/AIDS is a problem, even at Yale. Although Chief of Student Health James Perlotto said he was not able to release exact numbers due to privacy and confidentiality policies, he estimated that around 20 undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled are HIV-positive, and as many as fifty in recent years. Yale HEALTH currently provides care […]

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Suspected TB case surfaces

Tuberculosis, a bacterial infection rare on college campuses, may be at Yale. Doctors at Yale HEALTH are treating an undergraduate student for suspected active tuberculosis, though they are still waiting for confirmation of the respiratory bacterial infection — a test which can take up to six weeks. The student is currently undergoing antibiotic therapy in […]

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Undergraduate in isolation with assumed tuberculosis

UPDATED: November 26 A bacterial infection common in developing nations has surfaced at Yale. An undergraduate student is assumed to have tuberculosis, according to an e-mail sent to members of the Yale community Tuesday morning by Director of Yale HEALTH Paul Genecin. The student is now undergoing antibiotic therapy in an isolation room at the […]

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Flu loses student interest

As swine flu slowly retreats, a less aggressive flu prevention strategy moves into the Yale campus. A new study by researchers at the School of Medicine has found that as the H1N1 pandemic progressed last year, the American public became less inclined to seek preventative measures against the virus. At Yale this year, students may […]

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Ballot shortage extends polling hours

It all comes down to Bridgeport. After a dozen polling places in Bridgeport — over half of the city’s 23 precincts — ran out of ballots Tuesday, Democrats successfully petitioned a Hartford judge to extend polling an additional two hours to 10 p.m. Now, officials in both parties are waiting for results — and, perhaps, […]

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Blumenthal LAW ’73 wins Senate race

Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, the Connecticut attorney general, snatched victory Tuesday in the state’s Senate race from Republican candidate and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon. Blumenthal won 52.8 percent to 45.5 percent with 70 percent of precincts reporting. McMahon, who outspent her opponent almost seven-to-one according to data from the Center for […]

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Polls in Bridgeport to stay open until 10 p.m.

HARTFORD—Democrats angry over ballot shortages in Bridgeport convinced a Hartford judge to keep the polls open until 10 p.m., Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 announced at a press conference shortly after 8 p.m. Bridgeport, the state’s largest city and traditionally a Democratic stronghold, has 69,000 registered voters, but elections officials in the city only […]

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Pharmacy move slows down service

New technology at the Yale Pharmacy is causing customers to spend hours waiting in line for their prescriptions. Today marks the two-month anniversary of the opening of 55 Lock St. — the new Yale Health building that is also home to the Yale Pharmacy. But since the Pharmacy relocated from its old location on Hillhouse […]

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Spaulding ’13 to be on “Jeopardy!”

Answer: This Yalie will be on “Jeopardy!” next month. Question: Who is Sam Spaulding ’13? Spaulding will represent Yale in the show’s “College Championship” Nov. 12. For this veteran quizbowl player (he’s also on the Yale team), being on the show was more than “super fun.” The show flew the sophomore to Los Angeles to […]

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Recent alum appointed to alcohol education post

For students who find themselves three beers in before noon at tomorrow’s tailgate, the Yale College Dean’s Office will provide lifesaving water bottles — thanks, in part, to Ben Flores ’10. Following an uptick in alcohol incidents on campus last year, the Dean’s Office is making an effort to curtail problems resulting from student drinking. […]

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Alcohol incidents up 27 percent in 2009, report says

Confirming concerns raised by Yale officials last year that alcohol problems were on the rise, 2009 crime statistics released by the Yale Police Department on Wednesday show a 27 percent increase in local alcohol-related incidents compared to 2008. Police recorded 163 alcohol-related incidents in 2009, up from 128 in 2008, according to the 2009 Campus […]

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