Hospitals suffer from drug shortages

Though it is faring better than most other states, Connecticut has not escaped the nationwide drug shortage. Connecticut hospitals are not experiencing severe shortages that risk patients’ immediate treatments, according to pharmacy directors from Hartford Hospital and Saint Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven. But those two hospitals have been forced to ration certain drugs because […]

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Romney campaigns in Hartford

HARTFORD — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Connecticut today in anticipation of the state’s April 24 primary. After fellow Republican Rick Santorum’s exit from the race on Monday, Romney traveled to the state capital having virtually captured the GOP nomination. At a small printing business in Hartford Wednesday afternoon, the former Massachusetts governor delivered […]

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Award winning novelist talks effects of war

At a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea on Saturday afternoon, John Irving gave the background story behind his 1989 novel, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” The Academy Award-winning screenwriter and novelist visited Yale to attend the Yale Dramatic Association’s Freshman Show, an adaptation of the novel which played at the Yale Repertory Theatre on Friday […]

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State legislature passes gas tax cap

In response to skyrocketing prices at gas stations statewide, both chambers of the Connecticut legislature voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill to cap the state’s tax on gasoline. The approved bill, which will cap the gross receipts tax on gas at the cost of $3 per gallon wholesale, has been sent to […]

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W.TENNIS | Yale sweeps Quinnipiac, 7-0

After intensive training in Florida over spring break, the women’s tennis team had a clean 7–0 sweep against Quinnipiac yesterday. The No. 26 women’s tennis team (11–3, 0–0 Ivy) faced Quinnipiac (3–7) as it prepares to begin Ivy League play. Until facing the Bulldogs, the Bobcats had not played any ranked teams this season, and […]

State legislators propose gas tax cap

In response to rising gas prices, Connecticut lawmakers are set to cap taxes on gasoline in an attempt to mitigate the burden on consumers. Following a Wednesday rally in Hartford by Republican state legislators in favor of their bill to cap the state’s gas tax, Democrats in the General Assembly devised their own bill that […]

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Sciences and humanities converge through new program

A program recently established through the Whitney Humanities Center aims to bridge the divide between scientists and humanists. The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities will sponsor public lectures and discussions that integrate knowledge from the sciences and the humanities. Richard Franke ’53, who will fund the program along with his wife Barbara, said […]

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Taxi stand coming to downtown

City officials are looking to establish a reliable transportation option for patrons of the city’s nightclubs. Winfield Davis, the deputy director of public space for New Haven’s Town Green Special Services District — the independent special taxing district authorized by the city and the state — announced Tuesday that the city is planning to set […]

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Philosopher, pioneer dies

Ruth Barcan Marcus GRD ’46, a Yale professor of philosophy and pioneer in the field of quantified modal logic, died Sunday at her home in New Haven. She was 90. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2275″ ] One of Yale’s first female professors, Marcus helped carve a place for women in academia, and her groundbreaking research in the philosophy […]

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Global Zero conference discusses nuclear disarmament

Over the weekend, Yale played host to an international summit of students, activists and experts who gathered to discuss nuclear disarmament. The Global Zero Summit, called “Reaching Zero: Student Summit at Yale 2012,” held a two-day discussion about the elimination of nuclear weapons, which included panels featuring prominent speakers, film screenings on Old Campus and […]

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Global Zero arrives at Yale

This weekend, anti-nuclear weapon activists will congregate on campus to discuss how to make the atomic bomb a thing of the past. The Global Zero Summit, called “Reaching Zero: Student Summit at Yale 2012,” will bring students, activists and experts from across the world to Yale for a two-day discussion about eliminating nuclear weapons. Harrison […]

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