Rell budget gives funds for laptops in schools

Connecticut high school classrooms may soon be getting a boost into the 21st century, courtesy of the state government. The two-year budget proposal announced by Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell Wednesday includes around $15.5 million for a program to put laptop computers in ninth and 10th grade English classes in public schools. Although it is […]

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Students react to Bush speech

Political-minded Yalies joined the nation Wednesday night to watch President George W. Bush ’68 fulfill his constitutional responsibility to report on the state of the union, but their opinions remain divided over the president’s recommendations for America over the next few years. While Bush’s speech included items designed to appeal to both conservatives and liberal […]

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Scientists unlock the secrets of sleep

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In literature, sleep and dreams are often regarded as the frontiers of human understanding, containing memories of the past and portents of the future. While the true meaning of dreams may long remain hidden, Yale professors from a variety of disciplines are researching […]

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Video allows global dialogue

Early Wednesday morning, a handful of Yale students in a small room in the Law School joined in an international panel discussion with tsunami survivors and Sri Lankan officials — live from Columbo, Sri Lanka. Students and concerned community members tuned in from 11 sites across the United States and the United Kingdom to participate […]

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Students protest at Bush’s parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of Yale students joined thousands of others from around the country to march in protest against Bush’s inauguration Thursday. Leaving just before midnight Wednesday and driving through the evening, the Yalies arrived early Thursday morning to join the DC Anti-War Network’s protest. During the bus ride south, students colored in signs, […]

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Planned execution sparks local activism

If convicted serial killer Michael Ross heads to the execution chamber Jan. 26 as expected, he goes according to his own wishes and those of the vast majority of Connecticut citizens. But in what are likely to be the last few days of Ross’ life, the hope of commuting his death sentence has brought a […]

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Stage prop instigates bomb scare

A suspicious package mistakenly identified as a bomb prompted New Haven police to close off a portion of College Street between Crown and Chapel streets and evacuate nearby residents Friday morning. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious package in the alleyway next to the Palace Theater and directly across […]

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Bomb scare shuts down College Street

A suspicious package mistakenly identified as a bomb Friday morning prompted New Haven Police to close off a portion of College Street between Crown and Chapel streets and to evacuate nearby residents. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, a 911 caller reported a suspicious package in the alleyway next to the Palace Theater, directly across from the […]

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Firm to oversee hydrogen-power buses for the city

Imagine the vehicle of the future, equipped with a hydrogen-fuel-cell-based engine and wireless Internet access for professionals on the go. But it’s not a European sports car. It’s a public bus. In early December, the city of New Haven announced it received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration to plan and build America’s first […]

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YHHAP fast gives funds to homeless

Food carts on York Street and the restaurants surrounding the University’s campus got a few more patrons than usual Thursday, as some Yale students sacrificed their meal plans to the benefit of New Haven’s homeless community. The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project holds one “fast” each semester, during which Yale students donate one day […]

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Garwin discourages the use of space weapons

While references to Star Wars might cause some to recall cinema, the phrase reminds Richard Garwin of the Reagan administration and complex space-based missile defense programs. As part of the Yale Engineering Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Garwin, a former member of the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States and a […]

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