Michelle Liu
Staff Reporter
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Facing taxation, Yale recruits alumni support

In light of a controversial proposed state tax on Yale’s $25.6 billion endowment, the University has begun significant outreach to alumni and the general public alike with the aim of defeating the bill.

Conference seeks providers for refugee care

A recent influx of refugees to the Elm City has necessitated additional medical resources to accommodate the new arrivals.

Endowment tax bills spotlight Yale

Only one week after a proposed tax on Yale’s $25.6 billion endowment generated heated discussion at a public hearing, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration has denounced the bill.

Law students defend deported state residents

In front of a federal judge Monday, two Yale Law School students argued for the return of deported Connecticut residents Paula Milardo and Arnold Giammarco.

State aims to tax University endowment

In a year with severe budget woes, some Connecticut legislators are considering a tax on Yale’s $25.6 billion endowment.

State aims to tax University endowment

The University opposes both bills that would tax the endowment. Associate Vice President for Federal Relations Richard Jacob described them as “unprecedented, ambiguous and sweeping."

Developer duo looks to downtown housing

With permission from the city, developer duo Jacob and Josef Feldman might soon offer 64 new apartment units for residents looking to live downtown.

Trouble brews during cafe testimony

A simple request to keep the Libra Cafe’s doors open past 10 p.m. led to heated discussion at a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday evening.

Program trains local female coders

This semester, some of Yale’s youngest coders are cooking up projects featuring volleyball, virtual pianos and the planet Venus.

Opia: A classic twist

Yalies might know Cole Citrenbaum ’17 and Jacob Reske ’14 by their current names, but the current Spizzwink (Citrenbaum) and former member of A.Squared (Reske) are now channeling their acapella talents in a different fashion: the pair’s recent single, “Falling,” was released at the end of January. “Falling,” now a viral hit, has launched Opia — the duo’s stage name — into the spotlight. WKND spoke with Citrenbaum and Reske earlier this week, as they waited for a flight in New York.


Caleb Madison ’15 is a young gun in the world of crossword constructors and solvers. Madison, once an assistant of the New York Times puzzle […]