Alienated by GOP, Latinos vote blue

New Haven Latinos comprise a demographic that has increased by 35 percent in the past decade.


Quinnipiac takes voters’ pulse

Pollster Peter Brown was standing in a cab line at a Denver airport on his way to the 2008 Democratic National Convention when his phone buzzed to life — a reporter was calling for an interview about a recent poll release. A diminutive, elderly woman eyed him curiously as he answered questions about the presidential […]


Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry

Juana Islas, a New Haven resident and undocumented Mexican immigrant, broke down in tears before a crowd gathered at City Hall Thursday evening as she recounted the story of how her brother Josemaria Islas may now face deportation after having just settled felony charges. Josemaria Islas, who is currently in the custody of Immigration and […]


Alums commemorate Keegan’s ’12 birthday


Entering the fray with styleless, guileless grad students

Yale grad students approaching fall interview season hope to be dressed to impress, but potential sartorial snafus abound. Should they dress for the job they have or the job they want? Wear nude tights or show leg? And really, how short is too short? They need not despair — not while Mary Anne Lewis GRD […]


Lieberman backs bipartisan Israel support

As an observant Jew, Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 has made the security of Israel a central tenet in his foreign policy platform. Representing Connecticut during his fourth and final term, the former Democratic vice presidential nominee drew over 80 students and faculty to Linsly-Chittenden Hall Wednesday night for a discussion sponsored by Yale […]


Alums named MacArthur geniuses

Daniel Spielman ’92, a Yale computer science professor, remembers his first PC — a 1977 Commodore PET with a primitive eight kilobytes of memory that he bought secondhand from an engineer in the fifth grade. After the purchase, he said he devoured books about computing, discovering a passion that would result in his life’s work […]


Students protest Rep. Ryan fundraiser

Members of Yale’s Student Global Health and AIDS Coalition, or SGHAC, protested outside a private fundraising event for Rep. Paul Ryan in Darien, Conn. on Sunday — meeting both supportive honks and angry curses from passing drivers. As Ryan raised funds inside the Darien Country Club, seven members of SGHAC and four volunteers from New […]


Alums locked in tight race for House seat

Following a nail-biting primary season, Republican State Sen. Andrew Roraback ’83 and Democrat Elizabeth Esty LAW ’85 have continued to clash in a neck-and-neck battle for Connecticut’s 5th District congressional seat. Close races like that in the 5th District — for a seat which U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy vacated to run for the state’s open […]


Food trucks flock to New Haven

Jonathan Gibbons, owner of french fry vendor Fryborg and a newcomer to the New Haven food truck scene, bustled about his mobile kitchen on Thursday, flinging bacon bits and ruby tomatoes onto a mound of hand-cut crispy fries embellished with swirls of mayonnaise. For the finish, he impaled his BLT fries with a plastic fork […]


Eidelson’s youth resolution approved

Ward 1 Alderwoman Sarah Eidelson ’12 stood before the Board of Aldermen during a Wednesday night meeting to spearhead two resolutions that would allocate resources to develop New Haven’s youth facilities and launch programs aiming to reinforce positive social norms among children and teens. As chair of the board’s youth services committee, Eidelson proposed that […]