News analysis | Scholarship swayed choice

Last Friday at precisely 2 p.m. in Luce Hall, University President Richard Levin introduced Mary Miller GRD ’81 as the next dean of Yale College. But for Miller, the celebration was just the beginning of a busy weekend of scholarship: By 4:45 p.m., Miller was on a plane to Washington, D.C. for a conference on […]

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Illegal immigrants can testify

Lawyers for 16 illegal immigrants arrested as part of last summer’s raids in Fair Haven hailed a court decision Monday that will allow the immigrants to testify about the alleged unconstitutionality of federal agents’ methods in obtaining evidence during the raids. The immigrants’ lawyers, locked in an ongoing battle over whether that evidence is admisseable […]

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Univ. falls in sexual health rankings

Despite lingerie fashion shows and free condoms in entryways, Yale may already have climaxed when it comes to sexual health. The University dropped to 41st place in the “Trojan Sexual Health Report Card” released Monday — down from 16th last year and first place in 2006. In its third annual rankings of sexual health services […]

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For Saddam’s surgeon, a new (Haven) life

The Corvus Art Gallery on Whalley Avenue is a long way from Saddam Hussein’s former palace in Iraq. Ala Bashir has worked in both. In fact, Bashir, the man who once served as the Iraqi dictator’s plastic surgeon, is now working out of an art studio located just two miles from central campus, though he […]

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Firefighters’ suit may pose safety risk

A pending reverse-discrimination suit filed against the city by 20 New Haven firefighters may be creating a public-safety risk for the city at large, according to the plaintiffs’ lawyer. The “New Haven 20” are contesting the city’s decision to invalidate promotional exams from 2003 because too few minority candidates passed the test — an act […]

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Schwarzman ’69 to be honored on library wall

One hundred million dollars may not buy a Yale graduate’s name for one of the two new residential colleges, but the New York Public Library apparently shares no such reservations. The name of Davenport College alumnus and one-time School of Management adjunct professor Stephen Schwarzman ’69 will soon grace the New York Public Library building […]

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City warms to plans for Shartenberg tower

After a two-year redevelopment project set to begin next month, the $125-million apartment complex on Chapel and State streets may feature an unexpected surprise for its residents: wind turbines. The once controversial Shartenberg Project — to be built on a 1.5 acre parking lot on the same block where a three-alarm fire caused $10 million […]

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Alumni continue search for new Doodle location

Buttered doughnut-burgers might soon be sizzling on the grill again, but a history of substantial debt could cause a hitch in plans for a new Yankee Doodle — despite an outpouring of support from the Yale community since the diner’s closing in January. A progress report is expected next week from a group of about […]

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State agency to come to aid of city ID program

New Haven got a boost Tuesday in its battle to keep private the personal information of Elm City Resident Card holders. Following a decision Tuesday by the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission that paved the way for them to intervene, the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and a New York City law […]

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Locals in dark on colleges

Winchester and Mansfield streets are generally quiet, residents say, and seem far removed from the Yale campus. Except when the bustle of Friday-night hockey games at Ingalls Rink makes parking virtually impossible, locals say they appreciate the residential environment, everything from the low crime to the fresh air. But for the residents of this neighborhood, […]

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Doodle owner in negotiations for lease on new property

If storefronts were feathers, Yankee Doodle Coffee Shop might soon have a new one to stick into its hat. Yankee Doodle owner Rick Beckwith said Thursday that he and “a core group of alumni” are currently negotiating the details of a lease on a new location, although he declined to comment on details of the […]

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