Aramark faces allegations in city schools

Aramark, the food-services company formerly employed by Yale University Dining Services, is now facing allegations of mismanagement and poor food quality from cafeteria workers and custodians in New Haven Public Schools. Complaints about Aramark began in late November when a few parents expressed concern over the food quality at a school board meeting and have […]

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Officials herald ‘four Es’ of ’08 legislative agenda

Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Board of Aldermen President Carl Goldfield and several other city officials unveiled their legislative agenda for the year at City Hall on Monday morning, with emphasis on what they called the “four E’s” — environment, education, economy and equity. But he said the success of the proposed projects depends largely on […]

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From Asia to the Ivies, Batiq connects

Through Batiq, the company founded by Michael Waxman ’11, students from as far away as Korea can find themselves sitting face-to-face with a Yale student on a weekly basis — through video conferencing, at least. Waxman, originally class of 2009, is a co-founder of the student mentoring company Batiq, an enterprise that matches non-English-speaking students […]

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By A&A, businesses cope with construction

The dust floating through the air won’t hit the ground for at least six months, but despite the inconvenience of extensive University construction on and around Chapel Street, local businesses are seeing clear skies ahead. In the midst of ongoing renovations to the Art & Architecture Building and Jonathan Edwards College, and the construction of […]

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Ingalls renovation will affect interior

Those concerned about the future of New Haven’s architectural landmarks have one fewer thing to worry about after Thursday night’s City Planning Commission meeting. Plans for the renovation of Ingalls Rink approved at the meeting will not affect the rink’s distinctive roof design, the source of its “Yale Whale “nickname. The renovations, set to begin […]

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Dougherty offers Elis dining choices

Karen Dougherty sees her job as providing Yalies with a variety of meal options — and then hoping they choose the healthy ones. “It’s up to [the students] to make the nutritious choices,” Dougherty, the director of communications for Yale University Dining Services, said. “We’re not going to stop serving sugary cereal and gooey desserts.” […]

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Law alumni face off over Padilla case

Beyond the deceivingly cozy wood paneling of the Gothic-spired Sterling Law Buildings, a dispute over the nature of torture and civil liberties in war time has pitted two Law School alumni against each other in a high-profile public showdown. Visiting Law School lecturer Jonathan Freiman LAW ’98 has come under fire from pundits and politicians […]

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Enrollment of foreigners rises across U.S. colleges

The number of international students enrolled in American universities has increased this year by 3.2 percent over last year — the first substantial increase since 2001-2002. While Yale’s own enrollment of international students has only increased 0.2 percent since last year, the total number of international students choosing to study in America made its first […]

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Study finds link between exercise, mental health

A trip to the gym may be able to do more than just improve physical physique — it could potentially improve the mental health of severely depressed individuals. A Yale study — published yesterday in the biomedical-research publication “Nature Medicine” — indicates that an exercise gene known as VGF works as an effective anti-depressant in […]

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With reservation, YCC backs plan for diversity reps.

The Yale College Council on Nov. 14 voiced support for a Coalition for Campus Unity proposal that would formalize the creation of student diversity coordinators in all 12 residential colleges but declined to become directly involved in the proposal’s implementation, YCC officials told the News this week. Although the Council’s president said she fears some […]

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ESPN forsakes The Game for Michigan

The first matchup of undefeated Ivy League football teams since 1968 will take place in New Haven this Saturday. But ESPN College Gameday will be broadcasting from Ann Arbor, Mich. instead. ESPN announced Monday afternoon that its weekly program College Gameday will be on location covering the competition between No. 7 Ohio State and No. […]

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