Second place non-fiction: ‘Iceman Cometh’

The first thing you see when you walk in the door to Joseph Waynick’s office is a freshly polished Emmy Award. It’s kind of shocking to see one right in front of you, sitting on a filing cabinet. Make a strong first impression – that’s the first rule of salesmanship. And Joseph Waynick is a […]


The meditation room

The sounds of construction crews often serve as an alarm clock for students in Pierson and Davenport colleges this year, as workers scramble to finish the $50 million Thomas E. Golden Center by next fall. When completed, the 35,000 foot center will dwarf St. Thomas More, the Catholic chapel responsible for building it. It will […]

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After weeks of apparent success in combating a spike in street crime that began last fall, four robberies this week offered the first serious test of whether the University’s response has been sufficient to maintain security on and around campus. As the first major crimes around campus in six weeks, the robberies — at least […]


Groping suspect is arrested

University police arrested a New Haven man Monday evening after he allegedly groped a Yale student, the first arrest made in a series of similar assaults this year. Police believe Miguel Minor-Sagon reached under a female student’s skirt and grabbed her buttocks while passing her on a bike Monday, Yale Police Lt. Michael Patten said. […]


Grad pleads in sex assault case

A Yale College graduate pleaded no contest last week to charges he sexually assaulted a freshman following a naked party. Tiberio Frisoli ’02 received a one-year suspended sentence and two years probation in New Haven Superior Court Wednesday, according to court documents. He will not serve any time in prison, provided he does not violate […]


Flower Lady’s fine is subject of dispute

Shikha Bhattacharjee ’06, Dwight Hall’s social justice network liason, said Thursday that she gave Annette Walton, better known on campus as the Flower Lady, $75 cash to pay for a court-ordered fine, though court documents indicate no such fine exists. Bhattacharjee said she gave Walton the money, which she collected from a group of students, […]


Police OK eight-year contract

Yale police officers overwhelmingly voted Monday to approve the contract tentatively agreed to by their union two weeks ago, ending more than two years of negotiations. Forty-two members of the University’s police union voted to accept the proposed contract, with only 12 union members voting to reject it. The new eight-year contract will bring a […]


Mayor presses police to okay new contract

With the outcome of today’s vote by Yale’s police union on a recently negotiated contract still uncertain, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is pressing union members to approve the contract. DeStefano was credited by both sides with helping reach the agreement, which came after a marathon bargaining session in City Hall Sept. 7. But […]


Students may evade car tax

As New Haven begins a crackdown on local residents who evade paying property taxes on their cars, some city officials say another group is not paying its fair share: Yale students. Out-of-state students who keep a car in New Haven for more than 90 days at a time are required by Connecticut law to pay […]


Feelings are mixed on police contract

Leaders of the University’s police union said they will give a lukewarm assessment of the proposed contract they negotiated last week when they discuss details of the settlement with union members today. The negotiating team for the Yale Police Benevolent Association — which represents 55 officers and detectives — decided it will not make a […]


Yale, police reach tentative settlement

The University and the union representing its police officers reached a tentative contract settlement Tuesday, capping 14 hours of negotiations at City Hall and 26 months without a new contract. The contract talks — the first since June — were marked by renewed efforts to reach a settlement, with higher-level University administrators coming to the […]