by Paul Bass | Apr 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Yale graduate student teachers have a right to a union, but their most recent protest fast might not be the best method to obtain one, in the view of a candidate seeking to represent the campus on New Haven’s Board of Alders.
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by Aaron Greenberg | Apr 28, 2017 7:09 am | Comments (25)
Eight members of UNITE HERE Local 33, the new union representing some graduate student teachers at Yale, announced Tuesday that they have launched a hunger strike to try to convince the university to negotiate a first contract. One of the eight, union Chair Aaron Greenberg (who’s also a Wooster Square alder), offers his reasons in the following article. Click here and here for background on both sides of the dispute.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 19, 2017 4:37 pm
As Yale closes up its “Commons” for a $150 million rebuilding, it’s looking to a York Street garage to serve as a temporary replacement for student dining and big events.
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by Allan Appel | Apr 14, 2017 1:27 pm | Comments (5)
Nine years after she started an innovative soccer-cum-academic mentoring program for immigrant and refugee students, Lauren Mednick threw a party to celebrate that first group of wings and strikers’ biggest goal yet: their graduation from college.
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by Lucy Gellman | Apr 13, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (4)
Yale’s new graduate student teachers’ union saw a deadline pass Wednesday, so it set a new one.
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by Lucy Gellman | Mar 29, 2017 2:04 pm | Comments (13)
Fifty Yale Shuttle drivers have given notice that they may strike next week if they don’t reach a new contract.
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by Lucy Gellman | Mar 20, 2017 4:35 pm
As the incoming 14th president of Albertus Magnus College, Marc M. Camille promises to lure more first-generation undergrduates and add more practical options to a growing curriculum—and bring Catholic education fully into the 21st century.
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by Allan Appel | Mar 15, 2017 12:50 pm | Comments (4)
On a bracing March day about 40 years ago, the members of the women’s Yale crew team got tired of waiting, shivering after practice, for the boys to finish their showers. So they stripped naked in the gymnasium and wrote “Title IX” on their bodies to make a point.
New and slow to co-education, and even slower at providing facilities and equipment for its women athletes, Yale University in 1976 was on the receiving end of that demonstration, underlining the need for women’s showers and facilities equal to those of men.
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by Lucy Gellman | Mar 6, 2017 5:21 pm | Comments (3)
Hartford—Two groups facing financial pressure — cities and not-for-profits — have found themselves on opposite sides of a state bill that would give New Haven power to limit new property-tax exemptions.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 2, 2017 4:16 pm | Comments (6)
If the Age of Trump produces a new Tom Paine, he might turn out to be New Haven’s Timothy Snyder.
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