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by Joshua Mamis | Dec 3, 2013 12:02 pm
Occupy Wall Street and its local progeny, Occupy New Haven, have long since disappeared from the public consciousness. We are no less a divided nation (or region) than we were when the movement started in 2011.
The Occupy movement was on my mind as I navigated the world as experienced by the lowest portion of the “99 percent” during a recenCrossint poverty simulation at Southern Connecticut State University. It came up again that evening when the Occupy New Haven encampment on the Green was mentioned in the Yale Cabaret’s premiere production of Derivatives, Jabari Brisbort’s exploration of the income gap’s impact on people in New Haven. One character saw the encampment as little more than a well-intentioned tented folly that had damaged the Green.
by Thomas MacMillan | Dec 2, 2013 3:14 pm | Comments (11)
Yale staff and faculty took a total of $1.1 million from their paychecks and gave it to the United Way in 2012. That’s an impressive number, but it came from only a small fraction of the entire Yale workforce, according to a professor pushing to increase the percentage.
by Allan Appel | Nov 14, 2013 11:36 am
As the bitter cold sets in, the homeless need ...
Hot food? Check.
How about art?
by Paul Bass | Oct 29, 2013 7:14 am | Comments (1)
The new chief of Connecticut’s troubled public-college system brought a rescue pitch to New Haven—and left newly informed about some of the help and the information he may need to pull off his plans.
by Kendra Baker | Oct 28, 2013 7:13 am
A new take on combating drug abuse is taking place this week at Southern—encouraging people to bringing unused medicines that can end up misused on the street or polluting the water.
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 25, 2013 9:37 am | Comments (2)
Seven years after she started a soccer team for immigrant and refugee students, Lauren Mednick helped send a first batch of players to college—and prepared to help other kids follow.
by Gilad Edelman | Oct 24, 2013 1:13 pm | Comments (5)
They usually belong to the same team. Tuesday night they served as coaches for opposing sides—and watched their advice take form.
by Nick Defiesta | Oct 15, 2013 10:32 am | Comments (19)
Andrew Papachristos told an international crime-fighting gathering about a cancer-like disease that targets young black males—and can’t be solved one victim at a time.
by Paul Bass | Oct 14, 2013 7:42 am
Inauguration weekend for New Haven’s top CEO ended with a community-wide block party—highlighted by a return visit from the CEO’s former bluegrass bandmate, who has pioneered a new way of playing the banjo.
The block party took place on Hillhouse Avenue Sunday afternoon, heralding the inauguration of new Yale President Peter Salovey.
by Allan Appel | Oct 11, 2013 6:59 am | Comments (2)
With tears in her eyes and a story about goals and perseverance, Gateway Community College President Dorsey Kendrick turned the Omni ballroom into a vast classroom where she instructed hundreds of movers and shakers on the “daffodil principle.”