by Lucy Gellman | May 27, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (2)
When Fereshteh Ganjavi came to New Haven as an Iranian refugee in September 2011, she thought that her college degree would come with her.
No dice, employers said as she began the long and tedious search for jobs. She’d have to start from square one.
Continue reading ‘Class Of Strivers Wins Long-Sought Degrees’
by Aliyya Swaby | May 26, 2016 1:29 pm | Comments (7)
Yale’s Nicholas Christakis has stepped down from his position as Silliman Head of College after becoming the center of controversy this year about the campus climate for people of color.
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by Aliyya Swaby | May 20, 2016 7:51 am | Comments (31)
A regulatory denial Thursday night means Yale must start all over with the process of getting zoning approval to construct a new bio lab — and first obtain an OK for a science district parking plan.
Continue reading ‘Science Hill Vote: Labor Wins, Yale Loses’
by Staff | May 17, 2016 8:08 am | Comments (9)
Inside the college walls, the title of “master” was eliminated. Outside the name of a leading slavery advocate, John C. Calhoun, remained at the entrance.
Continue reading ‘“A Convenient Way To Sidestep History”’
by Paul Bass | Apr 28, 2016 5:01 pm | Comments (18)
Roland Lemar dialed a lobbyist to see if they could fix the language on a bill that divided town and gown. The lobbyist didn’t want to talk specifics. “We just want this to go away,” he told Lemar.
Continue reading ‘Yale Tax Bill Backers Respond’
by Staff | Apr 28, 2016 7:15 am | Comments (1)
Better that students learn about slavery and understand how to argue against it than whitewash it from memory.
Continue reading ‘Slavemaster Still Honored; “Master” Bites The Dust’
by Paul Bass | Apr 27, 2016 4:43 pm | Comments (27)
Yale’s president upped the ante Wednesday in the battle over a proposed new state law, questioning New Haven elected officials’ motives and shifting the discussion from endangered symphony concerts to a putatively endangered local economy.
Continue reading ‘Yale Tax Fight Turns To Tech’
by Paul Bass | Apr 25, 2016 4:47 pm | Comments (9)
Eleven law professors have reviewed Yale University’s arguments that a pending state bill affecting a small portion of the school’s tax breaks is unconstitutional. The professors gave Yale an F.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Apr 22, 2016 7:25 am | Comments (2)
Churches pay taxes on commercial activities, so Yale should, too.
Continue reading ‘Clergy Back Bill To Clarify Special Yale Tax Exemption’
by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2016 7:57 am | Comments (44)
Politics collided with the performing arts as Yale University threatened to evict the New Haven Symphony from its performance hall as part of a fight over a proposed state law.
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