by Paul Bass | Jul 28, 2016 12:31 am | Comments (19)
It seemed as though Yale’s plan to build a new biology lab broke through a legislative logjam at City Hall Wednesday night.
Aftewards, Yale’s top official present lined up a phone date with the city’s top legislator — just to make sure.
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by Daniela Brighenti & David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 26, 2016 1:10 pm | Comments (28)
In the wake of widespread protests, the African-American cafeteria worker who broke a slavery-themed window in Yale’s Calhoun College had criminal charges against him dropped Tuesday and got his job back — on the condition that he forfeit his right to speak publicly.
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by Kica Matos | Jul 25, 2016 12:11 pm | Comments (9)
Twenty-seven shards of glass: That is what remains of a stained-glass pane at Calhoun College depicting slaves picking cotton after Corey Menafee, an African American employee at Yale University, knocked it down with a broomstick. Mr. Menafee explained his act with great clarity, stating that “… I don’t know, something inside me said, you know, that thing has to come down … It was a picture that just — you know, as soon as you look at it, it just hurts.”
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by Daniela Brighenti | Jul 20, 2016 8:08 am
Tashi Sanchez dreamed of being a teacher since she was 8 years old.
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by Rohan Naik | Jul 19, 2016 5:17 pm
New Haven high-schools students will be able to take more college prep courses this fall and get federal grants to help pay to take college courses, officials announced Tuesday.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany & Daniela Brighenti | Jul 19, 2016 12:49 pm | Comments (47)
Corey Menafee, the cafeteria worker who lost his job after smashing a slavery-themed stained-glass window panel in Yale’s Calhoun College, plans to return to work Monday.
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by Staff | Jul 14, 2016 1:10 pm | Comments (9)
The plight of a cafeteria worker whom Yale police arrested for smashing a stained-glass window depicting a slavery scene was “regrettable for all concerned,” university President Peter Salovey wrote in a campus-wide email.
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by Daniela Brighenti & David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 14, 2016 7:35 am | Comments (15)
Corey Menafee wants his job back.
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by Daniela Brighenti & David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 12, 2016 12:34 pm | Comments (30)
The African-American cafeteria worker who lost his job after breaking a slavery-themed stained-glass window in Yale’s Calhoun College said he resigned as part of a quid-pro-quo agreement with the university not to pursue charges against him.
He kept his end. He’s still facing charges.
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by Daniela Brighenti, Qi Xu, & David Yaffe-Bellany | Jul 11, 2016 4:06 pm | Comments (5)
An African-American dishwasher lost his job after breaking a stained-glass panel in Yale’s Calhoun residential college dining hall that depicted slaves carrying bales of cotton.
The dishwasher, Corey Menafee, said he used a broomstick to knock the panel to the floor. He said he was tired of looking at the “racist, very degrading” image.
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