Higher Ed

Yale Cops Threaten Strike

by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 6, 2018 12:28 pm | Comments (6)

Paul Bass PhotoAfter 27 months of bargaining with Yale University, the university’s police force is still without a contract. Both the university and the cops’ union president say progress has been made but a proposed change to retiree health care benefits could blow up the process by the end of the week.

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New Haven Promise Celebrates 356 New Scholars

by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (9)

Born in New Haven to a family who came here from Mexico, Emily Lira took an AP psych course at Co-Op High School and was hooked. A month from now she’ll be majoring in the subject at University of Connecituct on a full-ride scholarship, the first person in her family ever to go to college.

Cameron Treichel remembers a speaker coming to his middle school classroom and telling him if he does well academically, performs community service, and stays out of trouble, he’d be eligible for a scholarship to help send him to college.

He took all that to heart, especially the community service of which he estimates he tallied one thousand hours while a student at the Sound School. Now he’s headed to UConn, buoyed by a generous financial aid package, as he launches on his journey into computer science.

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