Yale University

Yale expert examines causes & impacts of inequality

Jun 5, 2014
Craig LeMoult

The U.S has the highest level of economic inequality of any rich democracy. As we’ve been talking about in our State of Disparity series, Connecticut’s economy is an extreme example of that. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Jacob Hacker, the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

Conn. man charged in Yale hoax threat

Apr 24, 2014
New Haven Police Department

Police in New Haven, Connecticut have charged a man with making a hoax call last November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. It prompted a six-hour campus lockdown and search.

Police say Jeffery Jones of Westbrook  has been on their radar for a while. They say he's under investigation for similar calls made to Hillhouse High School in New Haven in December of last year and to Branford Police about an armed bank robbery that never occurred.

Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University.  Each writer will receive $150,000.

The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online here.

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Jan 15, 2014
Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.

An Army National Guard veteran from East Haven, Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday saying the Army discharged him with an incorrect mental health diagnosis. Lawyers for the man say thousands may not be receiving needed benefits as a result of misdiagnosis.

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