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Yale Professor of Cell Biology Ira Mellman (center) is shown with two specialists from Cellular Genomics, Inc. (CGI), the company he helped found in 1999. CGI helps identify appropriate targets for drug discovery programs with a particular focus on immune system diseases.

Yale & New Haven in the News --
Campus & City Making Headlines

'Broadway's Rebirth a Boon'

'Yale Rejuvenates Street as City Shopping Destination'

"Broadway joins the shops of Chapel and College streets -- most of which Yale now owns -- as New Haven's most successful examples of revitalized shopping districts."

-- New Haven Register, Editorial, June 29, 2001.


"Nine new [biotechnology] firms in New Haven raised more than $1 billion from investors last year, the most significant infusion of private capital into the city in more than half a century. Now, two real-estate developers are investing more cash to create 750,000 square feet of lab space in aged industrial buildings in the heart of town. 'Biotechnology is putting people on our streets,' says Henry Fernandez, New Haven's economic development administrator."

-- U.S. News & World Report, "Can the Genome Save New Haven?" April 16, 2001.


"Since New Haven outbid Hartford as home to the Collegiate School in 1716, the city and the university have become so interwoven that it is difficult to imagine one without the other. ...

"A longtime New Haven resident who raised his children here, Mr. [Richard C.] Levin, Yale's president, has steered the university on a course that stretches beyond adherence to a national trend. An economist known for his approachable manner, Mr. Levin has won over many longtime critics of the university, and under his leadership Yale has buttressed its commitment to the city with financial investments."

-- The New York Times, "An Intricate Bond," Feb. 18, 2001.


'With Yale Leading the Way, New Haven Woos Biotech'

"Commercial ventures are sprouting from Yale, spreading off campus into New Haven. The university has spawned a burgeoning biotechnology industry that this year alone raised nearly $600 million from public and private resources. In partnership with the city, Yale has been recruiting developers to create the laboratory space to keep the emerging biotechnology companies in the area."

-- The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20, 2000.


"Fitch has assigned an A rating to New Haven, citing the city's brightening economic outlook, a manageable capital plan, and a cooperative effort between the city, state and Yale University."

-- The Bond Buyer, April 2001.


"The [New Haven] green's entire western side is occupied by the campus of Yale University, which plays a very visible role in the life of New Haven. Yale's graceful Gothic revival Harkness Tower is a New Haven landmark and the pealing of its carillon is the city's signature sound.

"The biggest employer, the university is also a vital force in New Haven's cultural and social life and the main reason why this largely blue-collar community has so many museums, galleries, concert halls, sports venues, trendy restaurants and some of New England's most historic theaters and innovative repertory companies."

-- The Boston Globe, "Historic City Offers Visitors More To See Than Just Yale," Feb. 21, 2001.


"New Haven is the next best thing to New York for many people who cannot afford Manhattan prices but favor an urbane atmosphere."

-- The New York Times, "Capitalizing on an Urbane Atmosphere: The Arts and Yale Incentives Contribute to a Real Estate Revival," Nov. 5, 2000.


'A New Haven'

"[P]resent-day New Haven has little use for stuffiness, instead going in for surprisingly big-city energy in narrow streets perfect for walking."

-- New York Post, March 27, 2001.


"'New Haven has one of the most active ports between New York and Boston,' said Leslie Carsman, an analyst for Fitch, which assigns the city an A rating. 'They are controlling their debt and carrying forth an aggressive five-year capital plan. They have a sizable influx of new businesses -- which will certainly continue -- and a stable economic base. All of those factors paint a picture of a city that is really doing well.'"

-- The Bond Buyer, "New Haven Breaks Out Bonds To Keep the Good Times Going," May 15, 2001.


"'New Haven has the largest residential population of any city in Connecticut,' said Henry Fernandez, city economic development administrator for New Haven. 'There has been a tremendous surge in the population in the past five years.'

"About half of New Haven's residential population is affiliated with Yale, while the other 50 percent are people who choose to live in New Haven, Fernandez said.

"Yale has played a central role in the city's real estate boom. One reason for that is the university's home buying program."

-- New Haven Register, "Homebuyers Returning to City Neighborhoods," Aug. 26, 2001.


'For Love of Ivy, And Civility'

'True Blue Charm at Yale University'

"Yale's hometown, New Haven, itself almost 400 years old, adds to the pleasures of a weekend visit. A spacious New England green graced by a row of three handsome early 19th-century churches, a historic cemetery with a majestic Egyptian Revival gateway and countless illustrious occupants, and the restaurants in which pizza and the hamburger sandwich are said to have been invented (both still great places to eat) are just a few of the city's attractions."

-- The New York Times, April 6, 2001.


"New Haven is a city on the move. It has a rare opportunity because of Yale's presence to grow a new industry, one that is good for our community, no matter where in the New Haven region the emerging biotech companies locate. We should all work together and let as many potential investors as possible, as well as the entire world, know how proud we are that New Haven is the center of one of the most important industries of the future."

-- New Haven Register, Letter to the Editor by Kevin Rakin, President and Chief Financial Officer of Genaissance Pharmaceuticals; Torben Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Staging; and William Rice, Chief Executive Officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Nov. 4, 2001.


'Yale Supports Arts and More'

"Yale is the kind of higher education neighbor that all towns seek to have as a partner. ...

"Yale is a true community partner and takes this role seriously, utilizing its resources to strengthen and enhance the vibrant city in which it lives."

-- The Hartford Courant, Letter to the Editor by Judith B. Greiman, President, Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, West Hartford, July 21, 2001.


"A public education campaign and other initiatives like Yale's Lead Free Home have produced a sharp drop in lead poisoning cases ..."

-- New Haven Register, Editorial, Dec. 28, 2001.


'Pizzerias and Picasso, Anyone?'

'In New Haven You Can Indulge in Yale's Soulful Museums -- And the Best Pizza Outside of Naples'

"Just 135 miles from Boston Common, a planet away from Harvard Yard, an easy stopover on your way south or your way home, New Haven has sights, tastes and a feel that simply do not exist elsewhere in New England."

-- Boston Sunday Globe, Oct. 28, 2001.


"If anyone had doubts about the importance of stabilizing New Haven's population, the importance of Yale University or state aid to the city's survival, they should look at the newly completed real estate property revaluation.

"Yale and its off-campus real estate holdings make it the city's top commercial taxpayer. ...

"Yale's presence also can be measured in the skyrocketing values of homes adjacent to campus. In the eastern section of the nearby East Rock neighborhood, property values shot up 72.8 percent."

-- New Haven Register, Editorial, Jan. 6, 2002.


"The great thing about New Haven museums is that they have world-class exhibitions but are rarely overcrowded. 'New Haven doesn't toot its own horn,' [International Arts & Ideas founder Ann] Calabresi said. 'It's an amazing center of culture and has an incredible number of institutions for a tiny city.'"

-- The New York Times, "Taking a Hike Around New Haven," Nov. 21, 1999.


"Phil Cutler, owner of venerable Broadway resident Cutler's Records and Tapes, said the 52-year-old store is experiencing its briskest summer in memory.

"'Our business has been busy like crazy,' he said. 'In an economy where everyone is losing their shirt, we've been blessed.'

"And for his part, Cutler credits Yale for attracting businesses to the area that he believes complement each other beautifully.

"'Yale, they're great,' he said. 'They take a lot of heat for a lot of things. But when it comes to retail, they've been doing a great job.'"

-- New Haven Register, "City Reels in J. Crew: Clothier To Star on Broadway," Aug. 21, 2001.


"Connecticut has made great strides in recent years, thanks in part to a change in Yale University's attitudes about moving technology from its labs into companies ..."

-- The Boston Globe, "Biotech R&D Said To Top $3 billion in Conn.," June 27, 2001.


"Yale and many other attractions in New Haven draw hundreds of thousands of tourists to the center city each year, greatly increasing the vitality of downtown and boosting local restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and shops. ...

"New Haven and Yale are to be commended for the efforts they have made in marketing and improving hospitality."

-- New Haven Register, Letter to the Editor by Mark Abraham of Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2001.


'Business Rescued'

"Two Sundays ago, Robert Santarpia received a devastating call: He learned that his business, Carl's Boned Chicken, had burned down in the wee hours of the night. ...

"Within a week, the business was back in operation, thanks to help from Yale University, neighbors at Long Wharf and a week of grueling work.

"That fateful Sunday morning, as he faced the charred building and imagined starting all over again, Santarpia had a sudden inspiration: Yale owned vacant space at Long Wharf. ...

"So he called someone he knew at Yale -- a call that probably saved the business.

"Later that Sunday morning, Bruce Alexander, vice president and director of the office of New Haven and state affairs at Yale, drove to Long Wharf.

"'I heard that 60 people would be without jobs, and that we had a facility that could be used to get their business going,' Alexander recalled. 'These folks are our neighbors, and they needed our help.'

"Alexander was unambiguous. He invited the business to move right in."

-- New Haven Register, Nov. 22, 2001.


A Message from President Levin

Yale & New Haven in the News -- Campus & City Making Headlines

University Honored for its Town-Gown Initiatives

Yale's Office of New Haven & State Affairs

Yale & the New Haven Public Schools: Programs for Students

Yale & the New Haven Public Schools:
Initiatives Aiding City Teachers in Curriculum Development

Yale Community Service Programs

Yale & New Haven Arts and Culture

University Athletes & City Youths

Showcasing Town & Gown

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Yale & New Haven: Facts and Statistics