Light & Verity


Former art student drops lawsuit

Annabel Osberg, who sued the School of Art last year after she was expelled from its painting program (see "Art Student Sues for Reinstatement"), has dropped her suit, telling the Yale Daily News in an e-mail that because she is now studying for an MFA at Boston University, "there is no reason for me to continue seeking re-admittance to Yale at this time." Osberg, who was 17 when she was admitted to the school in 2007, alleged that she had been dismissed because of her age and that Yale had not followed its own procedures in expelling her.


Police union seeks budget information

In 2007, a public defender filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for the Yale Police Department's records on the officers who had arrested her client. The request raised questions about whether the Yale Police are public, private, or somewhere in between (see "Lux et Privacy"). Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission came down on the public defender's side, and Yale complied. Now, the union that represents Yale's police officers has asked the university for information on the department's budget and the salaries of its top officers. The university responded that it would provide aggregate, but not individual, salary information. The union has filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission; the complaint was still pending at press time.


Mory's raises $1 million toward reopening

Ten months after closing its doors last December (see"Struggling Mory's Closes its Doors"), Mory's is still awaiting renovations so that it can reopen. The club's president, Christopher Getman '64, said in October that $1 million had been raised for the renovation project, and that work can begin when they have raised $1.5 to $1.8 million. The club made a fund-raising pitch to Whiffenpoof alumni when they were in town for the singing group's centennial in October. Getman also says that the club has hired Branford, Connecticut, caterer Ben Bloom to manage its restaurant operations. "I guarantee the food and service will be first-rate," says Getman. 


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