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Next Tuesday, 20-year incumbent mayor John DeStefano Jr. will exit New Haven politics, paving way for a fresh face to lead the city. In a recent Yale Daily News article, Matthew Lloyd-Thomas ’16 walks through the streets of New Haven with mayoral candidate Justin Elicker ’10MEM, ’10MBA, discussing with him the city’s political, economic, and social problems and their possible solutions. Elicker is running as an independent after losing this summer's Democratic primary to State Senator Toni Harp ’78MEnvD.

In 2007, the university founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute to support student ventures. But unlike at other colleges—Harvard with Facebook, Stanford with Snapchat and Instagram—Yale undergraduates have yet to launch large-scale ventures while at school. Lara Sokoloff ’16 follows the development of Yale’s entrepreneurial culture in a recent Yale Herald article.

In 1993, Lori Nordstrom ’94JD and her peers began advocating for a New Haven in-school childcare center for teen parents. Now, twenty years later, Julia Calagiovanni ’15 visits the Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center, located at New Haven’s largest high school, and examines the state of teen pregnancy and its consequences today. (Published in the Yale Herald.)

On Tuesday, October 1, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (CEI)—successor to the Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory founded by President Salovey in 1986—reopened its doors. The institutions’ “name change signifies a shift in the organization’s goals away from pure research toward the concrete construction of programs related to emotional intelligence that are applicable in the real world,” writes Zach Schiller ’15 in a Yale Herald article that traces the development of the field of emotional intelligence and its effects on the university.

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