Yale-NUS endowment is in the works

Yale-NUS College, the joint liberal arts college Yale is founding with the National University of Singapore, is starting from scratch in almost every respect — including its endowment. As Yale and the National University of Singapore continue to hammer out details of Yale-NUS, such as plans for its faculty and curriculum, the two institutions have […]

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Stanford sees returns of 22.4 percent

Stanford University saw investment returns of 22.4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a Monday statement on the school’s website. The returns brought the value of Stanford’s “merged pool,” which includes the university’s endowment, expendable funds and some capital reserves, to $19.5 billion as of June 30. The figures released […]

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Committee rethinks faculty counts

Yale’s faculty and administration are reassessing an outdated system used to keep tabs on the number of full and assistant professors in each department. A newly appointed committee will examine how the University tracks its faculty, Provost Peter Salovey wrote in a Wednesday email to department and program chairs. The revamped system that the committee […]

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Harvard endowment almost recovered

With its latest endowment report, Harvard appears to have almost recovered from the roughly $11 billion hole the 2008 recession tore in its funds. Harvard’s endowment returned 21.4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, growing the largest fund in higher education to $32 billion, according to a press release from Harvard Public […]

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Yale’s endowment ‘on track’

When colleges and universities report their endowment returns for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the figures may be a bright spot amidst other panic-ridden economic headlines. Though most higher education institutions have not released what their endowments returned in fiscal year 2011, two experts said they expect college and university endowments will report […]

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Music Initiative to continue

Yale lost its leading musical ambassador to New Haven public schools Thursday, but administrators at both the School of Music and city schools say they are committed to continuing his efforts. The week after the death of John Miller MUS ’07, the inaugural leader of the Music in the Schools Initiative, New Haven teachers and […]

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Penn reports endowment gain

The University of Pennsylvania reported gains of 19 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, Bloomberg reported. Increasing stock markets boosted the University of Pennsylvania’s endowment performance in the past fiscal year, according to Bloomberg. The 19 percent return exceeded the school’s figure from the year that ended June 30, 2010, when the […]

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Yale police investigate “apparent suicide”

Yale police are investigating a death that occurred on campus Thursday, which the University and police have termed an “apparent suicide.” John Miller MUS ’07, the School of Music’s manager of community programs, died after falling from the fourth story window of Hendrie Hall at 165 Elm St. Miller was discovered lying on the pavement […]

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Higher ed inflation doubles

The inflation rate for colleges and universities more than doubled over the last fiscal year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Commonfund Institute. The Higher Education Price Index, which measures inflation in higher education, was 2.3 percent in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30. In fiscal year 2010, the index was only […]

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China change causes college controversy

Residential college dining halls lost one of their longtime hallmarks this fall: custom designed dishware. And the students frequenting those dining halls were not the only ones hit by the change. Yale Dining recently replaced the individual college dishware with a generic set of china. With a larger surface area and no rim around the […]

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One year later, Yale-NUS ready to hire

One year after Yale announced that it would partner with the National University of Singapore to open a liberal arts college in Asia, the schools are taking their first steps toward building an entire faculty for their project. Since University President Richard Levin announced the plan on Sept. 12, 2010, both universities have moved ahead […]

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Did Yale miss a golden opportunity?

The price of gold has skyrocketed amidst continued economic uncertainty, and at least one university endowment is reaping the benefits. The University of Texas Investment Management Co. revealed in April that it had invested nearly $1 billion in gold — an asset that tends to swell in price during periods of economic turbulence because many […]

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