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Abramson replacement sought

August 31, 2011 • 2
Yale English lecturer Jill Abramson’s ascension to the role of executive editor for the New York Times this fall will pull her away from the classroom in the spring, forcing administrators to seek a replacement instructor for Yale’s core journalism course for the first time. Though English 467 — a requirement of the Yale Journalism »
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Yale federal funds at risk

August 31, 2011 • 2
The United States’ credit rating was downgraded this past August and the subsequent bout of national economic turbulence is threatening to plunge the university into tricky financial straits. Though the government’s near-default this summer drew comparisons to the economic turmoil of 2008, the two crises will likely play out differently for Yale. When the economy »
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Ryan André Brasseaux GRD ’08 picked as Davenport dean

August 5, 2011 • 1395
Davenport College is not only welcoming a new dean this fall, but also — look out Handsome Dan — a new dog. Exactly one month after Craig Harwood GRD ’02 said he would step down from the college deanship at the end of July, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced in a Friday email to »
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Professor denied appointment at Yale sues CIA and FBI

July 16, 2011 • 13
Juan Cole, a noted Middle East expert and outspoken critic of the Israeli government who was denied a faculty appointment at Yale in 2006, sued the CIA and FBI on Wednesday. The University of Michigan history professor and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a case asking for the “immediate expedited processing” of Freedom »
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Search for new Davenport dean to ‘move rapidly’

July 6, 2011 • 1
Davenport College has started a search to fill the shoes of Craig Harwood GRD ’02, who announced Tuesday that he will step down from the college’s deanship at the end of July. Harwood, a 16-year member of the Yale community and Dean of Davenport since June 2005, will depart Yale to become the Director of »
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New antisemitism program to have scholarly focus

June 23, 2011 • 9
Yale’s replacement for the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, aims to have a more scholarly focus than its predecessor, which has been called too political for an academic environment. Yale announced in early June that YIISA would not continue because it lacked sufficient academic »
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LIVE BLOG | COMMENCEMENT

May 23, 2011 • 1
The News live blogs the 310th annual Commencement, beginning at 10:30 a.m. this morning. LIVE BLOG | COMMENCEMENT
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Hanks asks grads to choose faith over fear

May 22, 2011 • 13
As the class of 2011 moved one day closer to departing from Yale, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks’s playful Class Day address asked graduating students to remember that technology in the age of Twitter comes at a cost. Members of the class of 2011 have accomplished an incredible amount — that much was clear from their »
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Ceremonies kick off with Baccalaureate

May 21, 2011 • 9
One day before donning their gowns and festive hats for Class Day, the seniors of Berkeley, Calhoun, Davenport and Ezra Stiles colleges gathered for the Baccalaureate service to hear addresses from University President Richard Levin and Yale College Dean Mary Miller in Woolsey Hall. “You certainly have made something of yourself at Yale College,” Levin »
On the eve of a donor drive in her honor, Mandi Schwartz ’11 was honored at a gathering of 100 people in Calhoun College.
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Schwartz ’11 honored by drive

April 21, 2011 • 1
The story of Mandi Schwartz ’11 stirred a national wave of cancer awareness and advocacy before she died of leukemia in early April. Now, her teammates are taking steps to ensure that her legacy continues to aid and inspire cancer patients. About 100 people gathered in Calhoun College on Wednesday night for a service to »
In designing Yale-NUS’s curriculum, administrators hope to combine elements of both Eastern and Western intellectual traditions.
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Administrators try out ideas at Yale-NUS

April 21, 2011 • 2
Administrators hope the new Yale-NUS College will provide them with a clean slate on which to redesign the liberal arts education. As administrators draft plans for the academic curriculum of the college that Yale is building with the National University of Singapore, they are thinking about ways to reshape the University’s traditional pedagogy. The environment »
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UP CLOSE | How have budget cuts hurt us? (and could we have cut differently?)

April 19, 2011 • 1
Though the global recession has ended, Yale has not recovered from losing more than $6.5 billion during 2008–’09. Since the financial crisis hit, administrators have pledged to protect what they view as Yale’s most central tenets: financial aid and the academic core. Yet as the University scrambles to trim its spending for the third consecutive »