New antisemitism program to have scholarly focus

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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English lecturer Abramson to become Times executive editor

Jill Abramson, managing editor for the New York Times and an English lecturer at Yale, will replace Bill Keller as the newspaper’s executive editor this fall, the Times announced Thursday. Abramson will be the first woman to hold the post. Keller will step down this summer after eight years at the helm of the Times […]

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LIVE BLOG | COMMENCEMENT

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

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

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 […]

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Cornell’s chief investment officer steps down

Cornell’s chief investment officer has departed abruptly after just six months on the job, the Cornell Sun reported. Michael Abbott, who assumed his post in November 2010, stepped down on Sunday according to Cornell’s Vice President for University Communications Tommy Bruce. No reasons have yet been given for Abbott’s departure, Bruce told the Cornell Sun […]

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Professors of Bluegrass rock out in the Davenport common room

Rain helps the bluegrass grow, or so says Davenport College Dean Craig Harwood. Harwood, Provost Peter Salovey and the other members of their band, the Professors of Bluegrass, assembled in Davenport’s common room Saturday afternoon to jam on the bass, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar. Harwood’s son, Asher, also made a guest appearance.

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Marrow donor registry drive adds 869

The third annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive added an unofficial count of 869 people to the national registry Wednesday, Yale Athletics told the News in an email. The official tally will come from the Be The Match registry run by the National Marrow Donor Program in several weeks. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1436″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1437″ […]

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Schwartz ’11 honored by drive

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 […]

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Administrators try out ideas at Yale-NUS

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?)

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 […]

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Prizes still under review

Academic departments will soon award their end-of-year prizes to selected students, but many chairmen are still waiting for the final say from the administration on how much money they can grant. The University is nearing completion of the comprehensive review of nearly 100 prize funds in academic and athletic departments and professional schools that it […]

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