Levin, Commission on Intelligence meet in D.C.

September 30, 2004 • 0
Yale President Richard Levin is in Washington, D.C. joining a group appointed to investigate U.S. intelligence on Iraq by U.S. President George Bush ’68. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, which is holding its sixth meeting since it was formed late last winter, includes Senator John »

Campaign to seek Congress’ aid on tuition

September 29, 2004 • 0
Columbia University students recently announced plans to mobilize a campaign encouraging students at universities — including Yale — to lobby the U.S. government to adopt an act that would ease the burden of rising college tuitions. Through the Columbia University Senate and with guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, Columbia Teachers College students Baranda »

Prof’s son freed by Iraqi captors

September 23, 2004 • 0
When kidnappers were holding professor Alan Garen’s son Micah hostage in Iraq this summer, Yale stepped in to support the Garen family and aid efforts to free Micah Garen. Micah Garen, 36, a journalist, was working on a story in Nasiriyah when he was abducted by Al-Sadr militiamen on Aug. 13. His captors released him »

China moves to Rule of Law

September 22, 2004 • 0
The recent arrival of visiting Law School professor Xu Zhiyong marks a new chapter in the history of collaboration between Yale and China. During the year, Xu and other professionals involved with Chinese non-government organizations will work with Yale’s China Law Center to suggest reforms to the country’s legal system. Along with Chinese scholars and »

At Yale, Labor Day is just another Monday

September 13, 2004 • 0
While the online away messages of students at other universities last Monday — Labor Day — may have read “At the beach,” or “Barbecuing in the courtyard,” the messages of some Yale students read “In class.” Students at some of the University’s peer institutions enjoy days off for federal holidays like Labor Day, President’s Day »

Univ. forges ties with Chinese schools

September 13, 2004 • 0
A convoy of Yale administrators visited Beijing late last week to discuss new undergraduate academic collaborations with Chinese universities, acting in line with a broad plan to establish “sister school” relationships with universities around the world. University Vice President Linda Lorimer and Yale College Dean Peter Salovey led the delegation of Yale officials that met »

Women yet to reach presidency

September 10, 2004 • 0
Thirty-three years ago, Yale graduated its first class of women. Since then, women have ascended the University’s ranks, and some eventually assumed top posts at the University before departing to lead other institutions. As Yale Provost Susan Hockfield prepares to leave Yale for the presidency of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she will become the »

Chinese leaders learn about U.S. higher ed.

September 3, 2004 • 0
As part of Yale’s efforts to bolster its status as a global institution, the University recently hosted an academic administration program for officials from some of China’s top universities. The University Leadership Program, which was sponsored by Yale and the Chinese government, was the first of its kind throughout the over 150-year academic relationship between »

Process for granting visas improve

September 2, 2004 • 0
After negotiating this summer with the U.S. government, Yale administrators said the speed and quality of the nation’s visa-granting process has improved, smoothing this fall’s entry of international students into the country. But two University students remain stranded, without the ability to enter the country and begin their studies. Yale President Richard Levin, who led »

Levin calls for visa reform

May 21, 2004 • 0
Yale University President Richard Levin outlined his new efforts to combat the current problems with the United States’ visa-granting system for international students who wish to study in America in an e-mail he sent to the Yale community Monday. Levin, along with a group of top university presidents, representatives and trustees formed this spring, is »

Corporation talks renovations, athletic recruits, visas

April 23, 2004 • 0
Renovation plans for Silliman and Trumbull colleges, a report from Yale’s director of Human Resources, and a discussion of University finances topped the Yale Corporation’s agenda last weekend, Yale President Richard Levin said at a debriefing Thursday. The Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body, also examined its policy on admitting athletes, and international students’ difficulties »

Hillhouse, White House may be a step away

April 21, 2004 • 0
With an impending Presidential race between two candidates who possess Yale degrees, the tradition of the political Yalie will continue at the highest level for at least one more term. Yale President Richard Levin is one of many Yale presidents whose governmental involvement demonstrates that Yale alumni are not the only University representatives connected to »