Salovey to become College dean

February 24, 2004
Yale Graduate School Dean Peter Salovey GRD ’86 will be named the new dean of Yale College at a ceremony at Beinecke Rare Book Library at 4:30 p.m. today, several Graduate School officials said this afternoon. History Department Chairman Jon Butler will succeed Salovey as new dean of the Graduate School, one Graduate School administrator »

Provost, VP welcomed by Chinese alums

February 20, 2004
As Yale Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam and University Provost Susan Hockfield recently learned, a distance of thousands of miles cannot weaken ties to Yale. Hockfield and Pagnam traveled to Hong Kong last week to inform area alumni and parents about current University affairs. Fund raising was another purpose of the trip, Pagnam said. »

Harvard grades are on the rise yet again

February 17, 2004
Two years after Harvard University attracted accusations of grade inflation, a letter released by Harvard Dean of the College Benedict H. Gross said grades are once again on the rise among Harvard students. In an October 2001 investigation, the Boston Globe reported that 91 percent of Harvard undergraduates received honors upon graduation. Responding to the »

Costs, China, Science Hill top Corp. agenda

February 13, 2004
A five percent term bill increase for the 2004-05 academic year, building plans for Science Hill, and Yale-China relations 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 the financial situation at the Medical School and fundraising opportunities at »

Alumni, faculty work to rebuild WTC

February 11, 2004
From the classroom to the skyline of New York City, Yale alumni and professors are leading the effort to rebuild Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Yalies are involved in the project both “on-stage and behind the scenes,” Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Architecture Louise Harpman ARC »

Levin to study govt. failures

February 9, 2004
University President Richard Levin was appointed Friday by President George W. Bush ’68 to an independent commission to look into intelligence failures on finding Iraqi weapons. At a press conference Friday evening in the Corporation Room of Woodbridge Hall, Levin said he was honored by the appointment and said he felt the commission’s work was »

Corporation to focus on fiscal issues

February 6, 2004
The Yale Corporation will focus on setting a new term bill and other University fiscal matters when it convenes this weekend for its third meeting of the academic year, Yale officials said. While the University’s highest decision-making body traditionally keeps its agenda secret, Yale officials said the Corporation is also likely to discuss the University’s »

Former VP Culver heads to Mass.

February 5, 2004
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney tapped former Yale Vice President for Finance and Administration Robert Culver to be president and CEO of Massachusetts’ leading economic development group Wednesday. MassDevelopment is a quasi-public authority of the state that assists in the development of businesses and jobs for the commonwealth, Culver said. His new position will require him »

CEO targets racial limits

February 4, 2004
Over the past year, the Center for Equal Opportunity and the American Civil Rights Institute have sent letters of complaint to approximately 100 colleges and universities that offer programs that the CEO characterized as discriminatory, CEO General Counsel Roger Clegg said Monday. Recipients of complaints include Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and »

Levin visits British economic forum

January 28, 2004
Yale University President Richard Levin and keynote speaker Bill Gates addressed audience members at a conference on the future of the British economy in London, England on Monday. The conference, which was organized by the British Chancellor of the Exchequor — the British equivalent of the U.S. Treasury Secretary — was a high level meeting »

Gutmann gets nod for Penn presidency

January 23, 2004
Princeton Provost Amy Gutmann is the sole nominee for the University of Pennsylvania presidency, the university’s Executive Committee of Trustees announced at a press conference Thursday morning. The unanimous nomination came Wednesday night after a four-month search to replace Judith Rodin, who has been president of the university since 1994. Rodin announced last June that »

Levin joins international leaders in Switzerland

January 22, 2004
Yale President Richard Levin joined 2,000 business, government and advocacy leaders from around the globe Wednesday for this year’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The forum participants convened to attend sessions on the state of the world economy and geopolitics. Levin — who is slated to moderate three of these sessions — as »