Carney ’87 appointed Obama Press Secretary

Yalie Jay Carney ’87, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, was selected by President Barack Obama as the new Press Secretary Thursday afternoon. Carney, a journalist by trade and former Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, was picked from a field of competitive candidates. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton had been projected as a […]

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Yalie named Obama’s new press secretary

The search for the new White House Press Secretary is over: Jay Carney ’87, communications director for Joe Biden and former Washington bureau chief for Time magazine, was selected by President Obama for the post Thursday afternoon. Carney, a journalist by trade, was picked over a number of competitive candidates, most notably Deputy Press Secretary […]

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Elis to join Obama administration

As the Obama administration gears up for 2011, two Yalies have been nominated to join the team: Donald Virrilli Jr. ’79 and David S. Cohen LAW ’89. President Obama announced the appointment of Virrilli and Cohen to key administrative positions in the Departments of Justice and the Treasury, respectively, in a press release Monday evening. […]

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Obama nominates two Yalies to administrative positions

In a press release Monday evening, President Barack Obama announced his intention to appoint two Yalies — Donald Virrilli Jr. ’79 and Davis S. Cohen LAW ’89 — to key administrative positions. Virrilli is being nominated to be the Solicitor General of the United States, while Cohen is being nominated to be the Under Secretary […]

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‘An activist, not a politician’

Bobby Shriver LAW ’81 told the News last Tuesday that his father, Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 was “an activist, not a politician.” During his tenure at Yale, Shriver — a religiously devout public servant — used his editorials in the pages of this newspaper as his pulpit to reach out to his fellow […]

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Icon of a generation honored

POTOMAC, Md. — Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 visited Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md. every day he was at home in Maryland. Every morning, Shriver could be found in the pews of the church, praying with a rosary — the same rosary with which he was buried this weekend. On […]

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Med school prof dies at 61

Dr. Bruce J. Rounsaville ’70, a pioneer in the field of psychiatry, whose groundbreaking work at the Yale School of Medicine revolutionized nationwide approaches to addiction and depression therapy, died Jan. 9. He was 61. Although the cause of Rounsaville’s death remains unknown, he died while swimming at Payne Whitney Gymnasium. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”5188″ ] During […]

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Bono talks Shriver ’38 LAW ’41

U2 frontman Bono wrote an editorial in today’s New York Times of his encounters with another sort of rock star – the late Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41. In the piece, Bono spells out how Shriver, “a diamond intelligence, too bright to keep in the darkness,” was an influential figure in his own personal fights […]

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SHRIVER DIES AT 95

Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41, a pioneer for public service who revolutionized community participation in America as a founder of the Peace Corps and the Special Olympics, a 1972 vice-presidential candidate and a Yale Daily News Chairman, died Monday afternoon at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was 95. Shriver, known as “Sarge” to […]

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Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 hospitalized

Former vice-presidential nominee, Peace Corps Director, and Yale Daily News Chairman Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 was hospitalized at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda Md., on Sunday night. The 95-year-old is currently in critical condition, according to a statement by the Associated Press. Shriver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2003, but the nature of the […]

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New Haven Promise to offer internships

University President Richard Levin promised in November that Yale would help New Haven public school students reach their “full potential,” and this summer, two Yale students will do so through the President’s Public Service Fellowship. New Haven Promise — a partnership between the city of New Haven and Yale that provides college tuition to New […]

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No stopping for snow

Yale has not had a snow day since 1978, and it looks as if today will be no exception. While Governor Dan Malloy said he was prepared to close state roads and highways if needed after forecasts suggested 18 to 25 inches of snow across Connecticut through early Wednesday evening, Yale will stay open. Tuesday […]

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