In academic arena, ties to Wall Street world crucial to Shiller

Yale economics professor Robert Shiller is a best-selling author and currently teaches the famous course “Financial Markets.” Shiller is best known for the Case-Shiller Index, a house price index he began tabulating in 1991. This index has recently been cited as an indicator of the strength of the housing market, recently brought to light by […]

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Linux great, for iTunes-free ‘apostles’

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Goetzmann deems hedge funds good for Elis

William Goetzmann is the Edwin J. Beinecke professor of finance and management studies at the School of Management, where he teaches a popular course entitled “Investment Management.” His research focuses on investments ranging from hedge funds to real estate to paintings. In an interview with the News, Goetzmann discusses how Yalies can get involved, how […]

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SOM boosts language skills

Yale’s language-study requirement may be the bane of some students’ freshman years, but for those pursuing careers in the world of international trade and business, there may be no choice but to endure the pain. Students, professors and administrators at the School of Management and in Yale College said the increasingly competitive global job market […]

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SOM redesign to bolster curriculum

As renowned architect Lord Norman Foster ARC ’62 and his firm Foster + Partners prepare to release more detailed plans for a new School of Management campus scheduled to go up in 2011, students and administrators involved in planning the construction are becoming excited about the new complex’s ability to better serve the SOM’s unique […]

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Career market remains strong for SOM students

As School of Management students finish up their fall coursework, they are focusing not just on Thanksgiving dinner, but on employment for next summer — whether that means an internship or a full-fledged job. But while the lagging national economy has noticeably curtailed business and finance opportunities for undergraduates, for the most part, job prospects […]

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Tailoring to trends brings local success

With diploma in hand, Shawn Liu SOM ’07 founded New Haven custom clothing company Hillhouse Tailors with classmate Jennie Vry SOM ’07. Liu, whose company sells Shanghai-manufactured men’s dress shirts that start at $65, estimates that Hillhouse Tailors will have revenues of $1.2 million by 2009. Liu sat down with the News to talk about […]

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Apple wins operating system battle

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YES president: Immersion is key to success

Marty Rod ’08 is president of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, a non-profit student group that promotes entrepreneurship on campus. YES currently runs a yearly “Y50K” competition for aspiring entrepreneurs, backing the winning team with a $50,000 investment and support. Rod sat down with the News to explain how students can become entrepreneurs, what types of […]

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Pick your phone, from glam to geeky

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Admit it: Tech pushes your buttons, too

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Aldermen consider Taser proposal

The Public Safety Committee of the Board of Aldermen met Wednesday to discuss the proposals of the Deadly Force Task Force, which were released last November in response to incidents of lethal force used by police officers. Formed after a string of deadly confrontations between police and residents, some of whom were mentally ill, the […]

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