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Renovations continue, quickly and smoothly

September 5, 2001 • 0
Unfazed by a major fire and the discovery of human remains at a construction site, Yale continued its massive renovation efforts this summer at a more frantic pace than ever before. Work continued according to plan at most sites, with 451 College St. and Saybrook College nearly done. Several other areas saw scaffolding rise or »
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Yale operating budget tops $1.4 billion

September 5, 2001 • 0
Still prospering from its financial stability, Yale will spend record amounts in 2001-2002 while balancing the budget for the fifth consecutive year. The Yale Corporation approved the current budget at its June meeting, authorizing $1.4 billion in operating expenditures and an additional $324 million for capital projects. Endowment growth, low interest rates and improved fiscal »
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Fire ravages Saybrook Master’s House

June 20, 2001 • 0
A two-alarm fire roared through part of Saybrook College Saturday night, gutting the Master’s House on High Street but leaving the majority of the college undamaged. New Haven firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 10 p.m., shortly after the fire was reported, and were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the rest »
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Bush likely to speak at Commencement

May 10, 2001 • 0
President George W. Bush ’68, whose love-hate relationship with Yale has warmed since he took office in January, has apparently agreed to attend the University’s Commencement May 21 and may receive an honorary degree at the ceremony. White House officials told Dennis Moore, director of public relations for the University of Notre Dame, that Bush »
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Renovations to begin on TD, Farnam, Welch

April 25, 2001 • 0
The onslaught of renovation projects at Yale will continue this summer, with construction workers amassing in even greater numbers around campus as students vacate their rooms in Timothy Dwight College and other locations at the University. Renovations to TD, Farnam Hall and Welch Hall will begin shortly after students make way for scaffolding, jackhammers and »
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Rally draws pro-union protestors to Green

April 25, 2001 • 0
As Yale history professor Robert Johnston joined in a pro-union rally Friday, one of his young sons looked up at him and asked if the screaming protesters nearby were trying to drive the “people in suits” crazy. Johnston said the protesters were just trying to spread their message, but the march, which coincided with both »
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Budget head plans sunny retirement

April 20, 2001 • 0
When Vice President of Finance and Administration Joseph Mullinix tapped a former fur business operator with a public health degree to be Yale’s budget director in 1996, some of the University’s top brass thought Mullinix had flipped his lid. Outgoing budget director Gary Sax EPH ’73 was then director of planning for the School of »
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Maya Lin says no to donor sculpture

April 18, 2001 • 0
Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86, best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., has turned down an opportunity to create a monument in a prominent campus location that would have honored some of Yale’s most generous alumni donors, administrative sources said. University officials are now considering alternative ways to express »
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Provost nixes soap plan, citing budget constraints

April 17, 2001 • 0
Provost Alison Richard, Yale’s chief academic and financial officer, yesterday rejected a Yale College Council proposal to install liquid hand soap dispensers in hallway bathrooms on Old Campus and in residential colleges. The decision comes after months of heavy lobbying by Freshman College Council officers with the YCC’s support. In the end, Richard, who is »
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Metlitzki, renowned literary scholar, dies at 86

April 17, 2001 • 0
Dorthee Metlitzki GRD ’58, one of Yale’s most talented and multifaceted professors of English, died Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. She was 86 years old. Metlitzki taught at Yale for 26 years before retiring in 1984. Early in her life, she was active in Israeli politics and played a role in the founding of Israel. »
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National faculty salary rise barely beat inflation

April 16, 2001 • 0
The average faculty salary nationwide rose 3.5 percent during the 2000-2001 academic year, outpacing inflation for the seventh time in eight years, according to an annual report released Friday by the American Association of University Professors. While professor salaries still grew relative to inflation, the magnitude of increase has greatly narrowed. The 2000-2001 boost barely »
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Yale’s unions hire media coordinator

April 13, 2001 • 0
Yale’s unions have hired a media coordinator to supplement existing communications staff as the University’s labor groups continue to prepare for upcoming contract negotiations. David DeRosa, the new public relations specialist, joined the Federation of Hospital and University Employees — the alliance among Yale’s recognized and prospective unions — this week. He is working alongside »