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Mangan tapped as new dean of JE

May 11, 2002 • 0
When John Mangan MUS ’94 returns to Yale this fall to become the dean of Jonathan Edwards College, he may be able to bring a smile to the face of JE students without even issuing a dean’s excuse. Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead announced at a JE study break Friday that Mangan, a “brilliant classical »
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Sociology professor Gould dies at 39

May 3, 2002 • 0
A year after being diagnosed with leukemia, sociology professor Roger Gould passed away April 29 in New York City. He was 39. Gould, who left the University of Chicago for Yale in the fall of 2000, was on leave at Columbia University as a Russell Sage Foundation visiting scholar at the time of his death. »
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GSA charter up for student approval

May 1, 2002 • 0
While the debate over graduate student unionization continues to rage on, the Graduate Student Assembly, the graduate school’s student government organization, is hoping that all students will be able to agree on at least one point — a revision of its current charter. The GSA is currently conducting a student referendum to approve the proposed »
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Plagiarism punished in FORMAC

May 1, 2002 • 0
Instead of comments on hippie culture or Madonna, American studies professor Michael Denning began a few of his Formation of Modern American Culture lectures last month with a more somber topic — plagiarism. Three or four FORMAC students have been reported to the Yale College Executive Committee for plagiarizing essays, said FORMAC teaching assistant Elaine »
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A center’s search for global meaning

April 26, 2002 • 0
When asked what he thinks the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is, Adam Taubman ’04 sounded as if he had been asked to explain the phenomenon of globalization itself. “I honestly have no clue,” Taubman said. “I don’t know anything except for the fact that Strobe Talbott left and that the former Mexican »
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Yale snags comp lit prof from Stanford

April 26, 2002 • 0
After spending the last year in Hong Kong and Paris, Stanford comparative literature professor Haun Saussy GRD ’90 will be moving to New Haven in the fall of 2004 — and he’ll be moving with a smile. “It’s kind of a homecoming for me,” Saussy said. “It’s not true that when people leave New Haven, »
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GESO a polarizing voice for reform

April 19, 2002 • 0
At a recent open forum, GESO Chairwoman Anita Seth GRD ’05 said the debate over whether to have a graduate student union was irrelevant. Instead, Seth contended, there had been a graduate student union — even without recognition — at Yale for over 10 years. While they do not all agree with Seth’s statement, administrators, »
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Harvard prof Cornel West heads south to Princeton

April 15, 2002 • 0
Ending months of speculation in the national media and in academia, Princeton University announced Friday that Harvard University Afro-American studies professor Cornel West would join its faculty this fall. But while Harvard and Princeton have waged a high-profile battle over West and the other celebrities of African-American studies, Yale has decided to stay on the »
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Review committee researches and reaches out

April 12, 2002 • 0
After three months of conducting research and interviewing faculty and students, the committee charged with Yale’s comprehensive review of undergraduate education has been making substantial progress, Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead said. Yale President Richard Levin announced plans for the academic review at the tercentennial celebration last October and subsequently appointed the 41-member Committee on »
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SOM admits first Silver Scholars crop

April 11, 2002 • 0
As of Feb. 14, Olivia Kahr ’02 had already secured herself a spot at University College in London as a doctoral candidate in art history. But on Feb. 15, her post-graduate plans evolved into something even more illustrious, courtesy of the Yale School of Management. Named one of eight Silver Scholars by the SOM, Kahr »
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Ivy League alums to join English faculty

April 9, 2002 • 0
When four new junior professors join the Yale English Department this fall, they will bring with them a diversity of interests, but will share one common bond — Ivy League backgrounds. In what English chairwoman Ruth Yeazell called “an excellent year” of hiring, the department recruited Columbia University doctoral candidate Nicole Rice ’95, Lloyd Pratt »
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Zedillo takes globalization center post

April 5, 2002 • 0
Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 accepted Yale’s offer to become the new director for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation from University administrators and faculty members. Yale President Richard Levin said he is excited about the prospects of working with Zedillo and having the opportunity »