Corporation fellow to head PepsiCo

August 28, 2006
Come Oct. 1, Yale Corporation Successor Fellow Indra Nooyi SOM ’80 will be the chief executive officer of $33 billion food and beverage company PepsiCo. Nooyi has worked at PepsiCo since 1994 and served as its president and chief financial officer since 2001. She will replace current Chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund at the helm »

Warner to serve on Yale Corporation

June 1, 2006
Margaret Warner ’71 has been elected by Yale alumni worldwide to serve as an Alumni Fellow on the Yale Corporation, University officials said. Warner, whose six-year term begins on July 1, will replace current Alumni Fellow Janet Yellen GRD ’71, whose term ends this June. The announcement was made at an alumni reunion event on »

Christian historian Pelikan dies at 82

May 16, 2006
History professor emeritus Jaroslav Pelikan, a world-renowned scholar of the history of Christianity and of medieval intellectual history, died Saturday of lung cancer at his home in Hamden. He was 82 years old. Pelikan, who joined the Yale faculty in 1962, served as dean of the Graduate School from 1973 to 1978. A Sterling professor »

YCIAS to receive new name, profs

April 28, 2006
A gift provided by Whitney and Betty MacMillan has prompted the renaming of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and will allow for the creation of several new professorships in international studies, Yale President Richard Levin announced Tuesday. The center will now be called the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and »

Corporation talks renovations, security

April 27, 2006
Construction updates, discussion of campus security initiatives and final work on next year’s budget topped the agenda at this past weekend’s Yale Corporation meeting, which began hours after Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke on campus, Yale officials said. The Corporation’s Buildings and Grounds Committee heard progress reports on several campus construction projects and discussed the »

Alums vie for position on board

April 27, 2006
The Association of Yale Alumni has selected Margaret Warner ’71 and William Wright II ’82 as the two candidates who will compete for a vacant seat on the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body. The new Yale Corporation Alumni Fellow will be announced in late May, following a vote by undergraduate, graduate and professional »

Hu speaks on China’s growth

April 24, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao ended his first visit to the United States on Friday with a speech at Yale, where he spoke on China’s strategy for peaceful economic development, as more than 1,000 demonstrators gathered at sites across campus. While student groups organized demonstrations criticizing the Chinese government’s record on human rights, hundreds of people »

Hu ends U.S. trip with campus speech

April 22, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao ended his first visit to the United States Friday with a speech at Yale, where he spoke on China’s strategy for peaceful economic development, as more than 1,000 demonstrators gathered at sites across campus. Hu delivered his speech to a packed audience in Sprague Hall following a reception in Woodbridge Hall »

Univ. preps for visit from Hu

April 21, 2006
The Yale campus prepared for a lockdown Thursday as Chinese officials, the media and the Secret Service descended upon New Haven in anticipation of today’s visit from Chinese President Hu Jintao. The Chinese leader, who met with President George W. Bush ’68 at the White House yesterday, is scheduled to speak at Sprague Hall to »

Committee to review programs

April 18, 2006
A Yale College subcommittee will meet this summer to review and redefine the size, mission and admissions criteria for the non-degree and degree-granting options of Yale’s Special Student Program after the completion of a preliminary internal review, Yale President Richard Levin announced Monday. The standing Committee on Yale College Admissions Policy will clarify the “mission, »

Taliban case spurs Blue Book change

April 17, 2006
Former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi’s presence as a non-degree special student at Yale has put pressure on administrators to expedite ongoing efforts to clarify the difference between the Non-Degree Students Program and the degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program. If Hashemi intends to gain degree status next year — as he told the News in February »

Beijing confirms Hu’s visit

April 12, 2006
Chinese President Hu Jintao will visit Yale as part of his trip to the United States next week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao announced Tuesday at a press conference in Beijing. The announcement confirms the Chinese leader’s campus visit after weeks of uncertainty. Although the announcement did not explicitly state the date of the »