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More colleges will see facelifts

April 5, 2006 • 0
Calhoun, Ezra Stiles and Morse colleges will receive more extensive renovations than originally planned, top Yale officials said Tuesday night. These three colleges will undergo substantial renovations as part of an effort to bring them to the same level as the University’s nine other residential colleges, Yale President Richard Levin said. Although the sequence of »
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Hu will visit campus

April 3, 2006 • 0
Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to deliver an address at Yale around midday on Friday, April 21, although no official written confirmation has been received from Chinese officials regarding the visit, University officials said Sunday. During the Yale visit, which would be part of the Chinese leader’s trip to the United States next month, »
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Chinese president to speak at Yale April 21

April 3, 2006 • 0
Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to deliver an address at Yale mid-day on Friday, April 21, although no official written confirmation has been received from Chinese officials regarding the visit, University officials said Sunday. During the Yale visit, which would be part of the Chinese leader’s trip to the United States next month, President »
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Levin stays mum on Hashemi

March 28, 2006 • 0
Yale officials denied a claim made in Monday’s Wall Street Journal Online that President Richard Levin would make the final decision about the application of former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi if he applies for regular degree status this May. Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund reported that an anonymous Yale official told him Levin had »
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Tuition rises to $43,050

March 27, 2006 • 0
The Yale College term bill for the 2006-07 academic year will increase 5 percent to $43,050, according to a University press statement scheduled to be released today. This year’s term bill increase is lower than last year’s increase, which was the highest since 1993. Yale Provost Andrew Hamilton said the factors considered in determining this »
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China’s Hu may visit campus

March 23, 2006 • 0
Chinese President Hu Jintao will likely visit Yale as part of his trip to the United States next month, University officials announced Wednesday. Although the University has not received official confirmation for Hu’s visit to Yale, there is a high probability that Hu will come to the Elm City in late April, University Secretary Linda »
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Columbia lands record donation for new neuroscience center

March 22, 2006 • 0
Columbia University has received a $200 million donation, the largest in the university’s history, to build a new neuroscience center, Columbia President Lee Bollinger announced at a press conference Monday. The Jerome L. Greene Science Center will feature laboratories that will study the relationship between gene function, brain wiring and behavior for treatment of diseases »
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Financial worries shut down AllLearn

March 20, 2006 • 1
AllLearn, a joint online learning initiative of Yale, Stanford University and the University of Oxford formed in September 2000, has closed its operations due to financial difficulties. During its five years in operation, the New York City-based Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Inc. offered noncredit courses authored by Yale, Stanford and Oxford professors to more than »
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Univ. investments in private prisons decline

March 7, 2006 • 0
Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund that invests a portion of Yale’s endowment, has sold about two thirds of its stock in a private prison company that campus activists have criticized for alleged human rights abuses. According to an analysis of public filings released Tuesday by the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, Yale’s indirect holdings »
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Senior giving total increases

March 3, 2006 • 0
This year’s Senior Class Gift to the Yale Alumni Fund is among the largest in the drive’s history, although participation in the drive hit its lowest level since 2003, fund directors said Thursday. The three-week drive — which ran from Jan. 31 through Feb. 21 — raised a combined $18,784 for this year and an »
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Art School gets new dean

March 1, 2006 • 0
Robert Storr, a prominent curator and artist, has been appointed to serve as the dean of the Yale School of Art for five years effective this July, Yale President Richard Levin announced Tuesday. Storr, who was unanimously recommended by an eight-person search committee chaired by School of Art professor Tod Papageorge, will replace current dean »
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Philosophy recruits five new profs

February 28, 2006 • 12
Next fall, the ranks of Yale’s Philosophy Department faculty will grow by five, enabling the department to offer a higher number and broader array of course offerings. The department announced Monday the appointment of four new senior faculty members — professors Tamar Gendler ’87 and Zoltan Szabo of Cornell University, Verity Harte of King’s College »