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Briefly: News from spring break

State assembly kills bill regarding Catholic Church oversight In light of concerns over its constitutionality, state legislators killed a bill in the General Assembly that would force the Catholic Church to give lay leaders more control over parish finances. Senate Bill 1098, known as An Act Modifying Corporate Laws Relating to Certain Religious Corporations, drew »
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Koh named for State post

March 23, 2009 • 12
President Barack Obama nominated Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh on Monday to the position of legal adviser to the Department of State. Upon confirmation by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Koh said in an e-mail message to the Law School community that he will resign from his deanship and take a public service »
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Law School clinic wins second case

March 4, 2009 • 1
The United States Supreme Court has handed Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic another victory, the clinic’s second in the span of just six weeks. The nation’s highest court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that former Eritrean prison guard Daniel Girmai Negusie, who was forced by the Eritrean government to mistreat inmates in his homeland, could still »
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Professors offer views on recession

February 18, 2009 • 6
Though the panel was planned months in advance, a quartet of professors charged with discussing solutions to the current recession ended up talking about the news of the day. After all, they met just hours after President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion stimulus package into law. Before an audience of over 350 in the »
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Briefly: Shiller wins economics prize

February 12, 2009 • 1
The Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany awarded economics professor Robert Shiller the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics on Wednesday. Given biennially, the prize honors an internationally renowned economic researcher and carries an endowment worth $64,000. The Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale, Shiller is most famous for »
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SOM adapts to economy

February 12, 2009 • 0
The economy may be in tatters, but students at the Yale School of Management remain hopeful about finding opportunities in the current job market. Despite the drop in internship and job offers in popular sectors such as finance and consulting, new opportunities have arisen as students and administrators reach out to the school’s alumni base. »
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Briefly: Divinity School to expand exchange program in Asia

February 11, 2009 • 0
Yale Divinity School announced Feb. 5 that it has expanded its international student program to two theological schools in Asia. In addition to existing exchange programs with four institutions in Germany and England, the school is now partners with Chung Chi College, an affiliate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and with Trinity Theological »
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Applications to Divinity School up 13 percent

February 11, 2009 • 31
With the economy sliding further into a recession, applications to Yale Divinity School have increased as people seek spiritual solace from the financial maelstrom, Divinity School administrators said. Yale Divinity School reported a 13 percent increase in total applications, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Anna Ramirez DIV ’93 said Monday. The school had »
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Briefly: Harvard Law moves up recruitment schedule in face of recession

February 9, 2009 • 1
Harvard Law School announced last week that it will advance its on-campus recruitment schedule for law firm employers by one month. Recruiters will arrive on campus during the last full week of August before classes begin. The recession has reduced job offers at law firms nationwide, and students said the school’s recruiting schedule — later »
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Koh considered for State Department

February 5, 2009 • 15
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh is a leading contender to be appointed legal adviser to the Department of State, two people familiar with the selection process told the News.In that position, Koh — a former assistant secretary of state and a »
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Briefly: Harvard Divinity School to ‘sharply reduce’ adjunct, visiting faculty

January 30, 2009 • 0
Harvard Divinity School will sharply reduce the number of visiting and adjunct professors on its staff, appointing only those “absolutely necessary to cover gaps in the curriculum,” the school announced Wednesday in a letter detailing the school’s response to severe losses in its approximately $620 million endowment. Dean William Graham said the measures will help »
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SOM anticipates sizable donation

January 30, 2009 • 0
Fundraising across the University has ground to a near halt, but officials at the Yale School of Management are hoping to leapfrog those troubles with a single gift. Yale is hoping that one donor will commit as much as $100 million to SOM. A gift of that magnitude, SOM officials say, would save the construction »