Putting a price on Larry Summers

Maybe you’ve wondered: How much would it cost to bring in a former Harvard president to give a big-time guest lecture in SSS 114? Now we have an answer: $10,000, according to financial records released by the White House earlier this month. Former Harvard President and Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who is now President Barack […]

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Briefly: EP&E alters core requirements

The Program of Ethics, Politics and Economics is changing the course requirements for its majors, starting with the class of 2012. Instead of being required to take one course each in three of four core areas, students will take one course each in two of three core areas, plus one course in a separate category […]

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Briefly: Yale professors are fourth-highest paid in nation, report says

Salaries for full professors at Yale are the fourth-highest in the nation, according to a report published Monday by the American Association of University Professors. Yale’s average salary of $174,000 — up from $165,000 the year before — places it behind only professors at Harvard, Stanford and Princeton universities. Associate professors at the University earn […]

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The death of the Blue Book?

Highlighting and underlining courses in a Blue Book, officially known as the Yale College Programs of Study, may soon be a thing of the past. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and to save money, the Yale College Publications Office will likely allow students to opt out of receiving a hard copy of […]

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Committee grants four professors tenure

A committee voted to grant tenure to four professors and to promote a fifth to full professor Thursday afternoon. Eric Sargis of anthropology, Udo Schwarz of mechanical engineering, Brian Scassellati of computer science and Ruth Blake of geology and geophysics were all granted tenure at a meeting of the Board of Permanent Officers, composed of […]

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Grad school more selective

Expecting more students than usual to take them up on an offer of admission, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences accepted fewer students this year than last. Graduate School Dean Jon Butler said he expects the school’s yield to rise this year after applications increased 9 percent, largely because a gloomy job market is […]

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Renaissance studies no longer a major

Starting next year, Renaissance studies will no longer be a standalone major, following a unanimous vote in favor of the proposal by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Thursday afternoon. The major will now be offered as a special divisional major, and all courses in the program — which were cross-listed in other departments […]

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Graduates adjust to market

As the recession places strain on the nation’s job market, the Graduate School and its academic departments are rolling out new strategies to help Yale’s graduate students win more professorships and postdoctoral appointments. Tactics and job placement strategies vary by department, as do job placement rates, but Graduate Career Services is set to launch a […]

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Briefly: Mangan to join Curtis Institute of Music

John Mangan, the Graduate School’s assistant dean of administration, will leave Yale in June to join the Curtis Institute of Music as vice-president and dean. Mangan will oversee the academic, musical studies and performance curricula at Curtis, succeeding Robert Fitzpatrick. Prior to becoming Yale’s assistant dean, Mangan served as the dean of Jonathan Edwards College. […]

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Faculty hiring holds up

Consistent with a pledge University President Richard Levin made in December, and despite the recession, Yale is continuing to hire faculty at a normal rate. In interviews, six administrators and eight department chairs said the University has been actively recruiting candidates for several dozen faculty positions. And because of this, the administrators said, Yale is […]

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Yale to allow more credits abroad

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students will now be allowed to use credits from both a summer and semester abroad toward the 36 credits required to graduate, University faculty decided Thursday. In a move to encourage international exploration, the proposal — presented by the Committee on Honors and […]

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Briefly: Brantley, of English department, awarded tenure

The Board of Permanent Officers voted to appoint Jessica Brantley, formerly an assistant professor, to tenure yesterday afternoon. She is now an associate professor. Brantley specializes in Old and Middle English literature, manuscript studies, text-image relations and the history of the book. In December 2007, she released a book entitled “Reading in the Wilderness,” an […]

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