On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001…

Before 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Yale’s fall term was unfolding in the same ways as the countless autumns that had come before. Students were still in the throes of shopping period as professors finalized their course rosters. Administrators were tied up in meeting after meeting as they plannedthe capstone celebration of the University’s […]

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SEAS design center to add practical focus

As the School of Engineering and Applied Science works to build a more interdisciplinary program, it has asked its students to dream up and manufacture devices with practical uses. Set to open in September 2012, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Center for Engineering Innovation & Design will house expanded course offerings in engineering […]

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Admins plan for day after ‘Tomorrow’

After five years and $3.885 billion raised, Yale’s top administrators and strongest financial supporters will gather Sept. 17 to celebrate the end of the Yale Tomorrow campaign. Yale Tomorrow, the University’s most recent fundraising drive, concluded this summer with the biggest year of donations in the University’s history: Yale brought in $862 million in new […]

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Yale pushes online frontier

Three Yale Summer Session professors taught their course material not only to students in New Haven, but also to their classmates thousands of miles away. For the first time this summer, Yale Summer Session offered three online courses, two of them for Yale credit, in which students watched recorded lectures and joined live discussion sections […]

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Shopping Period Dispatch: A new lineup for Gateway to Global Affairs

The lineup of guest lecturers for “Gateway to Global Affairs,” a survey lecture course open to all students, will feature military leaders from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and an expert on the HIV/AIDS crisis worldwide. The course, now in its second year of being offered, will again be […]

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With Stiles open, renovations are complete

After more than a year under scaffolding, Ezra Stiles College reopened its doors last week, bringing 13 years of residential college renovations to a close. As many Stiles students celebrated their college’s new dining hall and brighter atmosphere, University President Richard Levin said the completion of the renovation puts the University’s undergraduate housing on a […]

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Lorimer talks Irene (UPDATED)

UPDATED: 5:11 p.m. In a meeting with freshman counselors, residential college deans, Old Campus Fellows and emergency personnel at 4 p.m. in William L. Harkness Hall, Vice President and Secretary Linda Lorimer asked attendees to encourage their freshmen to take the storm seriously and plan for the peak intensity of storm conditions tomorrow morning. The […]

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Asteroid named in honor of Michele Dufault ’11

UPDATED: 10:18 a.m. Asteroid number 15338 will now be known as “Dufault,” in honor of Michele Dufault ’11, a Saybrook College senior who died in a laboratory accident in April. The naming has been included in the July 15 edition of “Minor Planet Circulars,” a publication of the International Astronomical Union that compiles information on […]

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Harwood to step down as dean of Davenport

Davenport College Dean Craig Harwood GRD ’02 will step down at the end of the month, he announced in a Tuesday email to students in Davenport College. Harwood, who has served as Dean in Davenport since June 2005, will take a position as Director of the Hunter-Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College of the City […]

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Yale Tomorrow concludes, raises $3.881 billion

Yale Tomorrow, the University’s five-year comprehensive fundraising campaign, concluded June 30 having raised $3.881 billion — the largest such total in Yale history. The sum includes alumni, parent, corporate and foundation gifts to the University endowment, capital projects and construction, and current-year funds that immediately benefit areas like financial aid. In a Tuesday press release […]

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University to announce revamped anti-Semitism initiative, Rabbi Ponet ’68 says

In the coming days, the University will announce a revamped Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism, Slifka Center Rabbi James Ponet ’68 wrote in an email to undisclosed recipients Friday afternoon. After this month’s decision to end the program, which prompted criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and in columns in […]

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Kissinger papers donated to University

Nobel laureate Henry A. Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford LAW ’41, will donate his papers to the University in a move that will greatly enhance the study of diplomatic history at Yale. Finalized after roughly six months of discussions over the gift, Kissinger’s donation […]

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