Yale pushes online frontier

September 6, 2011 • 1
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 »
Students congregate on the redesigned lawn outside the Ezra Stiles dining hall.

With Stiles open, renovations are complete

September 1, 2011 • 2
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 »

Kissinger papers donated to University

June 16, 2011 • 3
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 »

Chinese book distributor apologizes to Yale

June 16, 2011 • 9
Yale has received a formal apology from a Chinese book distributor that was responsible for a book illegally containing the content of five Open Yale Courses. Because the licenses of courses broadcast through Open Yale Courses preclude third parties from using their content commercially, the Office of the General Counsel contacted the publisher of the »

Bass ’67 ARC ’72 named new Corporation senior fellow

June 13, 2011 • 2
Edward P. Bass ’67 ARC ’72 will replace Roland Betts ’68 as Senior Fellow on the Yale Corporation, the University announced Monday morning. A successor trustee of the Corporation since 2001, Bass will serve as the board’s leader for his two remaining years as a Corporation member. As Senior Fellow, Bass will work with University »

New Naval ROTC unit to draw students from across state

May 26, 2011 • 6
Yale’s new Naval ROTC unit slated to start in the fall of 2012 won’t just serve Elis: The unit will be the only one of its kind in the state. The new unit, which will activate almost 40 years after ROTC left Yale’s campus, will be open to Elis as well as students from other »

Naval ROTC to return to Yale in fall 2012

May 26, 2011 • 6
UPDATED: 2:53 p.m. A Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps unit will return to the University in the fall of 2012, ending ROTC’s over 40 year absence from Yale’s campus, according to a press release from the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. University President Richard Levin will sign an agreement with U.S. Secretary of the »
Yale University President Richard Levin has not yet decided when he will step down from his position, mentioning that he still has work to do.

UP CLOSE | Long term goals mark Levin term

April 28, 2011 • 2
Last December, rumors abounded that University President Richard Levin, who has held the job for nearly 18 years, might leave to accept a post in the Obama administration. In the weeks before the holiday break, questions flooded campus: Would Levin leave Yale? Who would replace him? And what might a new president mean for the »
In designing Yale-NUS’s curriculum, administrators hope to combine elements of both Eastern and Western intellectual traditions.

Administrators try out ideas at Yale-NUS

April 21, 2011 • 2
Administrators hope the new Yale-NUS College will provide them with a clean slate on which to redesign the liberal arts education. As administrators draft plans for the academic curriculum of the college that Yale is building with the National University of Singapore, they are thinking about ways to reshape the University’s traditional pedagogy. The environment »

Corporation discusses budget

April 18, 2011 • 8
This weekend, the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, met to discuss the University’s finances, which are slowly climbing out of a three-year deficit. Foremost on the group’s agenda was the discussion of the new capital construction projects that will become possible as the endowment continues to recover, and the future fundraising efforts that »
Sixty-five undergraduates traveled to Scituate, Mass. on Saturday to honor classmate and friend Michele Dufault ’11.

Friends travel to Dufault’s funeral

April 18, 2011 • 0
SCITUATE, Mass. — Family and friends gathered Saturday morning for a funeral to commemorate the life of Michele Dufault ’11, a Saybrook College senior who died in a machine shop accident last Wednesday. Over 400 people filled St. Mary of the Nativity Church Saturday in her hometown to honor what Dufault’s mother Diane Quintin Dufault »
Michele Dufault ’11, a member of the Yale Precision Marching Band, was commemorated with a vigil Wednesday night.

Campus mourns ‘rising star’ Dufault ’11

April 14, 2011 • 1525
Michele Dufault ’11, a senior in Saybrook College, a passionate physicist, oceanographer and saxophonist, and a dedicated friend, died early Wednesday morning in a tragic accident. She was 22. Members of the Yale community lit candles in Saybrook College’s Killingworth Courtyard Wednesday night in honor of Dufault — they remembered her genuine kindness and intellectual »