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Miller memorializes Dufault ’11

April 13, 2011 • 0
In a tribute to Michele Dufault ’11, Yale College Dean Mary Miller sent the following statement to the News Wednesday evening. Before her appointment as dean in October 2008, Miller served as Dufault’s master in Saybrook College. Four years ago this month, I heard about Michele Dufault from one of my college classmates, the head »
Michele Dufault '11
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Michele Dufault ’11 dies in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory accident

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m. Michele Dufault ’11, an astronomy and physics major from Massachusetts, died last night in an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, University President Richard Levin confirmed in a campuswide e-mail at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Vice President Lorimer, Dean Miller, and I have met with the family of Michele Dufault to extend our deepest »
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Univ. to revise sexual misconduct policies

April 13, 2011 • 5
The University will alter its sexual misconduct policies following the Department of Education’s clarification of Title IX regulations, a member of the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel said Tuesday. The revised specifications, released April 4 in a “Dear Colleague” letter from the Office for Civil Rights to schools and universities receiving federal »
The Yale-NUS campus design aims to integrate elements of Yale’s collegiate style and traditional Singaporean features.
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Singapore campus takes shape

April 12, 2011 • 6
The design of the new Yale-NUS College will incorporate some traditional “Yale” elements and other tropical Singaporean styles in its design. Plans for the physical plant of Yale-NUS College, the liberal arts college that the University will operate jointly with the National University of Singapore, were unveiled at a Monday morning press conference in Singapore. »
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Yale-NUS must uphold “brand” standards

April 5, 2011 • 1782
As Yale prepares to open a jointly run liberal arts college with the National University of Singapore — the first Yale collaboration of its kind — administrators are considering how to preserve the quality of a Yale education overseas. Yale and NUS formalized plans for the Singapore-based college last week, paving the way for administrators »
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Yale Tomorrow tops goal

April 5, 2011 • 1067
With the help of several recent gifts to the University, Yale has topped the goal it set for the fundraising campaign it began in 2006. As of March 31, Yale had raised $3.534 billion as part of Yale Tomorrow, its comprehensive five-year drive for donations. Although the campaign passed its $3.5 billion goal three months »
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Academic freedom promised at Yale-NUS

April 1, 2011 • 2
As Yale and the National University of Singapore commit to moving forward with their jointly run liberal arts college, administrators are taking steps to ensure that academic freedom will be protected on the foreign campus. Officials at both universities announced a final budget and agreement that made plans for Yale-NUS College a reality on Wednesday, »
The finalized budget for the Yale-NUS project allocates money to expenses like campus dormitories, such as those of Prince George Park at NUS above, faculty salaries and financial aid. The project should be finished by Fall 2013.
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With budget set, Singapore proceeds

March 31, 2011 • 1
Six months after announcing plans for a jointly-operated liberal arts college in Singapore to the Yale faculty, Yale and National University of Singapore administrators have finalized a budget that will make their plans a reality. Yale and NUS signed the official agreement to create the college on Monday, formalizing the memorandum of understanding the universities »
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$40 million “vote of confidence” in cancer research

March 31, 2011 • 1
Yale’s reputation for high caliber drug research has attracted promises of collaboration and a $40 million gift to fund cancer research from a multinational pharmaceutical company. The donation from Gilead Sciences, which was announced Tuesday morning, will support research into drug discovery for cancer treatment over the next four to ten years and could be »
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University nets $40M for cancer research

March 30, 2011 • 0
A $40 million gift to the Yale School of Medicine will support research and clinical infrastructure for genetic treatments of cancer. The gift from Gilead Sciences, Inc., announced Wednesday morning, will support research that identifies molecular and genetic targets for future drugs and therapies, a Wednesday press release said. The gift will bridge research at »
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Yale watches over students abroad

March 29, 2011 • 0
After the democratic revolutions in Egypt and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan forced Yale to recall approximately 80 students and faculty members traveling this spring, the University is refining the procedures it uses to monitor affiliates studying and researching abroad. The University requires undergraduate students receiving Yale course credit or funding to go abroad »
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Committee to consider ROTC’s return formed

March 29, 2011 • 0
Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced Monday the chair of a faculty committee that will review the academic issues surrounding the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to campus. Engineering professor Gary Haller will lead the committee as it reviews policies that the Yale faculty adopted in 1969 and 1970, shortly after Army and »