Hillary Clinton delivers Class Day address

May 21, 2001 • 1
Encouraging the graduating class to follow their dreams and to care for their hair, Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 spoke at Yale’s 300th Commencement as Class Day speaker Sunday. Dressed in a teal-blue pantsuit, a hatless Clinton stood at a podium on Old Campus before a crowd of nearly 20,000 and talked about public service, »

Bush ’68 to get honorary degree, speak at Commencement

May 17, 2001 • 0
Two extremely high-profile politicians will address this year’s graduating seniors. Both President George W. Bush ’68 and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 have lived in the White House and went to Yale, but the similarity ends there. Bush, a Republican, will receive an honorary degree and speak at Commencement. Clinton, a Democrat, »

Bush likely to speak at Commencement

May 10, 2001 • 0
President George W. Bush ’68, whose love-hate relationship with Yale has warmed since he took office in January, has apparently agreed to attend the University’s Commencement May 21 and may receive an honorary degree at the ceremony. White House officials told Dennis Moore, director of public relations for the University of Notre Dame, that Bush »

Corporation approves building projects, capital budget

April 25, 2001 • 0
In an otherwise uneventful meeting last weekend, the Yale Corporation approved building projects for the summer, placed its stamp of approval on the capital budget for next year and received an update on fund raising. Trustees approved plans to renovate Sprague Hall, home to many student performances, this summer. Yale President Richard Levin said the »

Yale to go global in its fourth century

April 20, 2001 • 0
At its bicentennial, Yale’s administrators made predictions on how the University would evolve in the 20th century. They got it all wrong — failing to envision the changing demographics of the student body, the inclusion of women and the rise of biological sciences. But one century later, at Yale’s tercentennial, administrators are taking a firmer »

Corporation meeting looks to be ho-hum

April 19, 2001 • 0
The Yale Corporation will be on campus Thursday and Friday for what it expected to be an uneventful meeting. No major announcements are expected to come from the meeting, and trustees said they are more focused on participating in this weekend’s Tercentennial celebration. The meeting, which is usually held on Friday and Saturday, has been »

Yalies around the world to mark 300th

April 18, 2001 • 0
Around the world, alumni will be wishing happy 300th birthday to Yale this year. This May, there will be a tercentennial birthday party in Hong Kong for all Yale alumni living in Asia. In July, Yale alumni living in Europe are invited to celebrate their alma mater’s birthday in London. Yale President Richard Levin, University »

TD overhaul still without major gifts

April 17, 2001 • 0
Although the University has not received any major gift to fund Timothy Dwight College’s renovations, the project is still set to begin in less than one month. The development office has raised only $3 million for TD, the fourth residential college to be renovated. Unlike the three colleges renovated before it, TD’s overhaul will be »

Senior class raises record funds for its annual gift

April 13, 2001 • 0
Senior class members have thanked Old Eli in record-breaking amounts. This year’s graduating class has raised nearly $13,000 for Yale from 70 percent of students — breaking fund-raising totals and participations rates for the annual senior class gift. The residential colleges competed to raise the most money, and Silliman and Ezra Stiles colleges came out »

Yale will not face penalty for ’89 slay

April 12, 2001 • 0
A state appeals court judge ruled Wednesday that a 10-year-old wrongful death suit against Yale and a psychiatrist will not go to trial. The case concerns the 1989 killing of Angelina Bryant by Aaron Haruna Gillum, a former Yale graduate student who committed suicide just after murdering Bryant. In 1991, the parents of Gillum and »

Bill Clinton a no-show for Tercentennial

April 11, 2001 • 0
Though he has yet officially to inform Yale, former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 will not attend the tercentennial celebration next weekend. Yale administrators extended an invitation to Clinton to speak on a panel entitled “Creating Economic Prosperity” at the second major tercentennial weekend, which is dedicated to the University’s most active alumni. Although Clinton »

For Jews at Yale, a struggle to be accepted

April 4, 2001 • 0
No one knows exactly how many Jewish students will be admitted to Yale this year — because the days of mandatory quotas on Jewish students admitted to Yale are over. But for the majority of Yale’s history, the number of Jews enrolled was a very important figure. Administrators, faculty and alumni wanted to preserve the »