Years later, prize funds still not renewed
In 2006, the English Department awarded a total of $15,125 to students via the Elmore A. Willets Prize for Fiction. In 2009, that number climbed to $20,750. But by 2013, the Willets Prize awarded a mere $3,000.
SEAS receives $20 million donation
The donations come with an agreement that the University’s Computer Science Department will move into SEAS. The department will add five new faculty positions, increasing its size by 25 percent.
Concerns of adjuncts nation-wide not always felt at Yale
Last Wednesday, on the first National Adjunct Walkout Day, unsatisfied instructors around the country stormed out of their classrooms, wielded signs demanding better treatment and staged alternative protests like teach-ins and rallies. They were rallying against poor job security and low wages. But at Yale, adjuncts seem to have stayed put.
New colleges to host annexed students
When the new colleges open in August 2017, they will welcome about 200 new freshmen. Less frequently discussed are those who will be joining them: juniors annexed from their residential colleges.
Thomas Near named Saybrook master
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor Thomas Near will be the next master of Saybrook College, University President Peter Salovey announced to a crowd of students Friday evening in the college's dining hall.
Christakis named Silliman master
Sociology professor Nicholas Christakis will be the new master of Silliman College, University President Peter Salovey announced to a dining hall full of excited Sillimanders Thursday.