Yale College Dean Mary Miller, center, pictured heading to a Yale College faculty meeting in March.

Meetings may boost faculty clout

September 4, 2012 • 0
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will begin meeting twice a semester this fall, intended in part to address concerns some professors raised last semester regarding University governance. The new meetings — announced by Provost Peter Salovey in a memo sent last week to tenured and tenure-track professors in the FAS — will supplement the »
University President Richard Levin pictured after the announcement of his appointment.

Legacy spans campus, city, globe

August 31, 2012 • 1
On Oct. 2, 1993, Yale President Richard Levin took the stage at his inauguration. Previously the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Levin assumed leadership of a University that was running a substantial budget deficit, allowing its physical plant to deteriorate and planning to reduce the faculty by 10 percent. On Thursday »

Speculation about successor begins

August 31, 2012 • 5
As members of campus absorbed the news of University President Richard Levin’s coming departure, it didn’t take long for the question to arise: Who will be next? The search for Yale’s 23rd president has yet to begin, and multiple administrators declined to comment Thursday on matters regarding Levin’s potential successor. But with Levin’s days in »

University to undergo academic review

August 30, 2012 • 0
Beginning this fall, Yale will conduct the first extensive academic review of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in two decades. Appointment of the committee follows a recommendation made in a spring report on faculty resources that an academic review be held roughly every 10 years to help “keep Yale at the frontiers in the »

UPDATED: McHale’s captaincy suspension follows Toad’s fight

August 12, 2012 • 33
Updated Aug. 12, 7:22 p.m. The suspension of Will McHale’s ’13 football captaincy, announced Saturday, comes as McHale faces an infraction charge of creating a public disturbance for allegedly punching another male student at Toad’s Place on May 15. A witness to the altercation said McHale threw a drink at a friend of Marc Beck »

University releases second sexual misconduct report

July 31, 2012 • 0
Forty-nine cases of sexual harassment, assault or other misconduct were brought to Yale officials between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to the University’s second semiannual report compiling sexual misconduct complaints. The report documents complaints filed by all students, staff and faculty, and contains the first instance of expulsion due to sexual »

With end of Yale-PKU, admins’ hopes unfulfilled

BEIJING — Despite reaffirming its partnership with Peking University seven months ago, Yale decided this summer that it will not continue its program sending undergraduates to live and study at the Chinese school, citing low student enrollment. Yale College Dean Mary Miller, whose office recommended the program’s cancellation, said the Peking University-Yale University Joint Undergraduate »
Despite the University's December 2011 reaffirmation of its commitment to the program that sends Yale students to study at Peking University for full Yale credit, the program is coming to a close.

UPDATED: Yale-PKU program to be canceled

July 25, 2012 • 3
Updated 12:59 a.m. Yale’s program sending undergraduates to study at Peking University for credit will be canceled, the News learned Tuesday. The decision to end the Peking University-Yale University Joint Undergraduate Program in Beijing, disclosed to some faculty members in a Tuesday email from Jane Edwards, dean of international and professional experience, brings an abrupt »
University President Richard Levin and NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan sign Yale-NUS College's founding agreement in September 2010.

Unease grows over freedoms at Yale-NUS

July 20, 2012 • 858
Concerns over political freedoms at Yale-NUS College resurfaced this week after a Monday article in the Wall Street Journal quoted Pericles Lewis, the college’s president, as saying political parties and political protests will not be allowed on campus. Lewis claims the article incorrectly paraphrased him on the latter statement. In an interview with the News »

Department of Education ends Title IX investigation

June 15, 2012 • 796
Yale has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), ending the 15-month saga that began with a Title IX complaint alleging that Yale had allowed a hostile sexual environment to persist. The OCR announced today that it has closed its Title IX investigation of the University’s sexual climate. »


May 20, 2012 • 0
University President Richard Levin called on the class of 2012 to remember the importance of their communities in their lives after Yale.

Commencement exercises begin with Baccalaureate

May 19, 2012 • 2
Two days before conferring degrees to the class of 2012, University President Richard Levin called on graduating seniors to remember the importance of their communities as they strive for a better world after leaving Yale. At the Saturday afternoon Baccalaureate service — the first official event of Commencement weekend — roughly one third of the »
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