University releases second sexual misconduct report

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 […]

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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 […]

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UPDATED: Yale-PKU program to be canceled

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 […]

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Unease grows over freedoms at Yale-NUS

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 […]

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Salovey backs most Nordhaus committee proposals

Provost Peter Salovey will accept most recommendations made in a spring report on faculty resources, but tabled a decision on whether to implement “tenure ratio guidelines” — one of the report’s central concerns. A committee chaired by economics professor William Nordhaus ’63 proposed in its report that the University control the rising ratio of tenured […]

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Department of Education ends Title IX investigation

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. […]

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LIVE BLOG: CLASS DAY 2012

CLASS DAY 2012

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Commencement exercises begin with Baccalaureate

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1531″ ] At the Saturday afternoon Baccalaureate service — the first official event of Commencement weekend — roughly one […]

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Yale Health revises coverage

On Friday, Yale Health announced several shifts to its health insurance coverage intended partially as a move toward greater compliance with upcoming changes to federal health care regulations. The changes, which take effect on Aug. 1, expand coverage to include free oral contraceptives and free preventive care immunizations for students enrolled in the University’s health […]

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Campus mourns Brunt ’15

The Yale community came together Thursday to commemorate the life of Zachary Brunt ’15, a student who shone as a musician and a scientist, and who engaged all kinds of people. The grief that gripped campus after students and faculty learned of Brunt’s death Wednesday was apparent at a candlelit vigil in the Davenport College […]

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Friends remember Brunt ’15

Zachary Brunt ’15, described by friends as a curious, outgoing musician and scientist, died Wednesday. He was 19. Brunt’s body was found early Wednesday afternoon in Gibbs Laboratories on Science Hill, and his death has been termed an apparent suicide. Known for his long, blond curly hair, Brunt was an active member of Davenport College […]

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Faculty and admins brainstorm shared services

Administrators have agreed to work with faculty and staff in drafting a formal document that would guide University-wide efforts to streamline administrative services. Roughly 10 professors met with Vice President for Business and Finance Operations Shauna King last Wednesday to discuss their concerns with shared services, the business model intended to reduce burden on faculty […]

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