Yale Health revises coverage

April 26, 2012
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 »
A vigil held in the Davenport courtyard Thursday night honored the life of Zachary Brunt ’15, who was found dead in a physics lab Wednesday afternoon.

Campus mourns Brunt ’15

April 20, 2012
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 »
Davenport student Zachary Brunt ’15 was found dead on campus Wednesday afternoon.

Friends remember Brunt ’15

April 19, 2012
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 »

Faculty and admins brainstorm shared services

April 18, 2012
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 »
Members of Morse College celebrated their victory in Saturday’s Freshman Olympics on Old Campus.

Freshman Olympics struck by thefts

April 16, 2012
Lindsay Pearlman ’15 was petting a dog at Saturday’s Freshman Olympics on Old Campus when a student wearing a Berkeley College T-shirt snatched the Morse College flag out of her hands. Morse was one of four colleges to lose their flags in a spate of thefts committed by Timothy Dwight College students during this year’s »
Recent debates over University policies have called Yale’s decision-making procedures into question.

UP CLOSE | The challenge of ‘shared governance’

April 12, 2012
On the evening of Jan. 18, roughly 20 professors gathered for wine and cheese at the home of English professor Jill Campbell GRD ’88. The event, co-hosted by History of Art professor David Joselit, was an informal affair, but the evening’s discussion helped launch a concerted campaign of faculty dissent. The group had met to »

Faculty approve Yale-NUS resolution

April 6, 2012
Despite a statement of opposition from University President Richard Levin, faculty voted by a wide margin to pass a resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties at Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting. The roughly 200 Yale College faculty members who attended the meeting spent two and a half hours discussing »

Faculty to continue Yale-NUS debate

April 5, 2012
A resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties will likely be brought to a vote at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Professors voted to suspend the rules of the meetings to introduce and debate the resolution, written by political science and philosophy professor Seyla Benhabib GRD ’77, at their monthly »

Faculty discuss accounting report

April 3, 2012
Roughly 100 faculty gathered Thursday to discuss a March report on how Yale’s faculty resources are allocated. University President Richard Levin said professors at the meeting were “unanimously receptive” to the recommendations in the report and expressed support for their implementation by the Provost’s Office. He said faculty spent much of the 90-minute meeting discussing »

Budget concerns underlie memo

April 2, 2012
Faculty and administrators say a memo released Thursday to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey is only the starting point in responding to concerns raised by professors this semester. Levin told the News Sunday that he thinks the University’s tight financial situation since the onset of »

Levin, Salovey respond to faculty concerns

March 30, 2012
In a memo released Thursday to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey responded to a number of concerns aired by professors this semester. In the wake of two contentious Yale College faculty meetings held in February and March — in which professors discussed the University’s push to »

Admins weigh software upgrade

March 28, 2012
Administrators are determining how best to upgrade a computer system central to Yale’s administrative tasks, after similar efforts were stalled by the recession. Vice President for Finance and Business Operations Shauna King said in a Tuesday email that administrators are currently “investigating the best approach” to upgrading Yale’s aging Oracle computer system — a set »
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