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Alums sound off on Singapore

Following the announcement earlier this month of Yale’s plan to open a new liberal arts college in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, University President Richard Levin invited faculty, students and alumni to weigh in on the proposal. Ilana Seager interviewed alumni about their views, three of which are represented here. Singaporeans are culturally […]

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TD dean stable after car hits him

Timothy Dwight Dean John Loge is in stable condition after being hit by a car at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. According to e-mails sent by the college’s master, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel, the car struck both Loge and his brother-in-law while they were crossing Union Avenue in front of Union Station. Brenzel said Loge […]

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TD dean Loge in surgery after auto accident

Timothy Dwight College students woke this morning to the news that their dean, John Loge, was involved in a serious car accident Wednesday night. According to e-mails sent by the college’s master, Jeffrey Brenzel, Loge was hit by a car just before 11 p.m. while crossing Union Avenue in front of Union Station. Brenzel said […]

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Funding cut for six campus publications

The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies has been forced to stop funding six student publications this year as a result of budget cuts. The loss of funding — which is tied to last year’s endowment drop — has caused some of these journals to question their futures. Although political science professor Donald Green, […]

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‘The Postal Service’ was already taken

[ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1626″ ] Yale Station postal worker Roger Loiseau isn’t just a friendly neighborhood mail employee — he’s also a musician who has released a debut album released under his stage name, RD Byrd. Loiseau’s eight-track album is a mix of love songs and what he calls “driving down the road” songs, one of which […]

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Another ex-British PM hits the Ivy League

It seems that the Yale-Harvard rivalry has made its way across the pond. Gordon Brown, who stepped down as British prime minister and Labour Party leader in May, will be one of the Visiting Fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics this fall. Unlike fellow former British prime minister Tony Blair’s three-year appointment at Yale, Brown’s […]

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Some professors deferring retirement

Chemistry professor Martin Saunders has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1955 — one of the longest science faculty tenures in Yale’s history — and he has no intention of retiring anytime soon. Indeed, Saunders, who will turn 80 in January, still maintains an active teaching and research schedule. Universities across the country […]

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Knitters find a place in Yale’s social fabric

While many Yale students apply for scholarships to fund independent research or study abroad, Chika Ota ’11 recently won a scholarship for a decidedly different interest: knitting. Ota was awarded one of five annual Beans for Brains College Scholarships, given by JimmyBeansWool.com and Vogue International Knitting Magazine, for her knitting ability, netting an $800 prize […]

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Former provost brings Yale experience to Oxford

OXFORD—It has been only 11 months since former Yale Provost and chemistry professor Andrew Hamilton took up the top academic post at the University of Oxford, but already he is making waves across the pond. Hamilton, now the vice-chancellor of one of the United Kingdom’s most elite universities, is using his experience at Yale to […]

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Law school draws older crowd

Thirty-year-old Mark Fitzgerald LAW ’12 once graced the runways of New York. But he now spends his days in the hallways of Yale Law School. Fitzgerald belongs to the one-third or so of Yale Law School students who begin their studies more than two years after graduating college. The financial crisis is now motivating some […]

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SOM campus clears commission

Even as the new School of Management campus secured a major donation from a young SOM alumnus, Yale still faces some hurdles as its plans move closer to city approval. Last month, the City Plan Commission approved the schematics for the SOM campus, a 246,000 square-foot behemoth structure to be located on Whitney Avenue and […]

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