SOM announces largest alumni gift to date

Though the School of Management has yet to break ground on its new campus, the planned development will get a big financial boost from one SOM alumnus. University President Richard Levin announced at a Jan. 4 conference in Beijing that Lei Zhang GRD ’02 SOM ’02 has pledged $8,888,888 to the SOM, primarily to aid […]

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Cepeda SPH ’10 appears on ‘Millionaire,’ nabs $12.5k

Javier Cepeda SPH ’10 won $12,500 Thursday as a contestant on ABC television quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” “I remember watching the show as a little kid,” said Cepeda, who auditioned for the popular game show after tuning into numerous episodes show last summer. “It was a very surreal experience and the […]

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Donald Kagan hospitalized after fall in WLH

Sterling Professor of Classics and History Donald Kagan was taken by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital today at around 12:54 p.m. after he fell coming up the stairs from the basement of William L. Harkness Hall on his way to his final lecture for “Introduction to Ancient Greek History” in WLH 201. A hospital representative […]

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Briefly: Yale Law alum named ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

David Huebner LAW ’86 became the third openly gay ambassador in American history Nov. 20 when the U.S. Senate confirmed him as the new U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Huebner, a California attorney, is the first ambassador chosen by President Barack Obama’s administration. He is currently based in Shanghai, where he specializes in […]

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Divinity School branches out

American theologians are not the only people interested in the works of Jonathan Edwards. The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University — a division of the Yale Divinity School devoted to the study of the works of the famous 18th century theologian — opened five new affiliate centers at universities in Illinois, Poland, Germany, South […]

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Briefly: Senate confirms Yale Law alum to U.S. Court of Appeals

The U.S. Senate confirmed District Court Judge David Hamilton LAW ’83 of Southern Indiana to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Nov. 19 in a 59 to 39 vote. The confirmation came after a group of Senate Republicans attempted to block the consideration of Hamilton for the appellate court seat […]

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Briefly: Yale librarian recants doubts of “Serenity Prayer” authorship

Yale librarian Fred Shapiro, who last year questioned whether Reinhold Niebuhr ’14 GRD ’15 truly authored the Serenity Prayer, has been persuaded to retain Niebuhr as the author in the next edition of The Yale Book of Quotations, which Shapiro edits. The decision came after a researcher at the Duke University library found a Christian […]

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Recession alters plan for Swing Space

After years of planning, the short-term future of Swing Space is now thrust back into uncertainty. The Law School was originally supposed to take over Swing Space — the residential hall now housing undergraduates in Morse College during the college’s renovation ­— in 2012. But while the Law School will indeed eventually occupy the entire […]

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Three law students seek joint MBA

Yale Law School and the School of Management are now offering a three-year joint degree in business and law. The new accelerated Integrated Juris Doctor-Master of Business Administration program launched this academic year after several years of planning. While the program eliminates several elective requirements for each degree, students and professors said they are confident […]

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Law alum inspires bone marrow drive

Yale Law School students gathered Monday for a bone marrow drive in support of a recent graduate — Nigeria’s first Winter Olympian hopeful — who has been diagnosed with aggressive cancer. In cooperation with Be The Match Registry, an organization that raises funds to help patients in need of a bone marrow or umbilical cord […]

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Experts disagree over lawsuit’s chances in court

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the 10 immigrants marks a major turning point in a two-year-old saga that shook the city and the nation. But how it will all turn out is still anyone’s guess. Six experts interviewed expressed divided opinions over the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, which claims that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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Lawsuit describes 2007 immigration raids

The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is among the high-ranking federal officials named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday morning by 10 of the 29 immigrants who were arrested during the New Haven immigration raids on June 6, 2007. In a 64-page complaint, three Yale Law School faculty members and […]

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