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

November 30, 2009 • 1
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 »

Recession alters plan for Swing Space

November 19, 2009 • 0
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 »

Three law students seek joint MBA

November 12, 2009 • 3
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 »
Yale Law School signed up to donate bone marrow on Monday after an alumnus was diagnosed with cancer.

Law alum inspires bone marrow drive

November 10, 2009 • 2
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 »

Experts disagree over lawsuit’s chances in court

October 29, 2009 • 3
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 »

Lawsuit describes 2007 immigration raids

October 29, 2009 • 1
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 »

Law graduates settle suit

October 23, 2009 • 0
Concluding a two-year legal battle against a group of anonymous online commenters, two former Yale Law School students have settled their high-profile lawsuit. Attorneys for the two students, Heide Iravani LAW ’09 and Brittan Heller LAW ’09, said they were able to identify some of the anonymous authors who allegedly defamed the women on a »

SOM climbs on Aspen rankings

October 22, 2009 • 0
The School of Management is climbing the Aspen’s Global 100 business school rankings. SOM placed third in the biennial “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” rankings, released Wednesday by the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit organization that organizes leadership and policy programs and fellowships. Yale trailed only York University’s Schulich School of Business and the University of Michigan »
In a talk Saturday, Sotomayor recounted the chaotic process of her Supreme Court nomination.

Sotomayor LAW ’79 returns to speak at Law School reunion

October 19, 2009 • 21
Thirty-three years ago, Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 never would have imagined that one day she would be addressing 1,800 alumni, faculty and students in Woolsey Hall, she said Saturday as she did just that. Sotomayor, who became the country’s first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in August, was back on campus this weekend »
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Undergraduate teaching requirement a myth

October 15, 2009 • 40
One of the Yale Admissions Office’s favorite selling points to prospective students — that, unlike at many other large research universities, all of Yale’s tenured professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences teach undergraduate courses — is widely believed by students and faculty. But it’s not that simple. In fact, there is no policy »
The exterior of 140 Prospect St., which houses some of the Sociology Department’s offices and classrooms, can be seen here suffering from rust and disrepair.

Sociology department seeks a place to call home

October 15, 2009 • 14
The Sociology Department is looking for a home. For nearly two decades, the department’s faculty have been spread out across several aging buildings on Science Hill on the property of the planned new residential colleges. Because of the location of two of these buildings — 140 Prospect St. and 80 Sachem St. — the department »

Af-Am Studies Department turns 40

September 21, 2009 • 1
1969 was a year of change: Man first walked on the moon. Popular music saw the Woodstock Festival, and the Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Change was coming to Yale, too — the University’s African American Studies Program launched in September of that year, along »