Yes, more Koh speculation

No sooner did U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter announce his plans to retire from the nation’s highest court at the end of the term next month than did speculation on his replacement sweep Washington. Both Yale and Harvard make appearances on the short list published by The Washington Post today. The Post named Harold […]

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Gym renovation delayed

If students in the class of 2013 are lucky, they may get to see the Payne Whitney Gymnasium without scaffolding before they graduate. But probably not. Like almost all campus construction, the facade work on the gym has been put on hold because of the economic downturn. That means the scaffolding is here to stay […]

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YaleNext project to reduce costs, improve efficiency

For Yale’s business managers, maneuvering through a maze of computer applications, Web sites, networks and paper forms on 11 separate systems is all in a day’s work. But all that’s about to change as the University prepares to overhaul its internal operations, unifying the disparate systems into a single, fully integrated portal. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10550″ ] […]

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From coffers to cash

It’s a tough question: “Every month, David Swensen has to write a check for $100 million to the University,” Deputy Provost Charles Long said, referring to Yale’s chief investments officer. “Imagine you’re Swensen. What’re you going to sell?” As turmoil in the financial markets continues, the University’s Investments Office still has to fulfill its obligation […]

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Planning for new colleges continues

Despite the delay of the two new residential colleges, the New Colleges Advisory Committee met Monday for the first time since the economy went south. The meeting, which was convened on relatively short notice, covered little new business. But it signals that although construction of the colleges has been tabled, design work and planning are […]

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Briefly: Harvard restructures to cut budget

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts of Sciences will reduce its budget by 19 percent, or $220 million, over the next two years. The dean, Michael Smith, said in a talk with faculty and staff Tuesday that six groups of professors, staff and students would be formed to identify areas in which to make the cuts. The […]

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News analysis: University could face budget deficit

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The cuts to next year’s operating budget may not be enough to offset the entirety of Yale’s budget shortfall, in which case the University will have to scrounge up funds to cover the rest. When the endowment took a nosedive in 2008, it […]

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Staff get creative with budget cuts

Yale may have a shortage of money, but there is no shortage of ideas on how to save. Department heads across the University are in the midst of searching for ways to meet the 7.5 percent cuts in personnel and non-personnel spending. Some layoffs are inevitable, but most personnel reductions being made by leaving open […]

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Briefly: Canal Street closed as work on Prospect Street Bridge begins

Though the 89-year-old Prospect Street Bridge itself will stay in service until the summer, some preparation for its $3.5 million replacement has already begun. Work began Monday with the closure of Canal Street between Lock and Prospect Street as the contractor, C.J. Fucci, began working on the utilities and pilings. The Prospect Street Bridge proper, […]

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Science Hill bridge to be reconstructed

The trek up Science Hill is about to get even longer. The Prospect Street Bridge will be closed for about a year starting this summer for repairs, severing the main access route to Science Hill from central campus. The $3.5 million project, which rounds out a trio of embattled bridge replacements, will take place in […]

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Plans for Morse, Stiles revealed

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Morsels and Stilesians crowded into the dark and cramped Stiles common room Thursday for a glimpse at a brighter, sleeker future.Despite a freeze on nearly all other campus construction, the $150 million renovation of Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges are set to move […]

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Briefly: Columbia ups undergraduate enrollment

To save money, Columbia University will add 50 undergraduates and reduce the number of its doctoral candidates by 10 percent. The increased enrollment is expected to add about $1 million in net tuition revenue after the costs of the additional students are taken into account. Reducing graduate students saves money because they are enrolled in […]

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