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Swensen brings ideas to new book

September 30, 2005 • 0
Yale Chief Investments Officer David Swensen’s new book, “Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment,” began as a way to apply the lessons of endowment management to an individual’s portfolio. But by the time he finished the book, it had morphed into a 365-page crusade against the mutual fund industry — plus appendices — »
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Yale’s investment chief shares some strategies

September 30, 2005 • 0
Yale’s investments are guarded by a Viking in gray slacks. Tall and lanky, David Swensen GRD ’80, Yale’s chief investment officer, usually wields a pen rather than a battle axe. But those close to the University’s top money manager are quick to note personality traits he shares with his Scandinavian ancestors. A plain-spoken man with »
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Unions find new forums for change

September 28, 2005 • 0
Union representatives are still protesting some Yale policies two years after the end of a protracted strike, but their voices are now filtered through committees rather than megaphones. Though local union members have marched on University offices within the past month, Yale labor relations officials said they are addressing the most important labor-management issues in »
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Endowment tops $15 bill.

September 20, 2005 • 0
Thanks to an impressive 22.3 percent rate of return, Yale saw its endowment grow to $15.2 billion in the last fiscal year. The endowment’s total value rose by approximately $2.5 billion over the past fiscal year, which ended June 30. Faced with spiraling energy costs and new financial aid and construction initiatives, Yale’s budget was »
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ITS to update Yale Webmail system

September 16, 2005 • 0
Some obsessive e-mail checkers might cringe at memories of stalled connections from overloaded servers, but new software and hardware upgrades may soon delete worries about system performance. After several months of preliminary beta testing, Yale Information and Technology Services plans to convert from the current iteration of Webmail to a new, more stable version during »
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Biomedical Engineering finds new home

September 16, 2005 • 0
Though undergraduates have been living in their dormitories for nearly a month, members of Yale’s Biomedical Engineering Department are just starting to move into their own new quarters. Construction crews finished their work at the Malone Center on Prospect and Trumbull streets weeks ago, but the move-in process was delayed until most of the surrounding »
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University adapts to energy price hike

September 13, 2005 • 0
With oil and gas prices soaring, Yale officials are reworking the University’s energy policies in an attempt to keep finances in the black without leaving students in the dark. By the first day of class, Yale had already expended the contingency reserve funding that was earmarked for energy inflation when the fiscal year began on »
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Beinecke asked to cede texts

September 12, 2005 • 0
Nearly 2,000 documents from America’s colonial era have spent half a century on loan to Yale, and the owners of those centuries-old items now say they are overdue. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library currently holds the collection, which were loaned to Yale for safekeeping in 1952 by the Pequot Library of Southport, Conn. »
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Organic food options triple

September 7, 2005 • 0
Though the Berkeley College dining hall will remain the only Yale eatery to serve entirely organic food this year, a roughly 50 percent increase in total expenses for the Yale Sustainable Foods Project will help bring organic items to all residential college dining halls six days per week. Last year, students were introduced to organic »
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Hiring practices prompt union meetings

September 6, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale’s labor unions began an era of relative peace and trust-building with the University two years ago after three weeks on strike, but new allegations of unfair hiring practices have raised tensions and brought protesters back to management offices. Yale officials said they »
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Depts. to undergo review

September 2, 2005 • 0
Summer promotions have freed senior Yale officials to organize fundamental reevaluations of academic departments for the first time in nearly a decade, Deputy Provost Charles Long said this week. Scholars from outside the University will be contracted by Yale to conduct comprehensive reviews of departments relative to similar universities, scrutinizing interplay within departments, faculty hires, »
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University tests wireless internet

August 31, 2005 • 0
Though many of Yale’s common areas have long offered varying degrees of wireless Internet access, new technology may soon allow students to surf the Web from just about anywhere on campus. The University is testing a new centralized wireless pilot program in Swing Space this year. The technology, purchased from Aruba Networks, links 60 wireless »