TD overhaul wrapping up smoothly

September 9, 2002
Last week, for the first time in four years, all 12 residential colleges opened their doors to returning students. With the near-$45 million overhaul to Timothy Dwight College in its final stages and no college scheduled for renovation this year, the renovation of Vanderbilt Hall on Old Campus has become the major residential renovation project. »

Berkeley Divinity probe verifies misuse of funds

September 6, 2002
As the state’s investigation into possible misappropriation of funds within the Berkeley Divinity School continues, an independent audit released this summer found some misuse of funds while validating some of the other questionable expenses. Berkeley, an Episcopal seminary affiliated with the Yale Divinity School, has been at the center of a controversy over alleged financial »

Science center to get $200 million

April 25, 2002
Yale will invest $200 million in the creation of the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics over the next three to five years, the University announced this week. The funding will not only allow the University to build new facilities and renovate existing ones but also to hire new faculty members and develop research programs »

Yale’s operating budget to top $1.5 billion in 2003

April 18, 2002
Yale’s budget for next fiscal year will be the largest in University history and the sixth consecutive balanced budget. The Yale Corporation approved a $1.54 billion operating budget and a $361 million capital budget for fiscal year 2003, which begins July 1, at the body’s meeting this weekend. Last year’s operating budget was $1.4 billion, »

Yale not among U.S. News’ athletic top 20

April 4, 2002
With the Yale basketball team posting its first postseason victory ever this year and the men’s lacrosse team knocking off No. 8 Princeton for the first time in 12 years, Yale varsity athletics have jumped into the national spotlight and have attracted renewed fan interest. Yet, according to a study by U.S. News and World »

Provost to leave HGS for 1 Hillhouse Ave.

April 1, 2002
The Office of the Provost will soon bid farewell to the Hall of Graduate Studies, its home of over six decades. Sometime before commencement this May, the provost and her deputies will move to 1 Hillhouse Avenue. The building formerly housed the office of Undergraduate Career Services but has undergone major construction. “It will remain »

Pierson plans under review; JE dining hall to get fix-up

March 7, 2002
While the University will not conduct a major renovation on any college next year, University planners are still working on a number of residential college projects. As plans for the Pierson College renovation continue to develop, Jonathan Edwards College, which is one of the last colleges due for renovation, will receive a minor renovation to »

Berkeley, Yale reach agreement

March 7, 2002
Months after allegations of financial mismanagement at the Berkeley Divinity School first surfaced, Berkeley and the Yale Divinity School signed a reaffiliation agreement yesterday. While most of the terms of the contract remained the same, the new agreement states more emphatically that all financial transactions must go through Yale systems. “It makes clear that all »

Computer virus to activate tomorrow

March 5, 2002
Tomorrow, many Microsoft Windows users may discover that a difficult-to-eradicate computer virus has overwritten many of their computer files with zeros. Yale’s Information Technology Services said the virus, known as the W32.Klez Worm or “Klez,” has infected a large number of computers on the Yale campus and activates on the 6th of every month. The »

University faces budget difficulties

March 1, 2002
While the overall size of the $1.4 billion Yale budget will grow in fiscal year 2003, an unsettled national economy and the increasing costs associated with long-term University initiatives will make planning the budget more difficult. The Provost’s Office will have to ask many departments to reduce their requests for increased funding, Deputy Provost Charles »

TD renovation stays on schedule

February 28, 2002
With a little over half the construction complete, the renovation of Timothy Dwight College and its annex space is on schedule. Fusco Corp., the lead contractor on the TD project, has completed approximately 55 percent of construction, including finishing many of the bedrooms and living rooms in the college. The University plans for renovations to »

Changes at Brown go beyond aid

February 27, 2002
When the Brown University Corporation endorsed a plan to institute need-blind admissions last week, it also promised numerous other changes in a broader plan to enrich and expand the university. The majority of the changes bring Brown closer to the policies of most other Ivy League schools and likely will have little direct effect on »