University prepares for potential strike

December 7, 2001 • 0
Despite talk of improving Yale’s historically troubled relationship with its unions, University officials have started to develop contingency plans for maintaining essential services during any labor unrest. Yale’s contracts with locals 34 and 35, which include dining hall, maintenance, clerical and technical workers expire Jan. 20, 2002, and administrators said they view contingency planning as »

Yale looks to capitalize on downturn

December 6, 2001 • 0
As the country’s economy slides into uncertainty with the onset of the first recession in a decade, many of the conditions that allowed Yale to experience an unprecedented decade of prosperity no longer exist. Surprisingly, however, there are some upsides to a recession for the University. At a time when Yale has committed to a »

Server crash halts e-mail for 10 hours

December 5, 2001 • 0
A succession of crashes in one of the campus’ four central e-mail servers left thousands of Yale e-mail users without e-mail access for more than 10 hours yesterday. After the server’s hard drive failed at 9:15 a.m., the backup system started the recovery process but crashed shortly afterward. The crashes shut down 4,000 campus e-mail »

Yale holdings revealed in form

November 30, 2001 • 0
Against a background of recession, the total value of investments in Yale’s name fell from $629.3 million on June 30 to $436.7 million on Sept. 30. But these holdings represent only a fraction of Yale’s total investments, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about the overall performance of the University’s endowment. The University reveals »

Diverse Yale endowment bucks trends

November 28, 2001 • 0
In a year when the economy dragged and most universities saw their endowments shrink, the 9.2 percent growth of Yale’s endowment was arguably more impressive than last year’s 41 percent gain, which took place in a strong economy. An advance copy of the Yale Endowment Report offers some insight into the strategies that allow Yale’s »

EPA hits Brown with hazardous waste fine

November 28, 2001 • 0
While they would appear an unlikely target for the scrutiny of Environmental Protection Agency scrutiny, institutions of higher learning, including Yale, have become a favorite target of the agency in recent years. Brown University yesterday agreed to pay $365,454 for alleged violations of federal regulations on hazardous waste management. Of that money, $285,000 will go »

Universities face uncertain fiscal futures

November 16, 2001 • 0
With the 2001 fiscal year an unkind one for most university endowments, institutions across the country face the realization that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may have ended the era of flourishing endowments and university growth. In the aftermath of the attacks, an already shaky economy has gone further downhill. As a result, institutions like »

New VP of finance faces tough road

November 9, 2001 • 0
Before former Vice President for Finance and Administration Joseph Mullinix announced his decision to leave Yale for the University of California in March 2000, Yale officials pleaded with Mullinix, who had overseen Yale’s financial renaissance, to stay. After a 15-month search for a replacement, University President Richard Levin appointed Robert L. Culver to the position. »

Pierson renovation in planning stages

November 8, 2001 • 0
While renovations to Pierson College will not start until the summer of 2003, University officials have already started eyeing preliminary plans for the overhaul and examining the possibility of drastically increasing accessibility for disabled students in future college renovations. Yale has selected Kiren Timberlake Associates, the same firm that designed the renovation plans for Berkeley »

TD, Rosenfeld renovations on schedule

November 7, 2001 • 1
Despite a decision to switch contractors at the beginning of the summer, renovations on Timothy Dwight College and its annex space, Rosenfeld Hall, have stayed on schedule as the project’s construction phase approaches being 25 percent complete. After originally naming one of the nation’s largest construction firms, Turner Construction Company, as the main contractor for »

Universities reducing emissions

November 1, 2001 • 0
The University of Pennsylvania last week announced it would become the nation’s largest consumer of wind energy in an effort to become a more environmentally friendly university. While Penn officials said the decision made Penn a model of an environmentally responsible institution, Yale officials said they are confident that a less publicized decision to replace »

Environmental center dedicated

October 29, 2001 • 0
With Friday’s dedication of the Class of ’54 Environmental Science Center, Yale completed the first major project in its $500 million plan to revitalize Science Hill. The new $42 million building will house faculty from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geology and Geophysics, and Anthropology departments along with faculty from the School of Forestry and »