$35 million campaign honors Swensen

Friends and colleagues of CIO David Swensen celebrated the completion of the “Swensen Initiative" at a dinner the Development Office threw in his honor on Aug. 22.

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Egyptology program in hot water

Professor John Darnell's suspension from the faculty has had ripple effects across the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department.

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In freshman address, Salovey revisits the ‘American dream’

Salovey took to the podium in Woolsey Hall on Saturday morning to speak after months of listening as president-elect.

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Hillary Clinton may be fielding Yale faculty offer

The possible path to the White House for Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 may bring her to New Haven for a position on the Yale faculty. A Politico story this week claimed that Clinton has been “fielding offers” to join the faculties of several universities and colleges, including Yale, New York University, Harvard Kennedy School of […]

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New York court throws out Dongguk lawsuit

A New York federal appeals court threw out the lawsuit against Yale from the South Korean Dongguk University on Thursday, marking the latest development in the five-year legal proceedings. Dongguk University first sued Yale in 2008, claiming the University ultimately cost the Korean school over $50 million in donations, government grants, as well as irreparable […]

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Salovey responds to sexual misconduct concerns

University President Peter Salovey addressed concerns regarding administrators’ handling of sexual misconduct cases following last week’s release of the fourth semi-annual report of such complaints in a Monday evening email to the Yale Community. Salovey’s message outlined ways in which the University will work to clarify the report with additional information online and explained how complaints of sexual […]

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University presidents urge Obama to close ‘innovation deficit’

University President Peter Salovey, along with 164 other university presidents and leaders, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the United States Congress this week asking them to restore federal funding in higher education research and close the “innovation deficit.” The letter asserts that the U.S. position as an innovative world leader is […]

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Lawsuit against Zedillo GRD ’81 dismissed

On July 18, Judge Michael Shea of the Connecticut District Court dismissed the lawsuit accusing Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, with covering up a massacre of 45 civilians during his time as president of Mexico. Shea dismissed the case following the State Department’s Suggestion of Immunity […]

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With bluegrass band, Salovey drops new album

Peter Salovey is probably having a more productive summer than you. In addition to finalizing a major job promotion earlier this month, the new University president officially became a recording artist. Salovey co-founded and plays upright bass for the band The Professors of Bluegrass, which released its first album “Pick or Perish” on June 15. […]

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World Fellow Navalny released from jail

After spending the night in jail following his 5-year jail sentence on embezzlement charges, Russian political activist and 2010 Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny left captivity on a release pending his appeal. The turn of events was unexpected — Navalny’s prosecutor himself asked for his release on bail in light of his appeals in court […]

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World Fellow Alexei Navalny receives 5-year jail sentence

Alexei Navalny, a 2010 Yale World Fellow and leader of the opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, received a 5-year jail sentence today for stealing timber — a punishment his supporters are denouncing as too harsh. The sentence came after a court in Kirov, Russia found Navalny guilty of embezzlement, saying he tried to steal […]

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Escalating conflict forces Yale students from Egypt

Three undergraduates departed the country amid the recent political unrest.

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