To grow, Yale goes to China

September 28, 2005
Daniel Weisfield ’08 thought he was leaving Yale thousands of miles behind when he traveled to China last year to study Mandarin in Beijing. But the humanities major soon discovered that he was far from being the only Yalie in the bustling city. He bumped into fellow Elis at bars and restaurants; he saw Yale’s »

Yale to revisit Game policy

September 26, 2005
Nearly 10 months after last year’s Harvard-Yale football game in Cambridge, Mass. ended in several arrests and dozens of citations for underage drinking, the Yale administration is discussing whether to change its policy for the tailgates at the Yale Bowl this November. Administrators have not yet come to any conclusions and are unlikely to resolve »

Anthropology profs fear exodus

September 23, 2005
Just months after the Anthropology Department voted not to renew sociocultural anthropology professor David Graeber’s contract, rumors are swirling that the department may lose as many as six additional professors by the end of the academic year. At least one faculty member, tenured sociocultural anthropology professor Thomas Blom Hansen, will leave Yale this spring after »

Junior in ICU after accident

September 14, 2005
A Saybrook College junior was in critical condition Tuesday evening after a collision with a moving Connecticut Transit bus in the afternoon in front of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall. Wook Choe ’07 collided with the right rear side of the bus at 12:58 p.m. yesterday as it was making a right turn onto Prospect Street from Grove »

Committee to review tenure process

September 13, 2005
Changes to Yale’s complex tenure appointment process may be afoot as a committee to review Yale’s tenure policies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will begin meeting at the end of this month with the possibility of recommending reforms by the spring. The nine-member committee co-chaired by Yale College Dean Peter Salovey and Graduate »

Graeber appeals decision

September 8, 2005
Sociocultural anthropology professor David Graeber, a self-described anarchist whose contract renewal was denied by the University last spring, has formally appealed the decision amid suspicion the denial was based on his political views. Graeber was an assistant professor for six years before the Anthropology Department’s senior faculty voted not to extend his contract for an »

New profs join Math Dept.

September 6, 2005
After facing a string of vacancies due to retirements, the Mathematics Department is rebuilding its ranks this year with the additions of one tenured professor and six assistant professors. Bruce Kleiner, a former University of Michigan professor who specializes in geometry, accepted a senior appointment in the department last spring and is teaching a year-long »

GESO has 11 arrested in NYU protest

September 2, 2005
Eleven members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday at a labor rally staged at New York University. The GESO activists were among 76 demonstrators from Columbia, NYU and other universities who were arrested at a noontime rally organized to protest the NYU administration’s decision last month »

NYU rally to draw GESO protesters

August 31, 2005
About 100 members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization are expected to demonstrate at a labor rally in New York today alongside New York University graduate students who are fighting to regain union recognition. In GESO’s first organized action since a strike on the Yale campus last spring, members of the group will board »

Levesque fills new freshman dean post

August 31, 2005
There is a fresh face guiding freshmen this year. George Levesque stepped into the newly-minted post of assistant dean of freshman affairs just over two weeks ago, taking on a position that was created last spring to oversee the academic and social affairs of the freshman class. The new position, which was first recommended in »

Freshmen adapt to curricular changes

August 27, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Blue-Booking freshmen may appear to speak a different language than upperclassmen this week as they navigate new curricular terms, tossing around acronyms such as L, QR and WR. They are part of the undergraduate curricular changes that go into effect this semester for »

SOM Professor Wittink dies in apparent accidental drowning

June 10, 2005
Yale School of Management professor Dick Wittink, 59, was found dead in a pool at his North Haven home early Tuesday morning. A pool maintenance man found Wittink, who suffered from diabetes, with a diabetic pump attached to his swim trunks, police said. A spokesperson from the state medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that the »