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GESO issues strike threat

April 7, 2005 • 0
Members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization issued an ultimatum to Yale President Richard Levin on Wednesday to grant the group union recognition within one week or face a five-day strike by hundreds of graduate teaching assistants beginning on April 18. The group’s members will vote on whether to strike at a membership meeting »
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GESO strike vote to be held April 13

April 6, 2005 • 0
Members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization issued an ultimatum to Yale President Richard Levin this morning to grant the group union recognition within one week or face a five-day strike by hundreds of graduate teaching assistants beginning on April 18. The group’s members will vote on whether to strike at a membership meeting »
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NELC to suffer the loss of key language professors

April 1, 2005 • 0
With the expected departures of four professors, Yale’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department is facing an uphill battle as it attempts to grow in response to increased student demand for modern Middle East and Arabic language course offerings. Arabic language professor Bassam Frangieh is the latest NELC faculty member to announce plans to leave »
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GESO to hold vote on strike

March 30, 2005 • 0
Hundreds of teaching assistants in the humanities and social sciences could walk out of their classrooms beginning April 18 — just days before reading week and final exam period — if a majority of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization’s members vote in the coming weeks to strike, several GESO members said on Tuesday. Organizers »
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Grad School raises stipend

March 25, 2005 • 0
Yale’s Graduate School announced a $1,000 increase in its annual stipend levels for the 2005-2006 academic year, expanded eligibility for summer study fellowships and several other changes to its financial aid package for graduate students late Thursday afternoon. The new nine-month stipend level will be $18,000, a 6 percent increase from last year, Graduate School »
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Yale taps top professors in ‘double coup’

March 22, 2005 • 0
After lengthy negotiations, Yale’s Political Science and History departments managed to woo two leading scholars in their fields from the University of Chicago for tenured positions at Yale. Comparative and Latin American politics professor Susan Stokes and her husband Steven Pincus, who specializes in early modern British and European history, will move to New Haven »
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Harvard vote raises new questions

March 21, 2005 • 0
In the wake of a vote last week by many Harvard faculty members indicating a lack of confidence in the university’s president, Lawrence Summers, questions linger as to whether Summers will be able to effectively lead the institution. The faculty vote, which is unprecedented at Harvard and at other universities including Yale, has no formal »
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GESO renews call for recognition

March 3, 2005 • 1
Leaders of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization on Wednesday delivered a letter to Yale President Richard Levin calling for recognition as a union, and said afterwards that many graduate students have been receptive to the possibility of a teaching assistant strike this semester. About a dozen GESO members delivered the petition, along with a »
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Report condemns lack of diversity of Ivy profs

March 2, 2005 • 0
The representation of minority and female faculty in tenure-track positions at Ivy League universities has remained stagnant over the last 10 years, despite efforts by university administrators to reverse the trend, according to a report released on Tuesday by Yale’s Graduate Student and Employees Organization. The report, called “The (Un)Changing Face of the Ivy League,” »
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Shapiro seeks YCIAS growth

February 28, 2005 • 0
It has been seven months since political science professor Ian Shapiro took the helm of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, and his main challenge and focus remains sustaining his predecessor’s legacy of growth within the center. The former chair of the Political Science Department formally stepped into the role in July after »
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Award to help fund University students

February 25, 2005 • 1
Graduate and professional school students will have more options to fund their summer activities with the announcement of a new award created by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Through the Summer Academic Funding Award, GPSS will allocate according to need a pool of $10,000 to qualified applicants from the graduate and professional schools, GPSS »
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Operations research soldiers on

February 24, 2005 • 0
When David Paltiel SOM ’85, GRD ’92 arrived at Yale in the fall of 1987 to study operations research, the University’s graduate program in the field was flourishing and had a reputation as one of the top programs in the country, rivaling Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But by the time Paltiel had »