Yale Health Plan to fund HPV vaccine

June 7, 2007
The Yale Health Plan’s Prescription Plus program will include coverage for Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine released in June 2006, as well as several additional vaccines starting this September. Director Paul Genecin said Yale University Health Services reevaluated its coverage for all vaccines this spring, focusing on a wide range of services, not just Gardasil. »

Bottomly to leave for Wellesley presidency

May 11, 2007
In the latest in a string of departures from the Yale Provost’s Office to presidencies elsewhere, Deputy Provost Kim Bottomly will become president of Wellesley College, the college announced Thursday. Bottomly, the deputy provost for science, technology and faculty development, will become the 13th president of the liberal arts college on Aug. 1. Bottomly, who »

Faculty approves South Asian Studies major

May 4, 2007
The proposal for a South Asian Studies major was unanimously accepted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Thursday afternoon and will be added to Yale’s list of majors in the fall of 2007. South Asian Studies — which will become the first completely new major added to Yale’s list since Cognitive Science in 1999 »

News in Brief: Joel Silverman named next Morse College dean at Wed. study break

May 3, 2007
English lecturer Joel Silverman will be the next dean of Morse College, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey announced to Morse students at a Wednesday night study break. A writing teacher in the College and the School of Management, Silverman has also taught courses in American studies. His academic interests include biography and autobiography, masculinity, and »

Univ. to step up Middle East studies

April 26, 2007
The Council on Middle East Studies will unveil an initiative today that will commit more of the University’s resources to studying the contemporary Middle East. The primary component of the initiative will be the Yale-Middle East Visiting Faculty Program, which will bring three visiting scholars to the University each year to teach classes and conduct »

Univ. ups grad student stipend

April 25, 2007
The standard stipend for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences will increase 5.26 percent to $20,000 in the next academic year, Graduate School Dean Jon Butler announced Tuesday. The $1,000 increase in the nine-month stipend will be accompanied by a $200 raise in summer support funding and a five percent minimum increase in »

Univ. aids Elis with children

April 23, 2007
Doctoral students who want to have or adopt children will now receive financial support from the University. In a major change from existing policy, both male and female students can remain registered as students and continue to receive their financial aid packages during the semester during or following the birth or adoption, Provost Andrew Hamilton »

Eli uses math degree to win a Pulitzer

April 20, 2007
Even as a college reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Forelle ’02 had a penchant for detail and a passion for math. Forelle was awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service — along with fellow Wall Street Journal reporters James Bandler, Mark Maremont and Steve Stecklow — for a series of articles investigating the improper »

Tears shed for victims

April 19, 2007
“Shock, anger, awe, vulnerability”: These are just a few of the emotions Yalies have experienced in the aftermath of Monday’s shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University Chaplain Frederick Streets said at a vigil Wednesday night. About 80 members of the Yale community gathered in Battell Chapel on Wednesday night to pay their respects to the »

Humanities research may see more rules

April 17, 2007
Professors and students engaged in oral history research may eventually run into regulatory roadblocks similar to those their peers in psychology and the sciences face on a regular basis. A recent report has sparked debate about whether proposals for humanities research involving interviews, surveys or public observations should be subject to external review, which is »

Average full-time faculty salary grows more than inflation for first time in three years

April 13, 2007
The average full-time faculty salary increased 3.8 percent for the 2006-’07 academic year, according to a national study released Thursday by the American Association of University Professors. For the first time in three years, the increase surpassed the rate of inflation, which was 2.5 percent in 2006, signifying a climb in professors’ raw salaries. The »

Area studies fields planned

April 13, 2007
Two new area-specific majors are on their way to joining the curriculum in 2007 — South Asian Studies this semester and Modern Middle East Studies in the fall. Both majors were presented to the Committee on Majors this semester in response to student interest and administrative support. A proposal for South Asian Studies has already »