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Clinton to speak at Yale Oct. 31

October 1, 2003 • 0
Former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 will speak on campus Oct. 31, Yale President Richard Levin said Tuesday. Clinton, who spoke to a capacity crowd of 8,000 on Cross Campus during Yale’s tercentennial celebration in the fall of 2001, will return to the University as part of an arrangement with the Yale Center for the »
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Levin to help plan for science ed center

September 25, 2003 • 0
After stints consulting for Major League Baseball and a federal postal commission, Yale President Richard Levin is adding Hartford’s proposed science center to his list of extracurricular activities. Levin will head a Strategic Planning Committee for the Connecticut Center for Science & Exploration, a new science education facility being planned as part of Gov. John »
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Yale’s ‘JEOPARDY!’ hopes rest on Schrum

September 25, 2003 • 0
Maybe it was the “extra spark.” Or it could be his a cappella-cultivated charisma. Or perhaps it was knowing the easternmost Great Lake. Whatever it was, it worked. Robby Schrum ’05, a Silliman College Classics major who sings with the Baker’s Dozen, beat out over 1,000 Yalies this week to represent the University in next »
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Levin to travel to China in November

September 23, 2003 • 0
Yale President Richard Levin, whose tenure has been marked by an emphasis on making Yale a global university, will travel to China with other faculty members the second week in November. Levin will be honored by three major Chinese universities he visited in 2001 — Fudan in Shanghai, as well as Peking and Tsinghua Universities »
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September 19, 2003 • 0
Yale and union leaders reached a tentative agreement on an unprecedented eight-year contract Thursday, ending a high profile 23-day strike and 19 months of contentious negotiations. Union leaders will present the agreements to their members today at two separate meetings at the Center Church on the Green. If members ratify the contracts, they will return »
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Yale, unions close to settlement

September 18, 2003 • 0
As a high-profile strike by University workers entered its fourth week, Yale and its unions appeared close to a settlement Wednesday night after both sides reported progress on a number of contentious issues. Yale President Richard Levin and John Wilhelm ’67, president of the parent union of locals 34 and 35, met with New Haven »
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Yale, unions reach accord; three week strike to end

September 18, 2003 • 0
After 19 months of negotiations and a 23 day strike, Yale and union leaders have reached tentative agreements on eight-year contracts for nearly 4,000 workers, a senior Yale administrative official said Thursday. Yale and union leaders will announce the resolution at a 7 p.m. press conference in City Hall. Yale President Richard Levin and John »
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Endowment likely to hit $11 billion

September 16, 2003 • 0
Yale’s endowment is poised to reach an all-time high of $11 billion despite the struggling economy, Yale President Richard Levin said Monday. The increase reverses last year’s slight decline in the endowment and continues a decade-long surge in the value of the University’s portfolio. Levin said this year’s exact endowment figures have not been finalized, »
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Strikebreakers walk out, welcomed by unions

September 15, 2003 • 0
Days after the University’s use of subcontracted Hispanic workers to replace striking employees incited controversy among some city and national leaders, 13 temporary replacement workers walked off the job and joined striking Yale employees on picket lines. The 13 workers, who were hired to do custodial work by Sanitary Maintenance Services, Inc., were given a »
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U.S. Reps blast Yale’s Hispanic fill-in hires

September 11, 2003 • 0
Accusing Yale of “cynical and disrespectful treatment” of Hispanic workers, 25 members of Congress sent a letter to Yale President Richard Levin Tuesday condemning the University’s hiring of Hispanic workers to replace striking Yale employees. While Yale employs only a small percentage of Hispanic workers in union jobs with benefits, the letter said, the University’s »
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Author Walker cancels talk to avoid picket lines

September 11, 2003 • 0
As Yale students decide whether or not to cross picket lines formed by striking employees, union leaders said they are actively encouraging guests slated to speak on campus to respect the current job action. And at least one guest — renowned novelist Alice Walker — has decided to show her support for the unions by »
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Students stargaze on Cross Campus

September 8, 2003 • 0
About 700 Yale students spent part of Saturday night under the stars on Cross Campus, waiting up to two and a half hours to see Mars through the University’s high-powered telescopes. One Astronomy professor, three graduate students and two undergraduates staffed the event, which was meant to allow students to see the Red Planet one »