University plans capital campaign

April 9, 2003 • 0
University officials are preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign to implement changes proposed in the Yale College academic review, a task administrators estimate will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The campaign will likely begin in the fall of 2004 or sometime in 2005, Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam said. Yale President Richard »

Ivy Council endorses affirmative action

April 8, 2003 • 2
Less than a week after the Supreme Court heard two cases on affirmative action, a group of Ivy League student government officers unanimously endorsed the use of race in university admissions at a meeting this weekend. Members of the Ivy Council — a group comprised of Ivy League student government officials from every Ivy League »

Schmidt ’63 tapped to head CUNY

April 3, 2003 • 0
Former Yale President Benno Schmidt Jr. ’63 LAW ’66, who resigned unexpectedly in 1992 under a cloud of criticism, will become the new chairman of the City University of New York. New York Gov. George Pataki ’67 announced Tuesday that Schmidt, who had a controversial and beleagured tenure as Yale president form 1986 to 1992, »

Court to hear U. Michigan case today

April 1, 2003 • 0
The University of Michigan will defend its affirmative action policies before the Supreme Court today, marking the first time since 1978 that the Court has considered the role of race in university admissions. While they predicted different outcomes in the case, Yale professors said they support the consideration of race in university admissions and agreed »

Ballot set for 2003 Corporation race

March 28, 2003 • 0
One year after the most controversial Yale Corporation race in University history, Yale officials said they expect this year’s race — between two health care officials and one lawyer — will be a traditional, low-key election. The Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee selected Jeffrey Koplan ’66, Angela Barron McBride NUR ’64, and Pauline Schneider LAW ’77 »

Officials: No specific terror threat to Yale

March 24, 2003 • 0
As the nation prepares to enter its second week of war in Iraq, Yale officials said Sunday they had no knowledge of any threat to campus security. While administrators are taking precautions to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, Yale has not significantly changed its campus security measures since the nation’s terror alert »

Web site centralizes Yale international info

February 27, 2003 • 0
In an effort to streamline its numerous international initiatives, Yale officials unveiled a Web site Wednesday that provides information about the University’s international programs and admissions. The new site, titled “Yale and the World,” compiles resources for international students, scholars and other Yale affiliates interested in the University’s global initiatives. The site includes links to »

Yale ranks lower in corporate donations

February 24, 2003 • 0
Yale excels at securing donations from alumni but is not as successful at procuring gifts from corporations, foundations and unaffiliated individuals, according to a recent 10-year study of the University and its peer institutions. In a 2001 study by the Council for Aid to Education, which examined university fund raising on a national scale, Yale »

Yale argues race must be factor in admissions

February 18, 2003 • 0
Yale officials argued in a Supreme Court brief Monday that considering race in university admissions represents a compelling educational interest, yet the University did not endorse any specific affirmative action policy. Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago collaborated with Yale on the brief that was filed in »

University responds to alert

February 14, 2003 • 0
As the nation ends its second week on high alert for possible terror attacks, University officials said Thursday they are doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of Yale students, staff, and faculty. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the University has made several moves to improve Yale’s response capabilities — including »

Corp. tackles renovations

February 12, 2003 • 0
The Yale Corporation approved plans for the renovation of Pierson College and set the value of next year’s term bill during its meeting this weekend, Yale President Richard Levin said Tuesday. The University’s highest decision-making body approved funding for the continuation of Yale’s residential college renovations and received an update on labor issues. Levin also »

Corp. keeps meeting closed

February 10, 2003 • 0
A group of Yale students called for a more democratic Yale Corporation this weekend as the University’s highest decision-making body convened on campus for its third official meeting of the academic year. Last week, Will Tanzman ’04 sent an e-mail on behalf of the Student Committee for Corporation Reform, inviting members of the Yale Corporation »