Whobrey to leave Yale for Liberia

September 30, 2003 • 0
Assistant Dean William Whobrey, director of Yale Summer Programs, will leave Yale Wednesday for Monrovia, Liberia, where he will serve as the senior U.S. military observer to the United Nations peacekeeping mission there. A colonel in the Army Reserves, Whobrey will work as a link between the peacekeeping force and humanitarian relief agencies, addressing problems »

Koh favored as next law dean

September 29, 2003 • 0
With a search committee expected to recommend a new Law School dean by the end of the semester, international law professor Harold Koh has emerged the favored candidate, three Yale faculty members said. Professors said Koh, who served as assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor under former President Bill Clinton, is »

Economics rebuilds with five new profs

September 24, 2003 • 0
After a series of departures and retirements in the last decade, the economics department is rebuilding with three new senior professors and two junior hires this year. The new professors, most of whom started this fall, fill under-represented areas in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics, ranging from public economics to industrial organization, Economics chairman David Pearce »

GESO claims harassment at hearing

September 22, 2003 • 0
GESO members detailed claims of harassment and intimidation at an Academic Labor Board hearing this weekend, while University officials, calling it a “show trial,” refused to participate. At the three-hour hearing, members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, which is trying to unionize graduate students, said some professors and administrators intimidated them over the »

Appadurai departs YCIAS

September 15, 2003 • 0
After just three semesters at Yale, Arjun Appadurai — a Yale Center for International and Area Studies interdisciplinary professor — will leave his post in December to become a top administrator at the New School University in New York City. In Appadurai’s departure, Yale President Richard Levin will lose a star of the burgeoning internationalization »

Going is slow for some acad. review proposals

September 10, 2003 • 0
Five months after recommending improvements in undergraduate education, ranging from an increase in the size of the faculty to changes in Yale’s distributional requirements, the Committee on Yale College Education is moving toward implementing its proposals at varying speeds. Several of the recommendations, including changes to distributional requirements, need faculty approval, while some, like building »

Biochem prof Macnab dies in fall down stairs

September 9, 2003 • 0
Molecular biophysics and biochemistry professor Robert Macnab, known for his Scottish accent and efforts to make biochemistry accessible to undergraduates, died Sunday after falling down a flight of stairs in his home. He was 63. Macnab, who joined the Yale faculty in 1973, served as chairman and director of both undergraduate and graduate studies for »

Online course evaluation access goes live

September 8, 2003 • 0
Discriminating Yale students have a new course-shopping tool at their fingertips. Students can now view evaluations of last fall’s courses when they log into Yale’s online course registration Web site. The evaluations, including the text of students’ own written recommendations and graphs that summarize workload and overall class assessment, are only available for classes that »

Facing picket lines, some profs venture off campus

September 5, 2003 • 0
Political Science professor Douglas Rae had just finished explaining the role of labor in New Haven’s history to a packed SSS 114 Thursday morning when the chants and airhorn rings from the picket line overwhelmed his lecture. “Let’s stop and talk about it,” he said to the class, stepping to the side of his lectern. »

History Dept. tests online registration

September 3, 2003 • 0
A new History Department policy requiring students to register online for discussion sections is drawing the ire of some students, who say it will complicate course selection while eliminating their ability to shop for sections. History chairman Jon Butler and Registrar Barry S. Kane said the program will ease the chaos of shopping period, streamline »

Bomb damages rooms at Law School

May 21, 2003 • 0
A bomb exploded on the first floor of the Sterling Law Buildings Wednesday afternoon, injuring no one but causing significant structural damage to two law school rooms, University administrators said. University Secretary Linda Lorimer said officials are considering adding extra security for this weekend’s Commencement activities. Police officers evacuated faculty and students from the Law »

Some criticize review’s language changes

April 30, 2003 • 0
With the monthlong discussion period coming to a close, members of the Committee on Yale College Education said they have received an overall favorable reaction to the report, but that the language requirement has generated some criticisms. The report, released April 3, contained recommendations to improve science teaching for non-science majors, increase the size of »