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Peruvian president calls for artifacts’ return

If Yale doesn’t return the artifacts that explorer Hiram Bingham brought to New Haven from Machu Picchu in the early 1900s, Peru’s president, Alan Garcia, said he will consider the University no better than a common thief. “Either we come to an understanding regarding Machu Picchu, or we’ll simply have to describe them as looters […]

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Free speech a concern for Yale-Singapore college

While making the case to build a joint liberal arts campus with National University of Singapore, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey have cited other American universities that have collaborated successfully with NUS. But not all of the Southeast Asian country’s academic ventures have ended well, with conflicts arising between Western institutions and […]

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Profs seem receptive to Yale-NUS

When University President Richard Levin announced Yale’s plans to collaborate on a liberal arts college with the National University of Singapore, he said Yale’s commitment would not be finalized without faculty consultation. With that process now underway, so far professors have expressed little concern with the ambitious plan. Levin and Provost Peter Salovey held a […]

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January

We brought useless things: casseroles, flowers, a chocolate pie. We unloaded them from the backseat, gloved hands Slipping on the dishes. The morning was bright on the white house and the snow. It sharpened the edges of things, made the pine trees brutal. In the kitchen, we left our pots and bowls among the candles, […]

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Pierson master’s departure to coincide with budget cuts

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Yale, Singapore plan new liberal arts college

One of the first liberal arts colleges in Asia will likely bear Yale’s name. If all goes according to plan, Yale and the National University of Singapore will jointly open a school, located adjacent to the NUS campus, in 2013. It will be named Yale-NUS College, and its governing board will be evenly composed of […]

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Singapore’s education minister to visit campus

Continuing to strengthen the relationship between his country and Yale, Singapore’s minister of education, Ng Eng Hen, is visiting Yale’s campus today. The National University of Singapore is building a liberal arts college modeled on top American schools, and Yale has been acting as a consultant in the project since 2009. During his visit, Ng […]

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New Peruvian minister prioritizes artifacts’ return

Peru swore in its first-ever minister of culture at the Government Palace in Lima on Saturday — and he says his top priority will be the return of the Machu Picchu artifacts currently housed at Yale. Anthropologist and scholar Juan Ossio will be the first to lead the new Ministry of Culture, which was first […]

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Tropical storm to hit New Haven today

After days of tropical heat, New Haven will be hit by a tropical storm this weekend. Hurricane Earl is expected to reach Long Island and southeastern Connecticut on Friday evening, bringing a heavy downpour and winds thatcould reach more than 70 miles per hour. University President Richard Levin said Yale has a contingency planfor hurricanes, […]

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Palestinian representative calls Yale conference ‘anti-Arab’

The U.S. representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization has accused Yale of hosting right-wing extremists at a recent conference on anti-Semitism. The representative, Maen Rashid Areikat,wrote University President Richard Levin to protest the conference, titled “Global Anti-Semitism: A Crisis of Modernity,” which took place Aug. 23-25and included presentations from 110 scholars. In his letter, Areikat […]

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Palestinian authority assails Yale conference

The U.S. representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the political authority in the Palestinian territories that answers to President Mahmoud Abbas, wrote a letter to University President Richard Levin on Monday accusing Yale of hosting anti-Palestinian extremists at a recent conference on anti-Semitism. The conference, “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity,” took place Aug. 25-23 […]

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