Free speech a concern for Yale-Singapore college

September 28, 2010 • 25
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 »

Profs seem receptive to Yale-NUS

September 23, 2010 • 1
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 »
Discretionary funds enabled Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt to arrange an annual subsidized spring break trip to Italy for some Pierson seniors. Now, such perks may be cut or diminished as the University centralizes and standardizes budgeting among the residential colleges.

In Pierson, master’s departure to coincide with tightened budgets

September 14, 2010 • 1600
When he walked into the brightly-lit Pierson College dining hall the evening of Sunday, May 9, Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt got a standing ovation. Students attending Goldblatt’s surprise “Appreciation Dinner” wore yellow-and-black Pierson gear that bore his nickname, “Master G.” They cheered and laughed as Pierson freshman counselors played a slideshow of Master G moments, »
A dorm at the National University of Singapore, next to which a campus will be built for a liberal arts college that may bear Yale’s name.

Yale, Singapore plan new liberal arts college

September 13, 2010 • 57
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 »

Singapore’s education minister to visit campus

September 10, 2010 • 0
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 »

New Peruvian minister prioritizes artifacts’ return

September 8, 2010 • 0
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 »

Tropical storm to hit New Haven today

September 3, 2010 • 0
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, »

Palestinian representative calls Yale conference ‘anti-Arab’

September 2, 2010 • 6
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 »

Baseball gift may be returned

September 1, 2010 • 1
Yale baseball donor John Mazzuto ’70 is in jail, facing charges of financial conspiracy and fraud. Now, representatives of the company Mazzuto formerly headed say Yale is considering returning his $1.7 million gift. Industrial Enterprises of America, the company Mazzuto headed from 2004 to 2008 and whose accounts he allegedly falsified, is climbing out of »

The ‘Runaway’ Professor?

August 27, 2010 • 1
Two months ago, Stanley McChrystal was in charge of more than 80,000 American troops in Afghanistan. This fall, he’ll be looking after 20 students in a seminar room at Yale. McChrystal, a four-star general who was relieved of his command in June after he and his staff were quoted in a Rolling Stone magazine article »

Peruvian congresswoman joins push for artifacts’ return

August 27, 2010 • 0
Coming up on the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Pichu, and two months after Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd pledged his support to Peru in the ongoing debate over the ownership of Machu Picchu artifacts currently housed at Yale, a Peruvian politician has followed suit. Congresswoman Hilaria Supa Huamán, a human rights activist and »

Judge dismisses Apache suit against Skull and Bones

August 27, 2010 • 4
A District of Columbia judge July 27 dismissed the case brought by descendants of the Native American chieftain Geronimo against Skull and Bones, as well as the University and senior members of the U.S. government, in February 2009. Their lawyer, Ramsey Clark, said he is not giving up and will now turn to the agencies »