Dodd calls for return of Inca artifacts

June 14, 2010 • 0
Another voice has joined the people of Peru in asking Yale to return artifacts from the historic Machu Picchu site. Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd returned from a trip to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru the first week of June, during which he spoke with Peruvian President Alan Garcia and other government officials, and pledged his support »

Univ. of Texas chancellor elected to Yale Corporation

June 5, 2010 • 0
Francisco Cigarroa ’79, chancellor of the University of Texas System and the first Latino to lead a major American university system, will be the newest member of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. In an election this spring, Yale alumni chose Cigarroa from a ballot that also included Susanna Krentz ’80, a health »

Embattled baseball donor arrested

May 24, 2010 • 0
Updated, May 25, 5:30 p.m. After months of allegations that John Mazzuto ’70, who gave at least $1.7 million to Yale’s baseball program, had made his fortune through accounting fraud and insider trading, Mazzuto was arrested Monday at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. A representative of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office confirmed that »

Univ. weighs next step on controversial investment

April 29, 2010 • 0
Yale’s Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility has not found proof that HEI Hotels & Resorts mistreated employees. But if it does, the committee may urge Yale to stop investing in HEI, not just ask HEI to remedy its practices, committee chair Jonathan Macey said Monday. At a meeting in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Monday, Macey, Vice President »

Brenzel named TD master

April 26, 2010 • 0
After University President Richard Levin announced Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel’s ’75 appointment as the new master of Timothy Dwight College on Sunday, outgoing Master Robert F. Thompson welcomed Brenzel and his wife with a special rap: “The man who picks who gets into Yale / Now joyfully follow, their TD trail,” rhymed the »

25 percent turnout expected in alumni Corp. vote

April 23, 2010 • 0
A little over a week after roughly 60 percent of Yale College students turned out to vote for Yale College Council candidates, the University is holding another election, and anticipating a much smaller turnout. On Thursday, alumni received electronic ballots for the annual Alumni Fellow Election, which will decide the newest member of the University’s »

UP CLOSE | Rethinking the Yale education

April 19, 2010 • 0
Art history and classics professor Diana Kleiner stands at the front of a lecture hall and gestures to the cracked wall of the Roman Coliseum. Her audience? Maybe someone surfing the Internet in South Korea, or a high school teacher devising a classics curriculum in Indiana, or a Yale student who slept through class this »

Alum’s book tackles Peru expedition

April 16, 2010 • 0
Released today, Christopher Heaney’s ’03 book “Cradle of Gold” tells the story of Yale explorer Hiram Bingham’s expeditions in Peru at the turn of the 20th century. Bingham discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu, the last Incan city, and brought home artifacts that still reside in the Peabody Museum, and lie at the heart of »

Univ. looks to resume science construction

April 12, 2010 • 902
As Yale’s endowment begins to recover, the University is considering resuming construction projects on Science Hill that were postponed when the recession hit, University President Richard Levin said Sunday. At its meeting over the weekend, the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, did not discuss a timeline for renewing construction, Levin said, but the »
Penelope Laurans was joined by University President Richard Levin and Yale College Dean Mary Miller in announcing Laurans’ appointment as JE master.

For Laurans, four more years

April 8, 2010 • 0
Interim Master of Jonathan Edwards Penelope Laurans has always dreamed of leading a first-class athletic program, and with JE currently in first place for the Tying Intramural Cup, she has finally gotten her wish. Laurans stood at the head of the dining hall Wednesday evening in full college regalia — a green suit and a »

For Laurans, four more years

April 7, 2010 • 5
Interim master of Jonathan Edwards Penelope Laurans will stay on in a more permanent role, University President Richard Levin announced tonight. JE students received an e-mail earlier today informing them that Levin would make an announcement over dinner in the dining hall. Levin said the students and fellows of the college he consulted about his »

Baseball gift going to court

April 7, 2010 • 3
The company formerly headed by John Mazzuto ’70, who donated at least $1.7 million to Yale’s baseball program, is preparing to sue the University to recover Mazzuto’s gift, which the company says included illegally issued stock. While Mazzuto is under investigation for alleged accounting fraud and insider trading, the current CEO of Mazzuto’s former company, »