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Freshman Address 2010: The recap

Speaking to the 1,344 incoming freshmen who filled Woolsey Hall Saturday morning, University President Richard Levin used the Freshman Address to urge the class of 2014 to “stretch themselves” by taking classes and trying extracurricular activities outside their established areas of interest, as well as making friends who do not resemble the ones they had […]

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The ‘Runaway’ Professor?

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 […]

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Peruvian congresswoman joins push for artifacts’ return

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 […]

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Judge dismisses Apache suit against Skull and Bones

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 […]

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McChrystal’s seminar: more details and how to apply

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs e-mailed students within its programs — the graduate program in international relations and undergraduate major in international studies — with details about the seminar that retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will teach this fall, as well as an application to the class. According to the e-mail, sent Monday by Jackson […]

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McChrystal to teach graduate-level seminar

Retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal, dismissed in June from his post in Afghanistan, is coming to teach at Yale this school year. McChrystal, who was relieved of his duty after he and his staff insulted top White House officials in a Rolling Stone magazine article, served in the military for 34 years and was chosen […]

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Judge dismisses Apache suit against Skull and Bones

It looks like the public will not be learning any times soon whether the secret society Skull and Bones keeps an Apache warrior’s skull in its tomb. A District of Columbia judge on July 27 dismissed a case that had been brought against the mysterious society, as well as the University and senior members of […]

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Peruvian congresswoman joins push for artifacts’ return

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 member of Peru’s Nationalist Party, announced that she would throw her weight behind […]

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Mr. Levin goes to Washington

University President Richard Levin joined other members of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning to hear from U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg. President Barack Obama appointed Levin to PCAST, a group of science and engineering experts selected by the president to advise him […]

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Anti-Yale animal rights protest draws small crowd

More than two months after Yale labs were cited for animal safety violations, protesters gathered to publicize the alleged abuses further. Carrying signs that read “End Ivy League Animal Abuse” and “Yale Tortures Animals,” 12 Connecticut residents stood at the busy intersection of North Frontage Road and College Street on Wednesday afternoon. Demonstrators said they […]

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Dodd calls for return of Inca artifacts

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 […]

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