Community effort finds missing ex-student

April 5, 2010
Students received a frightening message from Yale Police Chief James Perrotti on Friday night: Perrotti said the Yale Police were looking for Anthony Kinuthia, who was a senior in Branford College until he recently withdrew. Perrotti’s e-mail asked any member of the Yale community with information about Kinuthia’s whereabouts to contact authorities. But then, on »

Alumni to elect Corporation fellow

April 1, 2010
Alumni will soon vote on a new member of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. Every June, the Corporation welcomes a new alumni fellow, a graduate of Yale College or one of the University’s graduate or professional schools elected by alumni. The Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee, a subset of the Association of Yale »

Yale forms new South American ties

March 26, 2010
Yale finalized two medical partnerships to treat genetic and infectious diseases in South America this month. A team of Yale professors and administrators traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, over spring break, to raise awareness of Yale’s programs and research and to meet with local alumni and educators. University Secretary Linda Lorimer »
Varying effects of cleaning solvents in the Woolsey rotunda.

Woolsey on ‘wish list’

March 25, 2010
One of Yale’s most iconic spaces may be in need of a face-lift, but it’s unlikely to get one any time soon. The spacious Commons eatery and the 2,700-seat Woolsey Hall auditorium often house large-scale gatherings, from formal meals like the Freshman Holiday Dinner and traditional events like Convocation. University President Richard Levin said these »
UOC members at a sit-in at the Yale Investments Office in 2008. UOC is in agreement with concerns about HEI recently voiced by Brown’s president.

Univ. to reconsider controversial investment

March 23, 2010
Yale’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility may reevaluate its stance on the University’s investment in HEI Hotels & Resorts in the wake of Brown University president Ruth Simmons’s letter to HEI, in which Simmons expressed concern over allegations that the company violated labor laws. Almost a year and a half after students at campuses across »

For Class Day, it’s Clinton

March 3, 2010
William Jefferson Clinton LAW ’73, the 42nd president of the United States, will address the class of 2010 at Class Day this May. An annual celebration of the graduation of the Yale College senior class, Class Day is marked by many traditions: a student reflection, creative hats — and a speech. Clinton, who spoke at »

Jackson Institute is like a school, but cheaper

March 2, 2010
As the newly endowed Jackson Institute prepares to reshape Yale’s international studies and international relations programs, it will look closely at the curriculum of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as a model. But unlike at Princeton, Yale’s international studies major will exist within an “institute,” not a school. University President Richard »

Haitian ambassador seeks aid from Yale

February 26, 2010
Yale’s efforts over the past month to provide disaster relief to quake-stricken Haiti may give way to a more focused effort for long-term aid. Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Raymond Alcide Joseph, came to New Haven on Thursday to discuss how the University, particularly the professional schools, can contribute to the rebuilding of his »
A 1917 construction plan of Yale’s tunnel system, which today connects the residential colleges and other buildings.

Steam tunnels steeped in myth

February 25, 2010
When former presidents and other prominent speakers visit Yale, their security details arrive early to conduct a thorough investigation of campus. Besides scouring classrooms, buildings and dormitories, a hidden layer of the University usually gets special attention: a sprawling network of tunnels underneath nearly all of Yale’s central campus. “[The security officials] always want to »
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Term bill verges on 50k

February 24, 2010
The cost of attending Yale College will be just short of $50,000 next year. Tuition, room and board for Yale undergraduates will rise 4.8 percent, or $2,300, for the next academic year, University officials announced Tuesday, bringing the total cost of attending Yale to $49,800. This increase tops tuition hikes recently announced by the University’s »

British diplomat visits Yale

February 24, 2010
Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British ambassador to the United States, spoke at Sterling Memorial Library on Tuesday about the political climates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of balancing military efforts with diplomacy. Sheinwald served as foreign policy and defense adviser under former Prime Minister Tony Blair from 2003 to 2007 and now represents Prime »

Corporation reviews finances

February 22, 2010
The Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, convened this Friday and Saturday in its third meeting of the academic year to discuss issues ranging from student housing to the University budget. In addition to approving a pilot mixed-gender housing policy, the Corporation reviewed tuition and the University’s budget strategy, discussed the potential impact of »