Univ. of Texas chancellor elected to Yale Corporation

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 […]

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Embattled baseball donor arrested

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 […]

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Tickets required for Class Day — get them today!

Not all Yalies will get a seat at this year’s Class Day speech — only those with tickets will hear former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 speak. Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith, who oversees campus security, sent an e-mail to Yale faculty, students and staff last week informing them that a limited number of tickets will […]

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In West Virginia, a preview of Clinton’s Class Day?

Yale graduates aren’t the only ones who will leave college with the words of former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 ringing in their ears. Clinton delivered the commencement speech at West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences on Monday. He told the crowd of roughly 10,000 people that the 21st century is a […]

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Machu Picchu centennial likely to lack Yale artifacts

With the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s discovery of the Inca archeological treasure Machu Picchu approaching, Peru’s Chamber of Tourism is preparing to celebrate — but without many of the site’s most precious artifacts, which remain in Yale’s collection. Though Peruvian officials originally hoped the artifacts would be returned in time for the July 2011 […]

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David Apter, 1924-2010 | Professor fostered collaboration

David Apter, acclaimed political scientist and sociologist and beloved professor emeritus at Yale, died of illness Tuesday. He was 85 years old. Apter, an expert on democratization and political violence in Africa, Latin America and Asia, both conducted field research and taught at many of the world’s top universities, including Yale, Princeton (where he earned […]

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Jackson Institute launches monthly round tables

As the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs prepares to open July 1, administrators this week introduced a new opportunity for students studying international affairs. Students in the international studies major were invited to a “Jackson Roundtable” held Thursday afternoon, the inaugural discussion in a series set to take place on the first Thursday of every […]

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Univ. weighs next step on controversial investment

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 […]

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Watch Levin’s debate on education finance live

While Yale students party themselves into oblivion at Spring Fling today, University President Richard Levin will be debating the health of higher education in Washington, D.C. The debate, sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, will take place at the National Press Club. It will be broadcast live on […]

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Brenzel named TD master

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 […]

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25 percent turnout expected in alumni Corp. vote

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 […]

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Levin talks Asia education in Foreign Affairs

Move to the head of the class. After nearly a decade of strengthening relationships with Asian nations, University President Richard Levin wrote an essay about the rise of Asian universities that will be published in Foreign Affairs magazine Wednesday. The piece, titled “Top of the Class,” outlines the fast-paced proliferation of world-class universities in China, […]

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