Regina Starolis, the longtime secretary for University presidents, is attentive to the needs of the Yale community.

Levin’s aide ‘holds Yale together’

October 2, 2009 • 7
It is fair to say that Regina Starolis did not have a great first day of work. In July of 1973, she arrived at Woodbridge Hall, the University’s main administrative building, to begin her new job as secretary to Yale’s president, Kingman Brewster. Her first official act in that capacity was to break his clock. »

Cartoon controversy returns to campus

September 30, 2009 • 17
It seems that “The Cartoons that Shook the World” may shake Yale’s campus again. Both Jytte Klausen, the author of the book about the violence surrounding Danish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, and Kurt Westergaard, the original author of one of those cartoons, will be on campus Thursday. The events, each organized separately, will occur »
The Greenberg Center, designed by Robert Stern ARC ’65, houses conference space for Yale’s Office of International Affairs.

Short on details, but big on value

September 29, 2009 • 10
Value engineering, the process by which clients eliminate costly elements of building designs in order to save money, is understandably unpopular with architects. Some designers like to point out that all value engineering does is suck the values out of buildings; Nicolai Ouroussoff, the architecture critic for The New York Times, once called it “a »

Professor adds decorative touch to Yale campus

September 29, 2009 • 2
There was a time when New Haven was a major manufacturing center, when factories in town stayed busy making everything from rifles to Erector sets. Those factories have now closed, of course, and the plant where A.C. Gilbert’s company built millions of Erector sets in the first half of the last century today has a »

At Duke, Corporation looks to future

September 28, 2009 • 7
The fellows of the Yale Corporation spent the weekend at Duke University, where they learned about some of its strongest programs and discussed priorities for the next five years at Yale. The Corporation, which is the University’s highest governing body, usually meets five times per year and holds its first session of the academic year »
The temporary political science building on the site of the two new colleges may be moved to another location instead of being demolished.

Political Science Department’s ‘diner’ stays, for now

September 25, 2009 • 4
Amid all the uproar over demolition in preparation for the two new colleges, there has been relatively little attention given to the political science “diner” right in the middle of that site. The building, which opened in 2002 and was always intended to be a temporary home for the department, is a one-story modular structure »

Yale accused of violating open-records law

September 24, 2009 • 0
The Yale Police Department’s job is to enforce the law. But now, its own officers are accusing the department of breaking it. In July, the Yale Police Benevolent Association, a union that represents 65 YPD officers and detectives, requested information — including a copy of the YPD’s budget and the salaries of its top officials, »

Endowment fell 24.6 percent, University says

September 22, 2009 • 5
The final results are in: Yale’s endowment lost 24.6 percent of its value between July 1, 2008, and June 30. The endowment’s value plummeted to $16.3 billion, from $22.9 billion, in that period, the University announced Tuesday. But Yale said the return “falls in the range of expected outcomes” in a year when equity markets »
Lewis speaks at a press conference about Annie Le on Sept. 16.

Police: Fire alarm was unrelated to Le

September 22, 2009 • 6
The fire alarm that sounded at 10 Amistad St. on the day Annie Le GRD ’13 was murdered had nothing to do with her death, New Haven Police Department Chief James Lewis said Monday. In a wide-ranging interview in his office at police headquarters, Lewis said authorities have uncovered no evidence to support the theory »

Lawyers call for probe of leaks

September 22, 2009 • 5
A headline above Monday’s New York Post article about the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13 screamed, in large block letters, “Bride’s Body Mashed.” But the story of how Raymond Clark III broke Le’s bones in an attempt to fit her body “through a wall opening the size of a computer screen” turned out to »

No motive in Le’s murder

September 21, 2009 • 25
The body of Annie Le GRD ’13 was flown back to California this weekend as the authorities continued to search for a motive in her murder. Le’s family left New Haven on Friday, and her relatives have made plans for a funeral that will take place this coming Saturday at the Holy Trinity Church in »
Raymond Clark III is led into court in New Haven for his arraignment in September.


September 18, 2009 • 50
Raymond Clark III, a Yale animal lab technician, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13, a 24-year-old doctoral student in pharmacology who authorities say was strangled to death at an on-campus research facility. A warrant was issued for Clark’s arrest shortly after 8 a.m., New Haven Police Department »