Levin’s aide ‘holds Yale together’

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. […]

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Floyd Abrams LAW ’60 weighs in on cartoon Master’s Tea

In case anyone was wondering what Floyd Abrams LAW ’60 thought of today’s Branford College Master’s Tea, the University has put out a statement with the answer. The constitutional law expert says in the statement that the decision to invite Kurt Westergaard, the author of one of the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, to […]

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In Washington, Gore to speak at Yale-sponsored energy summit

The U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit that Yale is co-sponsoring began this morning and has already included talks from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute Rajendra Pachauri and University President Richard Levin. Other speakers set to address the summit, which focuses on green technologies, include former Vice President Al […]

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Cartoon controversy returns to campus

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 […]

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Short on details, but big on value

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 […]

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Professor adds decorative touch to Yale campus

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 […]

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At Duke, Corporation looks to future

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Yale accused of violating open-records law

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, […]

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Endowment fell 24.6 percent, University says

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 […]

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Police: Fire alarm was unrelated to Le

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 […]

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Lawyers call for probe of leaks

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 […]

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