TAs get stipend increase

September 2, 2004 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The Graduate School increased stipends for students working as teaching assistants by 8.4 percent this academic year, Graduate School Dean Jon Butler announced this week. The raise, which brings teaching assistant salaries to as much as $7,760 per semester, will not affect graduate »

New deans make smooth transition

September 1, 2004 • 0
New Yale College Dean Peter Salovey and Graduate School Dean Jon Butler officially kicked off their terms last week by welcoming students to campus after smoothly transitioning to their new posts this summer. Salovey is finalizing a plan to implement the recommendations of the 2003 comprehensive undergraduate curricular review and is working with foreign universities »

NLRB rules against grad student unions

July 18, 2004 • 0
In a 3-to-2 ruling, the National Labor Relations Board concluded Thursday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities do not have the right to unionize. The ruling reversed a landmark 2000 decision by the board and was a clear setback for graduate student unionization efforts across the country. Though »

Brodhead departs a ‘wonderful life’ for a new blue

April 27, 2004 • 0
Nearly every instant of Richard Brodhead’s adult life, from the “Eureka” moments of his college days to national tragedies and the birth of his son, are inextricably tied to Yale’s storied Gothic campus. After all, he moved to New Haven as an undergraduate 40 years ago and never left. But now Brodhead is packing his »

Delving into the complex tenure system

April 27, 2004 • 0
For some junior professors, coming to Yale is a Faustian bargain. The scholarly resources are boundless, academic heavyweights fill the faculty offices, and the students are among the world’s best. But the downsides, many professors say, are the difficulty of earning tenure at the University and the potentially dire consequences of failing to do so. »

GESO seeks TA pay equity, diversity funds

April 23, 2004 • 0
In a series of actions this week, the Graduate Employees and Students Organization called on the University to negotiate changes in its policies regarding faculty diversity and pay equity. More than 300 graduate students signed a GESO diversity grievance this week asking Yale to increase its financial commitments to diversity programs and create an independent »

Female prof task force to study tenure

April 20, 2004 • 0
A group of female faculty members will launch a task force to review issues of faculty development and retention, including the University’s tenure system, professors said Monday. Four members of the Women’s Faculty Forum have been planning the task force — whose members will also include other interested faculty members — this semester and will »

Vibrant Mary Louise Brewster dies at age 84

April 16, 2004 • 0
Mary Louise Brewster, the wife of a long-serving and legendary Yale president and a woman often noted for her elegance, died late Wednesday night from an apparent stroke in rural Berkshire, England. She was 84 years old. The well-read and hospitable Brewster is remembered for her impeccable manners, patrician spirit and devotion to the University, »

Essayist takes teaching post

April 15, 2004 • 0
Prize-winning author and essayist Anne Fadiman has accepted a position teaching non-fiction writing seminars in the English Department beginning next spring, Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead said Tuesday. Fadiman, who is the award-winning editor of The American Scholar, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s literary journal, will teach at Yale as the Francis Writer-in-Residence for a »

History of Art envisions growth

April 13, 2004 • 0
After a string of professor retirements that plagued Yale’s History of Art Department in mid and late 1990s, the department is finally settling in as new professors continue to fill in gaps and student interest grows. The department is moving ahead with a forward-looking vision that professors said is aimed at adapting to global trends »

Shapiro plans a global Yale

April 9, 2004 • 0
Ian Shapiro envisions cultivating Yale’s presence around the globe and cultivating global mindedness on campus, but his agenda today is listening and learning as he prepares to steer the University’s flagship global center. Shapiro, now the chairman of the Political Science Department, will take over the helm of the Yale Center for International and Area »

Bill to restrict aliens’ licenses

April 8, 2004 • 0
A state bill opposed by both Yale and the Graduate Employees and Students Organization that could change the procedures under which foreign citizens can receive driver’s licenses narrowly passed a committee vote yesterday. The measure, which passed the Connecticut General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee by a vote of 23-21, would require the state »