Military historian Habeck denied tenure

April 8, 2004 • 2
In a move that surprised many Yale undergraduates and several historians at rival institutions, the University has denied tenure to popular history professor Mary Habeck GRD ’96, a military historian. The senior faculty of the History Department voted last week not to tenure Habeck, who is completing her ninth year of work at Yale, several »

‘Write’ Guy is tapped for new center

April 7, 2004 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. As Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead packs his bags for North Carolina this summer, Alfred “Alfie” Guy, Jr. will begin his work in New Haven bringing Brodhead’s sweeping vision for writing instruction to life. Currently the director of the expository-writing program at Johns »

Freedman to chair History

April 6, 2004 • 0
History professor Paul Freedman will replace incoming Graduate School Dean Jon Butler as the chairman of Yale’s History Department, University President Richard Levin announced in a letter faculty members received Monday. Freedman, the director of the Medieval Studies Program, will head Yale’s largest department for a three-year term beginning July 1. In his letter, Levin »

Three new junior profs hired for fall

March 30, 2004 • 0
Yale’s History Department has deepened its lineup by hiring three new junior professors to join the faculty this fall. The four-year positions in 20th century U.S. politics, Caribbean history and the history of Byzantium are just three of seven appointments the department plans to make in preparation for next year. Last month, the department hired »

YCIAS launches program

March 30, 2004 • 1
The Yale Center for International and Area Studies this week launched a new interdisciplinary research and teaching program that combines international relations and comparative politics. The Program on Order, Conflict and Violence will offer residential research graduate fellowships and will sponsor a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences on issues of political order, state »

Salovey lays out vision

March 25, 2004 • 0
As Graduate School Dean Peter Salovey prepares to assume the deanship of Yale College, the most significant aspect of his agenda will be a commitment to the issues addressed in the 2003 undergraduate curricular review, he said Wednesday. As dean, Salovey said he hopes to improve Yale’s science course offerings for non-science majors and expand »

Supporters protest layoffs

March 25, 2004 • 0
More than 100 Yale union workers and their supporters rallied at noon Wednesday outside University Vice President for Finance and Administration John Pepper’s office to protest the layoffs of 38 clerical and technical workers. Yale officials have maintained that layoffs are necessary to reduce a projected $30 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year »

GESO rallies for enrollment

March 5, 2004 • 0
An estimated 300 graduate and undergraduate students rallied on the steps of the Hall of Graduate Studies Thursday to protest what they claim are overly stringent Graduate School registration policies and pay inequities. The students — many of whom are members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization — argued against new policies they claim »

Veteran leader Shapiro set to steer YCIAS

March 3, 2004 • 0
Political Science Department Chairman Ian Shapiro GRD ’83 LAW ’87 will become the new director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale President Richard Levin announced Tuesday. Shapiro, who led the international studies working group of the undergraduate curriculum review committee, will assume his new post on July 1. He will succeed »

Sociology revitalizes, builds energetic faculty

March 1, 2004 • 0
The Sociology Department is steadily rebuilding its faculty and has risen from near-extinct status in just a decade. The department, administrators and professors from Yale and rival universities said, is successfully tenuring young and accomplished scholars who are near the peak of their careers. As Yale Sociology strengthens its lineup, it is becoming competitive with »

Salovey, Butler to assume deanships

February 25, 2004 • 0
Graduate School Dean Peter Salovey GRD ’86 will become the new dean of Yale College, Yale President Richard Levin announced at a ceremony in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Tuesday afternoon. History Department Chairman Jon Butler will succeed Salovey as the dean of the Graduate School, Levin said. Both administrators will begin their »

Sociology plucks two senior profs

February 24, 2004 • 0
Yale’s Sociology Department has hired two senior professors from universities recognized as sociology powerhouses to begin teaching this fall, a move that nearly completes its rebuilding effort. Sociology continues to expand in what several professors characterized as a remarkable turnaround for a department that a decade ago, due to a University budget crisis, was in »