Alpern comes under fire at Med School town hall
Following weeks of controversy surrounding professional and sexual misconduct at the Yale School of Medicine, a Tuesday evening town hall meeting, moderated by School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern, attracted over 100 faculty members with the promise of addressing their concerns.
AAU pushes growth of sciences, humanities
On Nov. 21, the Association of American Universities — consisting of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada — issued a formal statement advocating for continued focus and funding on the humanities and social sciences.
Students petition to rescind Cosby’s degree
As allegations that comedian Bill Cosby serially sexually assaulted women proliferate, some inside and outside the Yale community are calling on the University to rescind Cosby’s honorary Yale degree.
Post Harvard donation, Yale CS faculty wait for their share
Last week, Harvard University announced a donation from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, estimated at $60 million, that will increase its computer science faculty by 50 percent. In response to the donation, Yale computer science professors interviewed expressed hope for similar growth in Yale’s faculty.
Yale names new general counsel
Come March 23, 2015, Alexander Dreier LAW ’95 will replace Dorothy Robinson as the University’s top legal counsel.
With new Congress, NIH funding for Yale up in the air
While federal funding for the NIH has been declining in real dollars since 2003, many at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health argue there is no need for heightened pessimism with the advent of a fiscally conservative majority in the Senate.
Amid controversy, Simons removed from directorship
Former cardiology chief at the School of Medicine Michael Simons has been removed from his position as director of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, according to an article published Friday in The New York Times.