Yale Corporation holds meeting in Britain

September 30, 2005
The Yale Corporation is trading Yale’s 1930s-era gothic architecture for the real thing this weekend, as it holds its first meeting of the academic year at the University of Cambridge — 500 years Yale’s senior — in the United Kingdom. The Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body, is holding its annual retreat meeting at Cambridge »

Yale sees surge in giving

September 29, 2005
Buoyed by rising alumni support as Yale enters a $1 billion capital campaign, the University brought in $290 million in total cash gifts in the last year. Officials said they expect fund-raising totals to reach more than $350 million this year, surpassing record levels from the last capital campaign five years ago. Yale fund raisers »

Levin keeps his distance in leading Yale

September 27, 2005
Earlier this month, Yale President Richard Levin sat down in a closed-door meeting with Yale College Dean Peter Salovey and a handful of professors and administrators who had been charged with finding a new dean of undergraduate admissions for the University. Although Levin had called a lengthy national search for a replacement for former Dean »

Harvard lifts JAG ban to keep federal funding

September 22, 2005
Reversing a decision it made last year, Harvard Law School will allow military recruiters on its campus after the Pentagon threatened to cut off the university’s substantial federal funding under a law that denies grants to educational institutions hindering military recruitment. Under its non-discrimination pledge, Harvard Law School decided to ban Pentagon recruiters from using »

DoD withholds funds from three law schools

September 20, 2005
The Pentagon has targeted three small law schools it says are violating a law requiring campus access for military recruiters and has classified them as ineligible for federal funding, even as it has declined to pursue the high-profile law schools where the debate over the constitutionality of banning such recruiters has been centered. With the »

Campaign nets gift donations

September 15, 2005
Students hoping to study science, travel abroad on Yale’s tab, or move into a renovated Silliman College are getting a little help from hefty alumni donations, including three of the most substantial gifts in the University’s history. Yale fund-raisers raised at least $400 million and raked in some of the largest gifts in its history »

Car damages Woolsey

September 12, 2005
Woolsey Hall sustained minor damage in a single-car accident Sunday night after a male driver apparently lost control of a Mercedes-Benz while driving down Prospect Street, a University Police officer at the accident scene said. The driver of the automobile, which left skid marks on the sidewalk in front of the building, appeared to have »

Yale looks to form ties with Chinese medical schools

September 9, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao may not have come to Yale Thursday, but University officials plan to make their own high-profile appearance in China later this month. Yale President Richard Levin and other officials will meet with leaders of universities in Beijing and Shanghai to forge new partnerships, bridging medical and engineering programs between Yale and »

Levin will travel to Japan

September 7, 2005
After recent trips to India, Mexico, South Korea and India to further the University’s international agenda, Yale President Richard Levin has his sights set on the Land of the Rising Sun. Levin, along with a delegation of Yale administrators and faculty, will travel to Japan this November, where they plan to highlight Yale’s various influences »

Hu delays visit to U.S.

September 5, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao will not make his scheduled Thursday visit to Yale after postponing a trip to the United States this week. Yale still expects Hu to speak at the University at some point in the future, although the timing will likely depend on when the Chinese leader reschedules his planned state visit to »

Chinese president cancels Thursday visit

September 3, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao will not make his scheduled Thursday visit to Yale after postponing his trip to the United States this week as the U.S. government concentrates on providing disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Yale still expects Hu to speak at the University at some point in the future, although the »

Miller adds expertise to Yale body

September 1, 2005
By Raymond Pacia Staff reporter Will Miller ’78 participated in his first official act Wednesday as the newest fellow of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body. Yale alumni worldwide elected Miller last spring over Paul Steiger ’64, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, to serve a six-year term on the Corporation. »