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GESO protests health plan

April 8, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Graduate and professional students, joined by their spouses and children, rallied in front of University Health Services Thursday afternoon to demand changes to the family health care plan offered by Yale. The demonstration, organized by the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, attracted about »
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Yale joins coalition to keep loans

April 6, 2005 • 0
As Congress prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Yale is joining its peers in pushing to preserve loan programs and prevent provisions officials believe compromise academic freedoms. This spring, Congress is expected to push for spending cuts in the Higher Education Act in order to compensate for a deficit in the federal »
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Corporation nominates two alumni

April 4, 2005 • 0
The Yale Corporation’s alumni fellow nominating committee has selected William Miller ’78 and Paul Steiger ’64 as the two candidates for a vacant seat on the Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body. Ballots and biographical sketches of the two candidates for the six-year term went out to alumni across the globe Friday via U.S. mail »
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Report on WMDs is released

April 1, 2005 • 0
A report released yesterday by a presidential commission including Yale President Richard Levin found that the American intelligence community overestimated Iraq’s pre-war weapons policy, and recommended numerous changes to encourage information sharing and debate among U.S. spy agencies. Levin and the nine other commission members delivered their findings to U.S. President George W. Bush ’68 »
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Former University development head Pagnam will take Mount Sinai post

April 1, 2005 • 0
Former Yale Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam was named senior vice president for development at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City earlier this week. Pagnam who left Yale in October after 27 years at the University in various positions, will become Mt. Sinai’s highest-ranking fund-raiser. He will work to solicit support »
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Study finds Harvard students are less happy than their peers

March 30, 2005 • 0
Harvard undergraduates are more likely than students at other elite private institutions to be unhappy with their life on campus, according to an analysis of a recent survey of student satisfaction. An internal memo from Harvard staff researchers to the university’s academic deans, which was leaked to the Boston Globe, provides confidential data documenting student »
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AllLearn expands reach

March 25, 2005 • 3
Five years after its inception, AllLearn, Yale’s joint e-learning effort with Oxford and Stanford universities, which offers courses over the Internet, is expanding its global presence as it begins to reach out beyond alumni from the three schools to offer courses to high school students. AllLearn has had over 10,000 students from around the globe »
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Top officials’ pay outpaces the economy

March 22, 2005 • 0
Salaries for top officials at Yale and at its peer institutions are rising faster than those of lower level administrators and, according to a recent study, are also increasing faster than the U.S. economy’s rate of inflation. A study published earlier this month by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that »
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Senior class fund raising sets record

March 21, 2005 • 0
In the waning weeks of their undergraduate years, a few months before they officially become alumni, seniors have donated to the Yale Alumni Fund in record numbers this spring. The fund’s annual senior class gift drive wrapped up earlier this month with a 79 percent participation rate among members of the class of 2005-, the »
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Yale reforms financial aid policy

March 4, 2005 • 0
Yale President Richard Levin announced substantial changes to the University’s undergraduate financial aid policy yesterday morning, eliminating the expected parental contribution for families with incomes less than $45,000. Families with incomes between $45,000 and $60,000 can expect to see Yale reduce their required contributions as well, Levin said. The University also announced greater funding for »
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Yale announces financial aid plans

March 3, 2005 • 1
Yale President Richard Levin announced substantial changes to Yale’s undergraduate financial aid policy this morning, eliminating the expected parental contribution for families with incomes less than $45,000. Families with incomes between $45,000 and $60,000 can expect to see the University reduce their required contributions as well, Levin said. The University also announced greater funding for »
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Trumbull lacks renovation funds

March 2, 2005 • 0
New Haven officials have already approved the zoning requirements and this past weekend the Yale Corporation gave final construction plans for Trumbull College the go-ahead, Yale Senior Architect Laura Cruickshank said Tuesday. But the renovations are still missing one key element — a hefty alumni donation. Residential college renovations typically rely on one principal donor »