New filters may thwart spammers

September 8, 2006 • 0
Upgraded e-mail filters installed Tuesday may dramatically decrease the amount of spam reaching Yale mailboxes, a preliminary analysis suggests. During a one-day test last Friday, filters with the revamped software caught 30 percent more spam than did the filters that Yale has been using until now, Chief Information Officer Philip Long said. If the test »

Water leak damages carpets in Timothy Dwight computer cluster, lounge

September 6, 2006 • 1
Heavy rains flooded the basement of Timothy Dwight College last week, destroying carpets in a computer cluster and student lounge. The backup may have been caused by a faulty valve in a drainage pipe that leads to the street, Director of Facilities Operations Eric Uscinski said. Because the pipe feeds through grease separators in the »

Campus intensifies construction efforts

September 6, 2006 • 0
Behind the blue tarps veiling much of Yale’s campus, workers are hammering away at the most massive University-wide construction effort in recent memory, and neither the tarps nor the hammers will vanish anytime soon. The work — ranging from Cross Campus Library renovations to utility overhauls on Science Hill — is slated to cost $400 »

Univ. remolds YSFP program

September 1, 2006 • 0
With sustainable food options in the residential colleges set to expand dramatically this year, Berkeley College will lose its longtime status as the program’s flagship kitchen in the process, administrators announced Wednesday. The move to balance food quality across the residential dining halls signals the end of the Yale Sustainable Food Project’s first phase, in »

Librarians say more maps are missing

July 30, 2006 • 0
A month after a notorious thief admitted to stealing five antique maps from Yale, librarians said they recently discovered that 78 more rare maps are missing from the University’s collection. The missing titles, identified in an inventory taken over the winter, were privately released to members of the map-trading community last week. University Librarian Alice »

Federal authorities investigate University’s accounting practices

July 3, 2006 • 0
Yale, a perennial recipient of lucrative federal funding and an influential advocate in Washington, D.C. for higher education, is now under a sweeping federal investigation for how it manages the millions of dollars it receives in research grants each year, University officials said last week. At the end of June, Yale received subpoenas for documents »

Pepper assumes leadership of Disney board

July 2, 2006 • 0
John Pepper, Yale’s former Vice President for Finance and Administration, was elected non-executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday. Pepper will lead the company’s board of directors in making crucial decisions about Disney’s management when he assumes the position in January. Pepper, who headed Procter & Gamble before accepting a top post at »

Rising tide of spam hits University

June 20, 2006 • 0
The amount of spam targeting Yale inboxes has increased by about a third during the past two months, prompting complaints that junk mail is becoming more and more unmanageable. Chief Information Officer Philip Long attributed the spike to rising levels of spam throughout the Internet, which he said has resulted from smarter spammers in greater »

Univ. denies Cole tenure

June 10, 2006 • 3
Juan Cole, a controversial University of Michigan history professor, was denied a senior faculty position at Yale last week in one of the final phases of the appointment process. The Senior Appointments Committee ultimately rejected Cole’s candidacy on June 2 by a majority vote, even though the history and sociology departments had jointly approved him »

Yale investment vehicle sells private prison stock

May 19, 2006 • 2
Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund that invests a portion of Yale’s endowment, has sold all of its stock in a private prison company that has been criticized for alleged human rights abuses, though such criticisms have not been cited as a factor in the sale. The fund’s May 12 filing with the Securities and »

Plans proceed for new college renovations

May 12, 2006 • 0
Administration officials confirmed Thursday that Calhoun, Ezra Stiles and Morse colleges will all undergo yearlong renovations, beginning with Calhoun in the 2008-’09 academic year. Though some University officials had anticipated full-scale renovations for months, administrators did not plan for yearlong closures until the Yale Corporation discussed the project in late April, Deputy Provost for Undergraduate »

Letter fuels speculation that Skulls have Geronimo’s skull

May 9, 2006 • 0
Recently discovered correspondence between members of the Yale senior society Skull and Bones may lend greater credence to the longstanding speculation that the society possesses the remains of a Native American war hero. The letter, which was uncovered last fall and partly reprinted in the Yale Alumni Magazine on Monday, claims that Bonesmen desecrated the »