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YSFP will not receive increased funding for next school year

April 27, 2006 • 0
The Yale Sustainable Food Project will not receive additional funding next year, but officials still hope to expand it through improved efficiency, Associate Vice President for Student Financial and Administrative Services Ernst Huff said. University officials had warned students months ago that a $25 million projected budget deficit would likely preclude a major funding expansion »
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Univ. digs into new projects

April 27, 2006 • 0
Construction and renovation activity on campus is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent next year, officials said, bringing unprecedented changes to residential, scientific and arts facilities on campus. Upgrades to the residential colleges will continue over the summer, as renovations to Trumbull College are completed and work begins on Silliman College, the largest residential »
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Energy use drops by 10%

April 27, 2006 • 0
Yale’s residential college energy consumption fell by 10 percent this academic year, exceeding activists’ original goal by 5 percent and doubling the amount of renewable energy that the administration will purchase as a reward for conservation. The year’s 10 percent improvement just satisfies the criteria for the University to purchase renewable energy certificates that will »
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China lets Univ. invest in domestic markets

April 19, 2006 • 0
Yale gained permission to invest in restricted Chinese stock this week, becoming the first foreign university to receive such a right from the Chinese government. Just days before Chinese President Hu Jintao’s scheduled visit to Yale, his administration agreed to add the University to a list of 39 elite overseas institutions — each worth more »
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Coke spat may touch campus

April 14, 2006 • 0
The University of Michigan ended a boycott of Coca-Cola products on Tuesday, after the company agreed to an investigation into its alleged international labor abuses — the latest development in a nationwide campaign that has recently bypassed Yale. Activists’ opinions differed as to whether the end of UM’s four-month standoff with Coke signaled victory or »
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Architects warn of challenges

April 13, 2006 • 0
University planners face serious challenges in adding student space to the basements of Ezra Stiles and Morse colleges, according to a preliminary report presented to the administration this week, but officials declined Wednesday night to predict whether the Yale Corporation will approve the 15-month projects that the report suggested would be necessary. Yale President Richard »
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Trumbull renovations stay on pace

April 11, 2006 • 0
Construction on the Trumbull College dormitories is nearing completion, and renovations to the rest of the building are on schedule for completion in time for students to move in next fall, Facilities officials said Monday. The nearly 200 workers involved in the project are now focusing their efforts on the master’s house and dining hall, »
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Commission approves renovation plans to library after month-long deadlock

April 11, 2006 • 0
The Farmington Town Plan and Zoning Commission approved Yale’s revised renovation proposal for the Lewis Walpole Library Monday night, ending a disagreement between the commission and the University over the architectural details of the building. In a unanimous vote, the commission granted Yale permission to begin work on the library, which houses a rare collection »
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Providence divests from companies with ties to Sudan

April 10, 2006 • 0
Providence, R.I., became the first American city to divest from companies tied to the Sudanese government on Thursday. The Providence City Council voted unanimously to join the growing number of states and universities taking a financial stand against the genocide in Darfur, the Associated Press reported Friday. The only investment that will be immediately affected »
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Univ. presents library plans

April 7, 2006 • 0
The University will present a new proposal on Monday for renovations to the Yale-owned Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Conn., a month after the town’s zoning commission rejected the original redesign. The commission originally ordered the University to revise its plans for the building — which houses a rare collection of 18th-century British literature — »
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Plans for renovation await study

April 6, 2006 • 0
Yale will begin drafting a more detailed plan for the full renovation of Calhoun, Ezra Stiles and Morse colleges by the end of this month, pending the results of a nearly completed study by an outside architectural firm, University Planner Laura Cruickshank said Wednesday. The study, which began in December, is based on input from »
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Startup royalties boost science budget

April 5, 2006 • 0
Following a period of waning confidence in University startup companies, technologies spawned on Yale’s campus are making a comeback. Last Friday, University officials announced that Yale will help launch a company to develop treatments for varicose veins, based on technology invented by School of Medicine professor Michael Tal. That same day, Yale startup company Achillion »