Committee considers faculty role in decision-making

For the first time in more than two decades, the University has appointed a committee to study professors’ role in University decision-making.

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Sterling Lab to undergo $130 million renovation

In May, the University began a project to construct new teaching laboratories for chemistry and biology that is slated to be completed in August 2016.

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SCL begins 3-year renovation

The University has begun a $130-million renovation of Sterling Chemistry Lab that is slated to be completed in August 2016, according to Provost Benjamin Polak. Though the University had originally planned to build a $500-million Undergraduate Science Center, Polak said a capital project of that scale no longer made sense after the onset of the […]

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After 20 years, L-Dub undergoes renovation

Pierson freshmen will finally enjoy a newly renovated Lanman-Wright Hall.

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Yale to issue $100m in bonds

Yale plans to issue $100 million in bonds through the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The proceeds of the municipal bond sale will be used to refinance maturing debt that the University issued in 2003 to pay for construction and renovation projects. Yale will agree to pay bondholders a variable interest […]

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Yale acquires rare books and manuscripts collection

Yale recently acquired a substantial selection of rare books and manuscripts pertaining to English legal history that is almost 10 times larger than the Library of Congress’s collection, according to The New York Times. Comprising about 400 manuscripts and 200 books, the collection — which includes a handwritten, pocket-sized copy of the Magna Carta that […]

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Deputy provost named Dartmouth charter trustee

Emily Bakemeier, deputy provost for arts and humanities, was named a charter trustee for Dartmouth College on Friday. Bakemeier, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1982, was on the search committee last year for Dartmouth’s new president, Philip Hanlon, and served as the youngest and first female president of the Darmouth Alumni Council in the early […]

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‘Professors of Bluegrass’ revamps website

The Professors of Bluegrass is revamping its web presence in anticipation of a new CD release later this month. The bluegrass band — which features President-elect Peter Salovey as its bass player — announced the launch of a new website, professorsofbluegrass.com, on its Facebook page Sunday. The website is a belated replacement for the band’s […]

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Alum donates $20 million to renovate SML nave

Richard Gilder ’54 and his wife, Lois Chiles, donated the $20 million gift that will fund the upcoming renovation of the Sterling Memorial Library nave. The renovation of the entrance hall of the library — known as “the nave” because of its resemblance to a cathedral — was announced in fall 2011 after the Yale […]

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Sotomayor to receive honorary degree

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 was among the guests seen entering the Yale Center for British Art Sunday evening to attend the University’s annual dinner for honorary degree recipients. A security guard arrived at the YCBA shortly after 6 p.m. and conversed with Yale police officers prior to Sotomayor’s arrival. […]

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Booker challenges seniors to embrace their vision

Newark Mayor Cory Booker LAW ’97 spoke of the importance of kindness, gratitude and optimism in his address to the class of 2013.

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Committee looks to orient faculty hiring to University priorities

A committee tasked with leading an extensive academic review of Yale faculty shared a preliminary recommendation with professors.

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