Yale partners with MOOC platform Coursera

Yale has decided to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for the first time.

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Yale expands online education, appoints new director

Following a December report that encouraged the University to prioritize online education, Yale is answering the call. In a Wednesday email to the Yale community, Provost Benjamin Polak announced the University’s new partnership with Coursera, an online education platform used by Princeton, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. Polak also announced the creation of […]

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Yalies win community service award

A group of 16 Yale students associated with the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investing Fund won a 2013 Connecticut Higher Education Community Service award last Tuesday. The Dwight Hall SRI Fund — which manages a portion of the endowment of Dwight Hall and aims to direct investments toward social and environmental initiatives — came first […]

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UP CLOSE | Funding an uncertain future

Almost five years after the onset of the recession, Yale is still facing a projected budget deficit of $40 million. Only about $120 million remain in the University’s rainy-day funds.

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On Congolese minerals, students urge ‘responsible investing’

Students from Yale, Brown and Dartmouth released a joint statement Wednesday calling for their universities to adopt more responsible investing policies toward companies that use minerals mined in eastern Congo. In the statement, the students said they are concerned about human rights violations in the Congo, which they said are perpetrated by armed groups that […]

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Faculty forum debates costs of Yale-NUS

The most recent meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences forum saw a modest turnout on Monday of roughly 30 professors.

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Swensen to return to teaching

Chief Investment Officer David Swensen told the News that he has no plans to leave his position at Yale in the near future.

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Investments Office alumni excel

Another protégé of Yale Chief Investment Officer David Swensen is leaving the nest.

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Beinecke renovations to close library for a year

University administrators are planning a major renovation of the heating, air conditioning, and humidity systems of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Yale to replace turbines

Over the next two years, Yale will spend roughly $50 million to replace the gas turbines in the Yale Central Power Plant.

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Construction on campus still stalled

Payne Whitney Gymnasium will finally shed its blue scaffolding within the next few years, but other construction projects on campus remain suspended indefinitely.

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Investments Office director to manage Penn’s endowment

Peter Ammon GRD ’05 SOM ’05, a director for the Yale Investments Office, has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s next chief investment officer, Penn announced Tuesday. Ammon, who will assume his new position on July 1, has worked at Yale under Chief Investment Officer David Swensen since 2005. Swensen is widely credited for pioneering […]

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