Polak looks to student engagement

Since his appointment as provost in January, Polak said it has been difficult to find time to engage with students.

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Stock rally bodes well for endowment

The strong performance of the U.S. stock market over the past nine months bodes well for endowment returns of colleges, including Yale, according to experts interviewed.

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New administrative software system chosen

After using the same administrative software system for over a decade, Yale has begun the process of moving to a new, updated system.

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Workplace morale slow to recover

The results of the 2012 workplace survey for Yale employees show that worker morale has not fully rebounded from its decline during the financial downturn.

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Green Expectations: Yale’s energy investments struggle

At least two of the four energy companies profiled in Yale’s 2009 annual investment report are facing setbacks.

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Solar power company declares bankruptcy

A subsidiary of a Chinese solar power company highlighted in Yale’s 2009 annual investment report declared bankruptcy Thursday. The Yale Investments Office profiled Suntech Power Holdings Co. — once the world’s largest supplier of solar panels — in a two-page spread on “green investments in emerging markets” in 2009. It is not clear whether Yale […]

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Genetics ‘pioneer’ remembered for genome mapping contributions

Frank Ruddle, a trailblazer in genetic research, died Sunday at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Yale investment model compared to Norway’s

The Yale model of investing, pioneered by Chief Investment Officer David Swensen over the past two decades, doesn’t make sense for Norway’s “Government Pension Fund Global,” according to a Wall Street Journal article published last week. The Norwegian fund is more than 35 times the size of the Yale endowment, so a strategy like Swensen’s […]

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Harvard deans’ emails covertly searched by admins

After a cheating scandal thrust Harvard into the national spotlight in August, the university covertly accessed the email accounts of several of its staff members in an effort to locate media leaks, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.

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Academic review to shape faculty size

An academic review committee is homing in on possible ways for the University to allocate teaching positions across departments.

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With Gibbons at the helm, library makes strides

Yale’s libraries amassed new physical and digital holdings and expanded their influence on academia during the 2011–’12 academic year.

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Yale braces for federal cuts

University officers are devising a plan in response to expected reductions in federal research funding and government financial aid for students.

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