STEPHENSON: Finding Yale’s promise

May 24, 2014 • 0
This column was published as part of the special Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.
Former Jonathan Edwards College Dean Kyle Farley will be the first dean of students at Yale-NUS College.

Yale-NUS appoints new deans

September 28, 2012 • 3
Former Jonathan Edwards College Dean Kyle Farley will serve as the inaugural dean of students at Yale-NUS College, the school announced Thursday evening. Farley left Yale in fall 2011 to work at Academies Australasia, an educational group that serves international students studying in Australia. At the time, Farley said his move was partly motivated by »
It remains unclear whether the many officers appointed under University President Richard Levin will leave Yale with him at the end of the year.

UP CLOSE | After 20 years, stability?

September 27, 2012 • 3
When Richard Levin assumed the office of University president in 1993, Yale had seen three presidents in three years. In the 20 years since, Yale’s administration has stabilized — with Levin selecting nearly every top official. All 14 deans of Yale’s schools are Levin appointees, and Vice President and General Counsel Dorothy Robinson is the »
Athletes interviewed said they hope that University President Richard Levin’s successor will reverse his policy on athletic recruitment so that Yale teams can be more competitive within the Ivy League.

Athletes hope next president will raise recruitment

September 21, 2012 • 6
Yale’s next president will have the chance to reevaluate an athletic recruitment policy that has sparked controversy and frustration among many members of the University’s athletic community. During University President Richard Levin’s tenure, the percentage of athletic recruits at Yale has decreased from 18 percent in the class of 1998 to 13 percent in the »

Donors will take priority for next president

September 20, 2012 • 2
During his 20-year term, University President Richard Levin oversaw the donation of $7 billion to Yale and cultivated close connections with the University’s biggest donors. When he steps down on June 30, it will be up to his successor to maintain the relationships he worked to build. Relationships with donors are widely considered one of »

Yale-NUS grads will have spot in the AYA

September 17, 2012 • 2
Administrators are walking a careful line between promising graduates of Yale-NUS access to most Association of Yale Alumni resources, and terming those graduates “Yale alumni.” Yale-NUS graduates — whose degrees will be issued by the National University of Singapore, not Yale — will be considered “international affiliates” in the AYA, but not official Yale alumni. »

Faculty members join presidential search committee

September 11, 2012 • 0
The final members of the committee that will select a successor for University President Richard Levin were announced Friday, and the newly appointed faculty representatives said they will look to their colleagues for guidance when considering candidates for the job. Professors Judith Chevalier ’89, Amy Hungerford, Richard Lifton and Anna Pyle joined the eight Corporation »
The lawsuit facing professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD '81 came closer to being dismissed when the State Department proposed immunity for him over the weekend.

State Dept. suggests immunity for Zedillo

September 10, 2012 • 5
The case against Yale professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81, a former Mexican president accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, moved one step closer to dismissal following a State Department suggestion that he receive immunity. The State Department argued for Zedillo’s immunity in a letter issued Friday, claiming his actions — connected to »
With Yale-NUS College set to open next fall, working on the school’s day-to-day operations will be less of a role for the next University president.

Without Levin, Yale-NUS leadership evolves

September 7, 2012 • 0
When Yale-NUS College has faced criticism in the last two years, University President Richard Levin has been the first to come to its defense. But with Levin’s departure set for June 30, 2013, administrators at both Yale and the National University of Singapore say the new college’s administration is prepared to lead on its own »

Days-old search already criticized

September 6, 2012 • 9
Just days after it began, the search process for University President Richard Levin’s successor is already drawing criticism from some faculty, alumni and students. Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 sent a campus-wide email Friday afternoon in which he detailed the presidential search process — to be led by a committee of eight Corporation »

Big gifts on horizon for colleges

September 5, 2012 • 14
The University is “one or two gifts away from breaking ground” on the two new residential colleges, according to former Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Roland Betts ’68. Ever since University President Richard Levin announced in 2009 that construction of the $500 million project would be placed on hold, Yale officials have worked to fund-raise the »

Presidential search committee appointed

September 4, 2012 • 1
The day after University President Richard Levin announced his intent to step down at the end of this academic year, Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 rolled out the Yale Corporation’s plans for picking a successor. In a campus-wide email on Friday, Bass announced the appointment of eight Corporation fellows to the presidential search »