Former Yale Corporation trustee Fareed Zakaria, left, shown at a public discussion forum with University President Richard Levin in 2010.

Timeline unclear for Zakaria replacement

September 4, 2012
The Yale Corporation will begin its search for a replacement to former successor trustee Fareed Zakaria ’86, after he resigned this August in the aftermath of a plagiarism scandal. Zakaria, the editor-at-large of Time Magazine and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, stepped down Aug. 20 after a paragraph in his Aug. 20 Time editorial »
University President Richard Levin pictured after the announcement of his appointment.

Legacy spans campus, city, globe

August 31, 2012
On Oct. 2, 1993, Yale President Richard Levin took the stage at his inauguration. Previously the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Levin assumed leadership of a University that was running a substantial budget deficit, allowing its physical plant to deteriorate and planning to reduce the faculty by 10 percent. On Thursday »

After two decades, Levin to retire in 2013

August 31, 2012
After two decades leading the University, Richard Levin will end his presidency after this academic year. Levin’s announcement, emailed to the Yale community Thursday morning, was not totally unexpected: He had said previously that he would see the Yale Tomorrow drive to its conclusion before departing. With Yale Tomorrow concluded in July 2011, a new »


August 30, 2012
University President Richard Levin announced this morning that he will step down from his position on June 30, after serving 20 years as president. Levin said in a Thursday afternoon interview that he felt he was in between major projects, with the $5 billion Yale Tomorrow Campaign ending in July 2011 and Yale-NUS not set »
Earlier this month, students enrolled in the new ROTC units at Yale were recognized in the war veterans’ memorial in Woolsey Hall.

ROTC returns after decades-long hiatus

August 29, 2012
For the first time in decades, Yale students will today attend courses on campus as part of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Twenty-one students are participating in the return of a program that left campus in 1972, amid protests against the Vietnam War. Yale’s restored Naval and Air Force units are smaller than those typical »

Amid controversy, Zakaria ’86 resigns

August 20, 2012
Fareed Zakaria ’86 resigned from his position on the Yale Corporation on Monday, 10 days after he was exposed for plagiarism in Time Magazine. In a letter to University President Richard Levin, Zakaria wrote that he is reexamining his professional life and has decided to “shed some of my other responsibilities” in order to focus »

With end of Yale-PKU, admins’ hopes unfulfilled

BEIJING — Despite reaffirming its partnership with Peking University seven months ago, Yale decided this summer that it will not continue its program sending undergraduates to live and study at the Chinese school, citing low student enrollment. Yale College Dean Mary Miller, whose office recommended the program’s cancellation, said the Peking University-Yale University Joint Undergraduate »
University President Richard Levin and NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan sign Yale-NUS College's founding agreement in September 2010.

Unease grows over freedoms at Yale-NUS

July 20, 2012
Concerns over political freedoms at Yale-NUS College resurfaced this week after a Monday article in the Wall Street Journal quoted Pericles Lewis, the college’s president, as saying political parties and political protests will not be allowed on campus. Lewis claims the article incorrectly paraphrased him on the latter statement. In an interview with the News »

Police seek charges against Gocksch ’12

June 22, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police is seeking criminal charges against Michael Gocksch ’12, the driver in the May 26 crash that killed his girlfriend, Marina Keegan ’12. Gocksch faces charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation and reckless driving, as well as a citation for a marked lanes violation. The charges will be reviewed by »
South Korea's Dongguk University sued Yale for $50 million in 2008, claiming the University had negligently confirmed the authenticity of a doctorate degree forged by one of Dongguk's faculty members.

After four years, Dongguk case closed

June 14, 2012
Ruling in the University’s favor last week, a Connecticut federal judge ended a four-year battle against Yale by a university in Seoul over a forged degree that sparked a national scandal in South Korea. Dongguk University filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Yale in March 2008, three years after the University verified the authenticity »

Keegan’s life honored at memorial service

June 4, 2012
WAYLAND, Mass. — When the First Parish church in Wayland filled to its capacity of 400 on Saturday afternoon, over one hundred family members and friends braved the pouring rain to stand by a row of open windows and listen to the memorial service of Marina Keegan ’12. Family and friends travelled from as far »

Lewis to lead in Singapore

June 1, 2012
After a yearlong international search, the Yale-NUS Board of Governors announced Wednesday that Pericles Lewis, a professor of English and comparative literature, will be the college’s inaugural president. Lewis served on the Yale-NUS curriculum development committee and also chaired the school’s humanities faculty search committee. At Yale, Lewis chaired the committee on Yale College majors »