State Dept. suggests immunity for Zedillo

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 […]

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Without Levin, Yale-NUS leadership evolves

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 […]

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Goodyear ’80 to chair presidential search committee

Charles Goodyear IV ’80 will chair and four faculty members will serve on the committee charged with picking University President Richard Levin’s successor, Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 announced in a Thursday evening email. Bass invited the Yale community to provide input through Tuesday at noon, and received over 800 letters from faculty, […]

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Levin ’13 seeks input on next president

Former Yale College Council President Brandon Levin sent an email to the Yale community Thursday afternoon, soliciting student input on the search for Yale’s next president. After University President Richard Levin announced he will step down last week, Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 detailed the process for finding a successor, which will include […]

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Days-old search already criticized

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 […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to speak on campus

Human rights activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will be on campus later this month, University President Richard Levin announced in a Wednesday email. On Sept. 27, Suu Kyi will speak at Sprague Hall in a visit sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship, which has sponsored numerous high-profile speakers since its inception in 1949. […]

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Big gifts on horizon for colleges

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 […]

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Website expedites nominations for presidential search committee

Nominations for faculty to serve on the presidential search committee are due at noon today — and there’s been a groundswell of support for a website trying to help to expedite the process. A group of Yalies created progresslab.org/yale-president to help students submit nominations for faculty members to serve on the presidential search committee, a […]

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Presidential search committee appointed

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 […]

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Timeline unclear for Zakaria replacement

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 […]

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Yale-NUS detractors paper campus with fliers

Anonymous Yale-NUS detractors struck campus this weekend, posting fliers that lambaste Yale-NUS as “undemocratic” and “indefensible.” “Yale-NUS is first and foremost a business venture by the plutocrats who manage [Yale’s] endowment,” the flier reads, referring to the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. “Their readiness to unabashedly dismiss concerns for basic rights in the […]

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Yale Corp rolls out plans for picking Levin’s successor

Just a day after University President Richard Levin announced plans to step down at the end of this academic year, Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 ARC ’72 rolled out the Corporation’s plans for picking a successor. Eight corporation fellows will serve on the search committee, four of whom will act as liaisons to […]

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