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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 […]

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After two decades, Levin to retire in 2013

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 […]

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LEVIN TO STEP DOWN IN 2013

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 […]

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Yale Club of NYC votes to admit denim

Earlier this summer, the Yale Club of New York City quietly cut down an OK tradition by allowing denim in certain portions of its Manhattan building. “In a growing list of work environments and industries, denim has become an accepted and popular addition to sartorial correctness,” the club said in an online update. “Accordingly, we […]

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ROTC returns after decades-long hiatus

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 […]

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Amid controversy, Zakaria ’86 resigns

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 […]

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World Fellow and activist Navalny charged in Russia

Russian prosecutors charged political activist and Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny with embezzlement, which carries a prison term of five to 10 years. Russia’s State Investigative Committee alleged that Navalny orchestrated a scheme to steal timber from state-owned company KirovLes while acting as an unpaid adviser, causing $500,000 in losses. But Navalny, who was arrested […]

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Hacker group breaches Yale databases

A hacker group known as NullCrew claims it obtained the personal information of 1,200 Yale students and staff members from University databases. University spokeswoman Elizabeth Stauderman ’83 LAW ’04 confirmed that hackers obtained files containing personal information from participants in the Yale Initiative to Strengthen Teaching in Public Schools on July 17, but she said […]

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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 […]

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Unease grows over freedoms at Yale-NUS

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 […]

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YLS to offer nation’s first Ph.D. in law

Yale Law School announced Wednesday that it will offer the nation’s first Ph.D. in law. Dean Robert Post LAW ’77 said in a press release that law professors are increasingly expected to have a Ph.D., and in the absence of a Ph.D. in law, many receive their doctorates in related subjects, such as philosophy, history […]

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Dongguk appeals dismissal of suit against Yale

South Korean Dongguk University appealed the dismissal of its case against Yale on Thursday, reviving a four-year legal drama over a forged diploma. Dongguk’s defamation lawsuit claims that Yale cost the Seoul university $50 million in cancelled projects and damage to its reputation when Yale denied that it mistakenly verified the forged doctorate degree of […]

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