With groundbreaking ceremony, Yale-NUS formally underway

Construction of Singapore’s first liberal arts college — and the first college to bear Yale’s name in 300 years — formally commenced at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday. Roughly 200 guests attended the event at the National University of Singapore, including University President Richard Levin, NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan, Yale-NUS College President Pericles Lewis and […]

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Police seek charges against Gocksch ’12

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 […]

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After four years, Dongguk case closed

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 […]

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Federal judge dismisses suit against Yale

After a four-year legal battle, a Connecticut federal judge dismissed a $50 million lawsuit brought against Yale by Dongguk University. The Korean university sued Yale in March 2008 for verifying the authenticity of Dongguk art history professor Shin Jeong-ah’s forged Yale doctorate degree and later denying the error had occurred. The story drew national attention […]

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Keegan’s life honored at memorial service

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 […]

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Lewis to lead in Singapore

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 […]

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Pericles Lewis to lead Yale-NUS

Pericles Lewis, professor of English and comparative literature, will become Yale-NUS College’s inaugural president, the school’s governing board announced Wednesday. Previously, Lewis chaired the Yale-NUS humanities faculty search committee and also served on the school’s curriculum development committee. University President Richard Levin said these experiences made Lewis stand out in the international search for the […]

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LIVE BLOG: COMMENCEMENT 2012

COMMENCEMENT 2012

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O’Neill to replace Reichenbach as head of fundraising

Joan O’Neill, the University’s associate vice president for development, will take the helm of the University’s fundraising efforts when Vice President for Development Inge Reichenbach steps down next month, University President Richard Levin announced on Tuesday. In November 2011, five months after the end of the $3.88 billion Yale Tomorrow campaign, Reichenbach announced her plans […]

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Corporation, YCC consider mental health

A six-month review of Yale’s mental health resources conducted by experts from peer universities was presented to the Yale Corporation this past weekend. University President Richard Levin said the review was scheduled as a routine examination of Yale’s mental health services, and covered general policy issues and resource organization. During the same period of time, […]

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Development VP search nears end

The search for Vice President for Development Inge Reichenbach’s successor will finish in two to three weeks, University President Richard Levin said Wednesday. Reichenbach announced in November, five months after the conclusion of the five-year, $3.88 billion Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign, that she would step down at the end of the academic year. At the […]

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Corporation discusses budget, student life

The Yale Corporation convened over the weekend to discuss the University’s budget for the 2012-’13 academic year and student life policy changes made this year. University President Richard Levin said Sunday that the Corporation met with representatives of Yale Health, Undergraduate Career Services and the college masters to discuss student life. The Corporation also addressed […]

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