October 10, 2008 • 18
Mary E. Miller GRD ’81, the Sterling Professor of the History of Art and master of Saybrook College, will be named the dean of Yale College today, the News has learned. A ceremony is scheduled this afternoon in Luce Hall. The new dean will succeed Peter Salovey, who assumed the provostship on Oct. 1. In »

Up Close | Can Yale be tuition-free?

October 10, 2008 • 19
Last year was a good one for David Swensen GRD ’80, the University’s chief investment officer. Under his watch, the Yale endowment rose to $22.5 billion, nearly four times where it stood just a decade earlier. In one year alone, the investment income produced by the endowment amounted to $5 billion, more than the entire »

Levin to name Yale College dean today

October 10, 2008 • 0
University President Richard Levin will name the next dean of Yale College today, the News has learned. A ceremony is scheduled this afternoon in Luce Hall. The new dean will succeed Peter Salovey, who assumed the provostship on Oct. 1. The selection process has been shrouded in secrecy. Two weeks ago, a search committee presented »

Hamilton left mark on sciences

October 9, 2008 • 0
Running late after a brief visit to his laboratory, a hurried Andy Hamilton walked into his first-floor office in Warner House at 9:30 one morning last spring. Apologizing to a visitor waiting for him, he grabbed a tie off his desk, walked over to a mirror in the back of his office and put it »

Endowment spending may be mandated

October 8, 2008 • 8
Even as the gilded age of booming university endowments recedes into the past, a Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday he would introduce legislation mandating that wealthy schools like Yale spend more of their wealth. The declaration, made by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont in an interview with the News, marks the latest round in an ongoing »

Briefly: Levin nears decision on dean

October 7, 2008 • 0
University President Richard Levin is nearing a decision on the next dean of Yale College. Levin said Monday that he discussed possible candidates for the job when meeting this weekend with the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, and that the Corporation authorized him to come to a decision himself. While he would not »

At retreat, Corp. plans for the worst

October 7, 2008 • 213
The Yale Corporation this weekend discussed the possibility of cutting back construction on campus in future years in light of the plunging financial markets, although the board did not take any action on the matter. The members of the University’s highest governing body, who convened in Jackson, Wyo., for their annual retreat, had not met »

Levin at 15 years: Yale’s greatest?

October 2, 2008 • 19
Fifteen years ago today at his inauguration, a young Rick Levin stood on the dais of Woolsey Hall to receive the symbols of his new office. The head of the Yale Corporation placed the president’s bejeweled collar on Levin’s shoulders, while his incoming secretary, Linda Lorimer, stood behind him to secure the precious necklace. The »

Downturn may hit Yale, too

October 1, 2008 • 3
NEW YORK — Faced with turmoil in the financial markets, the University will consider cutting back its ambitious capital construction project in future years. In an interview at his office here last week, senior fellow of the Yale Corporation, Roland Betts ’68, warned that the gilded age of economic prosperity for Yale and other universities »

It’s Gordon, for now

September 30, 2008 • 3
Joseph W. Gordon GRD ’78, the deputy dean of Yale College, will serve as acting dean when Yale College Dean Peter Salovey assumes the provostship on Wednesday, University President Richard Levin announced Monday. The president said in an interview that he does not expect to name a permanent successor to Salovey until next week at »

Levin to appoint acting dean

September 29, 2008 • 0
A search committee recommended Friday eight candidates to succeed Peter Salovey as dean of Yale College, though University President Richard Levin says he has not made up his mind on whom he will choose. Instead, Levin said he will name an acting dean today to take office Wednesday when Salovey assumes the provostship. The president »

Search for dean narrows

September 23, 2008 • 4
Four and a half years ago, a search committee gave University President Richard Levin the names of three faculty members they recommended to be the next dean of Yale College. One of them, Graduate School Dean Peter Salovey GRD ’86, got the job. Another, History Department Chairman Jon Butler, got Salovey’s old post. The third, »