The hills are alive (and profitable)

In easels in the theater of the town hall in West Rutland, Vermont, sat 13 photographs of mountains, and Justin Lindholm was eager to show them to me. As if browsing a museum with an expert guide, I proceeded slowly around the cavernous room one night in October as Lindholm, a native Vermonter, identified each […]

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More Sake, More Happy

Tony Chi places his cup of green tea on the aluminum grill and sprawls on a stool in the back of the restaurant. Adjusting his chef’s hat, he ties on his hachimaki, a traditional Japanese headband worn as a symbol of perseverance and hard work. He cranes his neck to scope out the two groups […]

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Welcome to Cross Campus — online

Dear readers, In September, as part of a wider redesign of the News’ print edition, Cross Campus debuted in the left-hand column of the Oldest College Daily’s front page. With about ten short, pithy blurbs about goings-on around campus, it was an immediate hit with readers. Now, we are excited to bring Cross Campus to […]

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Reporting on the inauguration, from Washington to WLH

Dear YaleDailyNews.com readers, As the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama draws near, the Yale Daily News will offer in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage from Washington and around campus.  Just as News reporters traveled on Election Day to report with the Obama and McCain campaigns and with Yale students canvassing all over the country, more than a dozen […]

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Reporting on Election Day, from Wasilla to West Haven

Dear YaleDailyNews.com readers, As the historic 2008 presidential election nears, the Yale Daily News will offer in-depth, student-focused reporting on a scale unprecedented for a college newspaper. Just as the News deployed reporters to cover the caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and was one of only two Connecticut newspapers to […]

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MARY MILLER TO BE NAMED DEAN TODAY

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline […]

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Up Close | Can Yale be tuition-free?

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 […]

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Levin to name Yale College dean today

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 […]

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Hamilton left mark on sciences

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 […]

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Endowment spending may be mandated

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 […]

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Briefly: Levin nears decision on dean

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 […]

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At retreat, Corp. plans for the worst

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 […]

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