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News Analysis | Coverage to boost Yale’s image

September 22, 2008 • 0
It was 7:17 a.m. Friday morning, and the viewers of CBS’s The Early Show were about to be taken live to a small room in the basement of Street Hall. Sitting before a blue backdrop emblazoned with “Yale,” dressed in the same black suit and purple necktie he would wear in a classroom later that »
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On The Daily Show, Blair in the hot seat

September 19, 2008 • 8
While a few Elis on Thursday night prepared for their class discussion with Tony Blair, the comedian Jon Stewart had his chance to put the former British prime minister in the hot seat. Blair warmed up for his professorial debut at Yale with an appearance on The Daily Show, where Stewart congratulated him on his »
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Endowment up 4.5 percent

September 19, 2008 • 6
The University’s Investments Office said Thursday that the Yale endowment earned a 4.5 percent return in the fiscal year ending June 30, outperforming market benchmarks but trailing Harvard in overall performance. The endowment now stands at $22.9 billion, up from $22.5 billion last year. While 4.5 percent might not seem like much following years of »
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Dongguk refuses apology offer

September 19, 2008 • 5
Dongguk University fired another volley in the ongoing battle over the Shingate scandal on Thursday, refusing what it described as a settlement offer from Yale that included a public apology, repentant newspaper advertisements all over South Korea and the promise of joint education programs between the two schools. It was the sharpest signal yet that »
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Blair begins Yale career

September 19, 2008 • 8
With his class roster finalized and his syllabus printed and ready to go, Yale’s most famous rookie professor will make his long-awaited debut in the classroom today. And while former British prime minister Tony Blair does not break a sweat when staring down world leaders, facing a class full of overeager Elis may prove more »
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Blair ‘a bit nervous’ hours before Yale arrival

September 18, 2008 • 2
His class roster is finalized, his syllabus printed and ready to go. In mere hours, on the eve of his first class, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will arrive on campus for the start of his teaching career. And while Yale’s newest visiting professor does not break a sweat when staring down world leaders, »
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Endowment rises, barely

September 15, 2008 • 12
The Yale endowment overcame the slumping financial markets to post a single-digit gain for the fiscal year that ended June 30, although it was outperformed by Harvard’s fund, the News has learned. The exact return is expected to be announced later this month. But in a letter sent to donors Friday and obtained by the »
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Fourteen Colleges | Design allows for 850 Elis

September 12, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students assigned to Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges won’t be lonely in their perch at the base of Science Hill. For one thing, they will certainly not lack company. While administrators have not said so publicly, the two new colleges will have »
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Senate scrutinizes university spending

September 9, 2008 • 1
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress on Monday ratcheted up pressure on American universities to make college more affordable, suggesting in the strongest terms yet that wealthy schools like Yale may be mandated by the federal government to spend a larger fraction of their endowments each year. At a meeting with leaders across American higher education, »
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Colleges spending wisely? Discuss.

September 9, 2008 • 0
WASHINGTON — In the oak-paneled room on Monday, 25 of the best and brightest minds from all over the country assembled around a large square table and took turns giving their two cents on the topic of the day. They jostled for attention, hands shooting up in the air, when they wanted to make a »
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Colleges feel crunch, too

September 9, 2008 • 0
WASHINGTON — Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman appeared to suggest Monday that her school’s endowment posted a small but positive return in fiscal year 2008, giving more hope that Yale may also have been able to avoid losing money despite the rough economic climate. Speaking at a roundtable discussion here on the subject of endowment »
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Round table to focus on endowment spending

September 8, 2008 • 1
WASHINGTON — The question of whether Yale and its wealthy peers are spending enough of their endowment riches will be debated today as the Senate Finance Committee convenes here to hold a round table on the topic. The discussion comes as the latest round in the sparring match between Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the »