Levin at 15 years: Yale’s greatest?

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 […]

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Downturn may hit Yale, too

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 […]

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It’s Gordon, for now

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 […]

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Levin to appoint acting dean

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 […]

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Search for dean narrows

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, […]

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News Analysis | Coverage to boost Yale’s image

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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Endowment up 4.5 percent

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

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

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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On The Daily Show, Blair in the hot seat

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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Blair ‘a bit nervous’ hours before Yale arrival

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

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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