Briefly: Blair to address Yale next Friday

September 8, 2008 • 437
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is teaching a seminar at Yale this fall, will speak to the Yale community in a conversation with University President Richard Levin in Woolsey Hall on Friday, Sept. 19. The talk was announced Friday by Vice President and Secretary Linda Lorimer. “Mr. Blair will be asked to reflect »

How to get a place at the convention

September 4, 2008 • 0
DENVER — In a hotel ballroom here last week, David Broockman ’11 found his name on the tally sheet placed before him. He picked up a pen, thumbed over the right column and notched a simple checkmark. Then he signed his name. With that swirl of the pen, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois came one »

Decision made by inner circle

September 4, 2008 • 1
The School of Architecture alumnus desperately wanted to get in on the project to build two new residential colleges. He reached out to the University through intermediaries. His firm sent a portfolio to the University Planner’s office, pulling favors to get it to the top of the pile. An aide even e-mailed a reporter to »

Briefly: Dean-search committee to prepare short list of candidates

September 4, 2008 • 0
University President Richard Levin on Wednesday announced the formation of a search committee to recommend candidates to succeed Peter Salovey, who was named provost last week, as dean of Yale College. The nine-member committee planned to ask students and faculty in an e-mail message yesterday to submit nominations for the position. Levin said in an »

Stern to design new colleges

September 4, 2008 • 17
Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, has been commissioned to design Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges, the News has learned. University President Richard Levin confirmed the appointment when reached at home Wednesday night. A public announcement is scheduled for today, Levin said. “He’s the ideal person to »

Salovey: Yale’s next president?

September 3, 2008 • 6
For the most recent coverage of Inauguration Weekend, follow @yaledailynews on Twitter #Yale23. The News announced Salovey’s presidency in Nov. 2012. Read the News’ View on Salovey’s term here.  In appointing Yale College Dean Peter Salovey as provost last week, University President Richard Levin selected for himself a new right-hand man. He also may have »

ALL SMILES, BUT NO BID; Dodd denies interest in spot on an Obama cabinet

September 3, 2008 • 0
DENVER — In the search for a vice president, the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama vetted two snow-haired senior senators, both hailing from reliably blue states and possessing decades of foreign-policy experience. But in the end, it was Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware who stood on the podium here at the Democratic National Convention last »

After decade of planning, loose ends remain for two new res. colleges

August 29, 2008 • 1
After a decade of planning, the University is finally set to begin in earnest the largest expansion of Yale College since women were admitted almost 40 years ago. In June the Yale Corporation officially authorized the addition of two new residential colleges, setting into motion a project that will grow the size of Yale college »


August 29, 2008 • 3
Yale College Dean Peter Salovey will be the University’s next provost, Yale President Richard Levin announced Wednesday, catapulting the “student-friendly dean,” who is highly visible at Yale College, to the second-highest position at the University. The appointment fills a void in the upper reaches of his administration, in a position largely unknown — at least »

News in Brief: Korean court upholds Shin’s sentence

August 29, 2008 • 40
A South Korean appellate court last month upheld the jail sentence of Shin Jeong-ah, the former Korean art history professor who faked a Yale doctorate degree. “Shin’s allegation that she earned a doctorate degree in the United States proved false,” wrote the court, according to The Korea Times. The 36-year-old Shin will now serve 18 »

News in Brief: Rothman ’71 to chair Department of Cell Biology

August 29, 2008 • 0
In another move aimed at boosting its standing in the sciences, Yale has lured world-renowned scientist James Rothman ’71 from Columbia University to chair the School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology. The University announced Rothman’s appointment on June 5. Part of his job will be to lead the expansion of the department with the »


August 27, 2008 • 12
Yale College Dean Peter Salovey GRD ’86 will be the University’s next provost, Yale President Richard Levin announced Wednesday, filling one void in the upper reaches of his administration but opening up another. The 50-year-old Salovey, a professor of psychology, will take office Oct. 1. A committee has already been formed to recommend his successor, »