Yale leaders move on, up

September 1, 2004 • 0
With the imminent departure of Yale Provost Susan Hockfield for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University will have lost to the presidencies of other schools two top administrators in less than six months. While most professors and administrators said the close timing of the two departures was coincidental, some credited the University’s improved reputation, »

Hockfield named president of MIT

August 26, 2004 • 0
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — University Provost Susan Hockfield was named the 16th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today after the school’s governing corporation approved her appointment this morning. Hockfield said she plans to assume her new post in early December. Her successor will be the fourth major Yale administrator named in 12 months. A »

University holds 303rd commencement

May 24, 2004 • 0
As Yale said farewell to more than 1,300 undergraduates and Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead May 23 and 24, the University also welcomed U.S President George W. Bush ’68 and First Lady Laura Bush to New Haven. Class Day on Sunday featured a speech by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in which Burns strongly criticized the »

Rallies ask officials for flexibility

April 27, 2004 • 0
As classes ended Monday and some students began their attempts to cram a semester’s worth of work into one feverish week, two Yale groups tried to present Yale President Richard Levin with some supplementary reading of his own. During a late afternoon rally on Beinecke Plaza yesterday, professional students tried to present to Levin a »

District 1199 signs contract

April 23, 2004 • 0
In a vote of 68-4 Tuesday night, the unionized dietary workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital chose to accept a new contract with the hospital, bringing a partial conclusion to this stage of the struggle between the parties, which has been ongoing since January 2003. A hospital spokesman said Thursday that the institution is pleased that »

Plans for SM, TC unveiled

April 22, 2004 • 0
With Pierson College renovations nearly complete and Davenport College plans set to become a reality this summer, Yale planners are still looking forward to future building projects. Architects presented their plans to renovate Trumbull and Silliman colleges at last weekend’s Yale Corporation meeting, where Yale Planner Pamela Delphenich said Buildings and Grounds Committee members were »

Profs receive third highest pay in Ivies

April 21, 2004 • 0
Full professors at Yale have the sixth highest salaries in the country and the third highest in the Ivy League, according to a new survey by the American Association of University Professors. On average, the University’s tenured senior professors earned $138,800 in the 2003-2004 academic year, an increase of $1,600 from the previous year, according »

Laid-off workers look for new posts

April 19, 2004 • 0
In the month since the University announced it would lay off 76 employees, some of those impacted by the job cuts have begun using career transition resources to look for new posts, a Yale official said. But the leader of the union local that represents nearly half of the laid-off workers said the union will »

Hohenberg moves to NYU

April 15, 2004 • 0
Former Yale Deputy Provost Pierre Hohenberg, who stepped down from his administrative post last July to teach theoretical physics courses at the University, will leave Yale at the end of the semester to become senior vice provost for research at New York University, NYU announced Tuesday. Hohenberg will be the first person to fill the »

Plans change, two campus visions confirm

April 14, 2004 • 0
For Peter De Bretteville, a practicing architect and critic at the Yale School of Architecture, campus planning is not just a nicety, but a necessity. “Physical planning is an essential aspect of institutional planning. It reveals patterns and possibilities and alternatives which would otherwise be revealed by no other means,” said De Bretteville ’63 ARC »

AOL temporarily filters mail from Yale accounts

April 6, 2004 • 0
After what an America Online spokesman described as “a huge spike in the amount and volume of e-mails” received from the Yale e-mail server, the Internet service provider has temporarily blocked mail to its users from certain Yale IP addresses. AOL users have received tens of thousands more e-mails from Yale addresses than the usual »

Yale defends record privacy

April 5, 2004 • 0
Disclosure was the main issue discussed at the annual open meeting of the Yale Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility. Approximately 25 students and alumni asked the ACIR to recommend that the University release more information on its investments, especially those in private equity. Yale Chief Investment Officer David Swensen, who attended the meeting, defended the »