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Construction nears end on Science Hill

April 2, 2004 • 0
As the University moves toward completing the $500 million Science Hill renovation project it began four years ago, planners are setting the stage for the next series of residential college renovations and workers are performing extensive repairs on Beinecke Plaza. In addition to its other construction projects, Yale is working on new engineering and chemistry »
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University predicts sale worth $57 million

March 31, 2004 • 0
In a deal potentially worth more than $57 million, Yale will sell slightly less than half of the shares it owns in Acadia Realty Trust in an offering expected to close today, the investment trust announced last week. Yale currently holds about 8.8 million common shares in Acadia, a real estate investment trust. Under the »
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Viruses spawn flood of e-mails

March 25, 2004 • 0
The University e-mail system has been flooded with thousands of e-mails, and at least 35 computers have been infected with a “worm” — a program that copies itself from computer to computer — as the result of a contest among the creators of three of the invasive programs, Yale Information Security Officer Morrow Long said »
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Supporters protest layoffs

March 25, 2004 • 0
More than 100 Yale union workers and their supporters rallied at noon Wednesday outside University Vice President for Finance and Administration John Pepper’s office to protest the layoffs of 38 clerical and technical workers. Yale officials have maintained that layoffs are necessary to reduce a projected $30 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year »
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University notifies 70 of layoffs

March 22, 2004 • 0
Yale has notified more than 70 managerial, professional, clerical and technical employees over the past three weeks that they will be laid off, Yale Chief Human Resources Officer Robert Schwartz said Friday. The cuts are part of Yale’s effort to counter a projected $30 million budget deficit next year and increase overall efficiency. University officials »
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Retirees protest pension plans

March 22, 2004 • 0
More than two weeks after Yale retirees and their supporters rallied in front of Woodbridge Hall to protest pensions they alleged were unfair, the University and Yale Unions Retirees Association officials have not met or attempted to contact each other about the issue, representatives of both sides said at the end of last week. At »
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Retirees rally for pensions

March 6, 2004 • 0
In a rally Friday in front of Woodbridge Hall, more than 175 retired University employees, members of locals 34 and 35, and community supporters rallied against what they said were unfair pensions. Yale Unions Retirees Association President Doris Rogan said Yale had promised to increase pensions after the strike at the beginning of last semester »
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Business Task Force holds forum in Silliman

March 4, 2004 • 0
Attracted by door prizes, free pizza or Yale College Council responsibilities, approximately 50 students attended a “study break” hosted by two members of the University’s Business Services Task Force Wednesday night in the Silliman College dining hall. The task force wanted to solicit the students’ input on administrative areas ranging from computing to custodial services. »
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Site to provide forum for tips

March 2, 2004 • 0
Students, faculty and staff will now have a place to offer suggestions on how to improve efficiency and reduce costs at Yale — including ideas which, so far, range from cutting the paychecks of University administrators to cutting off wireless access during lectures. In an effort to allow the community to participate in their effort »
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Unions likely to strengthen

March 1, 2004 • 0
The merger between the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, the parent of Yale’s locals 34 and 35, will benefit the University’s unions, locals 34 and 35 leaders said Friday. The membership of both organizations must still approve the plans to create the new union, »
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Yale evaluates business costs

March 1, 2004 • 0
The University is conducting a major review of its business practices to lower costs, improve service, and make better use of its staff’s time, Yale Vice President for Finance and Administration John Pepper said Friday. Yale officials said at a Friday interview that the Administrative Services and Support Enhancement Team is working to coordinate a »
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New colleges would help to ease current crowding

February 27, 2004 • 0
University officials are considering the addition of two to four new residential colleges, Yale President Richard Levin said Tuesday. Levin said the University will not consider implementing this plan until the renovations of the existing 12 colleges are complete. The goal of the expansion would be to admit the qualified students Yale is unable to »