Hill: Practice what you teach

August 28, 2009 • 3
ATLANTA Because I have the greatest filial love for my alma mater, I write today as a sorrowful son and disappointed disciple. The Yale that cultivated my faith in the power of knowledge to move the world forward has resorted to censorship. I grieve. As the News reports today, Yale decided this summer to omit »

BUSINESS COLUMN | Hill: Risk is a Yalie’s luxury

April 23, 2009 • 2
It’s time to start taking risks. No, I’m not talking about the reckless sorts of risks that treated the world’s credit markets like a glorified slot machine. No, I don’t have any stock picks. No, I won’t tell you what funds to invest in. For that, I’ll leave you in Jim Cramer’s eminently capable hands. »

‘I’m the ‘all-sevens guy”

January 15, 2009 • 7
In 1987, it was a lot harder to get a cab in New Haven. That summer, only 14 taxis served the state’s second-largest city. Crime was high and New Haven, once a bustling industrial center, was economically in shambles. Even so, Bill Scalzi, then a manager at Yellow Cab in Hartford, saw an opportunity. The »

Kennedy talks poverty, rights

September 28, 2007 • 0
He may be the swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court, but Anthony Kennedy said calling it the “Kennedy Court” might motivate his colleagues to rebel. “If you keep saying that, the decisions will be 8-1,” Kennedy joked after delivering a lecture at the Yale Law School. His speech, according to attendees, mostly avoided talk »

Bayer purchase finalized

September 27, 2007 • 0
Students may not have noticed it, but Yale’s campus grew by a third on Tuesday morning. This week, the University finalized its purchase of the 137-acre Bayer HealthCare campus for $109 million. Although the deal was first announced in June, Bayer and Yale officials have been conducting due diligence and hammering out details until now, »

Military back at Law Sch.

September 24, 2007 • 1
Next Monday, military recruiters will participate in an interview program organized by the law school for the first time since 2005. The Air Force scheduled its slot in the interview program just days after a federal appeals court ruled that the government could withhold around $350 million in public funding if the law school does »

‘Liberal’ campus faces blog barrage

September 21, 2007 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale is under attack.Except instead of holding the University at the point of a sword, aggressors have turned to something even more cutting edge: blogs. When students were caught having sex in the shower last spring, the retaliation was swift. To much fanfare, »

Eli up for attorney general

September 19, 2007 • 0
If Michael Mukasey LAW ’67 is confirmed as the next attorney general of the United States, the halls of the Department of Justice could get much quieter. The absence of embattled former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is only part of the reason. Several of Mukasey’s former Yale Law classmates describe him as a highly intelligent »

Fundraising outpaces goals

September 14, 2007 • 1
As the University enters the fourth year of the Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign, it has raised $1.73 billion toward its $3 billion goal, beating expectations. But some involved with the campaign said the pace of donations could slow over the next year. Although the University is already more than halfway to its goal, many of »

Levin speaks against U.K. profs’ boycott

September 11, 2007 • 0
As of Friday, 408 American university presidents had signed on to a statement denouncing a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Yale’s president is not among them. Instead of signing the petition, University President Richard Levin reaffirmed his own, similar position this week. Both he and the group of university presidents have criticized a move »

Dems object to choice of Sept. 11 memorial speaker

September 11, 2007 • 0
The choice of history professor Donald Kagan to give the keynote address at today’s Sept. 11 memorial service provoked the Yale College Democrats to withdraw its sponsorship of the event. The College Democrats, who had co-sponsored the event last year alongside the College Republicans, declined to participate in the service after Kagan, a noted conservative, »

Colleges decision delayed

September 6, 2007 • 5
The final decision on building two new residential colleges will come two months later than originally scheduled, University administrators said this week. The Corporation was originally scheduled to vote on the proposal in December, after hearing reports from the two committees currently studying the effects of what would be Yale’s first major expansion in half »