Elis react to college massacre

April 17, 2007 • 0
The Yale community expressed shock and concern at a shooting rampage at Virginia Polytechnic Institute that left 32 people and a gunman dead Monday morning. Students with links to the school spent the day trying to determine if their friends and family were harmed, while Yale President Richard Levin reached out to Virginia Tech’s president »

Columbia Univ. receives $400M donation to

April 12, 2007 • 0
Columbia University announced yesterday that John Kluge will give $400 million to the school to support financial aid. The donation will be the largest given by an individual to a school in the history of American higher education, according to a tally of large donations compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Kluge, who is »

Donors talk new colleges

April 11, 2007 • 5
Bucking University tradition, Yale’s newest residential colleges could be named after the donors who underwrite their construction. In a Monday evening meeting in New York City with about 150 of Yale’s most generous benefactors — specifically convened to brief them on the possibility of new residential colleges — Yale officials discussed ideas that they have »

Columbia aid officer faces scandal

April 10, 2007 • 0
Most loan-burdened college students expect help from their financial aid officers. Few expect those officers to line their pockets with profits from the loan companies they recommend to students. But that is exactly what happened at Columbia University, where Executive Director of Financial Aid David Charlow allegedly collected more than $100,000 from the sale of »

Passover observers face obstacles in dining halls

April 4, 2007 • 0
Why is this week different from all other weeks? Jewish students are scrambling for matzo and gefilte fish instead of buffalo chicken pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. While Dining Services officials said they make a concerted effort to accommodate Jewish students observing the holiday of Passover, some students said it is difficult to maintain dietary »

Colleges plan series of conferences

April 3, 2007 • 0
The leaders of 10 top international research universities — including Yale — met in Australia last week and agreed to hold a series of conferences on topics ranging from sustainability to the role of women in academia. The 10 schools comprise the International Alliance of Research Universities, founded in January 2006 to promote collaboration and »

Itinerary released for Univ.’s China trip

March 28, 2007 • 0
During their 10-day trip to China in May, a delegation of 100 Yale faculty, administrators and students will mix sight-seeing with diplomacy. A preliminary itinerary for the trip, released this week by the Office of International Affairs, includes trips to common tourist destinations in three cities as well as special meetings with top Chinese officials »

Tuition up 4.5 percent

March 27, 2007 • 0
The Yale College term bill for the 2007-08 academic year will increase to $45,000 next year, University officials said Monday. Total costs will increase 4.5 percent from the 2006-07 year, the lowest percentage increase in five years, but one that continues to outpace inflation. Rising salaries, utility costs, health care costs and increased investment in »

Law School decries harmful posts

March 26, 2007 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The Yale Law School community is in the midst of a virtual crash course on the definition of free speech. Controversial comments about three Yale Law School students, posted anonymously on online message board AutoAdmit, have riled students and administrators at Yale and »

Levin stays out of hospital dispute

March 9, 2007 • 0
While the controversy over unionization at Yale-New Haven Hospital has drawn extensive comment from hospital administrators, union leaders, City Hall and Yale student groups, one key player has remained conspicuously absent from the fray: University President Richard Levin. Although the hospital and the University are completely separate entities, Levin sits on the hospital’s governing board »

Arts flock to Abu Dhabi

March 9, 2007 • 0
“Winged Victory,” along with other masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection, may literally take flight in 2012, when the Louvre plans to open a branch of its galleries in Abu Dhabi. In return, Abu Dhabi’s government — which is also discussing plans for a possible collaboration with Yale — will send more than $1 billion to »

Eli may run for Congress

March 7, 2007 • 0
Although the typical Yalie is not old enough to make a bid for Congress even after Commencement, former professional hockey star and Stanley Cup winner Mike Richter ’08 could be poised to join the Eli contingent on Capitol Hill next year. Richter is a 40-year-old Ethics, Politics and Economics major who was admitted to Yale »