Embattled baseball donor arrested

May 24, 2010
Updated, May 25, 5:30 p.m. After months of allegations that John Mazzuto ’70, who gave at least $1.7 million to Yale’s baseball program, had made his fortune through accounting fraud and insider trading, Mazzuto was arrested Monday at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. A representative of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office confirmed that »

With deputy provost’s retirement, end of an era

April 29, 2010
When Deputy Provost Charles “Chip” Long retires in June, the Provost’s Office will lose its resident “mother hen,” “chief of staff,” adviser, librarian and mentor — and Yale will lose much of its institutional memory. Long, 72, who came to Yale 44 years ago as an assistant professor of English and became an administrator in »

Some travel fellowships also capped

April 29, 2010
Student prizes are not the only awards the University will limit to $1,000 this year: some travel fellowships will also be subject to the cap. Administrators still do not know which or how many of Yale’s hundreds of prizes will be capped at $1,000, but among the funds they have decided to restrict so far »

Univ. weighs next step on controversial investment

April 29, 2010
Yale’s Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility has not found proof that HEI Hotels & Resorts mistreated employees. But if it does, the committee may urge Yale to stop investing in HEI, not just ask HEI to remedy its practices, committee chair Jonathan Macey said Monday. At a meeting in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Monday, Macey, Vice President »

Deputy Provost Long to retire after 44 years at Yale

April 26, 2010
When Deputy Provost Charles “Chip” Long retires this June, the Provost’s Office will be losing its resident “mother hen,” an adviser, its librarian, a mentor — and much of its institutional memory. Long, 72, who came to Yale 44 years ago as an assistant professor of English and became an administrator in 1973, announced his »
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UP CLOSE | Why budget cuts?

April 22, 2010
At a town hall meeting for Yale staff one morning in mid-February, two weeks after administrators announced the latest budget cuts that would help close a $300-million deficit, a human resources representative faced an irate crowd of about 45. Raised hands interrupted him every time he tried to continue with his PowerPoint presentation. The managerial »

Capital campaign in home stretch

April 20, 2010
As the June 2011 deadline approaches for Yale Tomorrow, Yale’s five-year, $3.5 billion fundraising campaign, even its name is changing to reflect the Office of Development’s sense of urgency to reach its goal: “Yale Tomorrow” has been renamed “Yale Tomorrow, 6/30/11.” With one year left to go for the campaign — which began in September »

Bluster over allegedly Yale-backed windmills in Maine

April 16, 2010
When the town selectmen of Highland Plantation, Maine, population 52, learned that a developer wanted to build 48 wind turbines atop the mountains surrounding Highland, their immediate reaction was relief. The developer, Independence Wind, promised to not only bring Highland 340,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy, but also to pay for 90 percent of »

Family, friends gather to remember Dabaghi ’11

April 14, 2010
Near the end of the memorial service for Cameron Dabaghi ’11 held Tuesday night, a small group of ushers walked down the aisles of Battell Chapel, holding out baskets of yellow, blue and clear plastic pebbles. Each of the assembled friends, family and Yale community members took one, remembering University Chaplain Sharon Kugler’s counsel a »

ANALYSIS | With shift, security apparatus in flux

April 12, 2010
The announcement that Yale security and police will move from the Secretary’s Office to the Division of Human Resources and Administration on July 1 is the latest in a series of changes that are shaking up the University’s public safety apparatus. The transfer of responsibilities comes at a crucial time for the University’s security agencies: »

YCC focuses on mental health

April 8, 2010
The Yale College Council began examining the University’s mental health resources at the beginning of this semester, and in light of the death last week of Cameron Dabaghi ’11, reforming the system has emerged as one of the main issues in this year’s YCC elections. The platforms of all but two of the candidates running »

Baseball gift going to court

April 7, 2010
The company formerly headed by John Mazzuto ’70, who donated at least $1.7 million to Yale’s baseball program, is preparing to sue the University to recover Mazzuto’s gift, which the company says included illegally issued stock. While Mazzuto is under investigation for alleged accounting fraud and insider trading, the current CEO of Mazzuto’s former company, »