Experts split over private equity

Pension funds allocating their assets to private equity have reaped little or no rewards on average, according to a Yale study. Martijn Cremers, associate professor of finance at the Yale School of Management, concluded in a recent paper that returns on private equity over the last 10 years were no better than the stock market. […]

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Shiller says bond market not a bubble

Robert Shiller currently serves as the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University. In his book, “Irrational Exuberance,” published at the height of the dot-com boom in 2000, he predicted the eventual dot-com crash in 2000. He co-created the Case-Shiller Index with Karl Case, which measures housing market trends and, in the second […]

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YCC | Hassan Alkazemi ’13, UOFC chair

After serving on three different student financial councils during his two years at Yale so far, Hassan Alkazemi ’13 is making a bid for to be chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee next year. A current UOFC liaison and Intercultural Affairs Council board member, Alkazemi said he wants to make UOFC “an accessible multifunctional […]

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Photographer Divola reflects on subjectivity and meaning in photography

John Divola, a visiting artist in photography, delivered a lecture at Yale School of Art Monday afternoon to an audience of roughly 30 students and faculty. During the talk, he went through a distilled chronology of his work and reflected on various aspects of art that have fascinated artists through the ages. “His art is […]

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Sneak previews sneak into Whitney Humanities Center

For those who want to see the newest films before they arrive at the New Haven Criterion, the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium has lately become a frequently visited site. Last week, approximately 300 people including Yale students, faculty and local New Haven residents, turned up at the center to attend the advanced screening of “Adjustment […]

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Through the Lens: Science Hill

Ever made the trek up Science Hill? Hidden within the Gothic façade of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory and the brickwork of Osborn Memorial Laboratory exist hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds, beakers and lab coats. Complicated apparatuses decorate the inside of these laboratories, and reactions hiss, fizz, and even go boom within the confines of these […]

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Fallows talks Mandarin, Chinese culture

Writer Deborah Fallows discussed her trials and triumphs learning Mandarin Chinese in China at a Davenport College Master’s Tea Thursday. Fallows and her husband, a writer for The Atlantic, went to Shanghai for three years to research the effects of the Internet on Chinese society. Her experiences during the project evolved into a critically acclaimed […]

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Broadway star Schreiber talks Shakespeare, acting

Tony Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber DRA ’92 delivered the 20th annual Maynard Mack Lecture at Yale University Theater on York Street Monday. Presented in the form of a conversation between the actor and Dean of the Yale School of Drama James Bundy, the event drew a crowd of 100 people and included his advice for […]

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Through the Lens: Letterpress printing

Several residential colleges have discrettly stored a wealth of history in their basements — letterpress machine boutiques. Few students delve into the obscure art of crafting literary and artistic keepsakes. But for them, it has a unique satisfaction that comes from a welcome break from using computers. Jonathan Edwards College and Pierson College have an […]

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Morris documentary screened at Whitney Humanities Center

A new documentary on filmmaker Errol Morris puts the director in a place he rarely finds himself: in front of the lens. Thursday night, dozens of students, faculty members and New Haven residents gathered at the Whitney Humanities Center to learn about Errol Morris, the filmmaker behind critically acclaimed documentaries such as “The Thin Blue […]

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Hill talks natural disasters, infrastructure

Last night, as a snow storm headed toward the campus, dozens of students and faculty members collected to listen to a talk on floods, natural disasters, and protective architecture. Kristina Hill, the chair of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, wove together mythical fairy tales and modern technological innovations in a lecture at the […]

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American Diplomat Barry Zorthian dies

Barry Zorthian ’41, an American diplomat who was the spokesman for the American government during the Vietnam War, died of a staph infection on Dec. 30 in Washington D.C. He was 90. The Vietnam War was the first war fought by the American government without formal press censorship. Zorthian was tasked with providing an account […]

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