University | 2:16 pm | September 27, 2011 | By Alison Griswold

Students invited to join committee to help provost

President-elect Peter Salovey will assume his post on June 30.

Those who didn’t gain admittance to “Great Big Ideas,” the Yale College seminar co-taught by Provost Peter Salovey, now have another chance to work with him. Yalies can apply to serve a one-year term as members of the inaugural Provost’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee, the Yale College Council announced in an email to students this morning. »

University | 8:55 pm | September 26, 2011 | By Alison Griswold

Stanford sees returns of 22.4 percent


Stanford University saw investment returns of 22.4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a Monday statement on the school’s website. The returns brought the value of Stanford’s “merged pool,” which includes the university’s endowment, expendable funds and some capital reserves, to $19.5 billion as of June 30. The figures released »

University | 6:14 pm | September 22, 2011 | By Alison Griswold

Harvard endowment almost recovered


With its latest endowment report, Harvard appears to have almost recovered from the roughly $11 billion hole the 2008 recession tore in its funds. Harvard’s endowment returned 21.4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, growing the largest fund in higher education to $32 billion, according to a press release from Harvard Public »

University | 11:05 pm | September 16, 2011 | By Alison Griswold

Penn reports endowment gain


The University of Pennsylvania reported gains of 19 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, Bloomberg reported. Increasing stock markets boosted the University of Pennsylvania’s endowment performance in the past fiscal year, according to Bloomberg. The 19 percent return exceeded the school’s figure from the year that ended June 30, 2010, when the »

Uncategorized | 10:52 am | August 22, 2011 | By Alison Griswold

Wind farm with Yale investment heads toward completion

A controversial, Roxbury, Maine-based wind farm project that Yale has holdings in moved one step closer to completion last Monday. The Department of Energy last week finalized a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind, an alternative energy project to construct wind turbines that has drawn opposition from a group of Roxbury locals who »