University | 7:04 pm | September 19, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Shiller gets Nobel buzz

Robert Shiller: the man, the myth, the possible Nobel laureate.

As the Nobel committee prepares to announce the winners of the 2012 prize in economics, Thomson Reuters has released a set of predictions — and, surprise!, star economics professor Robert Shiller is on the list. Shiller was named one of four academics likely to receive the economics prize this year or in the future. The »

University | 9:40 pm | September 8, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Zedillo should have immunity, State Department says

The State Department issued a statement Friday arguing that Yale professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 should have immunity against civil suit filed against him last September over crimes committed while he was president of Mexico, the New York Times reported today. The suit alleges that Zedillo committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during a »

University | 9:45 am | August 8, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

‘Class Roulette’ aims to mimic Bluebooking

As the Yale administration phases out the Blue Book, one student is looking to bring the spontaneity of flipping through the print course catalog into the digital realm. Geoffrey Litt ’14 created the website Yale Class Roulette, which shows students a randomly generated set of Yale classes at the push of the space bar. His »

University | 9:53 pm | June 18, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

SOM recruits two associate deans

SOM Dean Edward Snyder has made two-profile recruits to his administration.

The School of Management announced two senior leadership appointments in its administration last week. Anjani Jain will take office as senior associate dean for SOM’s full-time MBA program on July 1, and David Bach ’98 will become senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs in September. Jain has held multiple leadership positions at »

University | 6:27 pm | June 6, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Vatican denounces Divinity School prof’s book

Divinity School professor Margaret Farley's GRD '73 book on the ethics of sex drew the ire of the Vatican this week.

The Vatican denounced Divinity School professor Margaret Farley’s GRD ’73 book “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics” on Monday for its inconsistencies with traditional Catholic doctrine. In a statement published by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican deemed Farley’s work “a cause of confusion among the faithful” for »