Uncategorized | 8:12 am | July 27, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

Asteroid named in honor of Michele Dufault ’11

UPDATED: 10:18 a.m. Asteroid number 15338 will now be known as “Dufault,” in honor of Michele Dufault ’11, a Saybrook College senior who died in a laboratory accident in April. The naming has been included in the July 15 edition of “Minor Planet Circulars,” a publication of the International Astronomical Union that compiles information on »

University | 3:19 pm | July 5, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

Harwood to step down as dean of Davenport

Davenport College Dean Craig Harwood GRD ’02 will step down at the end of the month, he announced in a Tuesday email to students in Davenport College. Harwood, who has served as Dean in Davenport since June 2005, will take a position as Director of the Hunter-Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College of the City »

Uncategorized | 3:15 pm | July 5, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

Yale Tomorrow concludes, raises $3.881 billion

Yale Tomorrow, the University’s five-year comprehensive fundraising campaign, concluded June 30 having raised $3.881 billion — the largest such total in Yale history. The sum includes alumni, parent, corporate and foundation gifts to the University endowment, capital projects and construction, and current-year funds that immediately benefit areas like financial aid. In a Tuesday press release »

Uncategorized | 7:33 pm | June 17, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

University to announce revamped anti-Semitism initiative, Rabbi Ponet ’68 says

In the coming days, the University will announce a revamped Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism, Slifka Center Rabbi James Ponet ’68 wrote in an email to undisclosed recipients Friday afternoon. After this month’s decision to end the program, which prompted criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and in columns in »

Uncategorized | 10:28 pm | June 13, 2011 | By Drew Henderson

Mazzuto ’70 enters secret guilty plea

John Mazzuto ’70, whose $1.7 million gift of stock to the University in 2007 incited controversy when he was accused of having stolen from the company he ran, entered a secret guilty plea for his crime, Bloomberg reported Monday. While serving as CEO of the automotive chemical company Industrial Enterprises of America, Inc., Mazzuto issued »