University | 1:15 pm | March 27, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Who’s speaking at Yale’s Class Day?

"Cynicism and cop-outs are an excuse to take a dive," Clinton told the graduating seniors of the class of 2010. "They're self-fulfilling prophecies."

In recent years, the Class Day speaker has typically been announced by early March. It’s now late March. So who’s speaking this year? Kevin Adkisson ’12, co-head of the Senior Class Council, said in a Thursday email that the SCC is talking to potential speakers but has not yet selected one for Class Day on »

Culture | 3:24 pm | March 16, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 to star in “Hamlet” at Yale Rep

Paul Giamatti '89 DRA '94 won widespread acclaim for his role in 2004's "Sideways." He'll be acting at the Yale Rep next spring.

Paul Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 will bring the state of Denmark to campus in spring 2013 when he stars as Hamlet at the Yale Repertory Theater. The play, which runs from March 15, 2013 to April 13, 2013, will be directed by James Bundy, dean of the School of Drama and the Rep’s Artistic Director, »

University | 1:15 pm | March 13, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Harvard struggles to get rid of illiquid assets


Harvard’s plan to reduce its $32 billion endowment’s reliance on illiquid assets hasn’t gone quite as planned. Bloomberg reported in November that the Harvard Management Company was looking to sell roughly $1.5 billion in private equity assets. But Harvard only unloaded a portion of those holdings on the secondary market — where previously established commitments »

University | 10:22 am | March 8, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

NUS administrator responds to faculty concerns

Yale College faculty expressed concerns about Yale-NUS College at a faculty meeting last week.

Following a debate on Yale-NUS at a Yale College faculty meeting last week, National University of Singapore Vice President for University and Global Relations Lily Kong said NUS administrators remain committed to working closely with professors in New Haven. Several Yale faculty members aired concerns about the college jointly operated by Yale and NUS at »

University | 11:52 pm | March 5, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Princeton will not invest more in HEI

Princeton becomes the fourth Ivy League school to refrain from investing with HEI Hotels & Resorts.

Princeton University has become the fourth Ivy League school to refrain from making additional investments in HEI Hotels & Resorts. The decision, which the Daily Princetonian confirmed with Princeton Investment Company President Andrew Golden on Wednesday, follows Yale’s announcement last fall that the University will not invest in a fourth fund by the company. The »