University | 3:55 pm | September 11, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

University denies squirrel extermination rumors

One squirrel, seen above, was spotted on Old Campus on Wednesday morning following rumors that the University led a mass squirrel extermination movement over the summer.

After on-campus confusion spiraled into national accusations of a mass squirrel extermination, the University has responded to questions about the perceived missing rodents on campus and denied any knowledge or involvement with squirrel-related affairs. University spokesman Tom Conroy told the News in a statement that Yale has not engaged at all with the local gray »

University | 3:58 pm | September 10, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

World Fellow Alexei Navalny edged out in Moscow mayoral race

World Fellow Alexei Navalny received a 5-year jail sentence on July 18 on embezzlement charges.

Though his anti-Putin campaign in the Moscow mayoral race garnered worldwide attention, 2010 Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny did not receive enough support in Sunday’s election to keep vying for the position. Election officials announced that while Navalny received 27 percent of the city’s votes — far more than his supporters expected — the incumbent »

University | 12:18 pm | August 18, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Hillary Clinton may be fielding Yale faculty offer

The possible path to the White House for Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 may bring her to New Haven for a position on the Yale faculty. A Politico story this week claimed that Clinton has been “fielding offers” to join the faculties of several universities and colleges, including Yale, New York University, Harvard Kennedy School of »

University | 7:24 pm | August 15, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

New York court throws out Dongguk lawsuit

A New York federal appeals court threw out the lawsuit against Yale from the South Korean Dongguk University on Thursday, marking the latest development in the five-year legal proceedings. Dongguk University first sued Yale in 2008, claiming the University ultimately cost the Korean school over $50 million in donations, government grants, as well as irreparable »

University | 6:57 pm | August 5, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Salovey responds to sexual misconduct concerns

University President Peter Salovey addressed concerns regarding administrators’ handling of sexual misconduct cases following last week’s release of the fourth semi-annual report of such complaints in a Monday evening email to the Yale Community. Salovey’s message outlined ways in which the University will work to clarify the report with additional information online and explained how complaints of sexual »