University | 6:17 pm | August 3, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

University presidents urge Obama to close ‘innovation deficit’

University President Peter Salovey, along with 164 other university presidents and leaders, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama and the United States Congress this week asking them to restore federal funding in higher education research and close the “innovation deficit.” The letter asserts that the U.S. position as an innovative world leader is »

University | 9:31 pm | July 30, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

Lawsuit against Zedillo GRD ’81 dismissed

On July 18, Judge Michael Shea of the Connecticut District Court dismissed the lawsuit accusing Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, with covering up a massacre of 45 civilians during his time as president of Mexico. Shea dismissed the case following the State Department’s Suggestion of Immunity »

University | 12:46 am | July 23, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

With bluegrass band, Salovey drops new album

The Professors of Bluegrass perform at the ROMP Festival on June 29.

Peter Salovey is probably having a more productive summer than you. In addition to finalizing a major job promotion earlier this month, the new University president officially became a recording artist. Salovey co-founded and plays upright bass for the band The Professors of Bluegrass, which released its first album “Pick or Perish” on June 15. »

University | 7:30 pm | July 19, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

World Fellow Navalny released from jail

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

After spending the night in jail following his 5-year jail sentence on embezzlement charges, Russian political activist and 2010 Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny left captivity on a release pending his appeal. The turn of events was unexpected — Navalny’s prosecutor himself asked for his release on bail in light of his appeals in court »

University | 8:16 pm | July 18, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

World Fellow Alexei Navalny receives 5-year jail sentence

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

Alexei Navalny, a 2010 Yale World Fellow and leader of the opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, received a 5-year jail sentence today for stealing timber — a punishment his supporters are denouncing as too harsh. The sentence came after a court in Kirov, Russia found Navalny guilty of embezzlement, saying he tried to steal »