University | 3:07 am | March 11, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Harvard deans’ emails covertly searched by admins

After a cheating scandal thrust Harvard into the national spotlight in August, the university covertly accessed the email accounts of several of its staff members in an effort to locate media leaks, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.

University | 5:37 am | February 25, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Yalies attend Swarthmore divestment conference


A fossil fuel divestment conference at Swarthmore College this weekend drew representatives from 77 different divestment campaigns, including Yale’s. Fossil Free Yale, a group of students urging the University to refrain from investing its endowment funds in the fossil fuel industry, sent three delegates  — the maximum number permitted — to the Power Up! convergence, »

University | 12:37 pm | February 18, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Yalies rally against Keystone XL Pipeline

Activist Bill McKibben speaks at a "Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline" rally outside the State Department in October 2011.

Forty Yale students and graduate students met at 5 a.m. last Sunday to join the 50,000 people who gathered at Washington, D.C., to participate in the “Forward on Climate” rally. Coordinated by members of Fossil Free Yale — a group that is pushing the University to refrain from investing its endowment funds in the fossil »

University | 5:45 am | January 28, 2013 | By Sophie Gould

Across-the-board reductions avoided for FY 2014

Provost Benjamin Polak

The University budget for the 2014 fiscal year likely will not require “across-the-board” reductions, newly appointed Provost Benjamin Polak said in a Thursday memo to University faculty and staff. Fiscal year 2014 will mark the second year since the 2008 financial crisis that Yale has not implemented University-wide budget cuts. Though Polak said the budget »

University | 8:41 pm | December 4, 2012 | By Sophie Gould

Salovey solicits nominations for next provost

President-elect Peter Salovey will assume his post on June 30.

Though Yale students don’t seem to know what the provost does, the University still needs one, especially since Provost Peter Salovey will assume the post of Yale’s president on June 30. In an email to the Yale faculty last week, Salovey said he intends to appoint a new provost soon to take over while he »