University | 5:39 pm | August 31, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Yale Corp rolls out plans for picking Levin’s successor


Just a day after University President Richard Levin announced plans to step down at the end of this academic year, Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 ARC ’72 rolled out the Corporation’s plans for picking a successor. Eight corporation fellows will serve on the search committee, four of whom will act as liaisons to »

University | 4:27 pm | August 29, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Yale Club of NYC votes to admit denim


Earlier this summer, the Yale Club of New York City quietly cut down an OK tradition by allowing denim in certain portions of its Manhattan building. “In a growing list of work environments and industries, denim has become an accepted and popular addition to sartorial correctness,” the club said in an online update. “Accordingly, we »

University | 7:30 pm | July 31, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

World Fellow and activist Navalny charged in Russia

Alexei Navalny, a political protest movement leader in Russia and a 2010 Yale World Fellow, has been charged with embezzlement in Russia — an allegation he said was politically motivated.

Russian prosecutors charged political activist and Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny with embezzlement, which carries a prison term of five to 10 years. Russia’s State Investigative Committee alleged that Navalny orchestrated a scheme to steal timber from state-owned company KirovLes while acting as an unpaid adviser, causing $500,000 in losses. But Navalny, who was arrested »

University | 6:06 pm | July 30, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Hacker group breaches Yale databases

The hacker group NullCrew claimed it had obtained 1,200 accounts on Yale databases, but the University said only 450 accounts were affected by the breach.

A hacker group known as NullCrew claims it obtained the personal information of 1,200 Yale students and staff members from University databases. University spokeswoman Elizabeth Stauderman ’83 LAW ’04 confirmed that hackers obtained files containing personal information from participants in the Yale Initiative to Strengthen Teaching in Public Schools on July 17, but she said »

University | 6:21 pm | July 11, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

YLS to offer nation’s first Ph.D. in law

Yale Law School.

Yale Law School announced Wednesday that it will offer the nation’s first Ph.D. in law. Dean Robert Post LAW ’77 said in a press release that law professors are increasingly expected to have a Ph.D., and in the absence of a Ph.D. in law, many receive their doctorates in related subjects, such as philosophy, history »