Uncategorized | 2:59 pm | June 1, 2010 | By Vivian Yee

Swensen earned $3.7 million in 2008

(Photo: The New York Times) Yale’s endowment lost 24.6 percent of its value last year. But just the year before, the University’s investment guru made $3.7 million for running the endowment, according to tax documents Yale filed last month. Chief Investment Officer David Swensen was paid a salary of $781,570 and a bonus of $2.9 »

News | 4:56 pm | May 23, 2010 | By lauren rosenthal and Vivian Yee

Clinton calls on graduates to ‘do public good’

"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."

Before an audience of about 15,000 on Old Campus on Sunday afternoon, former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 urged the members of the class of 2010 to work for the public good once they leave Yale as private citizens. In a day marked by calls to public service, Clinton’s Class Day address focused on the »

Uncategorized | 2:14 pm | May 23, 2010 | By Vivian Yee

Reports: Clinton’s motorcade was in accident en route to campus

Clinton arrived safely and on time to give his speech, but a car from his motorcade showed signs of damage.

Former President Bill Clinton’s LAW ’73 took the stage on Old Campus shortly after 2 p.m. as scheduled, but multiple media sources have reported that his motorcade was in a minor accident on its way to New Haven. Connecticut State Police said at about 2 p.m. that they are investigating an accident on the Merritt »

Uncategorized | 11:20 am | May 23, 2010 | By Vivian Yee

At Baccalaureate ceremony, a call to service

An overcast Class Day opened this morning with the Baccalaurate service for seniors in Berkeley, Calhoun, Davenport and Ezra Stiles colleges, who filled the front rows of Woolsey Hall to hear addresses from University President Richard Levin and Yale College Dean Mary Miller. “For four years, you’ve slogged through snow, sleet and rain, and now »