President Barack Obama announced on May 20 his intent to nominate Yale Law School professor Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 to the National Council on the Humanities.
Two days after the University conferred an honorary doctorate to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister, Nigerian political activist Sunday Iwalaiye launched an online petition calling for the degree to be rescinded.
Janet Yellen GRD ’71, chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, is among those receiving honorary degrees Monday at Yale’s 314th Commencement. Yellen was one of several guests at a reception at the Yale University Art Gallery on Sunday evening held to celebrate this year’s recipients. Guests were seen entering the gallery from its […]
Carson, a political conservative and acclaimed African-American neurosurgeon from Detroit, Mich., graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He later received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, and, in 1987, became the first surgeon to successfully separate twin joins conjoined at the head.