University | 8:30 am | March 13, 2012 | By Anisha Suterwala

Prof. Gaddis takes home Book Critics Circle Award

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

The awards keep rolling in for Professor John Lewis Gaddis’s biography of American statesman George Kennan. The book, titled “George F. Kennan: An American Life,” was named the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography late last week, the New York Times reported. The biography has already won the American History Book »

University | 12:42 am | March 1, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Gaddis wins national award for Kennan biography

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

After winning high praise among reviewers for his biography of George F. Kennan, history professor John Lewis Gaddis has won the seventh annual American History Book Prize for his work, the New York Times reported. The prize, which has been handed out by the New-York Historical Society, is awarded for a nonfiction American history book »

Culture | 6:48 pm | February 28, 2012 | By Julia Zorthian

Nemerov will leave Yale at the end of academic year

Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92 will leave his post as chair of the History of Art Department to take on a new role at Stanford.

Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92, chair of the History of Art Department and the professor behind Yale’s most popular course, will leave Yale at this academic year’s end to start teaching at Stanford in the fall. “I’m very sad that I won’t be teaching here anymore,” Nemerov said in a Tuesday interview. “I have great feelings »

City | 10:58 am | February 7, 2012 | By James Lu

Miller wants NHPD chief to teach seminar

Dean Esserman is New Haven's top cop.

In a Monday interview with the News, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said she would like to have newly appointed New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman teach a residential college seminar in Fall 2012. Esserman was sworn into office Nov. 18 and has begun rolling out a community policing strategy around the Elm City’s »

Opinion | 1:07 am | February 6, 2012 | By Scott Stern

STERN: Freshman seminars should be mandatory

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When it comes to getting the courses I want, I consider myself supremely lucky. Yes, last semester, I was not placed into the English seminar I wanted or the Spanish seminar I initially wanted. And yes, this semester I was not placed into the residential college or the science seminar I wanted. But, I was »