Wolfe discusses corporate diversity

The strategy of diversification can help companies with more than just their investments, American Express’ Melinda Wolfe told Yalies Wednesday night. Employee diversity is essential to corporate success, said Wolfe, who addressed 20 students in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. The senior vice president of executive talent and chief diversity officer of one of the largest credit-card companies […]


Proposed budget focuses on safety reform

Public safety was at the top of New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s list of priorities Thursday evening as he presented his proposed 2008 budget to community members. Addressing a diverse group of roughly 50 residents at the main branch of the New Haven Free Public Library, DeStefano discussed his proposed budget distribution for the […]


Carter: Discussion vital in democracy

The emphasis in a democracy should be on listening rather than on speaking, Stephen L. Carter LAW ’79 said at a talk in Sterling Memorial Lecture Hall on Tuesday. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Yale, presented “Some Third Thoughts on Religion and Politics” to a diverse audience of about 20 members […]


Chase plugs Zipcars at Master’s Tea

Robin Chase’s solution to global warming has wheels. Chase, a sustainable entrepreneur, met with a roomful of Yalies during a Trumbull College Master’s Tea on Wednesday to share her apocalyptic yet hopeful views on climate change. Chase is a co-founder and former CEO of car-sharing company Zipcar and currently runs GoLoco, a service that helps […]


Four Grad School alumni honored

Four alumni of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences received Wilbur Lucius Cross Medals last month for outstanding post-Yale achievements. The Graduate School’s highest honor was awarded to Smith College president Carol T. Christ GRD ’70; Paul Friedrich GRD ’57, University of Chicago professor emeritus of anthropology, linguistics, and Slavic languages and literatures; […]