National faculty salary rise barely beat inflation

The average faculty salary nationwide rose 3.5 percent during the 2000-2001 academic year, outpacing inflation for the seventh time in eight years, according to an annual report released Friday by the American Association of University Professors. While professor salaries still grew relative to inflation, the magnitude of increase has greatly narrowed. The 2000-2001 boost barely […]

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Yale’s unions hire media coordinator

Yale’s unions have hired a media coordinator to supplement existing communications staff as the University’s labor groups continue to prepare for upcoming contract negotiations. David DeRosa, the new public relations specialist, joined the Federation of Hospital and University Employees — the alliance among Yale’s recognized and prospective unions — this week. He is working alongside […]

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Tone changes in investment ethics debate

Yale students have a storied history of making very public attempts to convince the University to divest from various holdings in its endowment. After years of highly visible discord, however, the investment ethics debate has now become more focused and less contentious. While activists continue to lobby the Yale Corporation about investment ethics decisions, the […]

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Yale’s endowment now nation’s second largest

Yale’s astonishing 41 percent endowment return during fiscal year 2000 has made it the second wealthiest university in the world behind only Harvard, according to a report issued by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Yale’s stellar investment performance in the last fiscal year dwarfed the average university return, enabling the endowment […]

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MIT to offer access to materials online

In a move that could transform the way universities use the Internet, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced yesterday that it would offer nearly all of its course materials online for free public use. MIT’s $100 million commitment to the project, which is to be completed over 10 years, will make lecture notes, video lectures, […]

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At ceremony, Kramer, Yale reconcile

When Larry Kramer ’57 and Yale officials embraced at a ceremony held yesterday at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in Kramer’s honor, the small audience of administrators, faculty and Kramer’s friends exuded a feeling of triumph. For nearly four years, University officials engaged in contentious negotiations with Kramer, a prominent playwright and gay […]

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4 years after bitter feud, Kramer will make gift

After years of contentious negotiation, Yale will announce today that writer and gay activist Larry Kramer ’57 is donating his papers and manuscripts to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and that his brother, Arthur Kramer ’49, will give $1 million to the University to fund the Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies […]

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Levin still looking for new VP

More than one year after Vice President of Finance and Administration Joseph Mullinix announced he would leave Yale for the chancellorship of the University of California system, the post he once held remains vacant, leaving some wondering if any ill effects will result from the prolonged search. Yale President Richard Levin was confident in December […]

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Unions vote to support GESO, hospital workers

In their first joint meeting since 1996, members of Yale’s two recognized unions, Locals 34 and 35, voted overwhelmingly last night to support the Graduate Employees and Students Organization and Yale-New Haven Hospital workers in their organization efforts. Local 34 and 35 members showed their support through a voice vote, marking the first time Yale […]

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’70s debt program finally ending

Long before Princeton University had notions of eliminating student loans entirely, Yale had another type of innovative financial aid initiative — one that, despite seemingly noble intentions, failed miserably. The Tuition Postponement Option was a student loan program in the 1970s that enabled groups of undergraduates to pay off loans as a “cohort” by committing […]

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Yale moves forward with Science Hill projects

As planning and construction efforts on Science Hill intensify, the first major piece of last year’s $500 million initiative is nearing completion. The $42 million Class of ’54 Environmental Science Center, located on Sachem Street next to the Peabody Museum, will be dedicated this fall and ready for occupancy by early 2002. While the building […]

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