David Shimer
Staff Reporter
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SHIMER: The right opportunity

One of my favorite things about Yale has been watching my friends obsess over their passions: bold start-up ideas, intimidatingly complex research projects, exercise regimens […]

Near appointed new NCAA rep

Unlike the many Yale students and faculty who sought warmer weather during spring break last year, Thomas Near — then the first-year head of Saybrook College — went north to Providence, Rhode Island to support the Yale men’s basketball team as it made its first March Madness trip in 54 years. A devoted basketball fan, Near has been a fixture in the John J. Lee Amphitheater since he came to Yale in 2006.

Report on new colleges released

With the two new residential colleges nearing completion, the University is responding to faculty concerns about how it will maintain the quality of undergraduate education as the Yale College population grows.

Students mixed on Schwarzman Center expansion

The University recently announced that the Schwarzman Center, set to open in 2020, will be physically expanded to accommodate more students and groups on campus. But following the news of the expansion this past week, students have expressed mixed reactions to the usefulness of the physical augmentations, whose cost University officials and Schwarzman’s representatives declined to disclose.

Schwarzman Center expands footprint

When the Schwarzman Center opens in 2020, the space will be more than just a remodeling of the existing area around and beneath Commons Dining Hall and Woolsey Hall.

Yalies join inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars

Four Yale graduates are now pursuing advanced degrees at Tsinghua University in Beijing under the umbrella of the Schwarzman Scholars program.

Charles Johnson ’54 stands by Franklin decision

Johnson — who in 2013 donated $250 million toward the new colleges and asked that one be named after Franklin — recognized the importance of student activism but described these objections as short-lived “juvenile rebellion.”

Corporation to deliberate transparency

The Corporation has long operated in secret, with meeting minutes sealed for 50 years and meeting dates and agendas kept strictly internal. Despite longstanding rules on confidentiality, Corporation Senior Fellow Donna Dubinsky ’77 told the News that she will propose a plan to increase visibility this year.

Salovey followed Levin’s lead on Franklin

In the wake of a series of controversial naming announcements last spring, it was University President Peter Salovey who bore the brunt of campus outcry. But it was Salovey’s predecessor, former President Richard Levin, who guided one of those decisions.

After turbulent year, Salovey turns to academic priorities

Following an academic year dominated by campus controversies, University President Peter Salovey has turned his attention toward various ongoing academic projects that fit his strategic […]

New colleges begin to take shape

Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray colleges are no longer just abstract concepts, but physical buildings that could shift the center of campus and alter student life.