David Shimer
Staff Reporter
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Corporation committed to “Franklin College” in 2013

In April, after months of anticipation, University President Peter Salovey announced the names of Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray colleges.

Bailyn, new Franklin head, to build community

When Benjamin Franklin College opens next fall, college head Charles Bailyn ’81 will once again work to develop a campus community from scratch.

New VP for operations begins tenure

Jack Callahan Jr. ’80 has begun his tenure as senior vice president for operations, a new position meant to aid in Yale’s efforts to most […]

In freshman address, Salovey rejects “false narratives”

One such false narrative, Salovey said, is the notion that a university has to set aside free speech in order to foster a welcoming community.

Renaming committee established

Debates surrounding the name of Calhoun College are expected to continue into this academic year, as University President Peter Salovey has reopened the possibility of replacing slavery advocate John C. Calhoun, class of 1804, as the college’s namesake just months after the Yale Corporation decided to retain him.

With new committee, “any outcome is possible” for Calhoun, Salovey says

Three months after the University announced that it would retain the the namesake of Calhoun College, the future of the name is again uncertain.

Burke named new F&ES dean

Ingrid C. Burke will begin her six-year term as dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies on Oct. 1.

Yale worker who broke Calhoun window accepts offer for reinstatement

Yale has offered to rehire Corey Menafee, a dining hall worker who smashed a window depicting slaves picking cotton in Calhoun College last month.

Yale-NUS president to depart, assume Lorimer’s duties

Pericles Lewis, who announced last week he will leave Singapore in May 2017, will begin his new role at Yale that fall.

Charges likely to drop against worker who smashed window

University President Peter Salovey said Tuesday that the State Attorney’s Office “indicated a willingness” to abide by Yale’s request and drop the charges.

Bailyn, Lu to head new colleges

The announcement comes just over one year from the colleges’ opening in the fall of 2017, a dramatic expansion of the undergraduate student body that has been a decade in the making.