Donations to School of Management increase

Despite weak fund-raising across the University this year, the School of Management has reported an increase in contributions to its Alumni Fund. Donations to SOM’s Alumni Fund rose 11 percent this year over last, totaling more than $1.5 million for the 2008-’09 fiscal year. School officials credited the increase to the loyalty of SOM alumni […]


Koh sworn in as State Department legal adviser

It’s done. Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh was formally sworn in yesterday as the legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 delivered the oath of office. The ceremony took place nearly three months after the U.S. Senate confirmed Koh’s appointment after an unexpectedly […]


Law students ask for ‘Don’t ask’ repeal

Military recruiters faced no protesters at Yale Law School’s career fair this year, but over 200 members of the Law School community penned an open letter to military recruiters to mark their latest display of discontentment over the military’s ban on openly gay soldiers. The letter, signed by 230 students and faculty, calls on President […]


School of Management dean search winds down

Five months after the search process for a new dean began at the Yale School of Management, administrators are winnowing a field of potential candidates. University President Richard Levin said the faculty search committee charged with replacing Dean Sharon Oster — who stepped up after the October 2008 departure of former Dean Joel Podolny — […]


Q&A | Post LAW ’77 takes the reins

Correction Appended Constitutional law scholar Robert Post LAW ’77 became the 16th dean of Yale Law School on July 1. He succeeds Harold Hongju Koh, who became the legal adviser of the Department of State in June after a long confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate. Post, who joined the Law School faculty in 2003, […]


Briefly: Nooyi, Clinton and Sotomayor among Forbes’s most powerful women

Four Yale alumnae — two from the Law School and two from the School of Management — made Forbes Magazine’s annual “100 Most Powerful Women” list, published every August. PepsiCo CEO and Yale Corporation fellow Indra Nooyi SOM ’80 was the highest ranked Eli, at No. 3. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 […]


Briefly: Despite last-minute surge, Divinity School fundraising slips

After a slow spring, donations to Yale Divinity School’s Annual Fund surged at the end of the 2009 fiscal year, though fundraising still declined overall, school officials said. Administrators attributed the increase to the school’s “25 for 25 Challenge,” which called for 2,500 donors to donate to the school. Although the school fell short by […]


Koh confirmed for State Department post

The U.S. Senate sealed former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh’s bid to become the top lawyer at the Department of State following a June confirmation vote. The 62–35 vote to confirm ended an unexpectedly heated three-month confirmation battle in which some Republicans alleged Koh would subvert American sovereignty in favor of international law […]


Post LAW ’77 appointed Law School dean

Robert Post LAW ’77 will succeed Harold Hongju Koh as dean of Yale Law School, University President Richard Levin announced over the summer. Post, a scholar of constitutional law, including the First Amendment, equal protection and legal history, took office July 1. The U.S. Senate confirmed his predecessor, Koh, as legal adviser to the Department […]


Architectural controversy nearly caused Scully to leave Yale in ’99

Vincent Scully spent an entire lifetime at Yale: first as a student, then as a professor for over six decades. But a debate over the partial demolition of the Yale Divinity School in the late 1990s almost caused Scully to sever ties with the University. In 1996, when Yale made public plans to demolish four […]


Senate approves Koh nomination

The Senate voted 62 to 35 on Thursday to confirm former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh for the position of legal adviser to the Department of State. The vote ends an unexpectedly heated three-month confirmation battle in which some Republicans alleged Koh would subvert American sovereignty in favor of international law in his […]