Pulitzer winner joins writing faculty

Award-winning novelist Michael Cunningham has been hired as a part-time senior lecturer in the English Department, said Michael Warner, the chairman of the department. Cunningham, whose novel “The Hours” received the Pulitzer Prize and inspired an Oscar-winning film of the same name, will teach two courses on creative writing during the spring semester over the […]


Univ. may cut classes to save money

By When history professor Abbas Amanat went on sabbatical last spring, Yale hired a visiting lecturer to fill in for one of his classes. She was Joanna de Groot, and she came all the way from the University of York, in Great Britain, to teach Yale’s course on “State, Society & Culture in the Middle […]


Yale releases reaccreditation self-study

After a year spent examining the policies and practices of the University as part of the reaccreditation process, administrators have posted an extensive self-study report online, offering an appraisal of Yale on the basis of 11 different standards. The self-study calls for, among other things, more public disclosure, increased scrutiny of the Yale College curriculum […]


At the foot of the ladder

When one lecturer in a humanities department first arrived at Yale, he was fresh out of graduate school and hired to teach a seminar. He kept long hours, working until 10:30 p.m., and came into the office on weekends as well. Despite his efforts, he felt unnoticed by senior faculty in the department, who he […]


News analysis: Lessons learned from Jovin’s ’99 unsolved murder

More than 10 years ago, the murder of a promising young woman shocked the University: On a cold December night, Suzanne Jovin ’99 was found stabbed on an East Rock street corner, baffling investigators and drawing eulogies in the form of letters and vigils. Administrators moved to calm an unsettled campus in the days that […]


Study of food soon may become official

Often associated with dining halls and the Yale Farm, the Yale Sustainable Food Project may soon become a part of curricular life. The YSFP’s academic efforts in conjunction with faculty over the last several years may lead to a Universitywide interdisciplinary approach to the study of food — potentially as a course of study, a […]


Police search Amistad Park

View Larger Map Three cars from the Connecticut State Police have pulled up alongside Amistad Park, a grassy open space across from 10 Amistad St., the building where Annie Le GRD ’13 was last seen. A trooper with a search dog ran alongside a fence near the park’s Amistad Street entrance for about five minutes, […]


Freshman advising revised

After re-evaluating the current structure of student advising, the Yale College Dean’s Office has made some changes for this year’s freshmen. Though small, the changes ­— a new, graphical card describing advising resources, a summer academic preparation survey and a web portal for faculty — are the first steps toward further reevaluation of student advisement, […]


University reexamines sex policies

A May 2008 report that outlined improvements the University could make to its sexual harassment policy and education was made public for the first time Wednesday. Yale College Dean Mary Miller released the report of the Committee on Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education in a campuswide e-mail Wednesday afternoon. Among other recommendations, the document […]


Film replaces ‘Sex Signals,’ to mixed reviews

In order to better communicate to freshmen the dangers of sexual harassment and assault, the University this year removed “Sex Signals,” an educational performance featuring professional actors, from freshman orientation and replaced it with a short film shot on Yale’s campus presenting fictional scenarios of sexual harassment. “We felt we could create a film with […]


New arts dean takes office

As the first associate dean for the arts in Yale College, Susan Cahan has plans to both preserve and improve on Yale’s standing in the artistic world. Cahan began her new duties Monday after being appointed in May, and said she spent the summer thinking about a new vision for undergraduate arts across the University. […]