University to announce revamped anti-Semitism initiative, Rabbi Ponet ’68 says

In the coming days, the University will announce a revamped Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism, Slifka Center Rabbi James Ponet ’68 wrote in an email to undisclosed recipients Friday afternoon. After this month’s decision to end the program, which prompted criticism from groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and in columns in […]

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Kissinger papers donated to University

Nobel laureate Henry A. Kissinger, who served as United States Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford LAW ’41, will donate his papers to the University in a move that will greatly enhance the study of diplomatic history at Yale. Finalized after roughly six months of discussions over the gift, Kissinger’s donation […]

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Chinese book distributor apologizes to Yale

Yale has received a formal apology from a Chinese book distributor that was responsible for a book illegally containing the content of five Open Yale Courses. Because the licenses of courses broadcast through Open Yale Courses preclude third parties from using their content commercially, the Office of the General Counsel contacted the publisher of the […]

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Mazzuto ’70 enters secret guilty plea

John Mazzuto ’70, whose $1.7 million gift of stock to the University in 2007 incited controversy when he was accused of having stolen from the company he ran, entered a secret guilty plea for his crime, Bloomberg reported Monday. While serving as CEO of the automotive chemical company Industrial Enterprises of America, Inc., Mazzuto issued […]

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Bass ’67 ARC ’72 named new Corporation senior fellow

Edward P. Bass ’67 ARC ’72 will replace Roland Betts ’68 as Senior Fellow on the Yale Corporation, the University announced Monday morning. A successor trustee of the Corporation since 2001, Bass will serve as the board’s leader for his two remaining years as a Corporation member. As Senior Fellow, Bass will work with University […]

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SEAS announces center for design

As its most recent effort to climb the ranks of engineering schools nationwide, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has announced the formation of its new “Center for Engineering Innovation & Design.” Described in a release posted on its website Friday, the center will bring together coursework and extracurricular activities in a new 8,500-square […]

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Hack engineered on SEAS

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s website has been hacked. An announcement for the school’s new “Center for Engineering Innovation and Design,” posted on its website earlier today, has since been changed to read: “Hacked By SaMuRa! // ZoRRoKiN” A picture of engineering Professor John Morrell ’86, who will lead the new center, remains […]

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New Naval ROTC unit to draw students from across state

Yale’s new Naval ROTC unit slated to start in the fall of 2012 won’t just serve Elis: The unit will be the only one of its kind in the state. The new unit, which will activate almost 40 years after ROTC left Yale’s campus, will be open to Elis as well as students from other […]

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Naval ROTC to return to Yale in fall 2012

UPDATED: 2:53 p.m. A Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps unit will return to the University in the fall of 2012, ending ROTC’s over 40 year absence from Yale’s campus, according to a press release from the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. University President Richard Levin will sign an agreement with U.S. Secretary of the […]

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Levin to hold press conference with Secretary of the Navy tomorrow

University President Richard Levin will hold a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus tomorrow at 3 p.m., the Office of Public Affairs and Communications announced earlier today in a media advisory. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Levin declined to comment on tomorrow’s announcement and whether it relates to the University’s […]

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University offers online summer courses for credit

The University will offer three courses online for credit toward a Yale College degree this summer, according to the Yale Summer Session website. The three courses — “HUMS S-212E: Brains of Genius: Mozart and Friends,” “ECON S-253E: Computational Finance” and “PLSC S-394E: Introduction to Middle East Politics” — are intended “for students who cannot travel […]

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