Yale did not give names for trustee race mailings

Two e-mails sent to alumni by a group opposing the Rev. W. David Lee’s DIV ’93 Yale Corporation bid have aroused the suspicions of Lee supporters over the group’s ties to the Yale administration. But Association of Yale Alumni Executive Director Jeffrey Brenzel said the group has received no University assistance in compiling its contact […]

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AYA criticizes Lee in letter to alumni

Continuing the onslaught of literature in this year’s highly controversial Yale Corporation election, the Association of Yale Alumni Board of Governors expressed concern about the candidacy of the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 in a strongly worded letter mailed Friday to about 115,000 alumni. Although AYA Executive Director Jeffrey Brenzel said the letter is […]

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Corporation to discuss academics

As part of this weekend’s Yale Corporation meeting, the University’s highest governing body will spend today discussing the yearlong academic review of Yale College’s curriculum, University President Richard Levin said. Yale Corporation members will convene on campus this weekend for their fifth meeting of the year. Meeting agendas are generally shrouded in secrecy, but in […]

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Lee campaign turns to phone banking

His campaign for the Yale Corporation — the most aggressive in University history — has included mailings, e-mails, a speaking circuit and political endorsements, but now the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 has his supporters hitting the phones in his pursuit of a seat on Yale’s highest policy making body. An estimated 40 or […]

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Thousands spent on Corp. race mailings

The latest step in the unprecedented campaign for the Yale Corporation has been costly dueling campaign mailings, sent by both the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 and the advocates of Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 in the past two weeks. Both campaigns have mailed tens of thousands of dollars worth of materials, raising questions […]

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Endorsements trickle in for Lin and Lee

While the endorsements keep coming for Yale Corporation petition candidate the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93, his opponent, famed architect Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86, obtained her first official endorsement. In the last two days, the Women’s Center Political Action Committee and Alumni for a Better Yale have officially announced their support of Lee’s […]

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Searching for the real David Lee

Drums reverberate and the piano roars during a three-hour Sunday service at Varick AME Zion Church, where the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 preaches to a vocal audience about the power of God and then launches into an update about his unorthodox bid for the Yale Corporation. “It can never be a true partnership […]

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After long road, Corporation ballot is complete

University Secretary Linda Lorimer announced yesterday that she has completed the final draft of the ballot biographies of Yale Corporation candidates the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 and Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86. The biographies, which have been a point of contention for months, will be mailed to the 115,000 eligible alumni voters in […]

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Corp. election heats up with opposing ads

As this year’s Yale Corporation election race between New Haven pastor the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 and famed architect Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 continues, a group of undergraduates has placed a pro-Lee advertisement in the April issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine in response to a previously published anti-Lee ad. A loosely […]

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AYA launches Web site for Corporation election

Following a special meeting of the Association for Yale Alumni Board of Governors Sunday, the AYA will make public today a Web site providing information about the upcoming Yale Corporation election, which will pit New Haven pastor the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 against famed architect Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86. AYA Board of […]

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Corporation race makes for bizarre week

The unprecedented interest in this year’s Yale Corporation race between petition candidate the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 and Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 has led Yale administrators to delve into the complicated and largely unknown trustee election process. Administrators shed more light on machinations of the Alumni Fellows Nominating Committee –the group responsible […]

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