At the office with Big Rick

It’s 6:15 a.m., and Rick Levin is already carrying considerable weight on his shoulders. Yale President Richard Levin is many things to students — the man who addressed them at their freshman assembly, the name student activist groups hiss at during protests and the person behind important, but infrequent, e-mails. He’s also the man who […]

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City minister pushing for spot on trustee ballot

The Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93, a city pastor, father of four and community activist, has launched a bold campaign to become the newest member of the University’s highest policy-making body. Lee, pastor at the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church on Dixwell Avenue, hopes to become an alumni trustee of the Yale Corporation, and […]

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Yale: Little change likely in 300th celebration

Yale administrators, deans, masters and student representatives met Wednesday to discuss the fate of the final tercentennial weekend in October. While no decisions are final, officials said it is likely the multi-million dollar celebration will go on almost exactly as planned, with an added recognition of the victims from last week’s terrorist attacks. Wednesday’s meeting […]

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With events cancelled, campus comes together

Many said the days after Tuesday’s terrorist attack would be the worst — and so the University continued to cancel programs and make schedule adjustments to help a grieving community. Classes throughout the University met as planned, but many professors deviated from their lesson plans to address the current events. The Dean’s Office extended shopping […]

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Yale, seeking normalcy, keeps classes going

Just minutes after many of them heard about Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, Yale administrators convened at a regularly scheduled officers meeting in Woodbridge Hall and planned the University’s reaction to an incident likely to impact many members of the Yale community. The administration immediately decided to not cancel classes and to ensure that adequate resources were […]

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Despite sour economy, alums keep on giving

Stagnant economic growth didn’t keep Yalies from writing checks to their alma mater this year, as the tercentennial celebration helped bring fund-raising totals to new heights. The bearish stock market may have hurt investors, but fiscal year 2001 was a tremendous success for Yale’s development office, Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam said. While cash […]

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China welcomes Levin ‘like a rock star’

Yale’s tercentennial celebration spread across the Pacific Ocean to China this summer, where University ties date back nearly 150 years. In May, Yale President Richard Levin led a delegation that traveled to Hong Kong and mainland China to celebrate the University’s 300th birthday and to formally announce several global initiatives, including the Center for the […]

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Yale drops lawsuit as Saudis pay up old tab

Yale settled a lawsuit last week in which the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were in dispute over outstanding medical bills totaling nearly $52,000. Several months ago, the University filed a suit at U.S. District Court against one of the world’s wealthiest nations, Saudi Arabia. Yale alleged that the Yale-New Haven […]

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Two new members for Yale Corporation

At the next meeting of the Yale Corporation, name tags may be required. Today Yale will announce that Edward Bass ’68, a member of the family that has contributed more than $40 million to Yale in the past two decades, has been selected as a successor trustee of the University’s highest governing body. Theodore Shen […]

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At next tercentennial weekend: Clinton — and ‘Crows’

Former President Bill Clinton will headline the last event of Yale’s yearlong tercentennial celebration next month, University Secretary Linda Lorimer said Tuesday. The University is also bringing world leaders, top academics and the rock band Counting Crows to culminate Yale’s 300th birthday in October. Clinton will speak at Yale on Saturday, Oct. 6 as part […]

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Bush mixes humor with humility in Commencement talk

So much for Phi Beta Kappa. At the 300th Yale Commencement Monday, President George W. Bush ’68 told the graduates, “C students — you too can be president.” In a move that symbolized the reconciliation of a man and his alma mater, Bush returned to Yale for the first time in years to receive an […]

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