Emma Platoff
Staff Reporter
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Revised faculty standards of conduct continue to draw ire

Eight months after faculty were asked to comment on a controversial draft document of faculty standards of conduct, the finalized standards were presented in the updated Faculty Handbook, sent to faculty in a Friday email from University President Peter Salovey and Provost Benjamin Polak.

Elizabeth Alexander, poet and professor, to depart for Columbia

Famed poet and English professor Elizabeth Alexander ’84, who recited a poem at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, will leave Yale for Columbia at the end of this academic year.

Lagging or Leading?

Facilities workers at the University of Texas at Austin spent the morning of Tuesday, June 23 scrubbing. Campus awoke that day to find that three of its prominent statues — of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and Jefferson Davis — had been vandalized.

Davis preempted master conversation

When Stephen Davis, professor of religious studies and head of Pierson College, asked his residential college community in mid-August to stop calling him “master,” his announcement surprised many Piersonites and members of other colleges.

YLS donor comes under scrutiny

Yale Law School Dean Robert Post and University President Peter Salovey announced on Thursday a $10 million donation that will create Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School. But in the days since, the donor — Saudi Arabian billionaire Abdallah S. Kamel — and the center itself have begun to draw ire.

Controversial online PA program to move forward

Despite persistent and vocal student opposition, the Yale School of Medicine will move forward with its plan to create an online Physician Associate program, Deputy Dean for Education Richard Belitsky announced last week.

Students speak firmly on “master,” split by Calhoun

In dining halls and in classes, in common rooms and on Cross Campus, with their friends, professors and college leaders, students are heeding University leaders’ call for “an open conversation” on racially charged names and titles.

FAS Senate has historic first meeting

After nearly two years of planning and preparation, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate held its first official session Thursday evening, marking a historic step for faculty governance at the University.

With donation, law school to open Islamic law center

Abdallah Kamel, chief executive of a banking and real estate company based in Saudi Arabia, donated $10 million to the Yale Law School to create a center for the study of Islamic Law and Civilization, YLS Dean Robert Post and University President Peter Salovey announced Thursday.

Despite new hire, demand persists for Asian American Studies

The shelves of English professor Sunny Xiang’s fourth-floor office in Linsly-Chittenden Hall are not yet full of books. She has not had the chance to buy a couch for her home, or to meet many of the members of the Asian American Studies Task Force who called on the University to hire specialists in her field.

Departures leave Portuguese program understaffed

With its full-time faculty cut in half from last year, the Portuguese program at Yale is relying on outside scholars to staff its introductory courses this semester.