Faculty members join presidential search committee

The final members of the committee that will select a successor for University President Richard Levin were announced Friday, and the newly appointed faculty representatives said they will look to their colleagues for guidance when considering candidates for the job. Professors Judith Chevalier ’89, Amy Hungerford, Richard Lifton and Anna Pyle joined the eight Corporation […]

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Among Ivy presidents, Levin earns second-highest compensation

University President Richard Levin may be the longest-serving president in the Ivy League, but he’s not quite the highest-paid. Levin’s total compensation — his base salary, benefits and deferred compensation — amounted to just over $1.6 million during the 2010 calendar year, placing him second in the Ivy League behind Columbia President Lee Bollinger, who […]

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Without Levin, Yale-NUS leadership evolves

When Yale-NUS College has faced criticism in the last two years, University President Richard Levin has been the first to come to its defense. But with Levin’s departure set for June 30, 2013, administrators at both Yale and the National University of Singapore say the new college’s administration is prepared to lead on its own […]

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Days-old search already criticized

Just days after it began, the search process for University President Richard Levin’s successor is already drawing criticism from some faculty, alumni and students. Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 sent a campus-wide email Friday afternoon in which he detailed the presidential search process — to be led by a committee of eight Corporation […]

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Meetings may boost faculty clout

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will begin meeting twice a semester this fall, intended in part to address concerns some professors raised last semester regarding University governance. The new meetings — announced by Provost Peter Salovey in a memo sent last week to tenured and tenure-track professors in the FAS — will supplement the […]

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Outrage Alert: Rick Santorum coming to campus on Tuesday

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak in Woolsey Hall this Tuesday at the first Yale Political Union debate of the year. A former senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum is well-known for his socially conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. His visit to Yale is part of the Wendy P. McCaw Lecture Series, […]

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Legacy spans campus, city, globe

On Oct. 2, 1993, Yale President Richard Levin took the stage at his inauguration. Previously the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Levin assumed leadership of a University that was running a substantial budget deficit, allowing its physical plant to deteriorate and planning to reduce the faculty by 10 percent. On Thursday […]

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Speculation about successor begins

As members of campus absorbed the news of University President Richard Levin’s coming departure, it didn’t take long for the question to arise: Who will be next? The search for Yale’s 23rd president has yet to begin, and multiple administrators declined to comment Thursday on matters regarding Levin’s potential successor. But with Levin’s days in […]

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University to undergo academic review

Beginning this fall, Yale will conduct the first extensive academic review of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in two decades. Appointment of the committee follows a recommendation made in a spring report on faculty resources that an academic review be held roughly every 10 years to help “keep Yale at the frontiers in the […]

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Berry to chair Academic Review Committee

Economics professor Steven Berry will chair a committee this year responsible for reviewing the allocation of faculty positions across departments, Provost Peter Salovey announced in a Friday memo to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Appointment of the Academic Review Committee follows a recommendation made in a spring report on faculty resources that an academic […]

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UPDATED: McHale’s captaincy suspension follows Toad’s fight

Updated Aug. 12, 7:22 p.m. The suspension of Will McHale’s ’13 football captaincy, announced Saturday, comes as McHale faces an infraction charge of creating a public disturbance for allegedly punching another male student at Toad’s Place on May 15. A witness to the altercation said McHale threw a drink at a friend of Marc Beck […]

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