Campus mourns Brunt ’15

The Yale community came together Thursday to commemorate the life of Zachary Brunt ’15, a student who shone as a musician and a scientist, and who engaged all kinds of people. The grief that gripped campus after students and faculty learned of Brunt’s death Wednesday was apparent at a candlelit vigil in the Davenport College […]

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Friends remember Brunt ’15

Zachary Brunt ’15, described by friends as a curious, outgoing musician and scientist, died Wednesday. He was 19. Brunt’s body was found early Wednesday afternoon in Gibbs Laboratories on Science Hill, and his death has been termed an apparent suicide. Known for his long, blond curly hair, Brunt was an active member of Davenport College […]

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Faculty and admins brainstorm shared services

Administrators have agreed to work with faculty and staff in drafting a formal document that would guide University-wide efforts to streamline administrative services. Roughly 10 professors met with Vice President for Business and Finance Operations Shauna King last Wednesday to discuss their concerns with shared services, the business model intended to reduce burden on faculty […]

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Freshman Olympics struck by thefts

Lindsay Pearlman ’15 was petting a dog at Saturday’s Freshman Olympics on Old Campus when a student wearing a Berkeley College T-shirt snatched the Morse College flag out of her hands. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1690″ ] Morse was one of four colleges to lose their flags in a spate of thefts committed by Timothy Dwight College students […]

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UP CLOSE | The challenge of ‘shared governance’

On the evening of Jan. 18, roughly 20 professors gathered for wine and cheese at the home of English professor Jill Campbell GRD ’88. The event, co-hosted by History of Art professor David Joselit, was an informal affair, but the evening’s discussion helped launch a concerted campaign of faculty dissent. The group had met to […]

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Faculty approve Yale-NUS resolution

Despite a statement of opposition from University President Richard Levin, faculty voted by a wide margin to pass a resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties at Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting. The roughly 200 Yale College faculty members who attended the meeting spent two and a half hours discussing […]

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Yale-NUS, in the international media

While professors have been preparing for a debate on Yale-NUS at today’s faculty meeting, controversy surrounding the Singaporean liberal arts college has begun to pop up in a number of media outlets. In a Bloomberg News op-ed published Tuesday, Clare Malone discusses the challenges involved in introducing a liberal arts education to a place unaccustomed […]

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Faculty to continue Yale-NUS debate

A resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties will likely be brought to a vote at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Professors voted to suspend the rules of the meetings to introduce and debate the resolution, written by political science and philosophy professor Seyla Benhabib GRD ’77, at their monthly […]

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Faculty discuss accounting report

Roughly 100 faculty gathered Thursday to discuss a March report on how Yale’s faculty resources are allocated. University President Richard Levin said professors at the meeting were “unanimously receptive” to the recommendations in the report and expressed support for their implementation by the Provost’s Office. He said faculty spent much of the 90-minute meeting discussing […]

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Budget concerns underlie memo

Faculty and administrators say a memo released Thursday to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey is only the starting point in responding to concerns raised by professors this semester. Levin told the News Sunday that he thinks the University’s tight financial situation since the onset of […]

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Levin, Salovey respond to faculty concerns

In a memo released Thursday to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey responded to a number of concerns aired by professors this semester. In the wake of two contentious Yale College faculty meetings held in February and March — in which professors discussed the University’s push to […]

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