Experts disagree over lawsuit’s chances in court

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the 10 immigrants marks a major turning point in a two-year-old saga that shook the city and the nation. But how it will all turn out is still anyone’s guess. Six experts interviewed expressed divided opinions over the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, which claims that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]


Lawsuit describes 2007 immigration raids

The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is among the high-ranking federal officials named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday morning by 10 of the 29 immigrants who were arrested during the New Haven immigration raids on June 6, 2007. In a 64-page complaint, three Yale Law School faculty members and […]


Law graduates settle suit

Concluding a two-year legal battle against a group of anonymous online commenters, two former Yale Law School students have settled their high-profile lawsuit. Attorneys for the two students, Heide Iravani LAW ’09 and Brittan Heller LAW ’09, said they were able to identify some of the anonymous authors who allegedly defamed the women on a […]


SOM climbs on Aspen rankings

The School of Management is climbing the Aspen’s Global 100 business school rankings. SOM placed third in the biennial “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” rankings, released Wednesday by the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit organization that organizes leadership and policy programs and fellowships. Yale trailed only York University’s Schulich School of Business and the University of Michigan […]


Sotomayor LAW ’79 returns to speak at Law School reunion

Thirty-three years ago, Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 never would have imagined that one day she would be addressing 1,800 alumni, faculty and students in Woolsey Hall, she said Saturday as she did just that. Sotomayor, who became the country’s first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in August, was back on campus this weekend […]


Sociology department seeks a place to call home

The Sociology Department is looking for a home. For nearly two decades, the department’s faculty have been spread out across several aging buildings on Science Hill on the property of the planned new residential colleges. Because of the location of two of these buildings — 140 Prospect St. and 80 Sachem St. — the department […]


Undergraduate teaching requirement a myth

One of the Yale Admissions Office’s favorite selling points to prospective students — that, unlike at many other large research universities, all of Yale’s tenured professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences teach undergraduate courses — is widely believed by students and faculty. But it’s not that simple. In fact, there is no policy […]


Af-Am Studies Department turns 40

1969 was a year of change: Man first walked on the moon. Popular music saw the Woodstock Festival, and the Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Change was coming to Yale, too — the University’s African American Studies Program launched in September of that year, along […]


Bingham ’09 dies in accident

Sylvia Bingham ’09, a Yale graduate who was passionate about social justice and the environment, died Tuesday morning. She was 22. Bingham was en route to her job in Cleveland shortly before 9 a.m. when a truck collided with her bicycle. She passed away at St. Vincent Charity Hospital soon after. The truck driver did […]


Bingham ’09 dies in bike accident

Sylvia Bingham ’09, a Yale graduate who was passionate about social justice and the environment, passed away Tuesday morning after her bicycle collided with a truck. She was 22. Bingham, who just moved to Cleveland for a job at organization that helps impoverished women, was a vivacious and dedicated woman – an inspiration to all […]


Cocaine alters brain cell shape

Adolescents are highly at risk for abusing drugs. Now, Yale researchers may have a better understanding as to why. A new study published this week in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science builds on previous research which claimed that cocaine changes the shape of brain cells. Postdoctoral fellow Shannon Gourley […]