SOM Professor Wittink dies in apparent accidental drowning

Yale School of Management professor Dick Wittink, 59, was found dead in a pool at his North Haven home early Tuesday morning. A pool maintenance man found Wittink, who suffered from diabetes, with a diabetic pump attached to his swim trunks, police said. A spokesperson from the state medical examiner’s office said Wednesday that the […]

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Norton speaks at Class Day

Class Day Speaker Eleanor Holmes Norton GRD ’63 LAW ’64 encouraged the Class of 2005 on May 22 to look beyond simple answers to difficult questions while working for social change. Norton’s speech was one of many events and activities scheduled for Class Day, which featured baccalaureate celebrations, award presentations and the annual Commencement Ball. […]

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Arabic prof Frangieh will remain at Yale

Arabic language professor Bassam Frangieh will stay at Yale after the University, in response to an onslaught of pressure, upped the ante with an offer competitive enough to keep one of its star language instructors from leaving for a tenure-track position at the University of Delaware. Frangieh, who for 12 years has been a senior […]

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Little resolved at strike’s end

While the Graduate Employees and Students Organization claimed victory from its five-day job-action, doubt remains as to whether a strike far less extensive than others in recent memory made headway in altering Yale’s long-standing position against graduate student unionization. GESO’s aim of garnering national attention for its cause was met with some success as news […]

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TA strikers descend on Manhattan

NEW YORK — More than 1,000 teaching assistants, graduate students, union members and supporters from across the country converged outside the gates of Columbia University Wednesday afternoon to call on Yale, Columbia and the National Labor Relations Board to grant graduate teachers union recognition. Midway through their week-long TA strike, an estimated 300 members of […]

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Picket lines mark first day of strike

Members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization launched their five-day strike Monday, taking to the streets to make their case for unionization to the Yale community, but administrators said the job action caused little disruption to the University’s affairs. About 250 teaching assistants in the humanities and social sciences are striking this week, roughly […]

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GESO members begin strike today

Hundreds of Graduate Employees and Students Organization members are expected to mark the beginning of a five-day teaching assistant strike this morning by marching in picket lines and rallying with prominent state and local politicians. The inaugural day of the strike, the fifth job action in 15 years, will kick off with visits on the […]

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GESO strike reflects years of TA tension

Prospective members of the Class of 2009 will likely be greeted with a scene this morning that might not show up on an admissions Web site: — a group of Yale teaching assistants kicking off a five-day strike with hopes to sway the Yale administration to recognize their group as a graduate student union. The […]

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Questions linger after GESO’s vote

Although a convincing majority of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization’s membership voted Wednesday to launch a five-day strike, questions loom about the legitimacy of the vote, the projected magnitude of the teaching assistant job action and the strike’s effectiveness in swaying an administration that has staunchly opposed graduate student unionization for decades. While GESO […]

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GESO members approve strike

An overwhelming majority of graduate teaching assistants affiliated with the Graduate Employees and Students Organization voted yesterday to strike next week, promising to cease teaching for five straight days beginning next Monday. About 82 percent of graduate TAs in GESO voted in favor of the strike at a GESO membership meeting Wednesday afternoon, while 91 […]

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The Psychologist: A day in the life of Dean Salovey

It’s 9:10 a.m. when Yale College Dean Peter Salovey darts into the Crane Room in Kirtland Hall for his weekly lab meeting. He’s 10 minutes late, and he knows it. He hastily pulls off his bulky overcoat and gray cap, drops his stuffed shoulder bag onto a chair and rushes out of the room just […]

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