Students stargaze on Cross Campus

About 700 Yale students spent part of Saturday night under the stars on Cross Campus, waiting up to two and a half hours to see Mars through the University’s high-powered telescopes. One Astronomy professor, three graduate students and two undergraduates staffed the event, which was meant to allow students to see the Red Planet one […]

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Koplan ’66 elected to Yale Corporation

Jeffrey Koplan ’66, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the vice president for academic health affairs at Emory University, was elected this summer to become the newest member of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body. Elected by Yale alumni, Koplan replaced renowned surgeon Benjamin Carson ’73, whose […]

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Penn’s Rodin to step down in June

After a nine-year tenure as the Ivy League’s first female president, Judith Rodin, president of the University of Pennsylvania and a former Yale provost, announced June 20 that she will step down in June 2004. During Rodin’s tenure at Penn, the university’s endowment and annual fund raising both more than tripled. Upon assuming the presidency, […]

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Grand jury continues investigation into bombing

Federal authorities investigating the May 21 bombing at the Yale Law School have impaneled a grand jury to collect evidence on former or current employees and students who may hold a grudge against the school, The Hartford Courant reported June 21. The Courant, which did not identify its sources, said the grand jury was convened […]

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Beinecke thief jailed again

Law enforcement officials investigating the May 21 bombing at the Yale Law School arrested a former Yale employee on separate charges and searched his home Wednesday. Police would not say whether Benjamin Johnson, 23, of Hamden, is a suspect in the bombing, which destroyed a wall in the Yale Law School but left no one […]

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Bomb investigators find firearms in student dorm room

In the wake of the explosion that shook the Yale Law School Wednesday, law enforcement officials discovered several weapons in the dorm room of a Yale law student. One day after the bombing damaged a Law School classroom and lounge but left no one hurt, officials found a semi-automatic rifle, shotguns, and at least one […]

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Investigators scour Law School for clues following bombing

Investigators began gathering evidence at the Yale Law School Thursday to determine more about the bomb that partially destroyed two rooms in the building Wednesday, State Police Lt. Col. Edward Lynch said at a press conference. The building has been secured as an official crime scene, and Lynch said officials will likely have more information […]

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Van de Velde may face long odds in suit, lawyers say

Four and a half years after the murder of Suzanne Jovin ’99, former Yale political science professor James Van de Velde ’82 added several top Yale administrators to his federal civil rights lawsuit two weeks ago, but law professors said Van de Velde’s chances of success are slim. Lawyers said Van de Velde, who is […]

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Seniors to get 3rd grad service

In order to accommodate the nearly 20,000 people expected to attend this year’s commencement ceremonies, Yale will host an additional baccalaureate service, bringing the total number to three. The baccalaureate service — which includes hymns, prayers and addresses by Yale President Richard Levin and Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead — is held each year in […]

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Corp. backs academic review, debates new fundraising

The University’s budget, the newly released academic review, residential college renovations and labor issues topped the agenda of the Yale Corporation during its meeting last weekend, Yale President Richard Levin said Thursday. The Corporation also saw presentations from the Educational Policy, Finance, and Buildings and Grounds committees. Levin said the Corporation spent Friday afternoon discussing […]

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Levin celebrates 10th year at Yale

Yale President Richard Levin celebrates the 10th anniversary of his appointment today with little fanfare — a suitable commemoration of his understated, yet effective, leadership over the past decade. During his 10-year tenure, Levin — the Ivy League’s longest-serving president — has led the University’s physical, academic and economic rejuvenation. Under his leadership, the University […]

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