Carson ’73 launches book club

Renowned surgeon, author and Yale Corporation member Benjamin Carson ’73 spoke about the rewards of reading and the importance of strong moral values to a group of about 600 people Saturday. The crowd included New Haven residents and about 75 members of Carson’s newly established book club. Carson spoke about his childhood, explaining that for […]

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Corp. to meet this weekend

The Yale College academic review and the University’s budget will dominate the agenda of this weekend’s meeting of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, Yale officials said. University Secretary Linda Lorimer said Corporation members would spend a significant portion of time during their meeting discussing the recommendations of the Committee on Yale College […]

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University plans capital campaign

University officials are preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign to implement changes proposed in the Yale College academic review, a task administrators estimate will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The campaign will likely begin in the fall of 2004 or sometime in 2005, Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam said. Yale President Richard […]

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Ivy Council endorses affirmative action

Less than a week after the Supreme Court heard two cases on affirmative action, a group of Ivy League student government officers unanimously endorsed the use of race in university admissions at a meeting this weekend. Members of the Ivy Council — a group comprised of Ivy League student government officials from every Ivy League […]

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Schmidt ’63 tapped to head CUNY

Former Yale President Benno Schmidt Jr. ’63 LAW ’66, who resigned unexpectedly in 1992 under a cloud of criticism, will become the new chairman of the City University of New York. New York Gov. George Pataki ’67 announced Tuesday that Schmidt, who had a controversial and beleagured tenure as Yale president form 1986 to 1992, […]

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Court to hear U. Michigan case today

The University of Michigan will defend its affirmative action policies before the Supreme Court today, marking the first time since 1978 that the Court has considered the role of race in university admissions. While they predicted different outcomes in the case, Yale professors said they support the consideration of race in university admissions and agreed […]

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Ballot set for 2003 Corporation race

One year after the most controversial Yale Corporation race in University history, Yale officials said they expect this year’s race — between two health care officials and one lawyer — will be a traditional, low-key election. The Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee selected Jeffrey Koplan ’66, Angela Barron McBride NUR ’64, and Pauline Schneider LAW ’77 […]

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Officials: No specific terror threat to Yale

As the nation prepares to enter its second week of war in Iraq, Yale officials said Sunday they had no knowledge of any threat to campus security. While administrators are taking precautions to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, Yale has not significantly changed its campus security measures since the nation’s terror alert […]

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Web site centralizes Yale international info

In an effort to streamline its numerous international initiatives, Yale officials unveiled a Web site Wednesday that provides information about the University’s international programs and admissions. The new site, titled “Yale and the World,” compiles resources for international students, scholars and other Yale affiliates interested in the University’s global initiatives. The site includes links to […]

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Yale ranks lower in corporate donations

Yale excels at securing donations from alumni but is not as successful at procuring gifts from corporations, foundations and unaffiliated individuals, according to a recent 10-year study of the University and its peer institutions. In a 2001 study by the Council for Aid to Education, which examined university fund raising on a national scale, Yale […]

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Yale argues race must be factor in admissions

Yale officials argued in a Supreme Court brief Monday that considering race in university admissions represents a compelling educational interest, yet the University did not endorse any specific affirmative action policy. Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago collaborated with Yale on the brief that was filed in […]

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