Div School hones in on new dean

The search committee charged with finding a successor for Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge will hone in on a candidate starting this week. The committee has collected a list of roughly 60 applicants and hopes to narrow it down to about five candidates by the end of October, said committee chairman and Divinity School professor […]

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At Divinity School, sermons mix with soccer cleats

The graduate school’s reigning recreational soccer champion team has a center midfielder who teaches New Testament and a striker whose game socks say “Jesus Saves.” Its name — the Paracleats — comes from a Greek epithet for the Holy Spirit used in the Gospel of John. The Paracleats are part of a co-ed league of […]

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Law School moves into Swing

Yale Law School has undergone its most drastic expansion since it was built in 1929 — into Swing Space. Several areas in Swing, including parts of the basement, a common room and the fourth floor, are now extension space for Law School student organizations, postdoctoral fellows’ work space and administrative offices, said Associate Dean Mike […]

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Shopping Period Dispatch: Bloom’s busy Bard class

Prospects for getting into iconic literary critic Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare course look grim, as nearly 60 people showed up today to compete for only 12 slots. Bloom said he was sorry to have to turn away eager shoppers, but at age 81 — his 56th year teaching! — feels a smaller class is best. “I […]

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Harry Wellington, former Yale Law dean, dies

Harry H. Wellington, Sterling Professor Emeritus and former dean of Yale Law School, died at his home in New York City Monday morning. He was 84. Wellington became a professor at Yale Law in 1956, where he focused his research on the intersection of contracts, labor laws and collective bargaining, and served as dean of […]

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Search for new Div School dean gets going

University President Richard Levin will likely receive a list of possible candidates to succeed Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge by late December, according to a Divinity School press release to be posted online Monday evening. Levin announced the creation of a search committee tasked with finding the next YDS dean in a letter to the […]

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SOM prof Garten comments on debt agreement

For School of Management Professor Jeffrey Garten, the debt agreement reached Sunday night between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders is little cause for celebration. Garten, who has written extensively on globalization and American power, said in the New York Times that America’s global reputation has been tarnished by the debt crisis. “Even if the […]

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Oetken LAW ’91 confirmed as federal judge

J. Paul Oetken LAW ’91 has become the first openly gay federal judge after the United States Senate confirmed his appointment by an 80-13 vote, The Advocate reported this Monday. “As the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge, Paul Oetken is living proof that it really does get better,” said […]

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Law prof Clark ’43 LAW ’47 GRD ’57 dies

UPDATED: 10:31 p.m. Elias Clark ’43 LAW ’47 GRD ’57, a long-standing Yale Law School professor remembered for his passion for teaching and love for the University, passed away at his home in Hamden, Connecticut on Saturday. He was 89. Clark, the Lafayette S. Foster Professor Emeritus of Law, taught at Yale Law for 55 […]

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First woman at Law School appointed Sterling Professor

The Yale Corporation recently voted to make Roberta Romano LAW ’80 a Sterling Professor of Law. Romano is the first woman at the Law School to be given a Sterling professorship, the University’s highest academic rank. Romano, who joined the YLS faculty in 1985, has researched topics ranging from the regulation of securities markets to […]

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Divinity School makes “It Gets Better” video

The Yale Divinity School has just released its own “It Gets Better” video. The video, part of a worldwide movement to offer hope to LGBTQ youth, features several members of the Divinity School community who speak about their experiences growing up and reconciling their sexual desires with religion. One student, Brad, said he found acceptance […]

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