Attridge to retire as dean of the Divinity School

UPDATED 11:50 a.m. Yale Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge will be retiring from his position as dean on June 30, 2012. He will have been dean for ten years. Attridge announced his decision in a May 3 letter to the Divinity School community, stating that he wanted to answer colleagues who had been asking him […]

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Law School profs discuss Bin Laden killing

The terrorist and founder of al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with the United States May 2. Since then, his death has raised many questions about the legitimacy of the attack and about the interrogation processes that led to his capture — and several Yale Law School professors have joined the discussion. […]

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SOM to move ahead with construction

UPDATED: 12:05 p.m. After clearing legal hurdles, the Yale School of Management has broken ground on its new campus. Deputy Dean of SOM Stanley Garstka said in an e-mail to the News Thursday that a judge ruled last week against a lawsuit challenging the zoning requirements of the new campus, adding that the plaintiff confirmed […]

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Tiger cub chooses Harvard

Maybe bulldogs don’t get along with tigers? Tiger daughter Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld appears to have chosen Harvard over Yale, legal blog Above the Law reported today. Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Yale Law School professor/Tiger Mother Amy Chua, announced the decision on her blog “new tiger in town.” In a Q&A, she answered the question “Have you decided […]

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Tiger child blogs about Time 100 party

Tiger Cub Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld was out on a weekday night (!!!) and then wrote about the experience on her blog, “new tiger in town.” The Chua-Rubenfelds were invited to the Time 100 cocktail hour in New York City Monday night. Tiger Mom Amy Chua — of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” fame — was […]

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YLS dog rentals to continue

The Yale Law School’s therapy dog is here to stay. A pilot program last month that allowed law students to rent Monty — a brown, hypoallergenic 21-pound border terrier mix — was so well received that the library will allow students to borrow the dog in May before final exams, said Law School Director of […]

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Tiger mom on Time’s 100 influential list

This just in: Tiger Mother has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2011. Amy Chua’s profile focuses on “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” which she published this year to a storm of media criticism and commentary. Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, who wrote Chua’s profile, said that […]

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WEEKEND | Go foam or go home

As I struggled to write a final paper this Tuesday evening, I heard my suitemates pre-gaming to “Bottoms Up” through my door. One ran into my room to ask if she could borrow a bikini top. I knew this could only mean one thing: despite the rain and final papers and exams, it was time […]

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UP CLOSE | Tracing the elite law cycle

It didn’t take long for Olivia Luna LAW ’13 to notice that something was a bit odd about the other first-years she met at Yale Law School this fall. Luna — who studied history and anthropology at University of California, Berkeley in her undergraduate years — said she and her friends often joked that around […]

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Roundtable: From UC Berkeley to Yale Law

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Meet SOM’s new deans

This fall, Yale’s School of Management will welcome a new dean, Edward Snyder, who previously served as dean of the University of Chicago’s top-ranked Booth School of Business. Jeanette Gorgas assumed her post as senior associate dean for the MBA program this Monday, just days after being hired. The two sat down to talk to […]

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