Anti-Yale animal rights protest draws small crowd

More than two months after Yale labs were cited for animal safety violations, protesters gathered to publicize the alleged abuses further. Carrying signs that read “End Ivy League Animal Abuse” and “Yale Tortures Animals,” 12 Connecticut residents stood at the busy intersection of North Frontage Road and College Street on Wednesday afternoon. Demonstrators said they […]

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Dodd calls for return of Inca artifacts

Another voice has joined the people of Peru in asking Yale to return artifacts from the historic Machu Picchu site. Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd returned from a trip to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru the first week of June, during which he spoke with Peruvian President Alan Garcia and other government officials, and pledged his support […]

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Univ. of Texas chancellor elected to Yale Corporation

Francisco Cigarroa ’79, chancellor of the University of Texas System and the first Latino to lead a major American university system, will be the newest member of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. In an election this spring, Yale alumni chose Cigarroa from a ballot that also included Susanna Krentz ’80, a health […]

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Embattled baseball donor arrested

Updated, May 25, 5:30 p.m. After months of allegations that John Mazzuto ’70, who gave at least $1.7 million to Yale’s baseball program, had made his fortune through accounting fraud and insider trading, Mazzuto was arrested Monday at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. A representative of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office confirmed that […]

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Tickets required for Class Day — get them today!

Not all Yalies will get a seat at this year’s Class Day speech — only those with tickets will hear former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 speak. Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith, who oversees campus security, sent an e-mail to Yale faculty, students and staff last week informing them that a limited number of tickets will […]

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In West Virginia, a preview of Clinton’s Class Day?

Yale graduates aren’t the only ones who will leave college with the words of former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 ringing in their ears. Clinton delivered the commencement speech at West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences on Monday. He told the crowd of roughly 10,000 people that the 21st century is a […]

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Machu Picchu centennial likely to lack Yale artifacts

With the 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s discovery of the Inca archeological treasure Machu Picchu approaching, Peru’s Chamber of Tourism is preparing to celebrate — but without many of the site’s most precious artifacts, which remain in Yale’s collection. Though Peruvian officials originally hoped the artifacts would be returned in time for the July 2011 […]

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David Apter, 1924-2010 | Professor fostered collaboration

David Apter, acclaimed political scientist and sociologist and beloved professor emeritus at Yale, died of illness Tuesday. He was 85 years old. Apter, an expert on democratization and political violence in Africa, Latin America and Asia, both conducted field research and taught at many of the world’s top universities, including Yale, Princeton (where he earned […]

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Jackson Institute launches monthly round tables

As the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs prepares to open July 1, administrators this week introduced a new opportunity for students studying international affairs. Students in the international studies major were invited to a “Jackson Roundtable” held Thursday afternoon, the inaugural discussion in a series set to take place on the first Thursday of every […]

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Univ. weighs next step on controversial investment

Yale’s Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility has not found proof that HEI Hotels & Resorts mistreated employees. But if it does, the committee may urge Yale to stop investing in HEI, not just ask HEI to remedy its practices, committee chair Jonathan Macey said Monday. At a meeting in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Monday, Macey, Vice President […]

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Watch Levin’s debate on education finance live

While Yale students party themselves into oblivion at Spring Fling today, University President Richard Levin will be debating the health of higher education in Washington, D.C. The debate, sponsored by the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, will take place at the National Press Club. It will be broadcast live on […]

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