Cornell’s Reichenbach to be new VP for Development

Yale President Richard Levin has tapped Inge Reichenbach, the top fund-raiser at Cornell University, to become Yale’s new vice president for development, an appointment that comes as the University is preparing for the public launch of a capital campaign next year that could net as much as $1 billion. The appointment of Reichenbach, who has […]

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GESO will vote on TA strike today

Members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization will vote this evening to decide whether to go on a five-day teaching assistant strike beginning April 18. Current TAs as well as non-teaching members of GESO will vote on the strike, with non-TAs voting to voice their “solidarity” with GESO TAs. The vote will be determined […]

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GESO protests health plan

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Graduate and professional students, joined by their spouses and children, rallied in front of University Health Services Thursday afternoon to demand changes to the family health care plan offered by Yale. The demonstration, organized by the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, attracted about […]

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Yale joins coalition to keep loans

As Congress prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Yale is joining its peers in pushing to preserve loan programs and prevent provisions officials believe compromise academic freedoms. This spring, Congress is expected to push for spending cuts in the Higher Education Act in order to compensate for a deficit in the federal […]

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Corporation nominates two alumni

The Yale Corporation’s alumni fellow nominating committee has selected William Miller ’78 and Paul Steiger ’64 as the two candidates for a vacant seat on the Corporation, the University’s highest decision-making body. Ballots and biographical sketches of the two candidates for the six-year term went out to alumni across the globe Friday via U.S. mail […]

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Report on WMDs is released

A report released yesterday by a presidential commission including Yale President Richard Levin found that the American intelligence community overestimated Iraq’s pre-war weapons policy, and recommended numerous changes to encourage information sharing and debate among U.S. spy agencies. Levin and the nine other commission members delivered their findings to U.S. President George W. Bush ’68 […]

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Former University development head Pagnam will take Mount Sinai post

Former Yale Vice President for Development Charles Pagnam was named senior vice president for development at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City earlier this week. Pagnam who left Yale in October after 27 years at the University in various positions, will become Mt. Sinai’s highest-ranking fund-raiser. He will work to solicit support […]

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Study finds Harvard students are less happy than their peers

Harvard undergraduates are more likely than students at other elite private institutions to be unhappy with their life on campus, according to an analysis of a recent survey of student satisfaction. An internal memo from Harvard staff researchers to the university’s academic deans, which was leaked to the Boston Globe, provides confidential data documenting student […]

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AllLearn expands reach

Five years after its inception, AllLearn, Yale’s joint e-learning effort with Oxford and Stanford universities, which offers courses over the Internet, is expanding its global presence as it begins to reach out beyond alumni from the three schools to offer courses to high school students. AllLearn has had over 10,000 students from around the globe […]

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Top officials’ pay outpaces the economy

Salaries for top officials at Yale and at its peer institutions are rising faster than those of lower level administrators and, according to a recent study, are also increasing faster than the U.S. economy’s rate of inflation. A study published earlier this month by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that […]

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Senior class fund raising sets record

In the waning weeks of their undergraduate years, a few months before they officially become alumni, seniors have donated to the Yale Alumni Fund in record numbers this spring. The fund’s annual senior class gift drive wrapped up earlier this month with a 79 percent participation rate among members of the class of 2005-, the […]

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