Booker challenges seniors to embrace their vision

Newark Mayor Cory Booker LAW ’97 spoke of the importance of kindness, gratitude and optimism in his address to the class of 2013.

University

Committee looks to orient faculty hiring to University priorities

A committee tasked with leading an extensive academic review of Yale faculty shared a preliminary recommendation with professors.

University

Yale partners with MOOC platform Coursera

Yale has decided to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for the first time.

University

Yale expands online education, appoints new director

Following a December report that encouraged the University to prioritize online education, Yale is answering the call. In a Wednesday email to the Yale community, Provost Benjamin Polak announced the University’s new partnership with Coursera, an online education platform used by Princeton, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. Polak also announced the creation of […]

Uncategorized

Yalies win community service award

A group of 16 Yale students associated with the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investing Fund won a 2013 Connecticut Higher Education Community Service award last Tuesday. The Dwight Hall SRI Fund — which manages a portion of the endowment of Dwight Hall and aims to direct investments toward social and environmental initiatives — came first […]

Uncategorized

UP CLOSE | Funding an uncertain future

Almost five years after the onset of the recession, Yale is still facing a projected budget deficit of $40 million. Only about $120 million remain in the University’s rainy-day funds.

University

On Congolese minerals, students urge ‘responsible investing’

Students from Yale, Brown and Dartmouth released a joint statement Wednesday calling for their universities to adopt more responsible investing policies toward companies that use minerals mined in eastern Congo. In the statement, the students said they are concerned about human rights violations in the Congo, which they said are perpetrated by armed groups that […]

Uncategorized

Faculty forum debates costs of Yale-NUS

The most recent meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences forum saw a modest turnout on Monday of roughly 30 professors.

University

Swensen to return to teaching

Chief Investment Officer David Swensen told the News that he has no plans to leave his position at Yale in the near future.

University

Investments Office alumni excel

Another protégé of Yale Chief Investment Officer David Swensen is leaving the nest.

University

Beinecke renovations to close library for a year

University administrators are planning a major renovation of the heating, air conditioning, and humidity systems of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

University