Yale to replace turbines

Over the next two years, Yale will spend roughly $50 million to replace the gas turbines in the Yale Central Power Plant.

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Construction on campus still stalled

Payne Whitney Gymnasium will finally shed its blue scaffolding within the next few years, but other construction projects on campus remain suspended indefinitely.

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Investments Office director to manage Penn’s endowment

Peter Ammon GRD ’05 SOM ’05, a director for the Yale Investments Office, has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s next chief investment officer, Penn announced Tuesday. Ammon, who will assume his new position on July 1, has worked at Yale under Chief Investment Officer David Swensen since 2005. Swensen is widely credited for pioneering […]

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Polak looks to student engagement

Since his appointment as provost in January, Polak said it has been difficult to find time to engage with students.

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Stock rally bodes well for endowment

The strong performance of the U.S. stock market over the past nine months bodes well for endowment returns of colleges, including Yale, according to experts interviewed.

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New administrative software system chosen

After using the same administrative software system for over a decade, Yale has begun the process of moving to a new, updated system.

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Workplace morale slow to recover

The results of the 2012 workplace survey for Yale employees show that worker morale has not fully rebounded from its decline during the financial downturn.

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Green Expectations: Yale’s energy investments struggle

At least two of the four energy companies profiled in Yale’s 2009 annual investment report are facing setbacks.

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Solar power company declares bankruptcy

A subsidiary of a Chinese solar power company highlighted in Yale’s 2009 annual investment report declared bankruptcy Thursday. The Yale Investments Office profiled Suntech Power Holdings Co. — once the world’s largest supplier of solar panels — in a two-page spread on “green investments in emerging markets” in 2009. It is not clear whether Yale […]

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Genetics ‘pioneer’ remembered for genome mapping contributions

Frank Ruddle, a trailblazer in genetic research, died Sunday at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Yale investment model compared to Norway’s

The Yale model of investing, pioneered by Chief Investment Officer David Swensen over the past two decades, doesn’t make sense for Norway’s “Government Pension Fund Global,” according to a Wall Street Journal article published last week. The Norwegian fund is more than 35 times the size of the Yale endowment, so a strategy like Swensen’s […]

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