Stern to design new colleges

Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, has been commissioned to design Yale’s 13th and 14th residential colleges, the News has learned. University President Richard Levin confirmed the appointment when reached at home Wednesday night. A public announcement is scheduled for today, Levin said. “He’s the ideal person to […]


ALL SMILES, BUT NO BID; Dodd denies interest in spot on an Obama cabinet

DENVER — In the search for a vice president, the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama vetted two snow-haired senior senators, both hailing from reliably blue states and possessing decades of foreign-policy experience. But in the end, it was Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware who stood on the podium here at the Democratic National Convention last […]


Salovey: Yale’s next president?

For the most recent coverage of Inauguration Weekend, follow @yaledailynews on Twitter #Yale23. The News announced Salovey’s presidency in Nov. 2012. Read the News’ View on Salovey’s term here.  In appointing Yale College Dean Peter Salovey as provost last week, University President Richard Levin selected for himself a new right-hand man. He also may have […]


Obama vows to ‘change’ America

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER — Sen. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, vowing that “it’s time for us to change America” after what he called the failed presidency of George W. Bush ’68. Before countless Elis in front of their televisions and an energized crowd of tens of thousands at a […]


News in Brief: Korean court upholds Shin’s sentence

A South Korean appellate court last month upheld the jail sentence of Shin Jeong-ah, the former Korean art history professor who faked a Yale doctorate degree. “Shin’s allegation that she earned a doctorate degree in the United States proved false,” wrote the court, according to The Korea Times. The 36-year-old Shin will now serve 18 […]


After decade of planning, loose ends remain for two new res. colleges

After a decade of planning, the University is finally set to begin in earnest the largest expansion of Yale College since women were admitted almost 40 years ago. In June the Yale Corporation officially authorized the addition of two new residential colleges, setting into motion a project that will grow the size of Yale college […]


News in Brief: Rothman ’71 to chair Department of Cell Biology

In another move aimed at boosting its standing in the sciences, Yale has lured world-renowned scientist James Rothman ’71 from Columbia University to chair the School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology. The University announced Rothman’s appointment on June 5. Part of his job will be to lead the expansion of the department with the […]



Yale College Dean Peter Salovey will be the University’s next provost, Yale President Richard Levin announced Wednesday, catapulting the “student-friendly dean,” who is highly visible at Yale College, to the second-highest position at the University. The appointment fills a void in the upper reaches of his administration, in a position largely unknown — at least […]


Obama: ‘We are a better country than this’

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 5:22 p.m. — The Obama campaign has released excerpts from the speech to be delivered this evening by Senator Barack Obama, the Democrative presidential nominee.  In remarks entitled “The American Promise,” Obama critiques the “failed presidency” of George W. Bush ’68 and — guess what — calls for change. “America, we […]


McAuliffe: We’re united

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 4:20 p.m. — Is the Democratic party unified? The Clinton camp says so. Terry McAuliffe, the campaign chair for Senator Hillary Clinton LAW ’73, stood outside a luxury box in the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night, smiling for photographs and shaking hands with supporters, the weight of the long campaign seemingly […]


The newest Obama supporter: Shawn Johnson

Olympics gymnastics gold medalist Shawn Johnson is here at Invesco Field and just appeared on the podium to rehearse the pledge of allegiance. (Photo: The Associated Press)