Victor Wang
Staff Reporter
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No increase expected in student jobs

Students will still be able to find jobs on campus even after the undergraduate student body expands by 800, administrators say -— even though they have no plans to increase the number of jobs available.

RITM center sets ambitious agenda

A dozen undergraduate and graduate students will present their summer research on boundary-pushing topics ranging from housing design in Kakuma refugee camps to transnational activism in opera, as part of a symposium today organized by the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration.

Report on new colleges released

With the two new residential colleges nearing completion, the University is responding to faculty concerns about how it will maintain the quality of undergraduate education as the Yale College population grows.

Yale, Local 33 hearings continue

At labor hearings in Hartford over the past week and a half, the University mounted further arguments against graduate students’ plan to hold separate union elections in 10 departments, with top administrators testifying that individual departments are not distinct units.

Professors critique tenure process

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ vote last week to shorten the tenure clock is important, but may not be enough to solve problems of junior faculty attrition, professors interviewed this week said.

Faculty vote to shorten tenure clock

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted Thursday evening to shorten by one year the University’s unusually long tenure clock, which some have blamed for the attrition of talented junior faculty at Yale.

Profs seek transparency on faculty diversity

In the wake of a major announcement about Yale’s newest faculty diversity initiative, excitement about a series of new hires this fall has been tempered by concerns over a lack of transparency about funding for the overall project.

New peer mentoring program teaches life skills

As the class of 2020 begins to settle in on campus, the Center for Teaching and Learning is introducing a new peer-to-peer mentorship initiative called the “Academic Strategies Program” to further ease students’ transition into college life.

Visiting scholars offer WGSS temporary solution

Amid growing student interest and scholarship, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program has received a temporary boost in its teaching capacity through four visiting scholars. Still, the long-term future of its permanent faculty body remains uncertain.

Yale challenges Local 33 petitions in court

Yale laid out its case against graduate student unionization before the regional National Labor Relations Board in Hartford on Monday, on the first day of a hearing scheduled to continue through the rest of the week.

Spanish prof on unexpected leave

Amid persistent allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power within the Spanish and Portuguese Department, Spanish professor Roberto González Echevarría GRD ’70 — who has been at the heart of many of the allegations — is not at Yale this term, although no public explanation of his absence has been given.