Victor Wang
Staff Reporter
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FAS Senate draft report reveals “lost decade” for women, minority hiring

According to never-before-seen data on junior faculty hiring trends and tenure rates among women and underrepresented minorities, the last 10 years have been a “lost decade” in Yale’s ongoing push for faculty diversity.

ANALYSIS: Report demonstrates FAS Senate’s growing influence

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate’s draft report about diversity and inclusion has highlighted the senate’s growing ability to obtain and analyze new information […]

South Asian Studies suffers faculty attrition

As faculty members and administrators continue to discuss implementation strategy for a recently announced $50 million faculty-diversity initiative, the mixed success of a 2008 initiative to bolster South Asian scholarship may serve as a cautionary tale that flashy multimillion initiatives do not guarantee success.

Rankine, famed poet, to join faculty

Renowned African-American poet Claudia Rankine will join the Yale faculty this coming fall, to excitement and fanfare from both professors and students. Rankine, who is […]

Law School addresses faculty diversity

In the wake of a report released last month that revealed the lack of ethnic and political diversity among Yale Law School professors, the law […]

Faculty discuss shortening tenure clock

Yale may soon bring its unusually long tenure review process — which some have said leads to serious attrition of junior faculty — in line with that of other schools.

For second year, Spanish draws no grad students

For the second year in a row, the Spanish and Portuguese Department will welcome zero new graduate students, as all six candidates to whom the department extended offers have declined to join the program next fall.

CS dept. plans ULA expansion

In the days following the approval of a proposal to expand the role of Undergraduate Learning Assistants in the Computer Science Department, professors and students have expressed overwhelming enthusiasm for the decision, though much work still remains to be done to ensure the quality of the incoming ULAs.

Harold Morowitz, former prof and master, dies at 88

Harold Morowitz ’47 GRD ’51, a former faculty member and Pierson College master, died on March 22. He was 88.

ULAs expand to other CS courses

Undergraduate Learning Assistants — who worked for the first time in a computer science course last term — will be a presence in the department’s other courses in the coming academic year.

Spanish prof to appeal tenure denial

The Spanish and Portuguese Department has once again found itself embroiled in controversy after senior faculty members in the department recently voted to deny Associate Spanish Professor Susan Byrne tenure — prompting renewed accusations of abuse of power and unfair retaliation within a small yet divided faculty body.