Month: November 2016

Yale pension funds under pressure

Yale has begun to take steps to address the adverse impact a low interest rate environment will have on retirement benefits for its employees. In a year of strong financial performance — the University reported an $86 million budget surplus in fiscal 2016 — funding retirement benefits constituted the largest […]

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CEID celebrates fourth year

This fall marks the fourth anniversary of a centerpiece in Yale’s STEM initiatives: the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. Housed on the first two floors of an imposing gray building on Prospect Street, the CEID was created in 2012 to foster collaboration in design fields. The first floor’s studio […]

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Whiffenpoofs vote against admitting women

The Yale Whiffenpoofs voted on Nov. 20 not to admit women to the oldest collegiate a cappella group next year, renewing discussions about gender disparities within Yale’s singing groups. Since the 1970s, the Whiffenpoofs have held regular votes over whether to let women into the prestigious a cappella group. Although […]

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Pia de Jong: Silence after the Storm

— Illustration by Eliane Gerrits Almost every day I walk with my dog by the old stone building with a white wooden porch that is next to the woods a… Read more: Quakers, Princeton, GPS for the Soul News Source: Huff Ivy League

FES students sell sustainable Christmas trees

Bringing an extra dose of sustainably harvested holiday cheer to campus, this year marks the 33rd iteration of the Yale Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters’ Christmas tree fundraiser. The trees, primarily Colorado blue spruce, are grown in the Yale-Myers forest in northeastern Connecticut, one of Yale’s seven […]

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Faculty, students worry about Trump’s higher-ed policies

Following the election of Donald Trump and the appointment of the new Secretary of Education, the higher education community is on the lookout for possible changes in college tuition costs and campus sexual assault policies. On his campaign trail, Trump provided little details about his policy plans for higher education. […]

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Trump to name Steve Mnuchin ’85 as Treasury secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will name Wall Street banker and Hollywood financier Steve Mnuchin ’85 as Secretary of the Treasury, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday evening. A former publisher for the News, Mnuchin served as national finance chairman for the Trump campaign. After graduating from Yale, he spent 17 years […]

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Spring bluebooking on the horizon

Even as Yale undergraduates slog through their end-of-term coursework, the spring semester is already rearing its head with the first stages of spring-term bluebooking, preregistration deadlines and applications for next semester’s courses. With less than two weeks of class left in the current semester, many Yale students must juggle both […]

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Experts oppose Trump on endowment tax

As higher education institutions focus on how to adapt in light of the unexpected ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency, college endowments may find themselves under intense scrutiny. In his nearly 20-month campaign, President-elect Trump offered few substantive higher education policy proposals and displayed a penchant for contradicting himself […]

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In Calhoun, Holloway showed wit and gravitas

Before he became the first African-American dean of Yale College, Jonathan Holloway was simply “Dr. J” — the beloved head of Calhoun College. During his nearly decadelong tenure at Calhoun, Holloway, who announced in an email last week that he will step down as Yale College dean at the end […]

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