Month: April 2017

Sen. Blumenthal visits Local 33 in Beinecke

Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, D-Conn., met with the eight fasting members of Local 33 at Beinecke Plaza on Sunday, expressing support for the union and vowing to press the students’ case with University President Peter Salovey. “Your example of courage is going to inspire many people around the country,” […]

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Yale College Republicans hold BBQ near Local 33

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates. The Yale College Republicans held a picnic on Beinecke Plaza on Friday, just feet from the eight graduate students who are fasting in protest of Yale’s refusal to begin bargaining with graduate student union Local 33. The picnic, which was […]

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Philosophy professor retires after 50 years

The problem of nihilism has haunted professor Karsten Harries ’54 GRD ’62 since his undergraduate days at Yale. As he sees it, his predicament is not unique: Harries diagnoses the difficulty as one aspect of modernity. But ever since his appointment to Yale’s Philosophy Department at the age of 24 […]

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Roger Lee, tech entrepreneur, holds passion for education

As an undergraduate at Yale, Roger Lee ’94 played on the varsity soccer team, studied political science and spent much of his senior year co-founding his first company: NetMarket, a music CD retail website. Lee, a venture capitalist who is running for one of six alumni fellow positions on the […]

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John Kerry ’66 conversation series kicks off

At the inaugural “Kerry Conversation” on Thursday afternoon, former Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 spoke broadly about current issues in international relations, including his work with Russia in Syria. More than 500 people attended the event, which was held in Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium as part of the […]

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As hospital exec, Kate Walsh showed grit, decisiveness

When she served on the board of trustees at a small liberal arts college in Boston, Kate Walsh ’77 SPH ’79 was a close confidante of the college president, a trusted adviser who offered financial guidance and helped plan major building projects. “She was a very, very strong trustee,” said […]

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Beyond Burger launched at dining halls

Yale Dining launched the newest addition to dining hall menus on Wednesday — the Beyond Burger. Created by plant-protein–meat-substitute company Beyond Meat, the Beyond Burger offers vegetarians and vegans alike a new burger option that, according to Beyond Meat, “looks, cooks and tastes like fresh ground beef.” In addition to […]

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Marvin Chun named Yale College dean

Psychology and neuroscience professor Marvin Chun will serve as the next dean of Yale College, University President Peter Salovey announced in an email Thursday afternoon. Chun, who will become the first Asian-American to hold the deanship, served as the head of Berkeley College from 2007 to 2016. He will succeed […]

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Powerful Viral Photos Show The Unstoppable #BlackMenOfYaleUniversity

Akintunde Ahmad has established some great friendships on campus as a student at Yale University, and he wanted to bring together some of his closest … Read more: u.s. News , Black Lives Matter, Diversity, Social Networking, Representation, Yale University, Yale, Black Men, Ahmad, Black Boy Joy, Black Voices News […]

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Local 33 camps outside Woodbridge Hall

Eight Yale graduate students gathered under a large tent on Beinecke Plaza yesterday morning for the first day of an indefinite hunger strike designed to pressure Yale to begin contract negotiations with the graduate student union Local 33. As the tent was assembled on Wednesday morning, another 16 graduate students […]

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