Month: June 2017

Angela Gleason named new dean of Morse

History lecturer, assistant director of the Center for Language Study and deputy Title IX Coordinator Angela Gleason will serve as the next dean of Morse College, incoming and outgoing Yale College Deans Marvin Chun and Jonathan Holloway announced in an email to the residential college Thursday morning. Gleason was selected […]

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Pierson dean June Chu leaves position after Yelp scandal

This is a breaking story. Check back later for updates. Dean of Pierson College June Chu has left her position, head of Pierson College Stephen Davis announced in a Tuesday morning email to Pierson students. Chu, who was appointed dean of Pierson College in spring 2016, was placed on leave […]

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Office building remains closed after rooftop fire

One of Yale’s main administrative buildings — Whitney Grove Square on Whitney Avenue — remains closed after a fire earlier this week. At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the building was evacuated when an HVAC unit caught fire on the roof. Whitney Grove Square houses the Provost’s Office and the […]

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Christopher Wray ’89 LAW ’92 nominated to be FBI director

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will nominate former federal prosecutor Christopher Wray ’89 LAW ’92 to be the next FBI director, selecting a Yale graduate to serve at the helm of the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. Wray, a Washington-based criminal defense lawyer, previously oversaw the Justice […]

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Yale forms coalition to meet Paris Agreement goals

University President Peter Salovey reaffirmed Yale’s commitment to protecting the environment in a campus-wide email on Monday, as he and 11 other elite university presidents formed a new coalition pledging to meet the United States’ obligations under the Paris climate accord. “Yale remains steadfast in its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas […]

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Student groups call on Yale to pledge to meet Paris accords

A coalition of prominent student organizations circulated a petition on Sunday calling on Yale to join the nearly 120 universities nationwide that have pledged to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets laid out in the Paris climate agreement. The petition — spearheaded by Dwight Hall, the Yale College Council and the Yale […]

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Despite student pressure, Yale will not divest from Exxon

Yale’s responsible investments committee will not recommend divestment from Exxon Mobil, dealing a major blow to campus activism surrounding the issue. “Exxon does not appear to be engaging in any conduct or activity that would warrant divestment,” Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility Jonathan Macey LAW ’82 told […]

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Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Yale is considering joining a group of more than 80 universities that have pledged to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets laid out in the agreement, […]

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