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AAUP Raises Questions About Yale’s Joint Campus in Singapore

The American Association of University Professors on Tuesday issued an open letter expressing the group’s “growing concern” about Yale-NUS College, Yale University and the National University of Singapore’s joint campus, which has been a subject of controversy among Yale faculty members. The university’s plan for the campus, which is scheduled to open next fall, highlights many of the concerns the association laid out in a 2009 statement warning that principles of academic freedom are less likel…

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Yale Elevates Its Provost to Presidency

Yale University on Thursday announced that it had named Peter Salovey, who has been the institution’s provost since 2008, to succeed Richard C. Levin as president. Mr. Salovey, a professor of psychology, joined the Yale faculty in 1986 and has served in a variety of administrative roles there. His research focuses on how moods and emotions influence human behavior. In a written statement on the appointment, Edward P. Bass, senior fellow of the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing body, p…

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After 2 Decades, Yale’s President Will Step Down

Richard C. Levin, who has served as president of Yale University since 1993, longer than any peer in the Ivy League, announced on Thursday that he would step down at the end of the academic year. During his tenure as president, Mr. Levin has been credited with restoring Yale’s financial stability, upgrading its facilities, and working to improve its relationship with New Haven, Conn. More recently, he oversaw a collaboration with the National University of Singapore to open a joint campus in t…

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Prominent Journalist Who Admitted to Plagiarism Resigns From Yale’s Board

Fareed Zakaria on Monday resigned from his position on Yale University’s governing board, explaining in a letter to Yale’s president, Richard C. Levin, that he could not remain on the board while attending to his many other responsibilities as a journalist, according to the New Haven Register. Mr. Zakaria’s resignation follows his recent admission that he plagiarized a paragraph from The New Yorker for a column in Time on gun control. He had been temporarily suspended by CNN and Time, and was la…

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A South Korean University’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Yale University by a South Korean institution that said it had been “publicly humiliated and deeply shamed” by an administrative error at Yale.

Officials at Dongguk University filed suit in 2008 after Yale erroneously confirmed that a professor hired by Dongguk had earned an art-history doctorate at Yale. When it came to light that the professor had forged her credentials, the incident became a cause célèbre in South Korea. Dongguk alleged that i…

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Yale Faculty Considers Resolution Criticizing New Liberal-Arts College in Singapore

Faculty members at Yale University have introduced a resolution expressing concern over the institution’s plan to work with the National University of Singapore to open that country’s first liberal-arts college. The measure calls on the partner institutions to protect civil liberties and uphold principles of nondiscrimination, the Yale Daily News reports. Yale and NUS leaders have pledged to do so, but some professors worry that academic and political freedoms could be compromised on the new cam…

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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss South Korean University’s Lawsuit Against Yale

A federal judge refused on Friday to throw out a lawsuit by a South Korean university against Yale University, the Associated Press reports. The suit, filed in 2008, asserts that Yale damaged Dongguk University’s reputation after Yale erroneously confirmed that a professor hired by Dongguk had earned her doctorate at Yale. Following a national scandal over the professor, Dongguk said it had lost $50-million in government grants and alumni donations. The lawsuit argues that Yale attempted to cove…

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Yale and National U. of Singapore Announce Governing Board for New Liberal-Arts College

Yale University and the National University of Singapore have announced the governing board for the new liberal-arts college they are jointly establishing in the city-state. The panel will include industry leaders from both countries, a senior official from the Singapore Ministry of Education, a leading American liberal-arts college president, and the presidents of the two universities. The partners are now working to craft a curriculum and hire initial faculty members for the liberal-arts colle…

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Yale Medical School Actively Recruits Gay Applicants

Yale University’s School of Medicine is actively recruiting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer applicants for the first time. According to the Yale Daily News, the school has created a brochure aimed at those applicants, will include it in the packets for all applicants, and is considering adding a section to the application where students can identify their sexual orientation, as Elmhurst College did this year. Yale officials said the move was intended to increase diversity at the s…

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Lasker Prize Goes to Geneticists at Yale U. and Max Planck Institute

Arthur L. Horwich, a professor of genetics at Yale University, and Franz-Ulrich Hartl, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, in Germany, have won the Albert Lasker Basic Research Award, one of the most coveted prizes in biomedicine. The two won for discovering how proteins properly fold within a cell, aided by “helper” molecules called chaperonins; improper folding is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The two scientists will share…