As the head of Yale University’s endowment, David Swensen earned $5.1 million in 2014, trailing counterparts at rival schools even as his fund outperformed them. Read more.
Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, announced in April that, despite protests, the university would continue to name a residential college after John C. Calhoun, an alumnus, senator from South Carolina, vice president, and leading proponent of slavery in the 19th century. One Yale graduate and former resident of Calhoun College, Malcolm Pearson, who describes himself as an "old Southern white," calls this decision "almost beyond comprehension." Read more.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced plans on Friday to eliminate a controversial tuition fee for graduate students pursuing their studies beyond year six. Read more.
Thomas Pogge, one of the world’s most prominent ethicists, stands accused of manipulating students to gain sexual advantage. Did the fierce champion of the world's disempowered abuse his own power? Read more.
More than a thousand workers at Yale University marched to the steps of the Yale School of Medicine for a rally calling on their employer to protect their jobs. “This is not just an attack on us, it’s an attack on working class people everywhere,” said Barbara Vereen, a lead organizer for UNITE Here Local 34, which represents clerical and technical workers. Read more.
Almost 2,000 marchers rallied Thursday in front of the Sterling Hall of Medicine on Cedar Street because, speakers said, they love their jobs with the Yale School of Medicine and fear being replaced by non-union workers. Read more.
Cloudy skies and strong winds did not stop nearly 2,000 of Yale’s workers and local community members from gathering in front of the medical school Thursday afternoon to protest upcoming layoffs to the University’s clinical staff. Read more.
Elia Vollano, a unionized account assistant for 20 years, is worried she will lose her job and benefits at Yale Medical Group as a wave of university layoffs threatens medical jobs. So she is taking to the streets. Read more.
Lawmakers have a new solution for the high cost of college: Make the wealthiest universities pay for it. Read more.