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May 27, 2009 | James Oliphant
For a teenager from a Puerto Rican family struggling upward from the public housing projects of the Bronx, Princeton University in 1972 was a foreign land. "I felt isolated from all I had ever known," she said later, and the low grade she got on one of her first papers drove home the point -- sending her flying to get remedial help. Four years later, Sonia Maria Sotomayor won the Pyne Prize, the highest honor awarded a Princeton undergraduate.
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March 25, 2009 | Paul Richter
Harold Hongju Koh, an outspoken advocate of human rights and international law, has been chosen to be the top lawyer at the State Department. Koh, dean at the Yale Law School, has been one of the most vocal critics of the Bush administration's approach to the detention and trial of terrorism suspects, calling a 2002 memo justifying harsh interrogation methods a "stain on our national reputation."
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November 14, 2008 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Maugh is a Times staff writer.
Florence S. Wald, the former dean of the Yale University School of Nursing who brought hospice to the United States and in the process revolutionized the care of the terminally ill, died of natural causes Saturday at her home in Branford, Conn. She was 91.
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July 27, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Letty Russell, a pioneer in feminist theology who taught and wrote about the subject from a global perspective, has died. She was 77. Russell, one of the first women hired to the faculty of Yale Divinity School, died July 12 at her home in Guilford, Conn., the school announced. The cause was cancer. "Letty was a foremother of feminist theology," said Nancy Richardson, a senior lecturer at Harvard Divinity School and a longtime friend. "She was teaching it before it had a name."
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November 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Yale University's School of Music is doing away with tuition after receiving a $100-million donation. Acting Dean Thomas C. Duffy said Wednesday the university would stop charging students next year. Duffy said the donors wanted to remain anonymous. Tuition this year at the Yale School of Music is $23,750. * FINALLY New channel: NBC Universal will launch a cable channel Jan.
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August 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Abraham S. Goldstein, 80, a criminal law scholar who became the dean of Yale University's law school in 1970, died after a heart attack Saturday at his home in Woodbridge, Conn., Yale announced. "He had high standards and steered the school through very troubled times with success," said Bruce Ackerman, a Yale professor of law and political science.
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May 22, 2003 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writers
A blast believed to have been caused by an explosive device damaged two rooms at Yale Law School on Wednesday but caused no injuries, authorities said. The explosion, which occurred about 4:40 p.m. Eastern time, toppled a wall shared by a classroom and an adjacent lounge but did little other damage to the law school building, which like the rest of campus was largely deserted, according to New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Yale officials.
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February 14, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Departing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David A. Kessler, who battled the tobacco industry and declared nicotine a drug, was named dean of the Yale Medical School. Kessler said he is going to Yale to be at the forefront of shaping medical minds and making discoveries. "These are the places where the real work gets done," Kessler told a news conference. "This all comes down to training the next generation of, not just leaders, but healers."
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December 30, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Long criticized for its lax admission standards and financial woes, Yale Divinity School has agreed to decrease the size of its faculty and become more selective in admitting students. But the graduate school will not veer from its traditional mission of training students for ordination to the ministry, even though other universities have channeled their divinity schools toward a more academic pursuit of religious studies.
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