May 10, 2008 |
One-time U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork has settled a lawsuit against the Yale Club after he fell stepping onto a platform to speak. Bork attorney Randy Mastro said the terms of the deal are confidential. Bork claimed in the federal lawsuit he filed last year that because of the fall, he needed surgery and wound up with a limp. He wanted the club to pay him $1 million for not having stairs or a handrail leading up to the platform at the June 2006 event. Lawyers for the New York City chapter said any injuries he suffered were at least partially his fault.
March 25, 2008 |
THE 19th century British scholar John Willis Clark once defined a library as a "gigantic mincing-machine into which the labours of the past are flung, to be turned out again in a slightly altered form as the literature of the present." Clark also regarded libraries as museums in the sense that each is "a temple or haunt of the muses," a sanctuary for the intellect where inspiration issues forth in myriad forms by way of countless sources. These thoughts came to mind as I was reading "The Library at Night," Alberto Manguel's latest reflection on the miracle of the written word, especially the sections in which the Argentine-born author pays tribute to the 30,000 books he has assembled so painstakingly over the last five decades.
January 27, 2008 |
HE wrote his first book review for the New Republic in 1934, when he was 19, and his last for the New York Review of Books in 1998, weeks before his death at 83. In those 64 years, if you were to reduce magazine format to newspaper column inches, Alfred Kazin produced -- what: a mile of criticism? Two miles? Three?
September 20, 2007 |
Yale Law School will end its policy of not working with military recruiters following a court ruling this week that jeopardized about $300 million in federal funding, school officials said Wednesday. Yale and other universities had objected to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that allows gay men and women to serve in the military only if they keep their sexual orientation to themselves.
September 18, 2007 |
Authorities here are hailing a deal reached with Yale University to return some of the thousands of artifacts carted away by Hiram Bingham III, the swashbuckling historian and explorer who stumbled upon the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu almost a century ago. But doubts have surfaced about the scope of the accord and about Yale's right to retain certain parts of the collection for "ongoing research," as a university statement said.
September 16, 2007 |
Yale University has agreed to return thousands of Inca artifacts taken from Peru's famed Machu Picchu citadel almost a century ago, the government said. The university said on its website that some of the pieces would remain there temporarily for research, but did not indicate for how long. Peru demanded the collection back last year, saying it never relinquished ownership when Yale's Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911.
June 27, 2007 |
David Richards didn't have to tell his classmates what he'd been up to all these years. They could see for themselves. Leather books and handwritten letters by Rudyard Kipling filled the glass cases at Yale's rare books library. Richards, 61, a real estate lawyer in New York, had spent the last quarter of his life hunting down all things Kipling.
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June 19, 2007 |
Charles Lee Remington, the Yale University entomologist who knew everything there is to know about butterflies and moths and used his studies of lepidoptera to provide crucial insights into the process of evolution, died May 31 in Hamden, Conn. He was 85. No cause of death was given by the family. He became a media favorite in the summer of 1996 when he appeared widely on U.S.
May 18, 2007 |
A future president of the United States may be among a group of students who landed in China this week. And -- sorry, Harvard -- he or she goes to Yale. At least that seems to be the wager Chinese President Hu Jintao made when he invited 60 Yale students and 40 faculty and staff to visit China as his high-profile guests. Apparently mindful that the three most recent U.S. presidents attended Yale, Hu is laying out the red carpet for the delegation.