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.
May 1, 2007 |
THE latest book by John Lukacs, a preeminent historian of the mid-20th century, is a pocket biography of George Kennan, the diplomat and framer of much of America's early Cold War policy. The subject is too obscure to make a bestseller, and Lukacs explicitly states that this is a character study and not a major biography. So, what gives? Perhaps there's one simple answer: the Iraq war. If a conflict ever were anathema to Kennan, it would be this one. He died two years ago, at age 101.
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March 6, 2007 |
Police issued arrest warrants on assault charges Monday for two men accused of a New Year's Eve attack on members of an all-male a cappella group from Yale University. Richard Aicardi and Brian Dwyer were charged with assaulting two members of the Baker's Dozen outside a party held in honor of the 16 student singers. Witnesses at the time said the trouble started after the vocalists sang "The Star Spangled Banner."
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January 17, 2007 |
It began with an a cappella version of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" performed by a crew of Ivy League choirboys in town on a West Coast tour. What it has triggered is another San Francisco-style political dust-up -- complete with the usual personal mudslinging, calling into question the actions of both the chief of police and the mayor.