Report: Yale’s Ties to Slavery

Report: Yale’s Ties to Slavery

Since October 2020, the Yale and Slavery Research Project has conducted intensive research to provide a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of the university’s past involvement with slavery. 

In a major announcement on Feb. 16, Yale announced the publication of results in a book, a free pdf and an incredible interactive website that I strongly recommend you visit. Unlike Georgetown and Brown, Yale didn’t own slaves directly, but many of its early leaders and benefactors did.

Last, the university issued a Statement acknowledging some of its institutional failings re: slavery and announcing some constructive programs, especially for New Haven.

ChatGPT on campus: Assessing its effects on college writing — and teaching

ChatGPT on campus: Assessing its effects on college writing — and teaching

from Yale News Yale’s Alfred Guy discusses the potential dangers and opportunities of the AI technology and how educators can utilize it to improve student writing. By Zoe Keller March 3, 2023 Since its public launch in November, the platform ChatGPT has generated a tsunami of news analyses and online discussions about how it and…

Boycott from Law Schools, U.S. News & World Report Changes Ranking System

Boycott from Law Schools, U.S. News & World Report Changes Ranking System

from NYTimes The magazine, which has been rating top schools for decades, said in a letter to deans that it is altering its methods to address their concerns. By Ruth Graham Jan. 2, 2023 Under pressure amid a boycott by top law schools, U.S. News & World Report told law school deans on Monday that it…

Yale defends mental health policies under fire from students, alumni

Yale defends mental health policies under fire from students, alumni

  Yale’s president said a Washington Post story about suicidal students being forced to withdraw ‘misrepresents our efforts,’ but promised improved mental health services and other possible changes By William Wan November 17, 2022 Yale University President Peter Salovey wrote a letter to school alumni Wednesday defending the university’s mental health services and the way it treats…

Staughton Lynd Dies at 92

Staughton Lynd Dies at 92

from NYTimes Staughton Lynd, Historian and Activist Turned Labor Lawyer, Dies at 92 After being blacklisted from academia for his antiwar activity, he became an organizer among steel workers in the industrial Midwest.   By Clay Risen Nov. 18, 2022 Staughton Lynd, a historian and lawyer who over a long and varied career organized schools for…

Yale and Harvard Law Schools Withdraw From the U.S. News Rankings

Yale and Harvard Law Schools Withdraw From the U.S. News Rankings

Citing flaws in the way the ratings are determined, the schools said they will stop participating, breaking away from the rankings industry. By Anemona Hartocollis Nov. 16, 2022 In perhaps the biggest challenge yet to the school rankings industry, both Yale and Harvard announced Wednesday that they were withdrawing from the influential U.S. News & World…

Suicidal students are pressured to withdraw from Yale

Suicidal students are pressured to withdraw from Yale

FromWaPO ‘What if Yale finds out?’ Suicidal students are pressured to withdraw from Yale, then have to apply to get back into the university By William Wan November 11, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EST Students experiencing suicidal thoughts and other mental health issues say Yale University has pressed them to withdraw from the school. (Stan Godlewski…

War in context: Yale’s Ukraine course reaches a global audience

War in context: Yale’s Ukraine course reaches a global audience

from https://news.yale.edu/2022/11/08/war-context-yales-ukraine-course-reaches-global-audience By Susan Gonzalez November 8, 2022 Timothy Snyder (Photo by Dan Renzetti) In the days leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, few people expected an act of such aggression, Yale historian Timothy Snyder told a classroom of students earlier this semester. Looking back now, he said, the fact that the…

At College Dining Halls, Yale Students Enjoy The Best Food Of Their Young Lives

At College Dining Halls, Yale Students Enjoy The Best Food Of Their Young Lives

from Forbes John Mariani |  Oct 27, 2022, The Yale Schwarzman Center is one of several dining halls where Yale students have myriad food … [+] YALE HOSPITALITY I’ve never met anyone over the age of thirty who has fond memories of school cafeteria food, except my wife, who grew up in Paris, where a school lunch…

Throwback Threads: 150 Years of Yale Football

Throwback Threads: 150 Years of Yale Football

  from ESPN – College Football Uniforms Yale will honor 150 years of football history with its threads this weekend. The jersey design is inspired by the Walter Camp era. According to the school’s website, Camp, an 1880 Yale graduate, was a two-time team captain and the head coach from 1888 to ’92. He is considered the father…

Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Yale University

Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Yale University

from Coindesk Fran Velasquez  |  September 26, 2022 Yale University may offer fewer than half the blockchain-based courses of its Ivy League peer Cornell (though on par with Columbia University), but with a recently announced new investment, the 321-year-old school is about to propel its blockchain research. Yale comes in at TK on CoinDesk’s Best Universities…

Yale illegally discriminated against whites, Asian Americans: US Justice Department

Yale illegally discriminated against whites, Asian Americans: US Justice Department

from Opiyoi It accused the university of discrimination during the admission process DOJ carried out a two-year investigation into Yale’s admission process Yale rejected DOJ’s findings as “meritless” The Justice Department accused Yale University on Thursday of violating US civil rights law by illegally discriminating against white and Asian American applicants. The department’s finding —…

Yale Cuts Ties With the Sacklers Over Opioid Disaster

Yale Cuts Ties With the Sacklers Over Opioid Disaster

from The Daily Beast Purdue Pharma has donated millions of dollars to Yale University including endowing two professorships and a program in the sciences. Mathew Murphy Senior News Editor Published Mar. 09, 2022 12:16PM ET  Yale is severing ties with the Sackler family, the founders of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, which has donated millions of dollars to…

Yale School of Public Health to become independent school

Yale School of Public Health to become independent school

from Becker’s Hospital Review Cailey Gleeson (Twitter) – Friday, February 25th, 2022 The Yale School of Public Health will transition into a self-supporting, independent school, and its leaders have pledged $150 million of endowment toward the school’s teaching, research and practice, they said Feb. 24. The organizational changes were based on input from the school community through listening sessions,…