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  • Most depressing brain finding ever

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 16, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney’s piece about it in Grist:  “Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do...

  • Yale to launch new anti-Semitism program

    June 20, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Yale University is launching a new program for the study of anti-Semitism, the school’s provost said in a statement.

    Monday’s announcement by Peter Salovey of the creation of the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism comes less than three weeks after the university said the...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

  • Shuttering of Yale program on anti-Semitism raises hackles

    June 10, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Did Yale’s program on anti-Semitism die a natural death from lack of academic vigor, as the university says? Should it have been saved, as two major Jewish groups are arguing?

    Or was it killed for being politically incorrect about Muslim anti-Semitism, as alleged by others?

    The...

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  • Yale alumnus donates $1 million to campus Chabad

    January 19, 2011 | 10:53 am

    A Yale University alumnus has donated $1 million to the campus Chabad House.

    Brad Berger, a private investor from Los Angeles who graduated from the university in 1977, made his pledge to the $6 million capital campaign on Sunday, the Yale Daily News reported Tuesday.

    The building...

  • Fortunoff Archive preserves Holocaust testimonies

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Until his 50th birthday, Geoffrey Hartman had little Jewish involvement after fleeing Nazi Germany as part of the Kindertransport to England. Instead, this Sterling professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at Yale University devoted time to establishing his reputation...
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