Yale University

Eight writers receive $150,000 each
6:32 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Yale announces winners of Windham Campbell Literature Prize

Eight writers from seven countries are this year’s recipients of the Windham Campbell Literature Prizes, announced today by Yale University.  Each writer will receive $150,000.

The 2014 prizewinners are: in fiction, Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan), and Jim Crace (United Kingdom); in non-fiction, Pankaj Mishra (India) and John Vaillant (United States/Canada); and in drama, Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noëlle Janaczewska (Australia). Their bios are online here.

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Government
6:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. energy & environment commissioner steps down

Dan Esty, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is stepping down
Credit Conn. DEEP

The head of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that he’s stepping down.  Daniel Esty says he’s returning to a teaching position at Yale University.

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Military mental health discharges
6:04 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Conn. vet files federal lawsuit over misdiagnosis of PTSD

An Army National Guard veteran from East Haven, Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday saying the Army discharged him with an incorrect mental health diagnosis. Lawyers for the man say thousands may not be receiving needed benefits as a result of misdiagnosis.

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Student environmental campaign
6:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Yale students vote to ask for university divestment from fossil fuels

Sidewalk chalk at Yale, encouraging support for the divestment campaign
Credit Craig LeMoult

Students at Yale University in New Haven voted this week to ask the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies that are contributing to climate change.

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A "treasure box" at Yale
6:38 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years

Six stories of rare books and manuscripts behind glass at Beinecke Library
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.

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