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Yale University wikipedia

Yale University wikipedia
Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Originally chartered as the "Collegiate School", the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. History[edit] A Front View of Yale-College and the College Chapel, Daniel Bowen, 1786. Early history[edit] Origins[edit] First diploma awarded by Yale College, granted to Nathaniel Chauncey, 1702. Meanwhile, a rift was forming at Harvard between its sixth president Increase Mather and the rest of the Harvard clergy, whom Mather viewed as increasingly liberal, ecclesiastically lax, and overly broad in Church polity. Old Brick Row in 1807. Students[edit] Related:  David Graeber - Yale University - not just CUNYWikipedia A

Profs attend World Economic Forum Yale officials and professors both presented and protested at the recently concluded World Economic Forum held in New York City. While Yale President Richard Levin, School of Management Dean Jeffrey Garten, law professor Daniel Esty, foreign policy expert Paul Kennedy and economics professor Jean Lanjouw participated in the forum, anthropology professor David Graeber led a protest movement on behalf on the anarchist group he helped found, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. The forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, for the past 31 years, was moved to New York City because of security concerns surrounding the wealthy Alpine resort and as a show of solidarity with New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Part of the reason for the conference’s move to New York was because of the city’s ability to provide extensive security in expectation of protesters. Graeber estimated that 25,000 people protested the forum, but Graeber said his group does not consider protest the proper term.

College of William & Mary The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University. William & Mary is considered one of the original "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.[11][12] William & Mary educated U.S. In addition to its undergraduate program (which includes a joint degree program with the University of St Andrews and a joint engineering program with Columbia University), W&M is home to several graduate and professional schools, including law, business, public policy, education, marine science and colonial history. History[edit] Colonial era: 1693–1776[edit] Revolution and transition[edit] Wren Building, 1859-1862 Campus[edit]

Technical College Graeber agrees to leave University Sociocultural anthropology professor David Graeber, a self-described anarchist whose contract was not renewed by the University last spring, announced Wednesday that he has withdrawn his petition to remain at Yale in exchange for a year’s paid sabbatical. Graeber filed a formal appeal in September alleging that the decision not to renew his contract was politically motivated. He was an assistant professor for six years before the Anthropology Department’s senior faculty voted not to extend his contract for an additional two years. “Normally, you get a sabbatical on the condition that you come back and teach the following year,” Graeber told the Associated Press. Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said he did not have firsthand knowledge of Graeber’s case, but he confirmed Graeber’s account of the agreement that was reached. The Anthropology Department will lose three other professors from sociocultural anthropology after the spring semester.

University of Pennsylvania The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is an American private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine original Colonial Colleges. Penn offers a broad range of academic departments, an extensive research enterprise and a number of community outreach and public service programs. It is particularly well known for its medical school, dental school, design school, school of business, law school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities. All of Penn's schools exhibit very high research activity. History[edit] Ninth Street Campus: Medical Hall (left) and College Hall (right), both built 1829-30. Quad in the Fall, facing Ware College House Motto[edit]

GPA Univ. was wrong to stay silent on Graeber While the end of the semester usually brings with it a slew of final assignments, this year the University also received a withdrawal — that of anthropology professor David Graeber’s petition to remain at Yale. Graeber, who had served for six years as an assistant professor, challenged the non-renewal of his contract in September, claiming that the decision was politically motivated. An avowed anarchist as well as a famous anthropologist, Graeber alleged that his quite public radical views lay at the root of his dismissal. Since the University has made only surface comments regarding the sensitivity of the issue and has generally refused to defend itself against such charges, public information about the case has rarely risen beyond speculation, anecdotes and Graeber’s own statements. Instead, the public outcry from Graeber’s supporters, when coupled with the deafening silence of University officials, only reinforced assumptions of foul play.

Columbia University The university was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain. After the American Revolutionary War, King's College briefly became a state entity, and was renamed Columbia College in 1784. The University now operates under a 1787 charter that places the institution under a private board of trustees, and in 1896 it was further renamed Columbia University.[7] That same year, the university's campus was moved from Madison Avenue to its current location in Morningside Heights, where it occupies more than six city blocks, or 32 acres (13 ha).[8] The university encompasses twenty schools and is affiliated with numerous institutions, including Teachers College (which is an academic department of the university though legally separate from the university), Barnard College, and the Union Theological Seminary, with joint undergraduate programs available through the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as well as the Juilliard School.[9] History[edit]