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Richard Levin

Not So Fast, Fareed!

Jim Sleeper | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

With his every hair in place and his virtually homespun quips perfectly timed, Zakaria at Yale on Wednesday offered yet another manifestation of himself as the $75,000-a-speech-giver at investment bank dinners.

Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.

Who Really Runs American Universities? And Who Should?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Jim Sleeper

With students and even faculty scrambling to serve the casino-like financing of a consumer-groping global juggernaut that's delivering millions from grinding poverty into soulless depravity, who'll ensure that universities keep asking the right questions?

At Yale College, the Sounds of Silence

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jim Sleeper

By collaborating with Singapore, Yale is doing no better than its old secret societies did at teaching when and how to draw distinctions between discretion and self-censorship. They erred too much toward the latter.

The 10 Highest Paid Private College Presidents

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 12.09.2012 | College

-- Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier – a signal of pr...

Singaporeans Speak Freely at Yale -- and Against It

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Two brave framers of democracy in Singapore created a sensation last week, thrilling many who'd been smothering under Yale's institutional happy talk about Singapore and inciting denial and consternation among the regime's and the Yale administration's operatives.

Yale Picks A New, Bass-Playing President

Posted 11.09.2012 | College

Peter Salovey has been named the 23rd president of Yale University, elevated from his rank as provost, the New York Times reported Thursday. Curren...

While You've Been Following the Campaigns, Singapore Has Been Romneyizing Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Yale may well have gone to Singapore because it sensed that it was failing to do better in New Haven and because its governors have embraced a neo-liberal, "World Is Flat" model, instead. But liberal education should nourish and provoke something better.

What the Yale President's Resignation Means for Higher Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

While Levin and his trustees have been deft managers of their storm-tossed craft, they've been poor visionaries and navigators for liberal education, whose course will require different risks and courage.

Joe Satran

Levin's Legacy At Yale | Joe Satran | Posted 08.31.2012 | College

Thursday morning, the Yale community awoke to a momentous email: Richard Levin, the president of the university since 1993 announced that he would ste...

Fareed Zakaria Resigns From Yale University's Governing Board

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | College

The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A journalist recently accused of plagiarism has resigned from his position on Yale University's gover...

Yale Steps Into the Authoritarian Abyss

Jim Sleeper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Singapore "loosens" a bit to take on democratic trappings, and Yale surrenders some of the hard-won commitments to freedom speech and political expression that I described in the long post mentioned above.

In Liberal Education, a Cover-Up Worse than the Crime

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale asserts that there's no fire in its Singapore venture, but, if that's true, why say so much that's false? In an undertaking as fragile as liberal education, the cover-up can be worse than the crime.

Yale Has Gone to Singapore, But Can It Come Back?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale University sustained such a college for more than 300 years and, through it, the American republic, and for much of the time the republic led the world, but now Yale's captains have bound it contractually to an authoritarian corporate city state.

Will Yale's Alumni Rescue Liberal Education at Yale?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale-NUS graduates will get a "warm" welcome when they impress their business clients over dinner at the elegant Yale Club of New York and when, grateful for this access of grace, they respond to Yale's fundraising appeals. This is all that counts.

A Small But Solid Victory for Liberal Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The Yale-NUS college train has left the station, according to this spin, and while some dissidents may have hoped to derail it by dancing a dance of protest, those who understand how the world really works will now get on with doing that work.

The Showdown Over Liberal Education at Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The very survival of the new global economy and public sphere depends on colleges like Yale standing somewhat apart from "the arts and sciences of career management" that markets and states have insinuated increasingly into their training at places like Yale.

How Yale's Singapore Venture Imperils Liberal Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Liberal education probably couldn't survive without markets and states, but Yale's Richard Levin should be reminded that, in effect, in a liberal capitalist republic like ours, markets and states can't survive without liberal education.

Yale Students Pose To Say 'Call The NYPD'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.29.2012 | College

Students at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. are protesting the NYPD after a series of articles revealed the New York police spied on Muslims on ca...

William Alden

Possible Larry Summers Replacements Said To Be Narrowed To 3 | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Larry Summers nears the end of his term as director of the National Economic Council, the list of potential replacements has been whittled down to ...

William Alden

Robert Shiller: Job-Creation Stimulus On Levin's 'Agenda' | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yale President Richard Levin, who is reportedly being considered for an economic post in the Obama administration, believes the government should give...

William Alden

Yale President Richard Levin Might Call For Second Stimulus, As Top Economic Adviser | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are hints that Yale President Richard Levin could soon assume a top economic advisory job in the White House, a move that would suggest an ideol...

Yale's Top 3 Investment Officers Earned A Combined $10 Million In 2008-2009

Vivian Yee | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Even though Yale's endowment saw a 33.9 percent decline from 2008 to 2009, its three lead managers collected more than $10 million in salary and benef...

Palestinian Rep. Calls Yale Conference 'Anti-Arab'

Yale Daily News | Nora Caplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The U.S. representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization has accused Yale of hosting right-wing extremists at a recent conference on anti-Semi...

America's Unjustified Fears

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

America is not Rome. As long as the United States preserves its values and constantly improves them, it will remain the world's only superpower.