Showing 3 results for:


by Topic

All results

A Yale Physician Calls On The Use Of Body Cameras To Combat Racism In The Medical Field

Dr. Amanda Joy Calhoun, a Yale physician, is calling for the use of body cameras to combat racism within the medical field.

Shanique Yates

Jul 13, 2023

Ava DuVernay Adds 'Doctor' Title To Her Name After Receiving Honorary Degree From Yale University

Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay is adding yet another unique title to her very lengthy resume. The past Saturday, May 22, marked the 320th Commencement ceremony for Yale University in which the college’s 2021 graduating class of undergraduate, professional, and graduate students gathered to be recognized for their latest academic accomplishment, Yale News reports. DuVernay was among those who were honored where she received an honorary doctorate degree from the university. She is now considered to be a Doctor of Fine Arts. “Creator and critic, you portray the richness and variety of human experience from all angles. By elevating others, you bring new stories into focus and amplify voices we need to hear,” Yale released in a tribute statement to DuVernay. “Hollywood maverick, for challenging us to reckon with our past and our present, and for working to change both an industry and society, Yale is pleased to confer on you this Doctor of Fine Arts degree.” Following the ceremony,...

Njera Perkins

May 26, 2021

Yale's David Swensen Threatens to Hit Pockets of Investment Firms For Lack of Diversity

Yale’s David Swensen is not playing any games in terms of holding money managers accountable when it comes to diversity. According to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) , the endowment chief let investment firms know that they will be measured by their hiring of minorities and women. Swensen has led Yale’s $32 billion endowments since 1985 and he tells WSJ that those who show little improvement can expect to see the prestigious university pull its money. The significance of this move is vital to ensuring that the company’s put their money where their mouths are when it comes to diversifying their respective workforces. At 66, Swensen is considered among the most highly regarded money managers in the world having grown Yale’s endowment from $1 billion after joining as a 31-year-old former grad student of the school. He’s credited for his development of the so-called Yale Model which is committed to private equity funds, international investments, hedge funds, and private equity funds....

Shanique Yates

Oct 27, 2020