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The Yale University Press is publishing a book this fall about the 2005 controversy over Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad. But don't expect to see the drawings themselves in the book. The press, acting on the advice of experts that the images might incite violence, has decided not to publish the drawings -- or any of the other images of Muhammad that the author had sought to include -- in The Cartoons That Shook the World by Brandeis professor Jytte Klausen. The American Association of University Professors called the decision an abridgement of academic freedom.

A new conference center on Prospect Hill for international delegations is slated for a September grand opening. The Greenberg Conference Center, designed by architecture dean Robert A. M. Stern ’65MArch, has an amphitheater, seminar rooms, a classroom, and a dining room. Intended for events such as the annual program for members of the Indian Parliament, the center is attached to Betts House, home of Yale's Office of International Affairs.

William F. Buckley Jr. ’50, who died last year, was known for his prolificacy, so it should be no surprise that his papers weigh more than seven tons and stack up to 598 feet. Buckley's son, Christopher Buckley ’75, recently donated his father's correspondence, manuscripts, and other materials to the Yale University Library. Parts of the collection have been in the library's Manuscripts and Archives collection since the 1960s.

The median mid-career salary for Yale College graduates without graduate degrees is $120,000, according to the online compensation database PayScale. That's the ninth highest among colleges in PayScale's 2009 College Salary report. Dartmouth ($129,000) led the pack. The median starting salary for Yale graduates was $56,000 -- 38th place, in a list dominated by engineering schools.    


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