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The engineering school will add ten new professors to its 50-person faculty, the administration announced in March. Communications magnate John Malone ’63, an engineering alumnus, has given $50 million to endow the new positions.


A pharmaceutical company will fund $40 million worth of basic cancer research at Yale over the next four years. California-based Gilead Sciences will have first option on any discoveries that result from the research they fund. (Read more in the next issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine.)


Yale’s teaching hospital is considering a merger with New Haven’s other major hospital. Yale–New Haven Hospital (which is separate from the university) has signed a letter of intent with the Hospital of St. Raphael to explore a deal in which Yale–New Haven would acquire the assets of St. Raphael and operate it as a second campus.


shooting at Toad’s Place, the York Street music club adjacent to campus, sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries on March 23. The incident happened during a “hip-hop showcase”; Yale’s police chief said that “no members of the Yale community were involved.”


A new supercomputer dubbed Bulldog Omega is the 146th most powerful in the world—and the most powerful in the Ivy League, Yale says. The $2 million machine, to be housed at the university’s West Campus, will be used by a variety of departments in the sciences.


The admission rate for Yale College reached another all-time low this year. The college admitted 2,006 of 27,282 students, a rate of 7.35 percent. Like other elite colleges, Yale has seen a dramatic rise in applications—29 percent since 2006.  


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