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Yale College dean Peter Salovey ’86PhD has been named provost of the university. President Levin discusses the appointment in "Yale Provosts: Farm Team for Academe?" An article about Salovey will appear in the Light & Verity section of the next Yale Alumni Magazine.


Yale–New Haven Hospital paid $2 million in August to the union that is seeking to organize workers at the hospital. Last October, after an arbitrator found that the hospital had violated an agreement over a union election, she ordered the hospital to pay $2.3 million to reimburse the Service Employees International Union for its election costs. The hospital at first challenged the amount, but has now settled for $2 million "to put this behind us," said a hospital spokesman. The union says it will use the money to continue its organizing campaign.


Yale's environmental policies attracted praise in two recent college surveys. The Princeton Review named the university to its Green Rating Honor Roll, along with ten other colleges, and the 2009 Kaplan College Guide included Yale on its list of 25 green colleges. "It's validating to see that these companies are making such lists," says Julie Newman, Yale's sustainability director, "and that they believe students are choosing colleges in part based on their committment to sustainability."


Human rights law is the focus of a $3 million gift to the Law School from the Robina Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships and fellowships for students committed to human rights careers, and it will allow the school to host midcareer fellows-in-residence in human rights.


Recycling food waste will be the university's next step toward sustainability. Yale Recycling will soon begin sending food scraps from dining halls to a plant that turns them into compost. Yale's undergraduate dining halls generate an estimated 400 tons of food waste per year. 

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