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School Notes: Yale College
March/April 2017

Head of Branford College named president of Vassar

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley ’96PhD, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of Branford College, professor of public health, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named president of Vassar College. She will remain at Yale through the end of this academic year. At Vassar, Bradley will follow in Yale footsteps, succeeding Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill ’85PhD, alumni fellow of the Yale Corporation since 2013, who stepped down from the Vassar presidency last year after a decade heading up one of the most renowned liberal arts colleges in the country.

Home of alumna Pauli Murray designated a national landmark

The family home of alumna Pauli Murray ’65JSD—civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, and Episcopal priest for whom one of the two new residential colleges is named—was recently designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of Interior and the National Park Service. Murray’s modest, two-story childhood home in Durham, North Carolina, was among 24 sites to receive the designation on January 11.

Eight Yalies are named 2018 Schwarzman Scholars

Four current Yale students and four alumni will pursue graduate study next year as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions. The eight—current students Madeline Bauer ’17, Max Goldberg ’17, Yuci Ren ’17, and Tonatiuh Lievano Beltran ’17MA and alumni Zahra Baitie ’15, Paul Lorem Aminathia ’15, Filippos Lekkas ’14, and Paul Wasserman ’14—are among 129 international scholars chosen through a rigorous selection process designed to evaluate leadership and potential, intellectual and academic ability, ability to inspire others to a vision, and other characteristics. The master’s degree Schwarzman Scholars program was founded by Blackstone chair, CEO, and cofounder Stephen A. Schwarzman ’69, who also made a pathbreaking $150 million gift to Yale to renovate its historic Commons and Memorial Hall as the Schwarzman Center.

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