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School Notes: Yale College
September/October 2017

Five alumni to receive Yale Medal

Five alumni will receive the Yale Medal at the AYA Assembly in November: Anne Boucher ’80, advocate for Yale women’s crew; Kenneth D. Inadomi ’76, founder of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA); Charles B. Johnson ’54, benefactor of the university; Randolph M. Nelson ’85, vice-chair and chair of the Yale Alumni Fund; and Linus Travers ’58, ’59MAT, supporter of Yale’s singing community. Inaugurated in 1952, the Yale Medal recognizes and honors outstanding individual service to the university.

New heads for two colleges

Enrique M. De La Cruz, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, has been named Branford’s next head of college. Professor De La Cruz earned his BS from Rutgers University and PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Before coming to Yale in 2001 as an assistant professor, he conducted research as a Life Sciences Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and professor of history, was named Davenport’s next head of college. Professor Witt is a renowned scholar of the history of American law. He received his BA in history (1994), JD (1999), and PhD in history (2000) all from Yale. Before returning to campus to join the Law School and Department of History, he clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was the George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History at Columbia.

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