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School Notes: Yale College
July/August 2018

Student employees recognized

In April, Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun recognized student recipients of the inaugural Y-Work Award for outstanding undergraduate student employees. The Yale College dean’s office created the Y-Work Award to celebrate student employment on campus and to highlight great opportunities for and critical contributions by student employees. In the 2016–17 academic year 59 percent of Yale undergraduates held an on-campus job, working an average of four hours per week. Those students earned a total of more than $5.6 million from on-campus jobs, and 84 percent of the class of 2017 graduated with
no loan debt.

Alumnus endows university librarianship

Stephen F. Gates ’68, a member of the University Library Council who died last July, made provisions through his estate to endow the position of university librarian. The endowment will provide new, flexible resources to support emerging library programs. In addition to endowing the librarianship, Stephen Gates made other gifts that continue to bolster the library’s future. He helped to fund the recently completed renovation of Manuscripts and Archives in Sterling Memorial Library, named the Gates Conservation Lab at the library’s new preservation facility, and bequeathed to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library his collection of rare globes and related antiquarian books.

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