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Sir Paul Picks Up Yale Doctorate

Former Beatle awarded honorary degree

(Newser) - Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University yesterday during the 307th commencement at the Ivy League institution. The identities of recipients of honorary degrees are usually a closely guarded secret, but McCartney's presence on the Yale campus was impossible to keep under... More »

Yale Ups Endowment Spending

Rich schools slammed for sitting on wealth

(Newser) - Yale will significantly increase spending from its $22.5 billion endowment next year—providing more financial aid and launching new research. The university will draw $1.15 billion from its endowment compared with $843 million last year. The decision comes after Yale and other top universities were criticized for sitting... More »

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