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Yale Workday: How To Change or Add Veteran Status

Yale Workday: How To Change or Add Veteran Status

Recent changes to federal legislation, requires Yale as a recipient of federal contracts, to provide the federal government with data indicating the number of faculty and staff in our workforce who are protected veterans and/or persons with disabilities. In an effort to comply with these requirements, I ask if you have not already done so, that you take a few minutes to respond to voluntary questions regarding self-identification of disability and protected veteran status.

Liaison's Ledger: Operation Tiger at Slapton Sands

People who have not served in the military sometimes wonder about the very apparent bond between veterans.  I just returned from a trip to the United Kingdom which included an unusual tour and reminded me of the bond and of “Remembrance” as the British call it.  We visited Slapton Sands, a small village outside the port of Darmouth, England.  There we found the Sherman Tank you see in this picture.  It was lost off the beach of Slapton Sands where U.S.

White Rabbit In A Foxhole

Aside from political turmoil and unrest I think the 1960s gave us the greatest popular music ever to accompany a generation.  I know, I get goose bumps watching a video of the Andrews Sisters singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” but they will never match Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane singing “White Rabbit”.  Ever.  Or nor will they ever compare to anything, I mean anything, that came out from Motown.  Are you kidding me?  The Temptations, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and on and on.  God bless the Andr

This Veteran's Life: Come July On Parris Island

Memorial Day is a solemn day for all veterans and for a lot of us a sad day.  I never understood the barbecues and all of the white sales in the department stores and the Memorial Day parades that included antique cars and clowns.  All of this has become such an engrained as a part of Americana that it is perhaps sacrilegious to impugn it but I think I’m allowed to question it and maybe in the process enlighten some folks as to exactly what Memorial Day is.


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