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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: The Role of the Vet

Last year the Provost of the University, Ben Polak, and I had discussions regarding my experience as a veteran who had been working at Yale for over 25 years. 
He was extremely interested in issues related to military veter-ans at Yale and asked for my thoughts on the matter. I told him that, for the vast majority of my time at Yale, very few people knew that I had served in the United States Air Force and even fewer knew about my year of service in Vietnam. 

Liaison's Ledger: Why Veterans Count

In the Fall of 2016 we began an initiative we called, “Veterans Count at Yale.” There were two main reasons for the initiative; first and foremost, Yale leaders wanted to clearly communicate their regard for those who have served in the military and who now work or study at Yale and second, to attempt to obtain an accurate and complete count of the number of veterans at Yale.

Volunteers Wanted: NH Multicultural Block Party, 17-SEP

We are currently in need of YVN volunteers to host an information table at the upcoming Multicultural New Haven Block Party that will take place on Sunday, 17-SEP, 1200 - 1600, Divinity School Courtyard, 409 Prospect Street. This is a family- and pet-friendly event; we expect 500 attendees. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the Yale and New Haven community, families, merchants, vendors, organizations, and employees.

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


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