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July 13, 2022

Yale opens doors of newest professional school

Photo | Yale University - Dan Renzetti T.M. Evans Hall and Steinbach Hall, two of the buildings on Hillhouse Avenue slated for Yale's new Jackson School of Global Affairs.

With plans to hire more new faculty and expand on Hillhouse Avenue, Yale University opened the doors of its first new professional school in 40 years.

The Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs debuted officially on July 1. An opening ceremony is planned for the fall.

Economist James A. Levinsohn also started his post as inaugural dean of the Jackson School on July 1. 

Yale's board of trustees approved plans to create the new school in 2019, with intentions to found an institution that would “train and equip a new generation of leaders to devise thoughtful, evidence-based solutions for challenging global problems,” according to a statement. 

A $50 million donation from Yale alum John W. Jackson, the retired CEO of pharma company Celgene Corp., helped launch the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the first incarnation of the new school.

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