Police rule missing Yale student case a homicide

Yesterday, authorities announced that the disappearance of Yale University graduate student Annie Le was the result of a homicide.

Police found remains of a human body, who they identify as Le, in the Amistad Building at Yale University.

Le, whose wedding had been scheduled for yesterday, was last seen in the laboratory Tuesday morning. Records show that she swiped her identification card to get into the building, but none of the complex’s 75 surveillance cameras captured her exit.

The FBI is examining bloody clothes found stashed in ceiling tiles in the Amistad Building, where Le was last seen.

Oakland University students go back to class

Students at Oakland University returned to classes Thursday after the school’s administration and faculty union reached a tentative agreement in the middle of the night, ending a week-long strike, The Oakland Post reports.

The administration and the union that represents the faculty, the American Association of University Professors – Oakland University Chapter, must ratify the agreement to make it official.

The deal features compromises on health care, pay and academic issues. Professors agreed to a salary freeze for the 2009-10 academic year, with one percent raises in 2010-11 and 3 percent raises in 2011-12, according to the AAUP Web site.

Endowment down at Brown

Brown University’s endowment lost $740 million, or 26.6 percent of its market value, in the 12-month period ending June 30, according to The Brown Daily Herald.

The Associated Press reported that the investment return for the endowment dropped 23.1 percent in the same period.

For the end of the fiscal year, the endowment was valued at $2.04 billion.

Brown President Ruth Simmons said at a faculty meeting that the school raised an all-time record for total cash giving of $193.4 billion, “in spite of a horrendous year otherwise,” according to The Brown Daily Herald.

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