William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale to Move into William Howard Taft Mansion in January 2014
New Haven, CT – The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale is pleased to announce that in January 2014, it will move into the William Howard Taft Mansion at 111 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. The property was once owned by 27th President of the United States and former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
Launched in January 2011, the mission of the Buckley Program is to promote intellectual diversity on Yale’s campus. Named for National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr. ’50, the Program organizes a speaker series, conferences, funded summer internships for Yale undergraduates, and more.
Roger Kimball M. Phil ’82, chairman of the Buckley Program’s board of directors, said: “With its move to the former Taft Mansion in New Haven, The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale has abandoned its peripatetic status. It henceforth will enjoy local habitation as well as a name as it continues its work bringing lux and veritas to the tenebrous corners of the Yale community and the world beyond. It is consoling to know that politically mature scholars and commentators will now have a welcoming roof in New Haven under which to congregate.”
Lauren Noble ’11, the Program’s founder and executive director, added: “For those who care about intellectual diversity at Yale, this is a historic development. We are delighted to expand our efforts to offer a more balanced intellectual discourse on campus and honor the Buckley legacy.”
More information about the Buckley Program is available at www.buckleyprogram.com.