A different income, a different college experience

January 25, 2005 • 0
My mom worried when I decided to apply to Yale, but not that I wouldn’t get in. She worried that I would get in, and that she would have to tell me I couldn’t go. No one from my town had attended Yale — or any other Ivy League university — and so the language »

Seniors choose present fun over future worries

February 18, 2003 • 0
The clock is ticking. In just over three months, the Class of 2003 will have to enter the “real world.” But for now, seniors want to have fun. Some are able to relax, knowing their plans for next year are set, but many seniors are merely climbing deeper into the Yale bubble, enjoying their last »

Seniors ponder options for life after graduation

October 24, 2002 • 0
In seven months, Yale will evict the class of 2003. In the meantime, seniors are going through the motions of planning their futures — taking LSATs, scheduling interviews, filling out applications — and hoping that on May 26, 2003, everything will just fall into place. As it stands right now, some seniors are following plans »

Anthrax threats slow SAT scores

November 15, 2001 • 0
The College Board announced Tuesday that as many as 7,800 answer sheets from the Oct. 13 SAT have not arrived in Princeton, N.J., where the tests are scored, potentially leaving early decision candidates at Yale and elsewhere with incomplete applications. The postal service delay was caused by recent anthrax scares, which closed two New Jersey »

Harvard to e-mail acceptance letters

November 14, 2001 • 0
Harvard University will join Yale and Dartmouth in announcing admissions decisions online for applicants to the Class of 2006, but will use e-mail and not a Web site. The decision comes shortly after Yale said it will use the Internet for admissions notification, becoming the first Ivy League school to do so. But Marlyn McGrath »

Sept. 11 desensitizes students to plane crash

November 13, 2001 • 0
More than 250 people died in a plane crash in Queens, N.Y., Monday. But the reactions of many Yale students were muted — many said the death toll seemed insignificant in comparison with the thousands killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Many did not hear about the 9:17 a.m. crash of an American Airlines »

Yale to e-mail early decision applicants

November 13, 2001 • 0
Susanna Moore, an applicant to Yale’s class of 2006, breathed a sigh of relief in late October when she dropped her finished application in the mailbox. But now Moore is again holding her breath, waiting for confirmation that her application made it from her home in Holly Springs, Miss. to 38 Hillhouse Avenue in New »

Yale keeps watch on students abroad

November 9, 2001 • 0
Studying in Egypt, Aaisha Tracy ’03 said she was quarantined in her dorm Sept. 11 while the U.S. Embassy debated whether to evacuate the American school after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Tracy is one of 25 Yale students in study abroad programs this term, and the International Education and Fellowship Programs office »

Yale alum has skin anthrax

November 6, 2001 • 0
Yale alumnus Mark Cunningham ’85, an editor at the New York Post, has been diagnosed as having skin anthrax. His case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nov. 2, making it the 18th anthrax case in the United States since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Cunningham, an editorial page editor, said »

Despite fears, applications to college roll in

November 1, 2001 • 0
Only one senior at Stuyvesant High School — located four blocks north of what used to be the World Trade Center — has told counselor Patricia Cleary that she is looking for a nearby college so she can travel by car. But that comes from a lifelong fear of flying, not the Sept. 11 terrorist »

Admissions plan gets mixed reviews

October 30, 2001 • 0
Inside the Yale admissions office, administrators are excited about a Web site that will announce admissions decisions online. But outside, not everyone shares their enthusiasm. Some admissions directors at other elite universities were congratulatory about Yale’s innovative project, but said Monday they have no similar plans for their schools. Many directors, however, are away from »

Class of ’06 will learn admissions fate online

October 25, 2001 • 0
Admissions decisions will be available online for applicants to the Class of 2006, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Richard Shaw confirmed Wednesday. Yale would be the first school in the Ivy League and one of the first in the world to post this information on the Internet, YaleStation.org founder Alexander Clark ’04 said. Clark has joined »