Bridge program draws 33 students to campus

For 33 incoming students, transitioning to Yale will not be as daunting an experience.

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Buckley Program to move into Taft Mansion

In an effort to move from a small undergraduate group into a nationally-recognized conservative policy institute, the William F. Buckley Jr. Program will soon make a physical move into the historic William H. Taft Mansion on Whitney Avenue, The New York Times reported. The program — which was founded in 2010 by a group of […]

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Stein ’86 LAW ’91 named new SEC commissioner

Kara Stein ’86 LAW ’91, a former legal counsel to various senators and government committees, was this week as the new commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Stein replaces the former SEC commissioner Elisse Walter ’71, who served as interim commissioner after the previous chairman Mary Schapiro she […]

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In Times article, Yale sophomore talks income inequality

With the start of the new fall semester looming less than a month away, excited prefrosh all over the country are getting ready for their move to Yale. In the midst of all the fervor, one student’s personal story of struggle and success has highlighted the unique challenges that some students face as they adjust […]

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A quiet Monday morning ushers in a new era for Yale

Peter Salovey entered Woodbridge Hall as Yale's president for the first time on July 1.

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Admissions Office bolsters low-income outreach

For the class of 2017, the admissions round is finally complete. But now — with all the letters mailed and the acceptances confirmed — the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is working toward improving recruitment and outreach strategies for specific populations in future admissions rounds. In a Thursday press release, the Admissions Office announced a new […]

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Supreme Court issues affirmative action ruling

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court released on Monday its highly-anticipated ruling on the use of affirmative action in college admissions, though the decision has already sparked controversy for sidestepping major issues and  avoiding a conclusive judgment on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The case, Fisher v. Texas, was first brought to federal court […]

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Samantha Power ’92 named ambassador to UN

Following President Barack Obama’s Wednesday announcement of Susan Rice as his new top national security adviser, Samantha Power ’92 has been named to take on Rice’s former role as United States ambassador to the United Nations. Power, who began her career as a journalist covering the Yugoslav Wars and later served as the founding executive […]

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Thomas Friedman dispenses job-hunting advice

What’s the best way to get a job in today’s world? According to a May 28 article written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, academic degrees no longer matter — rather, employers have begun to rely on unique aptitude tests that measure skills that have nothing to do with what an applicant studied in […]

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Harvard College dean to step down

Harvard announced today that the Dean of Harvard College — Evelynn M. Hammonds, the first woman and first African American to hold the position — will step down this summer, following close on the heels of a recent scandal over private email searches in which she was involved. Hammonds’ decision to leave her 5-year position […]

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Tim Taylor, legendary Yale hockey coach, dies at 71

Former Yale hockey coach Tim Taylor led a U.S. Olympic team and four national teams at the world championships.

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LIVE BLOG | 2013 COMMENCEMENT

Follow Yale's 312th Commencement as the members of the Class of 2013 receive their degrees.

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