Swept Away

Last year, on Monday, Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy struck the four-block-wide peninsula of Rockaway, the tight-knit beach community in Queens, N.Y., that I’ve called home since the age of eight. News of the approaching storm reached me the night before, when I was buried deep in the library after returning from fall break. Like my […]

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Law students uphold Yale’s dominance in wine

Victory is sweet. But as five Yale Law School students learned Tuesday evening, victory preceded by wine is even sweeter. Besting opponents from Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UChicago and UPenn law schools “by a wide margin,” a team representing the Yale Law School Wine Society — founded in 2012 by Tyce Walters ’09 LAW ’13 — […]

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PSA: Free Shake Shack for all who pledge to vote

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you know that tomorrow, Nov. 6, is Election Day. What you may not know, however, is that all U.S. Shake Shack locations are giving out coupons for a free cup or cone of custard to customers who fill out a “Pledge to Vote” […]

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Directed Studies influences college decisions

For some Directed Studies students finalizing the first of their weekly five-page papers today, the decision to matriculate at Yale and join the D.S. program were inextricably linked. Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions works closely with the program to recruit applicants who demonstrate both a strong academic record and an interest in the […]

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Yale sees increase in freshman class diversity

The class of 2016 is the most racially diverse in the University’s history after the number of freshmen identifying as students of color increased marginally in the latest admissions cycle. A record 40.6 percent of this year’s freshman class identified as both a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and also a student […]

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Alumni take service trip to Ghana

In its first ever trip to Africa, the Yale Alumni Service Corps led a group of 155 volunteers to Ghana this summer to perform a variety of community service activities. The participants, which included alumni and their families, worked from July 27 to Aug. 7 in the village of Yamoransa, a community of about 5,000 […]

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Yield rate up, reversing decline

After Yale admitted the lowest percentage of applicants in its history this year, the yield rate for the class of 2016 jumped by more than three percentage points — reversing a five-year decline in the rate. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1354″ ] The University posted a 68.4 percent yield rate with 1,356 students accepting the University’s offer to […]

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Online courses for credit expand

After a successful pilot program last summer, the University will expand the number of online courses offered for credit through Yale Summer Session this year. The University will offer nine Yale College courses online for credit — up from two last year — that will be open to both Yale students and those from beyond […]

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UP CLOSE | Eliteness inflated?

At last fall’s Harvard-Yale football game, students scattered throughout the Harvard section wore mesh jerseys with the slogan, “We are the 6 percent.” The jerseys referred to the percentage of applicants accepted to Harvard’s class of 2015: The school had admitted 6.2 percent of its applicants, while Yale’s admissions rate was 7.35 percent — the […]

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International Bulldogs sees app growth

After repeatedly extending the deadline to apply for International Bulldogs programs this summer, Undergraduate Career Services has seen a rise in application numbers to those internships. UCS initially reduced the number of International Bulldogs internships for which students could apply to two earlier this semester, but the career center decided last week to reinstate the […]

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Prospective Yalies unfazed by crime

Newly admitted applicants to the Yale College class of 2016 now have until May 1 to decide whether they will spend the next four years of their lives in New Haven. But even after the Elm City registered a 20-year high homicide count with 34 murders in 2011, 13 applicants interviewed said the city’s crime […]

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Admit rate hits all-time low

Yale posted a 6.8 percent admissions rate for the class of 2016 — the most competitive in University history — on Thursday afternoon. After receiving a record 28,974 applicants, the University extended offers of admission to 1,975 candidates, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email Thursday. Yale’s admissions rate declined for the […]

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