Yale offers admission to 1,975 applicants

Yale accepted 1,975 applicants to the class of 2016, bringing the admissions rate down to 6.8 percent, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel told the News Thursday afternoon. The University offered 1,001 applicants a spot on the waitlist, Brenzel said, up slightly from the 996 students offered a spot on the waitlist for the class […]

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Splash program returns to Yale

After undergraduates introduced a Yale branch of the national Splash teaching program in October, the event more than doubled its student attendance when it returned to campus on Saturday. Though excess demand forced organizers to cap registration for the inaugural Yale Splash, co-director Sebastian Caliri ’12 said the program could accommodate all 325 interested middle […]

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“Hamburglar” strikes in Connecticut

A former restaurant worker at Johnny Rockets, a popular American fast-food chain, was arrested in South Windsor, Conn., Thursday morning after he was caught on camera stealing about $900 worth of food, the Hartford Courant reported. The suspect, 45-year-old Alphonso Williams, was taken into custody on $2,500 bail and faces charges of third-degree burglary and […]

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Yale doctors experiment with stem cells, succeed

A group of pediatric surgeons at the School of Medicine used a four-year-old girl’s bone marrow to repair her heart in what could be the newest advance in the field of regenerative medicine, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The patient, Angela Irizarry, was born with a single pumping chamber in her heart — a […]

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Term bill, financial aid budget to increase

The total cost of attending Yale and the University’s financial aid budget will both jump by roughly 5 percent in the 2012-’13 academic year, according to figures released last Tuesday. Tuition will rise from $40,500 to $42,300 in the coming year, while room and board will cost $7,150 and $5,850, respectively — an increase in […]

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Cost of attending Yale up 4.9 percent

The cost of attending Yale will jump 4.9 percent this year, according to the 2012-’13 term bill released this Tuesday. Tuition will cost $42,300 — up from $40,500 — while room and board will cost $7,150 and $5,850, respectively — up $6,700 for room and $5,500 for board. With the rise in overall cost, Yale’s […]

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New Haveners adjust as Elis

Yalies live in New Haven nine months of the year, claiming the city as their home away from home. But only about 30 of those students, according to data published by the Office of Institutional Research in 2010, actually trace their roots to the Elm City. Eleven Yale students interviewed from greater New Haven — […]

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UCS launches online tools for sophomores

Students looking for a summer internship or job now have new tools to use in compiling their resumes and credentials. Yale Undergraduate Career Services launched a set of online self-assessments last week that help students match their skills and interests with potential careers. The two resources — called “Do What You Are” and “Focus” — […]

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Magdanz ’12 wins Luce Scholarship

Reid Magdanz ’12, an environmental studies major, has been awarded a Luce Scholarship to spend a year working in Asia, Director for National Fellowships Katherine Dailinger said over the weekend. Alaska-native Magdanz will use the scholarship to work a one-year internship — he’s not sure where — in a part of Asia where preservation and […]

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YES-W draws prospective science students

Organizers of the second annual Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W) solicited involvement from alumni of the program and slightly modified the schedule of events to help showcase the University’s resources to over 100 prospective students interested in science and engineering. YES-W, which started Saturday and continues through Monday afternoon, has remained largely similar to […]

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Yale-NUS releases tuition, financial aid policies

While Yale-NUS College has modeled much of its curriculum and student life on Yale College, the tuition and financial aid policies for the overseas liberal arts college, released Wednesday, more closely resemble those of a Singaporean institution. Though all undergraduates at Yale are charged the same baseline tuition, Yale-NUS has determined students’ tuition costs based […]

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Kristof pats New Haven on the back for school reform

According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, valuable education reform is happening here and now in the New Haven. In a Thursday op-ed titled “The New Haven Experiment,” Kristof credits New Haven’s public school system for working with, rather than against, the teacher’s union in creating comprehensive school reform. “New Haven may be home […]

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