UCS launches online tools for sophomores

February 22, 2012
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” — »

YES-W draws prospective science students

February 20, 2012
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 »

Yale-NUS releases tuition, financial aid policies

February 17, 2012
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 »

Two Yalies win Gates

February 16, 2012
Two Yale students were awarded the 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England, Yale Director for National Fellowships Katherine Dailinger said Tuesday. Sarah Armitage ’12, a history major in Pierson College, and Harry McNamara ’11, an alumnus of Branford College who completed a double major in Ethics, Politics »

Alumni veterans supporting ROTC

February 9, 2012
As the University prepares for the Naval and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps to return to campus in the fall, the Association of Yale Alumni is also making plans to support the programs. Since University President Richard Levin announced ROTC’s return in May 2011, the Yale Veterans Association, a shared interest group within AYA »
The U.S. Department of Education is looking into racial discrimination in admissions at Harvard and Princeton.

Complaint alleges bias in elite admissions

February 7, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education’s investigation into alleged racial discrimination by Harvard and Princeton universities has prompted discussion about whether discrimination impacts admission processes at the nation’s elite schools. Harvard and Princeton came under fire last week after Bloomberg reported that an Indian-American student from California, who declined to be identified, had filed complaints with »

YES-W to return this month

February 3, 2012
After the inaugural Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W) drew more than 100 students to campus last February, the program is set to continue later this month. YES-W, which will occur between Feb. 18 and Feb. 20, invites targeted applicants from Yale’s regular admissions pool to campus so that they can see the University’s science »

Yale-NUS launches special app round

February 2, 2012
Though students will not arrive at Yale-NUS College until fall 2013, the college opened its first batch of applications to students on Wednesday. The online applications are part of a special admissions round that ends April 1, marking the first effort to recruit students to the liberal arts college jointly operated by Yale and the »

Yale sees rise in applications

January 31, 2012
Yale has reported the highest percentage increase in applications in the Ivy League this year. The University received 28,622 applications for the class of 2016, a 5.8 percent jump from last year’s 27,283 applications. In contrast, Harvard and Princeton drew 1.9 and 1.7 percent fewer applications, respectively, than they did for the class of 2015. »

Alumni mixed on new tailgate rules

January 24, 2012
After the University announced a stricter set of tailgating rules last Thursday, members of Yale’s alumni community have voiced mixed responses to the changes. Two of the new regulations — restrictions on the duration of tailgating and the creation of a vehicle-free tailgating area — apply solely to students, but bans on kegs and most »

Yale sees jump in applications

January 20, 2012
Yale received 5.8 percent more applications for admission this year and will likely see a drop in the percentage of students it accepts in the spring, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in a Thursday email to the News. The number of applications to the Class of 2016 increased to 28,870, up from 27,283 »

Financial aid expands pool of potential recruits

January 11, 2012
As the number of Yale students eligible for financial aid has risen in recent years, so has the pool of potential athletic recruits. Yale, like all Ivy League schools, does not award athletic scholarships. But the University’s generous financial aid policies have made Yale more accessible to student athletes from middle-income families. Six Yale coaches »