YUAG adds local art to collection

Do you like Degas, Monet and really old paintings? Do you value the Rothkos and the Van Goghs? Do you also like local artists? The Yale University Art Gallery has added nine porcelain pieces by New Fairfield artist Jean Mann to its permanent collection, the Danbury News Times reported. Though Mann, 84, already had one […]

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Alumni mixed on new tailgate rules

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 […]

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Yale sees jump in applications

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 […]

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Yale sees 5.8 percent increase in apps

Yale received 28,870 applications for admission to the class of 2016, marking a 5.8 percent increase from last year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The jump comes as other Ivy League schools — Columbia and Penn are the only ones with data out now — […]

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YCC offers backstage pass for best logo design

Remember last year’s Spring Fling? Remember when Third Eye Blind played “Jumper,” or when Lupe Fiasco kicked off (or, at least, contributed to) a campuswide push against investment banking? You don’t? Regardless, here’s some good news: the Yale College Council is offering a backstage pass to Spring Fling 2012 for the student who designs the […]

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Blaze on State Street claims three cats

When a fire broke out at the newly-opened Da Legna restaurant on State Street over the weekend, everyone inside got out unharmed — every human, that is. After the fire, clean-up workers found Spooky hiding in a closet to protect himself from the smoke and the cold air, CT Post reported today. He was immediately […]

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Early admissions get tougher at elite schools

At least when it comes to early applications, it’s hard out there for a WASP. A larger, more diverse group of early applicants to America’s most elite universities has made early admission more elusive, especially for students from Northeastern prep schools, according to a New York Times article Friday. In the past, prep schools dominated […]

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Financial aid expands pool of potential recruits

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 […]

Yale posts most competitive early admit rate

Yale posted the toughest early admissions rate in the Ivy League in December, even as Harvard and Princeton reinstated early admission policies for the first time in four years. The University admitted 15.7 percent of early action applicants for the class of 2016, which Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said marked a slight increase […]

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Farrow LAW ’09, other Yalies among ’30 under 30′

What do Lady Gaga and Mark Zuckerberg have in common with Rhodes Scholar, celebrity offspring and aspiring country artist Ronan Farrow LAW ’09? They’re all among America’s “30 Under 30,” a list of high-achieving young people released this week by Forbes. Farrow graduated from Bard College when he was 15, the college’s youngest graduate ever. […]

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Early admit rate increases slightly

Though Harvard and Princeton reinstated early admission policies this fall for the first time in four years, Yale still received the greatest number of early applicants and posted the lowest acceptance rate among the three schools. Yale admitted 15.7 percent of its early action applicants for the class of 2016 on Thursday evening — a […]

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Yale accepts 675 early applicants

Yale admitted 675 of the 4,304 early applicants for admission to the class of 2016, yielding a 15.7 percent acceptance rate for early action candidates, according to statistics released to alumni interviewers. Of the early applicant pool, 2,394 students have been deferred for regular decision and 1,180 were denied admission. The 15.7 percent early acceptance […]

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