Faculty meeting tackles shopping uncertainty

After enduring another shopping period riddled with uncertainty due to fluctuating course enrollments, faculty members debated ways to make the first weeks of the semester less volatile. At the first Yale College faculty meeting of the academic year on Thursday, roughly a dozen professors voiced their frustrations about shopping period and discussed ways enrollment decisions […]

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Courses cluster in similar times

Students who found their shopping lists for this term clustered within the same time slots were not alone. This fall, as in past years, seminars and large lecture classes are concentrated in the middle of the week during the late morning and afternoon, despite past efforts to get departments to assign course times more evenly. […]

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Harvard students caught up in cheating scandal

Harvard’s Administrative Board is investigating 125 undergraduates for cheating on a take-home final exam. In what Boston.com calls “the largest cheating scandal in recent memory to hit the Ivy League,” nearly half of the students in the lecture “Government 1310: Introduction to Congress” are accused of collaborating by email or other methods on short-answer questions […]

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Bluebook back after hiccups

After Yale Bluebook experienced glitches Monday afternoon, including problems with its schedule worksheet feature, the site is back to running normally. Still, University Registrar Gabriel Olszewski said users of the site may notice class times missing temporarily – for about 15 minutes — while the site refreshes its course information. Information is refreshed at 7 […]

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University acquires Yale Bluebook

Yale Bluebook, the student-run website that has proved increasingly popular among undergraduates as a course planning tool, will now be owned and operated by Yale. University Registrar Gabriel Olszewski told the News that his office purchased a license for the site “a couple months ago” and has worked closely with the site’s creators, Jared Shenson […]

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University promotes six professors

Six professors were promoted at a meeting of the Board of Permanent Officers on May 17. Two tenured associate professors in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department — Enrique De La Cruz and Andrew Miranker — were promoted to full professors with tenure, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said. Two professors of mechanical engineering and […]

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More on this year’s honorary degree recipients

Yale conferred the following nine honorary degrees at the University’s 311th Commencement ceremony Monday morning, according to the program for the event. Doctor of Medical Sciences: Aaron Temkin Beck MED ’46 A psychiatrist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, Beck pioneered the use of cognitive therapy (also known as cognitive behavioral therapy or […]

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University confers 3,021 degrees at 311th Commencement

Intermittent spurts of rainfall shortened but could not stop Yale’s 311th Commencement exercises, which brought the College and the University’s graduate and professional schools to Old Campus on Monday. In front of a crowd of nearly 18,000, the University conferred 3,021 degrees — 1,249 to undergraduates — and awarded another 285 provisionally to students in […]

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Gates, Marshall LAW ’76 to receive honorary degrees

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Margaret Marshall LAW ’76 were spotted entering the Yale Center for British Art Sunday evening as guests arrived for the University’s annual dinner for honorary degree recipients. The University awards honorary degrees as part of the Commencement ceremony, […]

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Blue Book returns, for now

Despite last fall’s announcement to the contrary, Yale College’s printed course catalog, affectionately termed the “Blue Book” by students and faculty, will come out for at least one more year. Administrators announced last September that the Blue Book — formally titled the Yale College Programs of Study — would no longer be available in print […]

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University announces new fellowship for freshmen

A new summer fellowship program will allow more undergraduates to conduct research in science and engineering during the summer after freshman year. Freshman can already get support from Yale through the Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) program to spend the summer doing scientific research, but the new program will expand these numbers. At least […]

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Tenure system a boon for humanities

Five years after the University instituted a tenure-track system, professors and administrators said the perception that “nobody gets tenure at Yale” is fading. Under the tenure-track system adopted in 2007, tenure decisions are no longer dependent on departmental resources, and each junior faculty member must be evaluated for tenure by their eighth year at Yale. […]

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