Yale-NUS discussed at student panel

Seven Singaporean students and alumni from Yale and Columbia offered their perspectives on the liberal arts college Yale is planning with the National University of Singapore at a panel discussion Thursday. Speakers on the panel touched upon many issues typically raised with Yale-NUS — academic freedom, the liberal arts model in Asia and the Yale […]

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Yale to offer three new humanities postdocs

For the first time, the University will offer three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic sciences for recent Ph.D. graduates during the coming academic year. The two-year fellowships come as part of efforts to build a larger postdoctoral community in the humanities at the University. They are open to students who completed doctoral programs […]

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UP CLOSE | Humanities face identity crisis

Last May, Yale College Dean Mary Miller called a meeting of all humanities department chairs. Her question for them, she said, was simple: “What are we going to do about the future of the humanities?” Across the country, the value of a humanities degree has been called into question as more students pursue fields of […]

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YCC pushes grade transparency

The Yale College Council’s science and engineering subcommittee is advocating for science professors to make information about grading more consistently available to students during the term. The subcommittee released a report last Thursday based on a February poll of nearly 600 students, many of whom said that science and engineering classes do not provide adequate […]

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Grad review to examine master’s program

After the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reviewed its doctoral programs last year, a similar effort is underway to evaluate the school’s terminal master’s programs. By meeting with directors of graduate studies and compiling statistics on each program — such as data on applications, admissions rates, enrollments and degree completion rates — administrators hope […]

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Six professors win teaching prizes

Six Yale College teaching prizes for 2012 have been awarded to professors in departments ranging from history to psychology to geology and geophysics, the Dean’s Office announced Monday. Recipients of the prizes are nominated by students and then chosen by the Committee on Teaching, Learning and Advising. Yale College Dean Mary Miller will host a […]

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Faculty approve Yale-NUS resolution

Despite a statement of opposition from University President Richard Levin, faculty voted by a wide margin to pass a resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties at Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting. The roughly 200 Yale College faculty members who attended the meeting spent two and a half hours discussing […]

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Open Yale adds seven new courses

Open Yale Courses, the initiative that makes video lectures of Yale College courses available for free online, added seven new courses to its website today. The courses range from philosophy and cognitive science professor Tamar Gendler’s “Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature” to history professor Paul Freedman’s “The Early Middle Ages” and courses in […]

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Faculty to continue Yale-NUS debate

A resolution urging Yale-NUS College to uphold principles of non-discrimination and civil liberties will likely be brought to a vote at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Professors voted to suspend the rules of the meetings to introduce and debate the resolution, written by political science and philosophy professor Seyla Benhabib GRD ’77, at their monthly […]

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Women lag in reaching tenure

Yale has given tenure to significantly more men than women over the past decade, according to data collected by the Women’s Faculty Forum this spring. The WFF found that women comprise 29 percent of faculty who received tenure since 2000 and remain at Yale, and this percentage rises to 37 percent among the humanities divisions […]

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Seven professors awarded tenure

Seven professors were awarded tenure at a Board of Permanent Officers meeting last Thursday, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in an email to the News. Ian Quinn, an associate professor of music, Caleb Smith, an associate professor of English, Barry McCrea, an associate professor of comparative literature and English, Beverly Gage, an associate professor […]

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Princeton Review ranks top 300 U.S. professors

Think your professors are the best in America? A new book out today from the Princeton Review “The Best 300 Professors,” names America’s top professors — and only two Yale faculty made the cut. Paul Bracken, a professor of management and political science at the School of Management, and Karen von Kunes, a senior lector […]

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