Review of master’s programs underway

As the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences undertakes a comprehensive review of its terminal master’s programs, the funding arrangements those programs have with the school may change. Though master’s students pay tuition to the Graduate School — unlike Ph.D. students, who are guaranteed five years of full financial support — the Graduate School typically […]

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Dean Miller’s son gets married in D.C.

Cross Campus can hear the bells — William Kamens ’09, the son of Yale College Dean Mary Miller and East Asian Languages and Literatures Department Chair Edward Kamens was married on Sunday to Rachel Butler ’08. The couple met during their years as Yale undergrads. They were married at the McLean Gardens Ballroom in Washington, […]

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Archaeology cancels fieldwork course

Starting next fall, a roughly 50-year-old archaeology course that sent students to excavate historic sites around New England will no longer be offered. The course was required for both undergraduates and graduate students in archaeological studies, but professors said its time-intensiveness and difficulties finding archaeological sites close to campus made it increasingly hard to offer […]

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Yale attracts humanities postdocs

A temporary program by the nonprofit American Council of Learned Societies is boosting the number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences at Yale. The ACLS, a group of scholarly organizations that promotes the humanities, launched the New Faculty Fellows program in 2009 to help support recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and […]

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Franco GRD ’16 will not attend U of Houston

We’re starting to lose track track of James Franco’s GRD ’16 educational history, but it seems that, for now, he will not enroll in a sixth graduate program. Franco was accepted to the University of Houston’s creative writing program last spring and deferred his enrollment for one year, but he has decided not to start […]

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Global affairs announces capstones

The first class of seniors in the global affairs major will work on capstone projects next semester for clients ranging from the World Bank to a United States Department of Energy laboratory, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs announced Monday. The capstone projects, which replace the senior essay or project requirement common to other majors, […]

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Faculty seek greater role at Grad School

A group of professors has petitioned for a greater voice in decision-making at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in a proposal submitted to administrators during spring break. The proposal, which was sent to University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey on March 6 with signatures from 15 professors, calls for a faculty […]

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Faculty weigh Yale-NUS

Professors introduced and debated a resolution demanding that Yale-NUS College protect civil liberties and uphold principles of non-discrimination at a Yale College faculty meeting Thursday. After University President Richard Levin updated faculty on the liberal arts college planned by Yale and the National of University of Singapore, around 15 professors made statements, many of which […]

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Gaddis wins national award for Kennan biography

After winning high praise among reviewers for his biography of George F. Kennan, history professor John Lewis Gaddis has won the seventh annual American History Book Prize for his work, the New York Times reported. The prize, which has been handed out by the New-York Historical Society, is awarded for a nonfiction American history book […]

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Faculty to raise concerns about Yale-NUS

Professors say they intend to raise objections to the liberal arts college Yale has planned with the National University of Singapore at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. Though Yale-NUS was officially announced in March 2011 and is set to open in fall 2013, professors said they still wish to debate the merits of the project. […]

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Miller encourages fall break trips

As Yale College prepares to follow a new academic calendar with a five-day fall break in the 2012-’13 school year, Yale College Dean Mary Miller is encouraging professors to consider holding field trips during the short vacation. Earlier this month, Miller met with a group of faculty members — many of whom already include field […]

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History plans ‘pathways’

After experiencing a decline in the number of undergraduate majors in recent years, the History Department is changing the program to increase its appeal to students. In response to students’ concerns about their ability to form a cohesive course of study in the major, the department will, beginning next semester, feature “thematic pathways” on its […]

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