Cancelled faculty meeting reinstated

This weekend, administrators reversed their decision to cancel next week’s Yale College faculty meeting after professors objected to delaying a planned discussion of Yale’s liberal arts college in Singapore. In a Friday email to faculty members, Yale College Dean Mary Miller cancelled their March 1 faculty meeting, citing “very few agenda items of Yale College […]

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Online lectures enter the classroom

Open Yale Courses has made professors’ lectures available to Internet users around the world, but it is also changing how those professors teach on campus. The website, which now features videos and transcripts for 35 Yale courses, launched in 2007 in an effort to broaden access to a Yale education. But in some cases, the […]

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Yale lags in diversity goals

Despite administrators’ efforts, the University is still trailing the goals for faculty diversity it outlined six years ago. Yale launched a faculty diversity initiative in 2006 that set targets for hiring more women and minorities to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by June 2013. The initiative called for the University to hire at least […]

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Cross Campus: 2.14.12

Love songs. Assistant professor Sarah Demers was treated to not one, not two, but three singing valentines during her “Physics of Music” class Monday. As members of the Yale Slavic Chorus and of a cappella group The New Blue serenaded Demers with love songs, Demers looked embarrassed but “dealt with it well,” a tipster who […]

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Economy drives growth in master’s apps

Total applications to Yale’s master’s programs jumped 19 percent this year, with the largest increases in programs that professors say lead to promising job prospects during a time of economic uncertainty. Master’s programs in computer science, engineering and applied science, and statistics have steadily attracted more applicants over the past five years, and continued to […]

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Shared Services under fire

Faculty protested the ongoing University-wide push to centralize administrative services — an effort they say harms departments and their staff — at last Thursday’s Yale College faculty meeting. Over the past few years, Yale has implemented a business model called “Shared Services” to reduce costs and share resources across departments, University President Richard Levin said. […]

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“Piggy back” majors reach stand-alone status

The faculty’s approval of ethnicity, race and migration as a standalone major last Thursday has left South Asian studies as the only major at Yale that must be taken with a second area of study. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2452″ ] Since the mid-1980’s, Yale has offered five majors that could only be pursued as second majors, four […]

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ER&M becomes stand-alone major

Students who wish to major in ethnicity, race and migration will no longer have to pursue it along with a second major. Faculty voted at a Thursday Yale College faculty meeting to make ER&M a stand-alone major, as well as to split the biology major and modify the degree options in environmental engineering. Molecular, cellular […]

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ExComm highlights alcohol abuse

In an effort to increase transparency in how Yale handles disciplinary matters, the Yale College Executive Committee documented a single semester’s cases in its inaugural semiannual report released this week. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2523″ ] The committee adjudicated 52 cases — including alcohol violations, defiance of authority and trespassing — involving 59 students during the fall of […]

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History grad students get new study space in HGS

Around 25 students, faculty and administrators celebrated the opening of a new study space for history graduate students Wednesday. The space — a suite of three former dorm rooms on the second floor of the Hall of Graduate Studies — is now available for graduate students in the History Department to study, meet with undergraduates […]

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New colleges may strain resources

Though two new residential colleges are tentatively scheduled to open in 2015, it is not yet clear how the University will adjust its academic resources to accommodate the influx of students. The new colleges, which will house more than 800 additional undergraduates in total, will require Yale to find more classroom space, offer more courses, […]

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New colleges to have only singles

Future students in the two new residential colleges will never experience the pains or pleasures of living with a roommate — all bedrooms in the colleges will be singles. The new colleges, which are scheduled to be completed in 2015, will house students for all four years in suites consisting of singles and a common […]

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