Freshman workshops emphasize communication

The new sexual misconduct prevention workshops for freshmen launched this week are drawing on recent research about sexual relationships to encourage students to listen to their instincts in social situations. Rather than reiterating the definition of consent — the traditional approach to sexual misconduct prevention — the 75-minute workshops examine common communication patterns in social […]

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Class to donate $100K

Students who applied to the Yale College seminar “Philanthropy in Action” were in for a surprise when they saw the course’s syllabus: members of the class would have the opportunity to distribute $100,000 to charities of their choosing. The course is the recipient of a grant from the Once Upon a Time Foundation, which gave […]

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Leadership sessions launch

As part of renewed efforts to engage students in creating a safe campus environment, the Yale College Dean’s Office has enlisted high-level administrators to speak to student leaders at this week’s leadership training sessions. Attendance at one of the three 75-minute sessions, which began Monday night with a crowd of over 300 students, is mandatory […]

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Fountain on Green to flow freely again

For the first time in decades, passersby strolling through the New Haven Green next spring will once again be able to quench their thirst at an iconic fountain. The 1907 Bennett Memorial Fountain — located on the corner of the Green closest to Church and Chapel Streets — has recently been repaired and stabilized in […]

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Prof. Gaddis nominated for big award

He won a National Humanities Medal in 2005 and has gained fame among Yalies for his lectures on the Cold War, but that’s not it for history professor John Lewis Gaddis. Gaddis, who teaches a History Department junior seminar on biography writing, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award on Saturday for his […]

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Friday scheduling switch to hit first semester

Next year, the spring semester will not be the only term when Friday seminars officially meet for the first time during the second week of shopping period. Under the revised academic calendar that takes effect next year, the Labor Day holiday each fall will require that Monday classes meet on the first Friday of shopping […]

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Alumni summer programs expand

After last summer’s Directed Studies program garnered enthusiastic reviews from alumni participants, Yale will also offer summer courses in Grand Strategy and Shakespeare for alumni, their spouses and parents of Yale students. All 18 spots in Grand Strategy have been filled since registration opened in December, and more than half of the 15 participants who […]

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How we did at the Globes

Two Yalies walked away with Golden Globe awards last night, proving once again that Yale’s finest artistes aren’t always doomed to starvation in Brooklyn. Meryl Streep DRA ’74 — who, with 26 Golden Globe nominations and 16 Academy Award nominations over her acting career, is the most-nominated actress of all time — was crowned best […]

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Nemerov caps hottest class on campus

This semester’s most popular course just got a whole lot smaller. Alexander Nemerov’s “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present” has nearly 500 shoppers on the Online Course Selection system (down from 584 earlier this week), but the course has been capped at 270 — the maximum number of students that the […]

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Environmental studies grows

Yale’s interdisciplinary major in environmental studies has doubled in size over the past few years, and the program is expanding and diversifying its course offerings to meet the increased interest. While 15 seniors graduated with degrees in environmental studies in 2010, this year’s graduating class will have 30, and there are another 31 majors in […]

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Grad School divided over interviews

Programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be required to interview doctoral candidates this year before offering them admission, but not all departments are pleased with the new policy. Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard said he asked departments to conduct interviews — whether in person, over the phone or via Skype — […]

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Shopping Period Dispatches: Megacourses

Two days into shopping period, three courses have potential enrollments of over 500 students on the Online Course Selection system, according to course demand data accessed at 11 p.m. Leading the pack is, as we expected, “Introduction to the History of Art,” with 584 shoppers, while “Great Hoaxes and Fantasies in Archaeology” has 519 and […]

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