Yale limits travel abroad

April 21, 2003
With SARS cases sweeping Asia, the war with Iraq and Yale’s new international travel advisory, some Yale students are changing their plans for the summer and next fall. A travel advisory sent to students via e-mail Thursday warned against travel to countries with high political risks and SARS cases, and restricts undergraduate travel to 42 »

Garvin quits WTC project

April 17, 2003
Alexander Garvin ’62 ARCH ’67, the chief planner for the organization charged with rebuilding the World Trade Center site, resigned abruptly Monday. Garvin, who teaches architecture and the course “Study of the City” at Yale, served as vice president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he played a major role in the plans for »

Prefrosh flood campus for Bulldog Days

April 15, 2003
High school senior Matthew Busik has wanted to go to Yale for weeks, but his dad thought he should visit to be sure. After spending Monday on campus with more than 900 other prospective freshmen, Busik said he was more confident than ever in his choice of Yale. “Everything [Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead] said »

Harvard changes early admissions policy

April 14, 2003
Harvard University officials announced Thursday that the school will return to an early action policy that prohibits students from applying early to other universities. The policy is similar to the one Yale announced in November. The change comes after Harvard received a record number of applications this year, including almost 1,500 more early applications, under »

Elite schools see increased selectivity, more applications

April 9, 2003
In a year when Yale received an unprecedented number of applications and recorded its lowest acceptance rate in history, other peer institutions saw more modest increases in selectivity. In total, Yale received 17,731 applications and accepted 2,015 to the Class of 2007, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 11.4 percent. Harvard University also saw a »

Class of ’68 to have White House reunion

April 4, 2003
The Whiffenpoofs sang at the White House for President Bartlett on NBC’s political drama The West Wing. On May 29, they will get the chance to sing for the real American president — and hundreds of members of the Yale College Class of 1968. Plans were finalized this week for President George W. Bush ’68 »

Yale admits 1,458 regular decision applicants

April 3, 2003
After the Yale admissions office received a record number of applications this year, 1,458 regular decision applicants found out Wednesday that they had been admitted to the Class of 2007, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to an historic low of 11.4 percent. Regular applicants faced a 9.6 percent acceptance rate, since the University had »

Students protest in silence

April 1, 2003
A day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a case that will reshape the role of race in college admissions, some students expressed their support for affirmative action with silence Monday. Students who participated did not speak from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in an effort to demonstrate what the campus would be »

Princeton taps new admissions dean

April 1, 2003
Wellesley College Dean of Admission Janet Lavin Rapelye will become dean of admission at Princeton as of July 1, Princeton University officials announced Thursday. Rapelye will replace Fred Hargadon, who has headed the Princeton Admissions Office for the past 15 years. Before her 12-year stint as dean of admission at Wellesley, Rapelye worked in admissions »

Yale summer programs to continue despite war

March 25, 2003
As the United States continues its war with Iraq, Yale officials responsible for summer study abroad programs and fellowships said they are keeping a close eye on the situation abroad, but said they expect most summer programs to proceed as planned. The current conflict, as well as previous threats to American security — such as »

Rowland budget may cut in-state aid

March 6, 2003
Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland proposed $3.7 million in financial aid cuts for Connecticut students in his budget Tuesday, creating an additional challenge for in-state students who face a souring economy. Yale students who receive the grant will not likely be affected by the reduction. The cuts to financial aid fall under the Connecticut Independent »

Despite Iraq, few worries on terms abroad

February 28, 2003
As the United States begins mobilizing troops for a possible war in Iraq, anti-war sentiment abroad remains high. But Yale students studying in foreign countries said they are proceeding with their semesters as planned. The growing animosity towards U.S. policies on Iraq has prompted study abroad programs to send e-mails to students and parents informing »