Poli Sci professor monitors elections in Afghanistan

Outside a school in Charikar, Afghanistan, an unruly throng of people gathered near the entrance, waiting to be scanned by handheld metal detectors. Some of them had walked for more than an hour to cast their votes in last Saturday’s parliamentary elections. Others arrived in cars, taxis and campaign buses covered with candidate posters. A […]

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Harvard/Yale cross-admits explain their decisions

Last year, Stephanie Kan ’14 had to make the hardest decision that thousands of high schoolers would love to make: Harvard or Yale? For some time, Kan, who hails from Philadelphia, said she was tempted by Harvard’s name and reputation as the most selective college in the nation. But eventually she decided that what mattered […]

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Fewer freshmen apply for aid

While slightly fewer freshmen applied for financial aid this year, the amount of financial aid awarded to the class of 2014 rose 6 percent. As of May, 69.14 percent of the class of 2014 had applied for financial aid, down just over 1 percent from the previous year, according to data released by the Financial […]

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Yalies use their noodles, Newsweek says

Watch out, Harvard! Yale is ranked No. 1 in Newsweek magazine’s list of the “Best 25 Schools for Brainiacs,” published on Monday. “Whether you’re a brainiac, future power broker, or a jock there’s probably something for you at Yale,” the article said. Newsweek’s rankings looked at which colleges attracted the most high-achieving students and graduated […]

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Univ. trims scholarships for children of staff

When Yale Police Department OfficerMartin Pitoniakopened the letter containing his daughter Annie’s tuition bill for St. Joseph’s College in Hartfordthis summer, he received an unpleasant surprise: The bill was thousands of dollars higher than he expected. Yale had given his family less than $2,500 —one third of what he had expected—from its Child Scholarship Plan, […]

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CollegeOnly, the new GoodCrush

Yalies fed up with prying employers and nosy parents on Facebook might now have a fix: CollegeOnly. According to an article published in the Boston Herald on Monday, this latest social networking site only issues accounts to those with college e-mails and prevents potential employers, parents and the greater public from accessing profiles. Josh Weinstein, […]

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Admission rate rises for class of 2014

[ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6523″ ] After last year’s record-breaking application pool, the admission cycle for the class of 2014 saw a slight dip in application numbers, a lower yield and more students admitted from the waiting list. The gap in the number of female and male applicants continued to close from last year, although women still matriculated […]

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New college deans appointed

Since May, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced the appointment of new deans for Berkeley, Branford and Ezra Stiles colleges. Mia Genoni, a Mellon Special Collections humanities postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Humanities Department, has replaced Kevin Hicks ’89 as the dean of Berkeley College. Hilary Fink, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies […]

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West Point transfer Miller ’12 garners national attenton

Sparking a national debate: Katherine Miller ’12, the gay West Point cadet who transferred to Yale College to protest the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, has captured the attention news outlets nationwide — and on Wednesday, her story appeared on the the front page of The New York Times. “The resignation this month of […]

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Another year, another third place ranking …

For the eighth year in a row, Yale was ranked third in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, which this year were released Tuesday. Harvard retained its top position on the list, while Princeton, which was tied with Harvard last year, slipped one place to the No. 2 slot. Among the top 10, […]

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Stanford cuts financial aid budget

Stanford’s financial aid budget will shrink for the first time in over a decade as the university attempts to bridge its budget shortfall, the Stanford Daily reported Thursday. Under a new budget strategy that is expected to save Stanford $2.5 million in aid money next year, the expected student contribution for those on financial aid […]

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In the Elm City, muddy — but potable — waters

New Haven residents battling the heat wave now face another challenge: muddy drinking water. Soaring demand for water in recent days has increased water flow in the city’s water mains and stirred up sediments that resemble fire hydrant flushings, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA) said in a press release today. Reports of […]

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