GMAT to add reasoning section

M.B.A. hopefuls take note: Starting June 2012, the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) will feature a new 30-minute reasoning section, the Graduate Management Admissions Council announced Friday. “The new integrated reasoning section of the GMAT will be a microcosm of today’s b-school classroom,” said Dave Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC. “These questions will provide […]

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Oprah, Ellen, Tyra … Timeica?

Meet Yale’s latest reality television contestant: Timeica Bethel ’11. The rising Jonathan Edwards senior is one of at least 3,700 contestants who have submitted audition videos for Oprah’s new reality series, “Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.” Set to air next January on the Oprah Winfrey Network, the series offers contestants […]

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New Ezra Stiles dean named

Camille Lizarribar, a former adjunct lecturer in the Directed Studies program, will be the new dean of Ezra Stiles College, Yale College Dean Mary Miller wrote in an e-mail to Ezra Stiles students on Wednesday. “I am pleased to report that, after consulting with Master Pitti and a committee of Ezra Stiles College fellows and […]

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Bank pays Univ. millions to market credit cards

Yale has been providing Chase Bank with the names and contact details of alumni, staff and sports fans for the past three years under a deal worth $7.98 million, according to an article published Monday in the Connecticut Post. The seven-year deal, which remained secret until the enactment of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and […]

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Yale Fan chooses… Harvard

His name is Yale Fan, but he is headed to Harvard in the fall. According to The Harvard Crimson’s Flyby blog, incoming Cantab freshman Fan — a top science researcher from Oregon — was accepted to Harvard, Princeton and Yale earlier this year but ultimately picked Harvard. Harvard offered a “compromise” between the strong mathematics […]

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Crouch quadruplets appear on GMA

The Crouch quadruplets can now add Good Morning America to their growing list of media appearances. Kenny, Ray, Martina and Carol Crouch ’14 — who have already made the front page of The New York Times and appeared on CNN — sat down with GMA host George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday morning to discuss the college […]

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Yield rate sees slight decline

About 67 percent of admitted students have decided to join the class of 2014 in the fall, down slightly from the 68.7 percent matriculation rate recorded at this time last year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Monday. With more than 60 students offered admission off the waiting list, Yale has made more than […]

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New Berkeley dean named

Mia Genoni, a Mellon Special Collections humanities postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Humanities Department, will be the new dean of Berkeley College, Yale College Dean Mary Miller wrote in an e-mail to Berkeley students on Tuesday. “The committee has chosen Mia Genoni because of her academic rigor, her interest in working with students both […]

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Columbia valedictorian poaches graduation speech

It seems Columbia valedictorian Brian Corman missed out on at least one lesson during his undergraduate career: cite your sources. Columbia University’s School of General Studies has been enmeshed in a plagiarism scandal after Corman appropriated a joke by comedian Patton Oswalt in his address at the school’s graduation ceremonies on Sunday, according to the […]

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Fewer admits apply for financial aid

The number of students admitted to the class of 2014 who have expressed interest in financial aid has fallen slightly compared to last year. As of April 1, approximately 68.8 percent of prospective students indicated they intended to apply for financial aid, down from 71 percent recorded last year. Students are also taking longer to […]

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Student marchers deliver financial aid petition

More than 60 students marched from Dwight Hall to Woodbridge Hall Friday afternoon to deliver a petition calling on University President Richard Levin to reverse the recent increase of the student term-time contribution by $400. The petition — which contained more than 1,250 signatures — comes after the University Organizing Committee hosted a financial aid […]

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Yup, the Crouches are coming to Yale!

The Crouch quadruplets from Danbury, Conn., will all attend Yale this coming fall, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel confirmed Wednesday afternoon. “They have sent us their matriculation decisions, and we’re thrilled they are coming!” Brenzel wrote in an e-mail. The News spoke to Ray, Martina and Carol Crouch on Wednesday evening and all three […]

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