High enrollment in the new introductory biology sequence has put pressure on departments to find classroom space.
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Bio changes cause spike in enrollment

September 14, 2012 • 2
After reformatting introductory-level biology courses this fall, the University has seen substantial growth in the enrollment of those classes. Introductory biology courses faced logistical challenges throughout shopping period as demand repeatedly exceeded the capacity of the lecture halls assigned to those courses. The spike in enrollment was largely caused by new prerequisites for the molecular, »
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Environmental studies expands course offerings

September 12, 2012 • 0
Facing growing demand, the environmental studies program has expanded its course offerings this fall. Since the program graduated its first class of four students in 2004, the major has steadily grown to 31 students in this year’s class of seniors. This fall, the program includes five additional courses that seek to meet the higher demand »
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Freshmen show record interest in STEM fields

September 6, 2012 • 7
More students in the class of 2016 are likely to pursue a science or engineering major than in any previous class. According to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 42.5 percent of freshmen are potentially interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) majors — a marked increase over the one-third of freshmen who were »
The Center for Engineering Innovation & Design, which opened Aug. 26 in the Becton Center, held a kickoff event last Monday.
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Engineering center opens

September 4, 2012 • 264
The School of Engineering and Applied Science opened new facilities this fall to centralize its resources for students and expand research space for faculty. The Center for Engineering Innovation & Design opened Aug. 26, taking over the space previously occupied by the Engineering and Applied Science Library in Becton Center. Administrators said they hope the »
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Over summer, 17 Hillhouse and SPL receive facelift

August 31, 2012 • 0
Yale renovated some of its classrooms on Science Hill and built others on Hillhouse this summer in an effort to revamp science and technology education. Six news classrooms have been constructed at 17 Hillhouse Ave. — the site of Yale’s old health center — and around eight rooms in Sloane Physics Laboratory have been fully »
The women’s sailing team finished second in the nation last season and goes into this season ranked first by a 51-point margin.
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SAILING | Elis hit preseason high

August 30, 2012 • 0
Starting with their highest preseason rankings in more than a decade, the Yale sailing teams hope the momentum continues to build throughout the fall. The women’s sailing team is coming off a second-place finish at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s National Championships and topped the preseason Sailing World College Rankings, released Monday, with 201 points, »
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A tour of the Elm City’s new eateries

August 24, 2012 • 1
Over the summer, New Haven’s restaurant industry saw three newcomers, with at least three more restaurants set to open over the next two months. While dining halls remains closed, Yalies have already begun exploring these new eateries. NEW HAVEN MEATBALL HOUSE 1180 Chapel St. The Meatball House is the third restaurant in New Haven owned »
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SAILING | Women’s team qualifies for Nationals

April 26, 2012 • 0
The No. 4 Yale women’s team finished second at the New England Championship this weekend and qualified for the Nationals Championships to be held from May 31 to June 2 in Austin, Texas. The Elis finished their season on a high note at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Championship. The first two teams »
Next weekend, the coed sailing team will compete for the Admiral’s Cup, the Priddy Trophy and the Thompson Trophy.
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SAILING | Bulldogs sail on to semifinals

April 17, 2012 • 0
Though the Bulldogs faced disappointing results in several fleet race regattas this weekend, the No. 1 Yale coed sailing team qualified for the National Semifinal Championships with a third-place finish at the New England Dinghy Championships at Harvard. The coed team competed in a total of three regattas last weekend. It captured third place out »
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YCC pushes grade transparency

April 17, 2012 • 781
The Yale College Council’s science and engineering subcommittee is advocating for science professors to make information about grading more consistently available to students during the term. The subcommittee released a report last Thursday based on a February poll of nearly 600 students, many of whom said that science and engineering classes do not provide adequate »
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Engineering library resources to remain dispersed

April 13, 2012 • 2
Engineering library resources from the Becton Center will remain distributed among Yale’s libraries in the 2012-’13 academic year, administrators announced Thursday. Library and School of Engineering and Applied Science administrators held a public meeting in Dunham Thursday to discuss arrangements for the library’s collections, which moved to Bass Library, Sterling Memorial Library, Dunham Laboratory and »
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Three Yale companies benefit from TechStart

April 11, 2012 • 0
Three firms founded by Yale engineers are reaping the benefits of a startup incubator program launched last month by Connecticut Innovations, the state’s quasi-public authority responsible for technology investments. TechStart Fund Accelerator Pilot Program began on March 5 as part of a $250 million investment the state of Connecticut committed to startup technology companies over »
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