Trumbull master to leave post

After serving for 16 years as Trumbull College master, Janet Henrich announced Monday that she plans to step down at the end of the 2012-’13 academic year. In an email sent to the Trumbull community, Henrich said she and Associate Master Victor Henrich will leave their posts to take a year-long sabbatical before returning to […]


‘Apple picking’ thief strikes Chapel and High

The Yale community may soon receive another message from Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins after a Wednesday night theft attempt broke out just hours after Higgins released an afternoon safety advisory on iPhone theft. Dubbed “apple picking,” the new phenomenon has been on the rise as thieves target iPhone users for robbery attempts. But the […]


In STEM fields, faculty retention an open question

When John Morrell ’86, a professor of mechanical engineering, was named director of the highly-anticipated Center for Engineering Innovation and Design in May 2011, engineering students and faculty had no idea that he would leave the University for a job offer at Apple a month before the Center’s opening. His sudden departure left the CEID […]


At Yale, gender gap in sciences narrows

While a gender gap still exists in the sciences, female students in science, technology, engineering and math fields are better represented at Yale on average than at other colleges and universities nationwide. The percentage of female STEM majors in the senior class at Yale has hovered between 39 and 46 percent — slightly above the […]


Bio changes cause spike in enrollment

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, […]


Environmental studies expands course offerings

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 […]


Freshmen show record interest in STEM fields

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 […]


Engineering center opens

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 […]


Over summer, 17 Hillhouse and SPL receive facelift

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 […]


SAILING | Elis hit preseason high

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, […]

A tour of the Elm City’s new eateries

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1407″ ] NEW HAVEN MEATBALL HOUSE 1180 Chapel St. The Meatball House is the third restaurant in […]


SAILING | Women’s team qualifies for Nationals

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 […]