YCC pushes grade transparency

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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SAILING | Bulldogs sail on to semifinals

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 […]

Engineering library resources to remain dispersed

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

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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SAILING | Women’s sailing takes first on Charles River

The No. 3 women’s sailing team attained its first top finish this season last weekend when it captured the President’s Trophy Intersectional Regatta hosted by Boston University. Meanwhile, at the Marchiando Friis Team Race hosted by Tufts, the No. 1 coed team slipped following its three-weekend winning streak, taking second. After falling from its No. […]

YCC | Richard Harris ’15, UOFC chair

With no experience in the UOFC, Richard Harris ’15 is not a typical candidate for the chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee. Harris said he has no illusions that he is coming into the race as an underdog, but said he wants to become directly involved in overseeing and promoting student organizations. His platform […]

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SAILING | Coed sailing takes first

The No. 1 coed sailing team captured the Southern New England Team Race last weekend and had positive outcomes for the coed and No. 2 women’s teams at other races. The coed team competed in two team racing regattas, winning 13-3 at the Southern New England Team Race Intersectional hosted by Connecticut College on the […]

E&EB creates new track for pre-meds

When the biology major splits into the ecology and evolutionary biology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology majors next fall, E&EB will decrease the number of required classes and broaden its curriculum in an effort to better prepare students for medical school. The E&EB major will now feature two tracks, which do not yet have […]

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SAILING | Elis capture Ivy title

Last weekend, the No. 1 coed sailing team handily won the Ivy title, with positive results for the coed and women’s teams elsewhere as well. The coed team dominated the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp trophies, the de facto Ivy League sailing championship, which it hosted from the McNay Family Sailing Center in Branford. Additionally, the […]

Plans for new engineering center emerge

Administrators are moving forward with plans to open a new engineering facility next fall at the site of the former Yale University Health Services building at 17 Hillhouse Ave. The new space will be designed to facilitate teaching and research in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science. School of Engineering and Applied Science Deputy […]

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Yale introduces survey science courses

A new set of science survey courses will debut next fall, with the goal of improving the introductions to various scientific fields in Yale’s undergraduate curriculum. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2059″ ] Three new survey courses — one in engineering and two in biology — will each seek to provide freshmen with broader entries into scientific studies at […]

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SAILING | Women’s and coed teams rise to victory

Yale’s No. 1 women’s sailing and No. 2 coed sailing teams ended spring break on a high note — both teams clinched first-place finishes in the final weekend of the recess. The women’s team reached second place at its second spring season regatta in Charleston on March 3 and 4, followed by fifth place at […]