Gender ratio flips for 2015

Despite the recent media buzz surrounding sexual culture at Yale and a majority-male freshman class, freshmen women interviewed said they doubt the University is significantly different from its peers. The class of 2015 is 51 percent male — a 3 percent increase from last year’s freshman class ­— but administrators and admissions experts said such […]

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Consent workshops revamped

After some freshman counselors questioned the content of the “sexual consent” workshops they were expected to lead for freshmen Thursday night, masters and deans stepped in to teach the material instead. Melanie Boyd ’90, special advisor to the dean of Yale College on gender issues, instructed freshman counselors last Thursday on how to facilitate a […]

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Shopping Period Dispatch: Finding love in developing countries

Good looks, good humor, the ability to do multivariable calculus — these are all things Yalies look for in potential boyfriends or girlfriends. But Rakesh Mohan ’71, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a Jackson Institute fellow, had different priorities when he began dating his wife, he told students in his […]

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Alums dig DS for Life

This summer, Yale students trying to earn extra credits or preparing for study abroad trips weren’t the only ones cooped up in the classroom. A cohort of 14 Yale parents and alumni — plus one alum’s spouse — ranging in age from roughly 30 to 90 gathered on campus for two weeks in May to […]

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Pollard releases statistics

When Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Thomas Pollard issued a lengthy list of recommendations for improving doctoral programs last week, he intended to give students and professors food for thought. In addition to his 20 pages of suggestions for bolstering mentorship and other aspects of the Graduate School, Pollard also released a wealth […]

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Pollard suggests fixes for Grad School

After a year of research, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Thomas Pollard unveiled a set of recommendations intended to strengthen Yale’s doctoral programs Thursday. In an email to Graduate School faculty and students, Pollard released a 20-page list of nine measures aimed at improving mentoring, along with a 29-page list of “best practices” […]

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Professor denied appointment at Yale sues CIA and FBI

Juan Cole, a noted Middle East expert and outspoken critic of the Israeli government who was denied a faculty appointment at Yale in 2006, sued the CIA and FBI on Wednesday. The University of Michigan history professor and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a case asking for the “immediate expedited processing” of Freedom […]

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Anti-Semitism initiative to end

The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA), which has operated since 2006, will not continue next year, Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies Donald Green said in a statement. The decision to end the program has met criticism from groups across the nation that show support for Jewish people, […]

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UChicago registrar named new Yale registrar

Updated: 1:46 p.m. Gabriel Olszewski, currently university registrar at the University of Chicago, will become University registrar at Yale July 18, Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the News Monday morning. The appointment is the result of a semester-long search following the retirement of Jill Carlton, who had led the Registrar’s Office since 2003. Ernst […]

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DKE sanctions may prove difficult to implement

Even though Yale’s undergraduate disciplinary body has issued sanctions against Delta Kappa Epsilon resulting from an inflammatory public pledge chant in October, it is still unclear whether the University will have any sway over the future of the fraternity. Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced the outcome of the Executive Committee’s disciplinary proceedings against DKE […]

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Seven professors promoted

The Board of Permanent Officers has promoted seven professors, Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the News. See the list below: Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, promoted to associate professor of applied physics and physics with tenure. William Mitch, promoted to associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering with tenure. Hongxing Tang, promoted to associate professor of electrical […]

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University confers 2,907 degrees at 310th Commencement

Yale’s 310th Commencement had the robes and vocabulary of a formal ceremony, but graduates added their own flavor to the proceedings with spirited shouts and accessories. Yale University conferred 2,907 degrees — 1,251 to undergraduates — and awarded another 229 provisionally to students in the Law School and in the School of Medicine’s Physician Associate […]

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