Small percentage of grades missing

Less than a full day after the deadline for professors to submit second semester grades, students are missing only a small percentage of their final marks. About 95 percent of final grades are now available on the Student Information Systems website, Interim Registrar Eileen Quinn said in an email to the News, though professors were […]

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Faculty approve new ROTC resolutions

UPDATED: 7:40 p.m.This evening, Yale College faculty did their part to help “clear the way” for the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to Yale. A “significant majority” of the roughly 200 faculty members who attended a Yale College faculty meeting late Thursday afternoon voted to discard a set of resolutions that led to […]

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NRC changes boost Yale rankings

The accuracy of a controversial set of rankings of doctoral programs by the National Research Council has been questioned since their release in September 2010. Now, two waves of corrections issued last month in response to criticism have boosted the ranks of several of Yale’s graduate programs. The NRC, which is part of a private, […]

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Committee finds academic improvement

The committee charged with assessing reform to Yale’s curriculum has found it difficult to measure the effects of the 2005 changes to academic requirements, but its findings point toward significant positive change. Yale College Dean Mary Miller said the Committee on Yale College Education is nearly done with its report, but will delay the completion […]

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Yale to offer Dutch

Students will hear a new language in classrooms next year. Yale will offer both introductory and intermediate Dutch next fall, said Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, director of the Center for Language Study. She said Dutch is a useful European language, especially for research in subjects such as history, political science and art history. “I hope interest […]

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Faculty to vote on ROTC rules

The University has taken another step toward inviting the Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) back to campus. The Faculty Committee on ROTC released a report Thursday recommending that Yale College amend the four resolutions approved by the faculty in 1969, which led to the discontinuation of ROTC at Yale. At the May 5 faculty meeting, […]

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Chemistry to alter course offerings

Students planning to take chemistry courses next year will encounter some changes in course options. A year after the chemistry department restructured its undergraduate major requirements, the department will put a greater emphasis on life sciences in organic chemistry and provide students greater flexibility in fulfilling introductory requirements. Partially in anticipation of upcoming changes in […]

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ROTC one step closer to returning

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) is one step closer to returning to Yale’s Campus. The Faculty Committee on ROTC, which Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced March 29, released its report Thursday recommending that Yale College amend the four resolutions approved by the faculty in 1969, which led to the discontinuation of ROTC at […]

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Teaching Awards announced

George Levesque announced the six recipients of Yale College’s 2011 teaching awards to the News Tuesday. Dana Angluin, computer science professor and winner of the award for teaching in the natural sciences, said the students, not the teachers, control the quality the learning process. “The teacher just tries to create an environment where learning can […]

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Teaching awards announced

George Levesque, assistant dean of academic affairs, announced the six winners of Yale College’s 2011 teaching prizes to the News today. Yale College Dean Mary Miller will hold a public reception to celebrate the winners on Monday, April 25, at 5:30 pm in the Linonia and Brothers Room of Sterling Memorial Library. Read the list […]

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Three Yalies win Pulitzers

Eighteen years ago, David Leonhardt ’95 stepped into then-Graduate School Dean Richard Levin’s office to offer his congratulations to Levin’s secretary. Her boss, he said, was slated to become the next University President. Colleagues of Leonhardt, then editor in chief of the News, had a hunch that Levin had been selected for the job. The […]

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