Chemistry to alter course offerings

April 24, 2011
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 »

ROTC one step closer to returning

April 22, 2011
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 »

Teaching Awards announced

April 20, 2011
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 »

Three Yalies win Pulitzers

April 19, 2011
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 »

Miller memorializes Dufault ’11

April 13, 2011
In a tribute to Michele Dufault ’11, Yale College Dean Mary Miller sent the following statement to the News Wednesday evening. Before her appointment as dean in October 2008, Miller served as Dufault’s master in Saybrook College. Four years ago this month, I heard about Michele Dufault from one of my college classmates, the head »

Univ. to revise sexual misconduct policies

April 13, 2011
The University will alter its sexual misconduct policies following the Department of Education’s clarification of Title IX regulations, a member of the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel said Tuesday. The revised specifications, released April 4 in a “Dear Colleague” letter from the Office for Civil Rights to schools and universities receiving federal »

“Strategy sessions” examine sexual climate

April 12, 2011
A week-long series of informal meetings between students, faculty and administrators could contribute to an improved sexual climate on campus if the organizers have their way — and according to three legal experts, federal investigators may lead the University in similarly focused efforts to ensure compliance with Title IX. After Yale’s administration hastened the formation »
Max Webster ’12 said that members of his group Climate Voices use the moral philosophy they learned in class to argue for their goals.

Students found climate nonprofit

April 11, 2011
When Max Webster ’12 fled his home on the gulf coast of Mississippi in the face of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with only a change of clothes, he had no idea that he would next see his house on television, collapsed amid the wreckage of the natural disaster. Webster presented his story Saturday at TEDx »

Measuring the breadth of the new UWC

April 8, 2011
The University-Wide Committee surged toward completion this week, and administrators still seem to be catching up with the rapid changes. Provost Peter Salovey announced to students yesterday a new, integrated University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct to “streamline” the sexual grievance process, but at least one of Yale’s schools is choosing to keep its independent procedures. »

Administrators believe Yale did not violate Title IX, Miller says

April 7, 2011
Yale College Dean Mary Miller said that administrators believe they have not violated Title IX in a Wednesday night email to parents of undergraduates. “We believe we have been in compliance with both the letter and the spirit of Title IX,” she wrote, “and we plan to cooperate fully with the OCR’s inquiry.” The message »

Yale acts on sex grievance overhaul

April 7, 2011
Administrators sent a flurry of updates about a federal investigation into the University’s alleged violations of Title IX to the Yale community Wednesday night, among them a message announcing a new campus-wide grievance procedure. Provost Peter Salovey announced in an email to faculty Wednesday night that the new University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct — which »

Salovey to announce new committee on sexual misconduct

April 6, 2011
In an e-mail to be sent to faculty and students tonight, Provost Peter Salovey will officially announce the creation of a new centralized sexual misconduct grievance procedure, streamlining the previous system of separate complaint procedures across the schools of the University. The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (or the UWC) will begin effective on July »