Art historian selected for newly created deanship

June 11, 2009 • 8
Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced Thursday the appointment of Susan Cahan, the associate dean for academic affairs of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the newly created position of associate dean for the arts in Yale College. Cahan, who will be charged with molding a vision for »

Two professors granted tenure

June 3, 2009 • 0
A committee voted to grant tenure to two professors shortly before Commencement, bringing the total number of tenure appointments this year to 11. Bryan Garsten, an associate professor of political science, and Priya Natarajan, an associate professor of astronomy, received tenure at the May 21 meeting of the Board of Permanent Officers, a body composed »

Faculty to discuss minors

April 30, 2009 • 17
After months of consideration, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will formally begin discussing the possibility of implementing some form of academic minors at a May 7 meeting. At the meeting, the Committee on Majors will give a presentation on minors, covering the arguments supporting and opposing the idea and introducing three possible courses of »

Briefly: Yale Corporation discusses recession, fundraising

April 27, 2009 • 1
The Yale Corporation continued to discuss the impact of the economic recession on Yale this weekend, during its fourth set of meetings of the year. The group of 16 fellows had a “fairly routine” agenda, University President Richard Levin said Friday. Vice President for Development Inge Reichenbach presented her strategy for fundraising during the recession »

Briefly: English Department changes writing concentration admissions

April 24, 2009 • 6
The English Department will change its procedures for applications to the writing concentration beginning with next year’s cycle of admissions to the program. Students will no longer be allowed to apply to the concentration during the fall of their junior year. Department administrators said the new system will help streamline the application process and will »

Graduate School admissions stable

April 23, 2009 • 0
The number of graduate students who accepted offers of admission this year stayed roughly the same as last year’s total, as administrators lowered the number of offers made to accommodate an expected rise in yield. After applications increased this year by 9 percent, Graduate School Dean Jon Butler said he expected the tighter job market »

Seminar offices combine forces

April 23, 2009 • 4
The Yale College Dean’s Office will centralize the administration of freshman and residential college seminars into a single office beginning in fall 2009, the office announced this week. The new Yale College Seminar Office will join the two programs, which currently operate separately, under the direction of George Levesque, the assistant dean of academic affairs. »

Briefly: EP&E alters core requirements

April 21, 2009 • 0
The Program of Ethics, Politics and Economics is changing the course requirements for its majors, starting with the class of 2012. Instead of being required to take one course each in three of four core areas, students will take one course each in two of three core areas, plus one course in a separate category »

Briefly: Yale professors are fourth-highest paid in nation, report says

April 15, 2009 • 1
Salaries for full professors at Yale are the fourth-highest in the nation, according to a report published Monday by the American Association of University Professors. Yale’s average salary of $174,000 — up from $165,000 the year before — places it behind only professors at Harvard, Stanford and Princeton universities. Associate professors at the University earn »

The death of the Blue Book?

April 15, 2009 • 19
Highlighting and underlining courses in a Blue Book, officially known as the Yale College Programs of Study, may soon be a thing of the past. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and to save money, the Yale College Publications Office will likely allow students to opt out of receiving a hard copy of »

Committee grants four professors tenure

April 10, 2009 • 8
A committee voted to grant tenure to four professors and to promote a fifth to full professor Thursday afternoon. Eric Sargis of anthropology, Udo Schwarz of mechanical engineering, Brian Scassellati of computer science and Ruth Blake of geology and geophysics were all granted tenure at a meeting of the Board of Permanent Officers, composed of »

Grad school more selective

April 9, 2009 • 0
Expecting more students than usual to take them up on an offer of admission, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences accepted fewer students this year than last. Graduate School Dean Jon Butler said he expects the school’s yield to rise this year after applications increased 9 percent, largely because a gloomy job market is »