Yale attracts more applicants

January 21, 2011
The number of applications to Yale College rose this year, but not as drastically as those to its peer rivals. Yale has received 27,230 applications — up more than 5 percent from the 25,869 it received last year, said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel. While all the Ivy League schools, along with Stanford and »

Yale-in-Washington pilot hits NYC

January 20, 2011
This summer, a small piece of Washington, D.C. will move to New York City for working Yalies. Undergraduate Career Services will launch a pilot program in New York City this June modeled after the popular Yale-in-Washington event series, which drew more than 300 students throughout last summer. Yalies interning in New York City for the »


January 19, 2011
Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41, a pioneer for public service who revolutionized community participation in America as a founder of the Peace Corps and the Special Olympics, a 1972 vice-presidential candidate and a Yale Daily News Chairman, died Monday afternoon at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was 95. Shriver, known as “Sarge” to »

Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 dies

January 18, 2011
Peace corps founder and former vice-presidential candidate Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ‘41 died today at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Shriver was hospitalized Sunday night, and had been in “critical condition” until passing away this afternoon. Shriver suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for years, after having been diagnosed in 2003. However, the cause of his »

Meaning of admissions stats questioned

January 14, 2011
The annual frenzy over admissions at elite universities centers on numbers — applications received, students accepted, matriculation rate — but these statistics may not be an accurate measure of a school, especially if you ask the experts at Yale and high schools across the country. Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel and four college counselors »

Aid package higher for 2015

January 12, 2011
Early admits to the class of 2015 are receiving their financial aid packages — and learning that Yale’s aid program is increasing by a projected $9 million. A December 15 press release announced that Yale College has raised the income level below which parents are not asked to make any contribution to their child’s tuition »

Financial aid budget to increase by 8 percent

December 16, 2010
After the Admissions Office released its early action decisions yesterday, the Financial Aid Office projected an 8 percent increase in the University’s financial aid budget. Yale College has raised the income level below which parents are not asked to make any contribution to their child’s tuition by $5,000, from $60,000 to $65,000, according to a »

Early admit rate increases slightly

December 15, 2010
Yale admitted 14.5 percent of its early action applicants for the class of 2015, a slight increase from last year’s rate of 13.9 percent, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel. “Our early applicant pool this year showed another significant rise in numbers and strength with respect to top minority students and top science »

High schoolers question early action

December 2, 2010
High school students who applied to Yale early are worried that their competition might be taking advantage of Yale’s non-binding admissions option. Given that Yale is the only member of the Harvard-Yale-Princeton trio that still accepts applicants early, and that Yale’s early program is nonbinding, prospective Elis said they are frustrated by the possibility that »

Fellowship director De Laurentis retires

December 2, 2010
After 19 years of serving the University, Linda De Laurentis stepped down from her post as Fellowship Programs director Wednesday. During her tenure at Yale, De Laurentis has overseen a more than 100 percent increase in the number of fellowships coordinated through the office. Jane Edwards, dean of professional and international experience, said she also »

Students win fellowships

November 29, 2010
Over Thanksgiving break, six Yalies found out they will be spending next year in the UK or Ireland. Two Yalies were named Rhodes scholars, three Marshall scholars and one a Mitchell scholar this year. The Rhodes and Marshall scholarships provide money for American students to spend time studying in the UK, while the Mitchell scholarship »

Despite lack of information, alums support NH Promise

November 16, 2010
Yale alumni interviewed this week expressed support for the New Haven Promise — once they learned what it is. Until the News contacted them, none of the eight alums interviewed by phone said they had heard of New Haven Promise, the joint initiative between Yale and New Haven to provide scholarships for New Haven high »