Yale alums in Middle East reflect on conflict

May 1, 2002
Janina Frankel-Yoeli ’80 had coffee in a cafe on Allenby Street in Tel Aviv with her husband on March 29, 2002. The next day, a suicide bomber blew himself up in that same cafe, killing one person and injuring 30 more. “There is a sense that life has become very narrow,” Frankel-Yoeli said. “You try »

Corp. race sparks new interest in some alums

May 1, 2002
As alumni decide whether to cast their vote for the Rev. W. David Lee DIV ’93 or Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 in this year’s Yale Corporation race, some say the election has sparked a new interest in a process that had previously been remarkable only for its banality. “I’ve been out 30 years and »

UNC drops early decision admissions

April 26, 2002
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has decided to abandon its early decision program, making it the first large university in the country to do so since the intensification of the early decision debate last fall. Since Yale President Richard Levin announced in December that he would like Yale and other universities to »

Palmieri performs to a packed Woolsey

April 24, 2002
Ashe: a West African Yoruba word meaning the power to make things happen, to draw inspiration from the realm of the spiritual world, to bring the power of the gods down to earth. “Ashe! For the first time in the history of the Chubb Fellowship we have someone who already knows what that means,” Timothy »

The waiting game on early decision

April 22, 2002
After announcing in December that he favors eliminating early admissions programs, Yale President Richard Levin has said Yale will not change its early decision policy for the coming year. Instead, Levin said, the University will try to reach an agreement with other selective institutions to change early admissions policies collectively. Ivy League administrators, however, have »

Defying the odds in the admissions game

April 18, 2002
In high school, Annie Garment ’04 founded the Cancer Awareness Club at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. Every other month, she said, she put flyers in her classmates’ boxes about upcoming cancer fund-raising events — events even she was not planning to attend. “Sophomore year we realized we were competing with each other for »

Gov. Pataki accepts Class Day invitation

April 10, 2002
New York Gov. George Pataki ’67 has accepted the invitation by the Senior Class Council to speak at Class Day on May 26. Pataki called University President Richard Levin’s office Monday to accept the offer, said Philip Greene, the senior class activities advisor. Liz Oosterhuis ’02, the senior class treasurer, said Pataki’s connection to Yale »

Yale to reimburse aid lost under Higher Ed. Act

April 5, 2002
Senior Yale administrators have approved a new policy that will reimburse students for financial aid for which they would otherwise be ineligible under the “Drug Free Student Aid” provision of the Higher Education Act, Director of University Financial Aid Myra Smith said. The 1998 “Drug Free Student Aid” amendment to the Higher Education Act denies »

Yale admits 2,008 to Class of ’06

April 4, 2002
One second after the Yale online admissions Web site was activated at exactly 9 a.m. yesterday, 100 students had logged on. One minute later, approximately 500 students were simultaneously accessing the site. And by 9 p.m., 1,191 of the nearly 1,500 students accepted to Yale in the regular decision pool had seen their admissions results »

Admission decisions to arrive on April 3

April 1, 2002
Applicants to Yale will not have to worry about April Fools’ jokes deceiving them with regard to their admissions fate this year. While many of the nation’s colleges will notify students of their admissions results today, Yale and the rest of the Ivies are waiting until April 3. As thousands of high school students await »

Pataki invited to speak at Class Day

March 29, 2002
The senior class Class Day chairmen have invited New York Governor George Pataki ’67 to speak at Class Day on May 26, Senior Class Secretary Ravi Paidipaty ’02 confirmed yesterday. Jodie Agers, a staff member in Pataki’s scheduling office, said the office had just received the request and had entered it into the computer Wednesday. »

Yalies flock to Teach for America

March 28, 2002
The first time Michael Johnston ’97 left his classroom to go to the bathroom, one of his students took out a toxic board cleaner and sprayed “F**k you” all over the bulletin board. “The first two weeks, I definitely became anaesthetized to a good degree of chaos,” Johnston said. “I was so exhausted. But it »