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Consultants offer controversial college guidance

October 6, 2006 • 0
When Clay Chiles ’09 was in 11th grade, he began talking with an educational consultant based in the Northeast. Chiles, a native of Houston, Texas, sent his consultant writing samples and flew to meet with him face-to-face in February of his junior year. After his consultant provided him with a list of about 30 colleges »
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Admissions review gains momentum

September 28, 2006 • 1
Yale has begun to accelerate its annual review of University admissions policies this week, as admissions changes continue to build national momentum following the University of Virginia’s announcement Monday that it will follow Harvard and Princeton in dropping the early admissions deadline. The Advisory Committee on Yale College Admissions and Financial Aid Policy ­— a »
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Spellings outlines higher ed. plan

September 27, 2006 • 0
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings set forth a multi-pronged plan for higher education yesterday, calling for the creation of a database to track students’ academic progress, an increase in spending on need-based student aid and increased accountability for colleges. The most controversial of the changes — and one met with skepticism by Yale officials »
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Poll finds Yalies divided on E.A.

September 21, 2006 • 0
In the wake of Harvard and Princeton’s recent announcements that the universities will eliminate their early admissions programs, Yale students have mixed feelings about the idea of adopting a single admissions deadline, according to a Yale Daily News poll of more than 300 randomly selected undergraduates. As the Yale Corporation and the Faculty Committee on »
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Dollhopf settles in as director of AYA

September 21, 2006 • 0
Judging by the way Mark Dollhopf ’77 greets visitors in his new office in the Rose Alumni Hall on York Street, one would think he had been working there for years. Upon entering his office, the new executive director of the Association of Yale Alumni moves his arms frenetically and gestures to the bookshelves — »
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Princeton to drop E.D.

September 19, 2006 • 0
In a move that surprised Yale officials and may put increased pressure on the University to end its early action program, Princeton University announced Monday afternoon that it will eliminate its own early admissions deadline beginning next year. Following a similar announcement at Harvard last Tuesday, Princeton’s move marks the second time in the past »
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Harvard to end early admissions

September 13, 2006 • 0
Harvard University’s announcement Tuesday that it will eliminate early admissions sent shockwaves through the college admissions community, but top Yale officials said the University is satisfied with its current early action policy and does not anticipate any changes. Under the new policy, students applying to Harvard’s Class of 2012 will all be subject to the »
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Roosevelt Institution sponsors conference

September 12, 2006 • 0
National policymakers and top university officials will convene in New Haven next month for a conference on socioeconomic diversity in higher education, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Monday night. The conference will be hosted by Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the President’s Office, and is sponsored by the Roosevelt Institution, a national student »
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Yale Ambassadors Program to grow

September 11, 2006 • 0
After last year’s inaugural run, the Yale Ambassadors Program — revamped and now broader in scope — is expanding to reach out to more schools. The program, which sends current Yale students to selected high schools throughout the country, will now allow ambassadors to visit schools during all four breaks from Yale, as opposed to »
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Salovey appoints new international programs coordinator

September 7, 2006 • 0
A Harvard administrator has traded in her crimson for Yale blue, assuming a new position at the University as associate dean for international affairs. Jane Edwards, former director of the Office of International Programs at Harvard University, is primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing Yale’s various international programs for undergraduates. She will also act as »
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Criticism of SAT rises after average score decreases dramatically

September 6, 2006 • 0
This year’s national average scores for the SAT plummeted seven percentage points from last year’s average. The drop — the largest in 31 years — follows this year’s introduction of a new version of the SAT, which included a writing component. The plunge was caused mainly by the fact that fewer students than in past »
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Elis retain third spot in U.S. News survey

September 6, 2006 • 0
For the fourth straight year, Yale finished third in the popular and controversial U.S. News & World Report national college rankings, behind Princeton and Harvard. Yale’s ranking was due largely to the differential between the three schools in the faculty resources rank, which takes into account a number of different factors, such as class size »