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Diverse class of 2010 arrives in Elm City

September 1, 2006 • 0
Yale opened its gates today to the Class of 2010, one of the most diverse in the University’s history. As of yesterday, 1,319 students planned to matriculate at Yale this year out of 1,856 admitted students, said Jeff Brenzel, Yale’s dean of undergraduate admissions. This year’s yield of 71.1 percent is in line with last »
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Hashemi plans return to Yale, sponsor says

July 10, 2006 • 1
Former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi hopes to return to Yale’s Nondegree Students Program next year, said Tatiana Maxwell, one of Hashemi’s three financial supporters and sponsors. “It is Rahmatullah’s and our hope that he return to Yale this fall and continue his studies,” Maxwell said in an e-mail Sunday morning. Maxwell confirmed that Hashemi was »
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Hashemi denied admission to degree program

July 6, 2006 • 0
Rahmatuallah Hashemi — the former diplomat to the foreign minister of the Taliban — was denied admission to Yale’s degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program, according to one of his sponsors. Hashemi, 27, spent last year studying at Yale through the Nondegree Students Program. He can return to Yale and remain in that program next year »
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Capelluto ’08 dies in collision with truck

May 18, 2006 • 2
Alexander Capelluto ’08, a rising junior in Berkeley College, was killed Thursday morning when he was hit by a truck while biking to campus from the Gilder Boathouse in Derby, Conn. According to the West Haven Police Department, Capelluto, who was 20 years old, was struck by a 10-wheel truck at the intersection of Derby »
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Former dean battles maelstrom at Duke

April 27, 2006 • 1
With members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team accused of raping a black stripper, the ensuing media firestorm has drawn a man familiar to many in the Yale community to its center. Richard Brodhead ’68 GRD ’72 — the former Yale College dean who left in 2004 after decades as a Yale student, professor »
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Hashemi may seek degree program spot

April 21, 2006 • 0
Rahmatullah Hashemi has submitted his application to the Eli Whitney Students Program, said Mike Hoover, one of three founders of the International Education Foundation, the organization that initially brought Hashemi to America. Yale officials declined to confirm receipt of Hashemi’s application Thursday. There had previously been conflicting reports regarding whether Hashemi — a former diplomat »
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Abroad rules are loosened

April 20, 2006 • 0
Starting next year, sophomores will have the opportunity to study abroad during their spring semester, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said Wednesday. Until now, only juniors have been permitted to study abroad for Yale credit. From now on, although students will still only be able to receive credit and financial aid abroad for a maximum »
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Officials debate aid reforms

April 20, 2006 • 0
As the University considers certain proposed changes to Yale’s financial aid policy, administrators have recently given conflicting recommendations for which changes to prioritize. At an open forum on Wednesday night, Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi fielded questions from members of the Yale College Council and other students about the University’s financial aid policies. Yale »
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Acceptance rate hits record low

April 18, 2006 • 0
The prospective members of the Class of 2010 navigating Yale’s campus today are part of an elite group. These high school seniors survived the most selective admissions process in Ivy League history to be offered slots in Yale’s next freshman class. Of the 21,099 students who applied to Yale this year, 1,823 — 8.6 percent »
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Taliban case spurs Blue Book change

April 17, 2006 • 0
Former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi’s presence as a non-degree special student at Yale has put pressure on administrators to expedite ongoing efforts to clarify the difference between the Non-Degree Students Program and the degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program. If Hashemi intends to gain degree status next year — as he told the News in February »
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Ingham ’65 sails around the world

April 11, 2006 • 0
Jonathan Ingham ’65 had a career many Yalies might find enviable — he was a successful investment banker in New York City for a decade before establishing his own banking firm and then starting a new career buying and selling other companies. Having secured financial stability for the rest of his life, Ingham could have »
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High schooler launches lawsuit against College Board over SAT scoring

April 11, 2006 • 0
A New York high school senior filed a lawsuit in a Minnesota state court against the College Board and its vendor — Pearson Educational Measurement — on Friday, in response to the SAT scoring errors that have affected a reported 4,411 high school seniors. The lawyers of the unidentified high school senior are looking for »