Meeting looks past rankings

September 26, 2007
Admissions experts convened at Yale on Tuesday, taking a first step towards devising better alternatives to the annual U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. Approximately 100 college presidents, admissions deans, researchers, professors, high school counselors, parents and students participated in the “Beyond the Rankings” conference, which was sponsored by the Education Conservancy. The »

Capelluto fund aids Elis

September 24, 2007
Today, the first 30 checks from the Alexander Capelluto Foundation Promise Fund are en route to scholarship recipients, who will soon be able to use this money to expand their academic options and lighten their financial burdens. The Foundation was begun after the death of Alex Capelluto ’08 in a bicycle accident in West Haven, »

4 Eli grads join Admissions Office

September 21, 2007
As Ivy League acceptance rates plunge and the hallowed gates become more forbidding each admissions cycle, high school students are increasingly looking to admissions officers as the omnipotent guardians of these coveted college experiences. But at age 22, Mark Dunn ’07 is hardly the stern gatekeeper that would-be Yalies envision. Dunn, who started working in »

Constitution Day celebrates liberty

September 18, 2007
An Uncle Sam impersonator and free copies of the Constitution were just the beginning of the attractions on offer at Yale’s Constitution Day event, but few students stopped by Hewitt Quadrangle to take part in the festivities. The University celebrated Sept. 17 as the anniversary of the 1787 signing of Constitution, complying with a 2004 »

Admissions Office signs on to Zinch

September 13, 2007
Trumpeting the mantra “I am more than a test score,” the new Web site targets high school students worldwide who are more interested in sharpening their creative abilities than their Number Two pencils — and Yale is interested. The Admissions Office is finalizing a decision to try out the site, which allows college admissions »

Univ. assesses overseas ethics

September 10, 2007
University officials said there is no cause for concern about Yale’s affiliations with study abroad program providers, despite revelations in recent weeks regarding kickbacks to other American schools. Many third-party study abroad providers, paid by students to help them enroll at foreign universities and adjust to life there, engage in covert and possibly unethical dealings »

Univ. rank holds steady

August 31, 2007
Yale was ranked third in the U.S. News & World Report national college rankings for the fifth straight year, amidst a growing national controversy surrounding the publication’s methodology and quantitative focus. The 2008 list of America’s Best Colleges places Yale behind Princeton and Harvard universities, which finished in first and second places respectively. Stanford and »

Class of 2011 is most diverse class to date

August 31, 2007
The most racially diverse class in Yale’s history will arrive on campus today, as members of the Class of 2011 haul everything from shower shoes to intricately prepared shopping period schedules through Phelps Gate. At 70.6 percent, Yale’s yield stayed above 70 percent for the third straight year, with 1,322 of the 1,911 admitted students »

Robert Bork sues Yale club over injuries

June 9, 2007
Former Yale Law School professor and one-time Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork filed suit against the Yale Club of New York on Thursday, citing injuries sustained while speaking at the alumni social club last summer. Bork, 80, who is seeking $1 million in damages, is claiming that he fell while trying to step onto a »

High school students make college choices

May 3, 2007
As seniors around the country trade in their Common Apps for orientation schedules and SAT prep books for shower sandals, Rebecca and Katie, two seniors from Hopkins School, are finally doing the same. Near the end of March and the first few days of April, acceptance letters and online notifications trickled in, ending the months »

Fulbrights offered to 18 Elis, and counting

April 30, 2007
At least 13 Yale seniors accepted Fulbright Scholarships this year, International Education and Fellowships Program administrators said this week. Five of the 18 members of the class of 2007 originally offered grants have declined the awards for other offers, IEFP Fellowships Program Director Linda De Laurentis said. But since the awards are announced on a »

Bulldog interns increase

April 27, 2007
Almost 100 Yale students will participate in Bulldogs Across America internships this summer, a slight increase from last year, a program administrator said Wednesday. Due to the addition of Minneapolis-St. Paul to the four previously-existing locations and the expansion of the Denver program, there will be between 91 and 95 total interns this summer, up »