Junior wins Truman grant for study

April 3, 2007 • 0
While most other students his age were enjoying freshman orientation and hanging out with fellow students, Nathan Segal ’08 was focusing on the concerns of a group that often goes unnoticed by the younger generation: the elderly. As Yale’s only Truman Scholar for the 2006-’07 year, Segal will receive $30,000 for graduate study as well »

Admission rate rises

March 30, 2007 • 0
Yale College’s total acceptance rate rose 0.7 percent to 9.6 percent this year for the class of 2011, while many other Ivies saw record-low acceptance rates. Yale accepted 1,860 students out of the 19,323 total early and regular decision applicants for the class of 2011, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Thursday. The University is »

Bulldogs in India nixed

March 29, 2007 • 0
Due to new requirements imposed by the Indian government, Bulldogs in India will be canceled for this upcoming summer, the University announced Wednesday. The new policies increase regulation of foreign education institutions operating in India and change visa requirements for professors and students, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs George Joseph said. The Bulldogs internship program »

Three Elis receive science award

March 27, 2007 • 0
Three Yale students have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2007-’08 academic year, earning them $7,500 in support of their scientific studies. Bennett Lane ’08, Aaron Ring ’08 and Cassie Stoddard ’08 were among the 317 scholarship recipients nationwide. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships — which are awarded to undergraduate sophomores and juniors dedicated to »

Whitney review is complete

March 27, 2007 • 9
Yale students earning degrees through the special students program will have access to Yale financial aid next year, based on a review of the program that also reaffirmed its high standard for admission. The review committee, which was convened last April to evaluate the purpose and admissions standards for Yale’s special student programs, focused its »

Harvard says it will accept fewer transfer students

March 26, 2007 • 0
Last week, Harvard College administrators announced that they will accept half as many transfer student applicants as they have in previous years in order to make room for larger freshman classes. For the 2006-’07 academic year, Harvard accepted 85 transfers — representing 8.8 percent of its applicant pool — resulting in 75 enrollments. But the »

Colleges criticize US News rank criteria

March 26, 2007 • 0
The US News and World Report “America’s Best Colleges” rankings have been published every August since 1983, but many education administrators and college consultants are becoming more vocal in blaming them for providing inaccurate portraits of institutions and for heightening the stress of the admissions process. Twelve private colleges are preparing an appeal to the »

Univ. adapts to changes in SAT

March 7, 2007 • 0
The addition of the writing section to the SAT I two years ago has caused barely a ripple in college admissions at top-tier schools like Yale. The writing section, first implemented in March 2005, increased the total number of available points from 1600 to 2400 and extended the time allotted from two and a half »

Eli Whitney review nears completion

March 2, 2007 • 1586
Those enrolled in the degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program are eagerly awaiting the the results of an evaluation expected to be released next week. In April, President Richard Levin announced that a Yale College committee would meet during the summer to evaluate the purpose and admissions qualifications for entry to Yale’s non-degree and degree-granting programs. »

Stanford increases financial aid

February 28, 2007 • 0
Stanford University announced major improvements to its financial aid packages last week, specifically targeting middle-income families, but Yale administrators said Stanford is still playing catch-up with most of its Ivy League rivals. Stanford pledged an additional $5 million to lessen the parental contributions and required student loans for undergraduates coming from households with a combined »

New funding lets 29 more Elis go to E. Asia

February 27, 2007 • 0
Twenty-nine additional students will head to East Asia in the coming year, as funding from the Maurice R. Greenberg Yale-China Initiative combines with that of the Light Foundation to support intensive language study there. In a letter to Richard U. Light Fellowship applicants last week, officials announced that additional funding had been secured to enable »

Univ. to up Light funding

February 23, 2007 • 0
More Yale students will likely receive Light Fellowships for East Asian language study this summer now that additional funding has been secured for the program. Administrators predicted last month that 90 students would win the awards — which fully fund summer or term-time study in Asia — but the total will probably be higher due »