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Admins solicit students’ opinions, senior projects

April 9, 2010 • 0
Forget donations or class pranks — Yale is offering seniors a different kind of opportunity to leave their mark. Three separate initiatives are underway to collect opinions and written work from members of the class of 2010, said Becky Friedkin, a senior researcher at the Office of Institutional Research. The projects — which include a »
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At last, grads get dental

April 2, 2010 • 21
After several years of lobbying administrators and evaluating their current health care options, graduate and professional students will have the option of purchasing dental insurance for the first time this coming fall. Emily Stoops GRD ’13, a student advocate with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and GPSS President Amanda Machin LAW ’11 met with »
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Campus grieves for Berkeley junior

April 1, 2010 • 8
The Yale College community gathered Wednesday night to remember Cameron Dabaghi ’11 as a committed student and athlete who was passionate about East Asian studies and always had his friends’ backs. Shock and sorrow had gripped the campus earlier in the day as news spread of Dabaghi’s death. Rescue workers in New York found him »
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Teacher prep program is off the beaten path

March 30, 2010 • 7
Unlike most of her classmates at Yale, Ariela Rothstein ’10 is already working at her dream job. A political science major who wants to become a social studies teacher, Rothstein teaches civics and world history classes to high school students at the Sound School on South Water Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every »
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Report on sex policies due in May

March 4, 2010 • 2
The committee created to review changes to Yale’s sexual harassment policy is fully staffed and already at work on a list of recommendations, including a centralized grievance board, committee chair and philosophy professor Michael Della Rocca said. Made up of representatives from the Provost’s Office, the Office of the General Counsel and five of Yale’s »
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Faculty diversity still a priority in hard times

March 1, 2010 • 12
Despite a budget shortfall that has forced the University to delay or suspend many faculty hires, administrators and department chairs said they are still committed to increasing the diversity of Yale’s faculty in the next few years. Chief among the advocates for diversity is Yale College Dean Mary Miller, who plans to continue a decades-long »
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Grad School cuts to change admissions

February 23, 2010 • 11
With the most recent round of budget cuts forcing fewer admissions slots at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, administrators are rethinking their approach to evaluating applicants. In light of University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey’s announcement this month that the Graduate School must admit 10 to 15 percent fewer students this »
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Coed housing approved for seniors

February 22, 2010 • 10
Students in the class of 2011 will have the option of living in mixed-gender suites next year as part of a pilot program, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Council of Masters Chair Jonathan Holloway said Sunday in an e-mail to the News. Rising seniors may choose to live in mixed-gender suites but not mixed-gender »
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Gender-neutral housing approved for class of 2011

February 21, 2010 • 35
Students in the class of 2011 will have the option of living in mixed-gender suites next year as part of a pilot program, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Council of Masters Chair Jonathan Holloway said Sunday evening in an e-mail to the News. Rising seniors may choose to live in mixed-gender suites but not »
Yale College Dean Mary Miller at the unveiling of her portrait last April. She became dean in December 2008.
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Dean Miller outlines goals

February 16, 2010 • 8
In 1978, Mary Miller taught her first batch of Yale undergraduates as a teaching assistant for legendary art history professor Vincent Scully while she was a doctoral candidate in art history. Miller joined Yale’s faculty three years later as a professor of art history and has since served in almost every position imaginable — chair »
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Scientist likely for Grad School dean

February 15, 2010 • 2
The search for a new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is underway, and the search committee’s chair said the committee will strongly consider appointing a scientist to replace current dean Jon Butler. Though University President Richard Levin said Yale typically tries to ensure that at least one of the University’s three »
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Faculty vote rejects minors

February 5, 2010 • 1
Yale College will not offer academic minors any time soon, following a Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote against a proposal to create a pilot minors program. University President Richard Levin, Provost Peter Salovey and about 100 faculty members packed into Connecticut Hall on Thursday afternoon, where they spent an hour discussing the Committee on »