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Trying to shed the Yale admissions myth

November 16, 2006 • 0
In Minot, N.D., a town of 36,567 that hugs the Canadian border, rolling green hills give way to endless miles of flat land. The one-room train station is, on a typical day, packed with expectant friends greeting family back to the township that hosts the annual state fair. High schoolers Becky Lebrun and Laura Rasmusson, »
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Government set to renew law on financial aid

September 28, 2001 • 0
Federal rules limiting financial aid discussion between Yale and other top schools will temporarily be lifted next week. For a short time, representatives from a group of selective colleges will have the the most freedom to talk to each other about aid that they have had in the past 10 years. But Yale administrators said »
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Trying to shed the Yale admissions myth

September 27, 2001 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In Minot, N.D., a town of 36,567 that hugs the Canadian border, rolling green hills give way to endless miles of flat land. The one-room train station is, on a typical day, packed with expectant friends greeting family back to the township that »
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Football alum thought dead in twin towers

September 19, 2001 • 0
In his playing days, Richard Y. Lee ’91 stood 6 feet 4 inches tall, tilting the scales at 265 pounds. The broad-shouldered defensive tackle from Hawaii was intense on the field and intensive in his studies of Russian politics. He cooled off by playing gigs at local bars in his popular student rock band. And »
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Hoorn ’01 among those missing in New York

September 14, 2001 • 0
Brad Hoorn ’01, a tall, thin and quiet economics major working as a first-year research associate at Fred Alger Management in One World Trade Center, is missing in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City. No one — a roommate, a colleague, a family member — has heard from the Calhoun alum. »
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Alumni searching for classmates

September 13, 2001 • 0
Still shocked by Tuesday’s tragedies, Yale families, students and alumni have turned to the University and their Yale friends for answers — but definite information may still be long in coming. Only a handful of people affiliated with Yale have been reported to the University as missing. Yale is trying to set up a control »
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Unknown number of alums affected

September 12, 2001 • 0
More than 50,000 people work at the World Trade Center and 150,000 visit each day, and after a terrorist attack destroyed the center’s signature twin towers, Yalies were left wondering whether their family, friends or former classmates were among those numbers. University administrators said they don’t know how many students’ families or Yale alumni were »
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Head of fellowships departs for Rochester

September 11, 2001 • 0
She never thought she’d leave Yale, but then he swept her off her feet. They married last April, moved to Rochester, N.Y., and lived happily ever after. The characters in this fairy tale are Catherine Hutchison Winnie, former director of Yale’s study abroad and fellowship programs, and former Berkeley College Dean Lawrence Winnie, who have »
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Yale hopes big wage jump draws workers

September 7, 2001 • 0
Like many other busy Yale students, Emily Guilmette ’03 is thrilled about Yale’s recent announcement to dramatically increase student wages this year. “It’s helpful because it’s difficult to work 10 hours,” Guilmette said of her 10-hour weeks last year for the Economic Growth Center, where she made $7.50 per hour. “There are a lot of »
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2005: Tougher, smaller, better

September 6, 2001 • 0
Don’t feel intimidated, but this year’s crop of freshmen is the most competitive and most diverse bunch ever. The 1,298 members of the Class of 2005 matriculated in the first class that offered need-blind admission for international students, and the class has more diversity than previous classes to show for it. The matriculation rate, or »
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New aid plan marked by options

September 6, 2001 • 0
Now that Yale’s sweeping aid reform is out in the open, administrators are saying it nearly matches aid packages presented earlier this year by Harvard and Princeton universities and does so while increasing student flexibility to an unprecedented level. The aid plan, which will begin in the 2002-2003 school year for all students, will reduce »
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At next tercentennial weekend: Clinton — and ‘Crows’

September 5, 2001 • 0
Former President Bill Clinton will headline the last event of Yale’s yearlong tercentennial celebration next month, University Secretary Linda Lorimer said Tuesday. The University is also bringing world leaders, top academics and the rock band Counting Crows to culminate Yale’s 300th birthday in October. Clinton will speak at Yale on Saturday, Oct. 6 as part »