Harvard becomes first university to create gay studies chair

Harvard University announced Thursday that it is creating an endowed visiting professorship in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies, staking its claim as the first American university to create such a chair. The milestone hits a sour note at Yale, given that the University passed up the chance to create such a […]

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News analysis: Despite economy, yield holds steady

In the face of a souring economy, the Yale Admissions Office predicted early this year that fewer admitted students would decide to attend, and so to compensate, the office initially accepted a greater number of students than it did in past years. But Yale was caught off guard. The College’s yield rate did not drop, […]

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¡Viva travel to Mexico!

Students planning to spend the summer in Mexico will be able to use Yale funds for their projects or travel, thanks to the U.S. State Department’s decision to lift the travel advisory to Mexico, Yale officials said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Yale refused to fund undergraduate projects or travel in Mexico unless the State Department […]

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Yield rate beats expectations

The percentage of admitted students who have chosen to attend Yale in the fall was higher than anticipated this year, leaving the class of 2013 slightly oversubscribed, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Friday. Of the 1,951 students admitted to Yale’s incoming freshman class, 1,327 have chosen to matriculate in the fall, Brenzel said, even […]

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Summer programs in Mexico canceled

Due to concerns arising from the recent swine flu outbreak in Mexico, Yale administrators announced Tuesday that they will not hold either the Yale Summer Session course in Mexico or the International Bulldogs internship program, both of which are hosted by the university Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech). The decision was made after officials at […]

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Briefly: Two seniors among 20 students selected for USA Today academic team

Jarrad Aguirre ’09 and Matthew Baum ’09 were among 20 college students nationwide named by USA Today on Wednesday to the All-USA College Academic First Team. The two were chosen from a pool of hundreds of nominees from across the country, based on their grades, leadership, activities and use of their talents outside a classroom […]

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13 Elis offered Fulbrights

At least 13 Yale seniors have been awarded Fulbright scholarships this year, according to the Office of Fellowship Programs. The Fulbright provides winners with individualized grants to fund living and travel expenses for students pursuing a broad range of international projects, typically studying, teaching or researching abroad. This year’s winners will travel to 10 different […]

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Thirteen seniors win Fulbrights

Thirteen Yale seniors have been offered Fulbright Scholarships this year, the Office of Fellowship Programs announced today. The Fulbright is the largest American program of its kind offering opportunities to study, research and teach abroad.  At this time last year, 11 Yalies had been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. This year’s winners will travel to 10 different […]

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First LGBT reunion not controversy-free

When more than 300 Yale alumni and their guests arrived at Yale for the University’s first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni reunion this weekend, they found not only camaraderie, but also controversy. The first-ever recipient of the GALA Lifetime Achievement Award, gay activist Larry Kramer ’57, harshly rebuked the University for its treatment of […]

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Job market still has room for Elis

While the economic crisis has made finding post-graduation jobs more difficult for seniors across the country, Yale students are faring better than many of their peers. The number of job offers accepted by Yale students so far this year — according to a survey answered by one-third of employers who recruit on campus — is […]

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Record number of students sign up for Bulldog Days

A record 1,185 admitted students registered to attend Bulldog Days this year, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel said today. It is not exactly an unparalleled turnout, however; this total only surpasses last year’s figure by one student. But still. A record is a record. Nearly 500 students qualified for funding to assist them in traveling […]

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Yale offers LGBT outreach

For the second year in a row, the University is attending targeted college fairs to reach out to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students­. This Saturday, Yale sent local alumni to represent the University at the Campus Pride College Fair in San Diego, Calif., for the second year in a row. Yale often sends alums […]

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