Summer programs in Mexico canceled

May 6, 2009 • 11
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 »

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

April 30, 2009 • 0
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 »

13 Elis offered Fulbrights

April 30, 2009 • 1
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 »

First LGBT reunion not controversy-free

April 27, 2009 • 8
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 »

Job market still has room for Elis

April 21, 2009 • 6
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 »

Yale offers LGBT outreach

April 20, 2009 • 3
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 »

Briefly: Sedgwick GRD ’75, leader in the field of LGBT studies, dies at 58

April 16, 2009 • 0
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick GRD ’75, a founder of queer theory and prominent literary critic, died on Sunday at age 58. Sedgwick was known for her pioneering work in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies. Perhaps her most famous work, “Epistemology of the Closet,” was published in 1990. She wrote her first book, »

SCENE COVER | Beyond one in four

April 10, 2009 • 1
In the 1972 edition of Yale’s yearbook, articles were divided into categories beginning with letters. The first topic for letter G: Gay Lib. In a wry piece spanning four pages, an anonymous Yalie recounted his discovery of his homosexuality, describing his childhood disinterest in the female members of the Mickey Mouse Club and his anxiety »

Regular-decision acceptance rate rises

April 3, 2009 • 7
While Yale’s overall acceptance rate hit a record-low this admissions season, for applicants in the regular decision pool, getting into Yale was slightly easier than last year. The initial acceptance rate in the regular decision pool rose to 5.4 percent from 4.8 percent at this time last year, according to figures released by the University »

Briefly: Stanford and Cornell universities set record-low admit rates

April 2, 2009 • 0
Stanford University announced Wednesday that it had admitted 7.6 percent of applicants to the class of 2013, a figure that includes students from both the early and regular application pools. Stanford accepted 2,300 students this admissions cycle after receiving a record-high 30,428 applications this year, the university announced in a press release. Cornell University received »

More 2013 applicants request financial aid

April 2, 2009 • 621
For months before the Tuesday announcement of Yale’s record-low admit rate, colleges counselors repeated a single chorus in interviews: Dire economic conditions and Yale’s new financial aid policy would mean more applications overall and more applicants looking for financial aid from the University. A set of figures the University made public for the first time »

Yale admits record-low 7.5 percent

April 1, 2009 • 23
Yale College admitted a record-low 7.5 percent of applicants this year, a 0.8 percentage point drop from last year’s initial acceptance rate of 8.3 percent. Yale accepted 1,951 students from its total regular and early applicant pool of exactly 26,000 applicants for the class of 2013, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel told the News on »