Double take: Univ. offers fewer waitlist spots

April 1, 2009 • 1
Invitations to join Yale’s waitlist for the class of 2013 were harder to come by this year. Yale offered positions on its waitlist to 769 applicants, down 27 percent from to last year’s total of 1,052. In other words, the percentage of the applicant pool that was offered a position on the waitlist dropped to »

Univ. bashes loan plan

March 31, 2009 • 13
The Obama administration’s recent education budget proposal intends to make college an affordable reality for American students. But Director of Student Financial Services Caesar Storlazzi criticized the plan in an interview Monday, saying parts of the proposal could create problems for students at Yale. The proposal’s most controversial point calls for the elimination of private »

Admit rate falls to record-low 7.5 percent

March 31, 2009 • 13
Yale College saw a record-low acceptance rate of 7.5 percent 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 the total regular and early applicant pool of exactly 26,000 applicants, Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel told the News on Tuesday. The overall admit »

Despite bleak job market, Bulldogs applications down

March 30, 2009 • 7
In a year in which the economic recession has made finding summer jobs more difficult than usual, Yale’s Bulldogs Across America internship program is nonetheless struggling to fill positions. The number of applications to Bulldogs Across America positions so far is lower than the total at a comparable point last year, Undergraduate Career Services Director »

Rejection letters go paperless

March 27, 2009 • 24
For decades, early April has brought news — whether it was welcome or not — to the mailboxes of thousands of Yale applicants. This year, the suspense is greater than ever, but a rejection notice may not arrive. To cut costs and to save paper, the Yale Admissions Office will no longer mail out rejection »

AYA aims to expand service day

March 25, 2009 • 0
Less than two months before the Association of Yale Alumni’s first-ever dedicated, global alumni service day, organizers of the program are pushing to double its scale and get more alumni cleaning parks, working in soup kitchens and teaching underprivileged children to swim, among other volunteer activities. As of Tuesday, more than 80 different Yale clubs »

Liberal arts colleges see decline in applications

March 25, 2009 • 10
While Yale celebrated a record total of about 26,000 applications this year — a roughly 14 percent rise over last year’s total — admissions news at Williams College offered less cause for celebration. Williams, a renowned liberal arts college about three hours north of Yale, saw a 20 percent drop in applications compared to last »

At Nursing School, bracing for hard times

March 25, 2009 • 2
An increase in applications does not always spell steady enrollment, and the Yale School of Nursing is embracing this fact. Staff reporters Raymond Carlson and Florence Dethy investigate. As the decline in Yale’s endowment continues to affect budgets across the University, the Nursing School is crafting a conservative budget for the coming year, in case »

Admissions Office faces possible cuts

March 24, 2009 • 2
With administrators across the University preparing for cuts to next year’s budget, recent cutbacks at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer clues as to what changes may come for the Yale Admissions Office. In a move that may presage the not-too-distant future at Yale, administrators at Harvard and MIT told campus newspapers »

Briefly: News from spring break

State assembly kills bill regarding Catholic Church oversight In light of concerns over its constitutionality, state legislators killed a bill in the General Assembly that would force the Catholic Church to give lay leaders more control over parish finances. Senate Bill 1098, known as An Act Modifying Corporate Laws Relating to Certain Religious Corporations, drew »

U.S. Elis barred from program

March 5, 2009 • 0
Most Yalies hoping to spend the summer at an internship in the United Kingdom through the British Bulldogs program will need to look for work elsewhere, Undergraduate Career Services Director Phil Jones announced Thursday. Recent changes to U.K. visa policies have forbidden students from outside the U.K. from working in the country over the summer. »

YCC report recommends more aid reform

March 4, 2009 • 4
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale students are by and large pleased with Yale’s sweeping financial aid reforms, but more work remains to be done, the Yale College Council wrote in a report released this week.The ongoing financial crisis has created a continued need for financial aid reform »