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

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, […]

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SCENE COVER | Beyond one in four

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 […]

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Regular-decision acceptance rate rises

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 […]

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More 2013 applicants request financial aid

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Yale admits record-low 7.5 percent

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 […]

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Double take: Univ. offers fewer waitlist spots

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 […]

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Admit rate falls to record-low 7.5 percent

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 […]

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Univ. bashes loan plan

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 […]

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Despite bleak job market, Bulldogs applications down

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 […]

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Rejection letters go paperless

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 […]

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At Nursing School, bracing for hard times

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 […]

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