Yale to give both old and new SAT equal weight

September 30, 2005
As future members of the Class of 2010 begin filling out college applications, they might be pleased to know that Yale will give equal weight to the older SAT and the newly revamped SAT, which was administered nationwide for the first time nearly seven months ago. This year, Yale will accept scores from both the »

Hundreds seek ambassador jobs

September 28, 2005
About 300 undergraduates applied this week to recruit applicants to Yale as part of the newly created Student Ambassadors Program, organizers said Tuesday. About 21 percent of the applicants are from California and New York — mainly New York City and Los Angeles — two states that already are heavily represented on campus, but 20 »

Groups seek aid reform

September 27, 2005
The two groups that led the fight for financial aid reform last year are moving forward with plans for further changes, with the Undergraduate Organizing Committee preparing to announce its plan and the Yale College Council readying a survey to solicit student comment. After a week of canvassing freshmen, the UOC will officially unveil a »

New aid reaches students

September 22, 2005
About 800 students, making up 15 percent of undergraduates, have qualified for Yale’s new financial aid policy, an initiative on which the University has spent about $3 million. Roughly the same number of students in each class benefited from the initiative, which was unveiled last spring, Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi said. Under the »

Admissions office sees wave of change

September 21, 2005
It was a summer of turn-over in the Admissions and Financial Aid offices as former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Richard Shaw announced his leave only days after Director of Financial Aid Myra Smith said she was taking a job on a more national level. While Shaw’s replacement was announced just recently, the admissions »

Recruiting efforts grow

September 19, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. When Jacob Sayler ’09 applied to colleges last year, he knew Yale was one of his top choices. The University was familiar turf for Sayler because the Bismarck, N.D. native had watched his older brother head to Yale just two years earlier. But »

WTC suit will proceed

September 12, 2005
A lawsuit filed by Thomas Shine ARC ’00 alleging that the plans for a structure to replace the World Trade Center towers were a copy of his student works will proceed, even though the current design for the structure has been revamped. In an Aug. 10 ruling, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District »

Brenzel is named admissions dean

September 7, 2005
Jeffrey Brenzel ’75, a longtime University and corporate administrator but a newcomer to the field of college admissions, was appointed yesterday as Yale’s new dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid. Brenzel, the current executive director of the Association of Yale Alumni, will take over Oct. 10 for acting dean Margit Dahl ’75. The appointment »

Shaw awaits new challenges at Stanford

August 31, 2005
After 13 years as Yale’s dean of admissions and financial aid, Richard Shaw has left to serve at the helm of Stanford University’s admissions office starting this Thursday. Yale President Richard Levin has appointed a seven-member committee comprised of faculty members and administrators and chaired by Yale College Dean Peter Salovey to undertake the search »

Campus welcomes the Class of 2009

August 27, 2005
When Anna Parks ’09 packed her bags before coming to New Haven, she didn’t expect the help she received when she arrived on campus. “There was a swarm of people to help us,” Parks said. “It’s a little bit awkward having people I don’t know grabbing my stuff, but it’s a nice perk and I »

Dean of admissions will leave for Stanford

July 7, 2005
Yale Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Richard Shaw has accepted a position at the helm of Stanford’s admissions office, Yale and Stanford officials announced. In the wake of Shaw’s decision — which comes after a tenure of 13 years directing admissions and financial aid at Yale — University President Richard Levin wrote in an »

Yale conducts 304th Commencement

May 24, 2005
Swathed in their black gowns and prepared to hurl their mortarboards skyward, more than 2,000 students gathered on Old Campus Monday to celebrate their graduation amidst pomp and circumstance at the University’s 304th Commencement ceremony. Following a brief address by Yale President Richard Levin and a prayer from University Chaplain Frederick Streets, faculty and administration »