Matriculation rate hits record high

May 15, 2005 • 0
A record percentage of students has accepted Yale’s offer of admission to the Class of 2009 this spring, with the University’s yield rate hitting an unprecedented high of 72 percent. This year, 1,340 students decided to matriculate at Yale from a pool of 1,880 admitted applicants, Yale Dean of Admissions Richard Shaw said, noting that »

‘Ambassadors’ program to send students into low-income schools

April 25, 2005 • 0
The Yale admissions office will begin its new outreach program by sending 10 Yalies to low-income high schools this summer. The Student Ambassadors Program, a joint venture by the admissions office and the Yale College Council announced in March, is currently in a trial period, including the first batch of ambassadors this summer and a »

Sit-in students face ExComm hearing

April 21, 2005 • 0
The 15 students who staged a sit-in at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in February appeared before the Yale College Executive Committee on Wednesday afternoon, but were prohibited from disclosing details about their punishment and the committee’s proceedings. The students — most of whom are affiliated with the Undergraduate Organizing Committee — were called before »

D.C. summer program to offer networking activities

April 19, 2005 • 0
While there might not be any master’s teas or residential college parties in the real world, Yalies who are in Washington, D.C. this summer will still be able to draw on Yale’s resources to rub shoulders with famous people and mingle with fellow Elis working in the nation’s capital. Through the Yale-in-Washington program — which »

Prospective Elis are in a class of their own

April 18, 2005 • 0
With hundreds of prospective Elis strolling the Yale campus today for Bulldog Days, future members of the Class of 2009 will meet some of their classmates-to-be — but exactly what kind of students made it through the ultra-competitive admissions process? Yale accepted a record-low 9.7 percent of applicants this year, offering admission to 1,880 students »

Economist Reynolds dies at 94

April 15, 2005 • 0
Retired Sterling Professor Lloyd Reynolds, described by his peers as the man “responsible for the modern Economics Department at Yale,” died after suffering several strokes in his home in Washington, D.C. on April 9. Reynolds, a leading economist who taught at Yale from 1945 to 1980 and was credited with recruiting several renowned faculty members, »

Yale cuts admit rate by taking fewer frosh

April 11, 2005 • 0
With its record low acceptance rate this year, Yale followed the trend of decreased rates at most other top universities — but, unlike its peers, at Yale it was caused by fewer acceptance letters going out rather than more applications coming in. Yale also had the second-lowest overall admit rate this year amongst top universities, »

D.C. delegate will speak at Class Day

April 7, 2005 • 0
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton GRD ’63 LAW ’64 has been selected to give the address at the Class Day ceremony on May 22, senior class officers announced Wednesday. An eight-term delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the District of Columbia — which does not have a vote in Congress — Norton has played »

College’s admit rate dips lower

April 1, 2005 • 0
The overall acceptance rate for Yale College hit a record low again this year, with 9.7 percent of applicants from an overall pool of 19,448 students receiving letters of admission to the Class of 2009, the admissions office announced on Thursday. After witnessing a 1.2 percent decrease in total applications, the College accepted 1,880 students, »

Yalies net national fellowships for more study

March 31, 2005 • 0
Six Yale students were awarded prestigious national fellowships this week and will receive money for their achievements in academics and extracurriculars, as well as for their leadership potential. Yale had three Gates Cambridge Scholars — Jerrell Whitehead ’05, Juliet Lapidos ’05 and James Park MED ’07 — who will receive full funding to attend graduate »

Childs asks for dismissal of tower suit

March 30, 2005 • 0
Freedom Tower designer David Childs ’63 ARC ’67 and his architectural firm have requested that the court dismiss all copyright charges filed against Childs by Thomas Shine ARC ’00. In court documents filed late last week, Childs and his firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, argue that the case surrounding the tower, which will be built »

Tower designs to test copyright law

March 28, 2005 • 0
The outcome of a copyright lawsuit filed by a Yale School of Architecture graduate over the proposed design of the Freedom Tower likely will hinge on whether the court believes there is a “substantial similarity” between the two designs, legal experts said. Thomas Shine ARC ’00 alleges that the design by David Childs ’63 ARC »