YLS attracts Yale undergrads
Of the 199 students that matriculated to Yale Law School this year, 23 graduated from Yale College. This year’s figure is consistent with the past several years, during which the number of Yale College graduates entering YLS ranged from 23 to 33. Students and faculty interviewed credited this track record to Yale College’s strong liberal »
YCC to push for Credit/D/Fail changes
Despite the Yale College Council’s efforts, Credit/D/Fail policy is unlikely to change in the near future. The YCC aims to get the conversion deadline from Credit/D/Fail to the standard letter grade option pushed back by two weeks, according to YCC President Danny Avraham. Though the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing has rejected that proposal »
Yale not considering honor code
Over a year after a cheating scandal wreaked havoc at Harvard, Yale’s rival school is considering implementing an honor code.
Rothman wins Nobel Prize
James Rothman ’71, the chair of the Cell Biology department, has been awarded a 2013 Nobel Prize.
The ‘Follies’ of Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein had a good year: He recently garnered a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and his third Tony Award nomination for his leading role as Buddy Plummer in Follies, Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 musical about a showgirls’ reunion. The 48-year-old Burstein has also acted in popular TV shows, like Boardwalk Empire and »
Metro-North customer satisfaction back on track
While New England railroad lines can be prone to delays of service or crowded rail cars, a new report from the Metropolitan Transit Authority showed customer satisfication with the Metro-North railroad is on the rise. Overall, 93 percent of passengers who took part in the annual MTA study expressed approval of the rail operator’s service, »
New anti-Semitism program hosts first conference
The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism hosted its first major conference on Friday, combining a historical approach to the French-Jewish community with contemporary political analysis. The conference, entitled “Antisemtism in France: Past, Present and Future,” featured 11 leading scholars of anti-Semitism from France, Israel and the United States and attracted an audience of »