Marks: Jones proposes comprehensive reforms

April 14, 2009
In my four years at Yale, I have been involved in policymaking both within Yale, through the Yale College Council, and in New Haven, through the Roosevelt Institution. As such, I have been interested in how the Ward 1 aldermanic candidates propose to use their position as Yale students to effect positive change in the »

Yale’s millions would be well-spent on fin. aid

December 7, 2006
Next year, the University will announce its decision on whether to construct two new residential colleges. This expansion would have a tremendous impact on Yale. In the process of gauging this impact, we must judge expansion not solely on feasibility and effect, but also on whether it is the best possible use of our resources. »

YCC board congratulates its new treasurer

December 4, 2006
After interviewing seven extremely qualified candidates to fill the recently vacated office of Yale College Council treasurer, the YCC Executive Board is proud to announce its newest officer, David Roosth ’09. The treasurer, like the other executive board positions, is normally elected by the student body. Because of the recent vacancy in the treasurer position, »

Students want to cash in on new program

October 27, 2006
In today’s story “Officials mull over new payment plan,” the results of the YCC’s latest campuswide survey show that an overwhelming majority of Yale undergraduates are ready for a change. Late-night dining at Yale is, in a word, nonexistent. The current off-campus payment option, Flex Bucks, is accepted at only two New Haven restaurants. With »

Efforts to help underprivileged are ongoing

October 5, 2006
In 1955, Williams College Admissions Director Fred Copeland was bothered by a new trend: “This year, Yale, and, to some extent Harvard, gave early verbal and written guarantees to many top candidates. It seems to me that the practice is going to become more prevalent and that ‘early acceptances’ will become the rule rather than »

ESPN’s Berman recaps life

April 12, 2006
Sportscaster Chris Berman said he knew he had made it big when former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 visited him in the press booth during the 1995 baseball game in which Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record of most consecutive games played in a career. “[Clinton] told me, ‘I’m surprised you don’t have a nickname »

Friedman discusses globalization

February 23, 2006
The world is entering a new era of globalization, which is leveling the international economic playing field, Thomas Friedman said Wednesday in a lecture at the Yale Law School. Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and author of the recent best seller “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century,” »

Universities enroll fewer foreign students

November 16, 2005
The number of foreign students enrolled in American universities declined for the second consecutive year in 2004-05, according to a report published Monday by the Institute of International Education. Total foreign student enrollment fell by 1.3 percent nationwide last year, while the number of foreign students at Yale decreased by 0.4 percent. Education experts attributed »

Herman discusses journalism

November 3, 2005
Tom Herman ’68 said he still remembers an embarrassing blunder he made 37 years ago as a young reporter covering PepsiCo for The Wall Street Journal. “I went out for drinks with a group of Pepsi representatives and when the waiter asked me what I wanted, I ordered a Coke,” Herman recalled. “The lesson is, »

Karabel talks admissions

October 27, 2005
At the turn of the twentieth century, the only official criterion Yale and other Ivy League universities used to grant admission was a student’s performance on a standardized entrance examination. But in the 1920s, these universities began to consider other factors when making admissions decisions — a change made to limit the number of Jewish »