Class Day 2013 Highlights
Watch highlights from Class Day 2013, including awards, speeches and more. Questions? Contact the Yale Daily News YTV Editors, Raleigh Cavero, Lilly Fast and Danielle Trubow.
Cory Booker Class Day Keynote Address 2013
Cory Booker, LAW ’97, delivers the keynote address at Class Day. Questions? Contact the Yale Daily News YTV Editors, Raleigh Cavero, Lilly Fast and Danielle Trubow.
Yale University Commencement Highlights 2013
Watch selected speeches plus the presentation of Yale College diplomas and honorary degrees. The 2013 honorary degree recipients included Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79. Questions? Contact the Yale Daily News YTV Editors, Raleigh Cavero, Lilly Fast and Danielle Trubow.
http://youtu.be/FPVyGudnygs This week, Commons’ swipe access moved from the front door to the front of the buffet. Students and dining hall staff have mixed reactions to the changes.
Spring Fling Around the Corner
In addition to three student groups, this year’s Spring Fling lineup boasts performances by Best Coast, Grouplove, RL Grime and headliner Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Will a performance by a chart-topping artist be enough to draw students out of the library during the shortened reading period?
Bulldog Days Welcomes Prefrosh
The Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office has spent half a year preparing for Bulldog Days, Yale’s 3-day open house for prospective students in the class of 2017. The result is an action-packed program that seeks to awe prefrosh while giving them opportunities to interact with current Yalies.
Grade Inflation Debated
Although a 100-point grading scale proposed last February faced heavy opposition from students and professors alike, grade inflation remains a highly contentious issue on campus as students await a reconsideration of the proposal slated for November.
Evaluating the YCC Elections
investigates why for the first time in YCC history, three positions were uncontested in this year’s executive board elections.
Faculty Diversity at Yale
Despite a five-year initiative to increase faculty diversity, Yale women and minority professors continue to be underrepresented, particularly in the sciences. Yale continues to see the underrepresentation of women and minorities among professors, particularly in the sciences.
Introducing Provost Polak
As Peter Salovey leaves the provost’s office for the presidency, Economics Chair, Benjamin Polak replaces him as second in command of the university. Reporters Caroline Pringle ’16 and Britta Hjelm ’16 sit down with Yale’s new provost to discuss what he will bring to the position.
Inside the Ivy League
YTV Reporter Jen Kramer travels around the Ivy League to speak with current student leaders about their respective schools and the college decision-making process.
Gauging Happiness in Smaller Majors
Student satisfaction with a major is influenced by the extent of student-professor interaction. Catherine Wang ’16 and Clinton Wang ’15 report on whether this implies that smaller majors have happier students.