Biden tells grads to balance ambition with perspective

May 17, 2015 • 0
Before a crowd of whimsical hats and black graduation robes, Yale Class Day speaker and 47th Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden challenged the Class of 2015 to “break out of the bubble of your own making.”

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“Tremendously influential, tremendously admired” historian Peter Gay dies at 91

May 16, 2015 • 0
Emeritus Sterling Professor of History Peter Gay — described as “the ultimate homme de lettres” — died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91 years old.

William Zinsser, fabled teacher of writing, dies at 92

May 14, 2015 • 1
Zinsser, who arrived at Yale in 1970, authored 19 books over the course of his life. His most famous, “On Writing Well,” is a celebrated guide to concise, clear and well-crafted writing.

Donation will transform Commons into “world-class campus center” by 2020

May 11, 2015 • 0
With a $150 million donation from Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman ’69, Yale has committed to a comprehensive renovation of Commons that will transform it into a hub for student life.

GESO stages protest in front of Warner House

May 5, 2015 • 1
After a year of grievances, petitions and failed negotiations, the Graduate Employees and Students Organization took to the streets one last time on Tuesday before the before summer.

Hudak, spirited Saybrugian and CS prof, succumbs to cancer

April 30, 2015 • 0
After a nearly six-year battle with leukemia, Paul Hudak, professor of computer science and master of Saybrook College, died last night surrounded by his family. He was 62 years old.

Students preview new mental health website

April 29, 2015 • 0
University administrators called for feedback on Yale’s new Health and Wellness website during two preview sessions hosted Tuesday afternoon.

Holloway announces comprehensive reforms of withdrawal and readmission policies

April 28, 2015 • 0
After months of controversy, Yale College has committed to comprehensive reforms of its withdrawal and readmission policies — some of which will go into effect immediately.

With nominations in, faculty senate election only weeks away

April 24, 2015 • 0
With elections slated to occur in early May, the inaugural Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate is moving one step closer to reality.

Alcohol office set for expansion

April 24, 2015 • 0
Yale is devoting more resources and staff toward efforts to evaluate drinking culture and promote healthier habits among students.

Yale may change standardized testing requirements

April 24, 2015 • 0
In March of last year, the College Board announced its commitment to a redesigned SAT that is “more open and clear” than any previous version of the exam. In light of the future change, Yale is evaluating its standardized testing requirements.