University | 12:34 pm | January 19, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Yale sees 5.8 percent increase in apps

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Yale received 28,870 applications for admission to the class of 2016, marking a 5.8 percent increase from last year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The jump comes as other Ivy League schools — Columbia and Penn are the only ones with data out now — »

Culture | 5:53 pm | January 17, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

YCC offers backstage pass for best logo design

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Remember last year’s Spring Fling? Remember when Third Eye Blind played “Jumper,” or when Lupe Fiasco kicked off (or, at least, contributed to) a campuswide push against investment banking? You don’t? Regardless, here’s some good news: the Yale College Council is offering a backstage pass to Spring Fling 2012 for the student who designs the »

City | 4:36 pm | January 17, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Blaze on State Street claims three cats

A fire at Da Legna restaurant, above, claimed the lives of three cats.

When a fire broke out at the newly-opened Da Legna restaurant on State Street over the weekend, everyone inside got out unharmed — every human, that is. After the fire, clean-up workers found Spooky hiding in a closet to protect himself from the smoke and the cold air, CT Post reported today. He was immediately »

University | 9:40 pm | January 15, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Early admissions get tougher at elite schools

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At least when it comes to early applications, it’s hard out there for a WASP. A larger, more diverse group of early applicants to America’s most elite universities has made early admission more elusive, especially for students from Northeastern prep schools, according to a New York Times article Friday. In the past, prep schools dominated »

University | 11:29 pm | December 21, 2011 | By Andrew Giambrone

Farrow LAW ’09, other Yalies among ’30 under 30′

Ronan Farrow LAW '09 was named one of America's brightest young people by Forbes.

What do Lady Gaga and Mark Zuckerberg have in common with Rhodes Scholar, celebrity offspring and aspiring country artist Ronan Farrow LAW ’09? They’re all among America’s “30 Under 30,” a list of high-achieving young people released this week by Forbes. Farrow graduated from Bard College when he was 15, the college’s youngest graduate ever. »