University | 6:39 pm | April 2, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Petition opposes proposed grading changes

More than 1,200 Yalies have signed an online petition launched Monday night urging faculty members to oppose a proposal that would transition Yale from a letter-grade to a 100-point grading system. Josh Kalla ’14 and Baobao Zhang ’13, a former multimedia editor for the News, circulated the petition to the student body yesterday. In a »

University | 5:03 pm | March 30, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Students protest possible grading changes

Students concerned about potential changes to Yale’s grading system have launched a movement protesting the recommendations of the Yale College Ad-Hoc Committee on Grading, which is considering changing Yale’s grading system to a 100-point scale. The movement began when Scott Stern ’15 sent an email to the Yale community in a call to arms against »

University | 5:49 pm | February 3, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Students asked to withdraw as Harvard cheating scandal ends

Harvard Yard

On Friday, Harvard University announced that over half of the 125 students implicated in the largest Ivy League cheating scandal in recent memory were asked to temporarily withdraw from the university in light of their infractions. The announcement marks the end to a monthslong investigation that began at the start of the school year after »

Culture | 11:23 pm | January 19, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Durang DRA ’74 collapses during ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Playwright Christopher Durang DRA ’74 collapsed onstage Saturday during a performance of Cole Porter’s acclaimed musical, “Kiss Me, Kate.” While beginning an encore of the song “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” Durang jumped down two steps but missed his footing on the landing, said house manager Eric Gershman. When Durang did not get up, Gershman said »

University | 11:40 am | January 17, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Former ambassador Marc Grossman to come to Yale

Former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman will be coming to Yale as a senior fellow with the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. According to a Thursday email announcing Grossman’s appointment, the former ambassador will come to Yale three times this semester to interact with students and will teach a course through »