University | 12:33 am | January 9, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Phi Beta Kappa inducts 71


At the conclusion of the fall semester, 13 juniors and 58 seniors were inducted into Yale’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Admission to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society, is determined by the percentage of straight-A grades earned in college coursework. Yale taps students for the society in three elections »

University | 5:27 am | January 8, 2013 | By Jane Darby Menton

Stanley McChrystal releases memoir

Stanley McChrystal

On Monday, four-star general and Yale lecturer Stanley McChrystal released his long-awaited memoir “My Share of the Task: A Memoir,” which discusses for the first time McChrystal’s resignation in 2010. McChrystal, who lost his job as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after deriding the Obama administration in an article for the Rolling Stone, currently serves »

University | 12:47 am | December 23, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Students see grades without completing evaluations

What appeared to be a computer glitch in Yale’s online grade-posting system was rectified Friday. Students normally receive an email alert when a grade has been posted online and cannot access the grade until completing an end-of-term evaluation for the course. But this semester, students did not receive notifications when professors posted grades, and were »

University | 5:19 pm | December 20, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

David Brooks to teach ‘Humility’

New York Times columnist David Brooks will teach a course entitled “Humility” this spring. The course will examine “the premise that human beings are blessed with many talents, but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance and weakness,” according to Yale OCI. Brooks told the New York Magazine that while he recognized the course’s name might »

University | 11:24 pm | December 10, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Students look to ‘save’ Educational Studies program

“Save the Ed,” a group of students concerned about the future of Yale’s Educational Studies program, is working to generate dialogue on campus about the future of the program. Roughly 35 students gathered in St. Anthony’s Hall on Friday for a panel discussion on the future of educational studies at Yale. The panel, which featured »