University | 10:03 pm | November 6, 2012 | By Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

As nation watches election, Math 120 students take test


Across campus tonight, students are jittering with anxiety — most waiting anxiously to hear who takes the White House, but some frantically thinking about math. Roughly 185 Math 120 students filed into Davies Auditorium two hours ago to take the second of the course’s two midterm exams. While the nation tunes into coverage of the »

University | 4:38 pm | November 2, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Applications for McChrystal seminar open

Stanley McChrystal

Applications for “Leadership,” the seminar taught by retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal have been released. The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs emailed student in its graduate and undergraduate global affairs concentrations this morning with details about the seminar and a link to the online application. McChrystal, who served as the commander of American forces in »

University | 4:08 pm | October 24, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Graduate School unveils new concentration

Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard

With the help of a $1.95 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate School will offer a new concentration for PhD students entitled “Technologies of Knowledge” next spring. Part of the grant’s broader aim to enhance humanities education at Yale, the new concentration will provide 12 third-year doctoral students with an additional »

University | 9:30 pm | October 1, 2012 | By Amy Wang

Urry discusses gender biases in sciences

Meg Urry published an op-ed on CNN on Monday.

In an opinion piece published by CNN on Monday, Physics Department Chair Meg Urry argued that the discrepancy in the number of female faculty members in the sciences can be largely traced back to unconscious biases. Urry cited evidence from social research that shows how women in STEM fields — which represents science, technology, engineering »

University | 12:23 pm | September 8, 2012 | By Sophie Gould

Harvard prof guilty of data fabrication or manipulation

Marc Hauser, above, was found guilty of fudging numbers.

It looks like students might not be the only ones cheating at Harvard lately: former Harvard psychology professor Marc Hauser is guilty of six cases of data fabrication or manipulation in work supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, according to a report by the federal Office of Research Integrity, the Boston Globe »