University | 8:56 pm | August 29, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 8.31.13

Yale Admissions Office

THE NEWS Amid soaring application counts and plummeting acceptance rates each year, one trait that holds steady in Yale admissions is the diversity of the University’s incoming class. Following in the footsteps of the class of 2016 — which boasted the most racially diverse incoming student population in the University’s history — this year’s new freshmen »

University | 8:49 pm | August 28, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 8.29.13

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THE NEWS Although administrators heralded the death of the Blue Book several years ago, the publication continues to be a fixture of shopping period. The Yale College Programs of Study, more commonly known among students as the Blue Book, is available to Yale students again this year, despite the administration’s announcement in September 2011 that the »

University | 8:07 pm | August 27, 2013 | By The Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 8.28.13

The Buckley Program has acquired the William H. Taft Mansion to serve as its permanent home.

THE NEWS Three years from now, much of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory will be unrecognizable after the University completes a $130 million renovation of the building. In May, the University began a construction project on SCL that includes new teaching laboratories for chemistry and biology and will be completed in August 2016. Though in the mid-2000s the »

University | 9:52 pm | April 25, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 4.26.13

Provost Benjamin Polak

THE NEWS To meet rising costs, Yale’s financial model assumes that revenue will grow each year. But many of the University’s traditional sources of revenue — endowment income, tuition, government funding and alumni gifts — cannot keep up with the costs of all the components of the Yale experience. The spending problem facing Yale today is »

University | 9:49 pm | April 24, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 4.25.13

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THE NEWS When Dean Esserman took the helm of the New Haven Police Department in November 2011, his marching orders were clear: reduce violence in the city and improve police relations with the community. The city had just reached a 20-year high in crime, after a tumultuous year that saw a total of 34 homicides. Seventeen »