Opinion | 6:57 pm | May 23, 2013 | By The Yale Daily News

Senior Reflections


The following pieces were published in a special edition of The News distributed during Commencement Weekend. Read what some of the graduating members of the Class of 2013 have to say about their time at Yale. Loving Yale, drop by drop I didn’t always love Yale. I arrived in New Haven looking backwards, longing with fixed »

University | 10:53 pm | April 3, 2012 | By Kirsten Schnackenberg

Watch some great Barbara Walters videos

Barbara Walters on The Today Show in 1973, alongside Gene Shalit and Frank McGee.

Class Day speaker has donned many hats and interviewed a lot of people during her decades as a journalist. And since she went into television journalism, many of those interviews are now on YouTube. Watch some below. Barbara Walters’ emotional 1999 interview with Monica Lewinsky came at a difficult time for the embattled White House »

University | 12:16 am | April 2, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Barbara Walters to speak at Class Day

Barbara Walters on The Today Show in 1973, alongside Gene Shalit and Frank McGee.

Emmy-winning journalist and television host Barbara Walters will be the speaker at this year’s Class Day, according to an email sent to the senior class early Monday morning. “We are absolutely thrilled and thankful to Ms. Walters for agreeing to join us for Class Day,” Senior Class Council heads Kevin Adkisson ’12 and Ben Schenkel »

University | 1:15 pm | March 27, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Who’s speaking at Yale’s Class Day?

"Cynicism and cop-outs are an excuse to take a dive," Clinton told the graduating seniors of the class of 2010. "They're self-fulfilling prophecies."

In recent years, the Class Day speaker has typically been announced by early March. It’s now late March. So who’s speaking this year? Kevin Adkisson ’12, co-head of the Senior Class Council, said in a Thursday email that the SCC is talking to potential speakers but has not yet selected one for Class Day on »

University | 12:55 pm | February 20, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Senior Class Gift heads into final stretch

Five residential colleges achieved 100 percent participation in the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign. The campaign raised over $40,000, a record.

As this year’s Senior Class Gift campaign nears its end, organizers say they’re on track to beat last year’s record of 97 percent participation. Last Thursday, Kevin Ryan ’85, the CEO of shopping website Gilt Groupe, sponsored a 24-hour challenge in which he pledged funds if the class of 2012 could reach certain participation benchmarks. »