University | 1:15 pm | February 21, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Yale admission makes Chinese girl media darling

Yale Admissions Office

Not all Chinese mothers are Tiger mothers, at least according to an article in the China Daily on Monday. Chen Yunyi, a 17-year-old Chinese student, has become the “latest household name” in China after scoring admission to Yale, the China Daily reported Monday. But Chen’s parents did not use “traditionally Chinese” parenting methods for raising »

University | 6:04 pm | February 13, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Korean degree scandal will go to trial

South Korea's Dongguk University sued Yale for $50 million in 2008, claiming the University had negligently confirmed the authenticity of a doctorate degree forged by one of Dongguk's faculty members.

A Connecticut federal judge rejected Yale’s request to dismiss a case filed by Dongguk University claiming that Yale damaged the South Korean university’s reputation and caused it to lose millions of dollars, the Associated Press reported today. The initial $50 million lawsuit, filed in 2008, was based on the allegation that Dongguk University hired a »

Opinion | 3:00 pm | February 5, 2012 | By Marissa Medansky

MEDANSKY: In defense of Dutch

Don't diss Dutch.

On Friday, guest columnist Gavin Schiffres wrote against Yale’s mandatory language requirement. “The only language most students will need,” Schiffres tells us, “is English.” According to Schiffres, languages like “Zulu or Dutch” prove irrelevant in our increasingly globalized world, and the mere fact that Yale allows students to learn such banal tongues in the pursuit »

University | 10:51 pm | January 18, 2012 | By Jack Linshi

In crowded cities, tiny dorm rooms

College students in Hong Kong have expressed interest in capsule dorm rooms, like the ones pictured above, because of the city's bloated rent costs. Each of the doors above leads to one room, er, pod, er, capsule.

Feeling claustrophobic in your tiny double? Count your blessings. A report out from Reuters this week says a company called Galaxy Stars HK will start manufacturing single-sleeper dorm pods designed to maximize the use of space in notoriously high-rent Hong Kong. The dorms are inspired by Japan’s capsule hotels; each has a three foot by »

University | 10:45 pm | January 15, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

New Harvard admin focuses on global strategy


As Yale-NUS College prepares to open in fall 2013, Harvard has created an administrative position that will examine the university’s “global engagement.” Harvard Business School Professor Krishna Palepu was named President Drew Gilpin Faust’s senior adviser for global strategy on Wednesday, the Crimson reported. Palepu will work to implement the recommendations of Harvard’s International Strategy »