Feb 21st, 2012
1:15 pm
February 21st, 2012 | University
Yale admission makes Chinese girl media darling

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 […]

Feb 13th, 2012
6:04 pm
February 13th, 2012 | University
Korean degree scandal will go to trial

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 […]

Feb 5th, 2012
3:00 pm
February 5th, 2012 | Cross Campus
MEDANSKY: In defense of 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 […]

Jan 18th, 2012
10:51 pm
January 18th, 2012 | University
In crowded cities, tiny dorm rooms

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 […]

Jan 15th, 2012
10:45 pm
January 15th, 2012 | University
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 […]

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