City | 3:48 pm | February 17, 2012 | By Tapley Stephenson

Yale raised $580 million in 2011, report says

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An annual report released by the Council for Aid to Education on Wednesday showed that 14 Connecticut universities raised a combined $746 million in 2011, with Yale receiving more than three quarters of all donations. Spurred by the end of the Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign, the University’s $580 million total was the third largest in »

University | 10:07 pm | February 16, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Former Yale provost will step down as MIT president

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Former Yale Provost Susan Hockfield announced today she will leave her position as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her seven years as president, Hockfield has helped maintain the university’s strong research activities through the depths of the recession, according to an MIT press release. But in a letter to the MIT community »

University | 10:52 pm | February 7, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Gross Dartmouth hazing leads to outrage

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Outrage over accounts of hazing published in Dartmouth’s campus newspaper has led to action from professors. In late January, Dartmouth senior Andrew Lohse wrote an opinion article in the paper describing various disgusting hazing practices among the university’s fraternities. As a pledge, Lohse said he was made to drink a full cup of vinegar, swim »

University | 4:28 pm | February 5, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Harvard, Princeton investigated for discrimination

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint that Harvard and Princeton discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions, Bloomberg reported late last week. The complainant is an anonymous Asian-American applicant who says that Harvard and Princeton rejected him on the basis of his race and national origin. The student’s father »

University | 5:35 pm | January 26, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Harvard sees drop in applications

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Harvard College saw a 1.9 percent drop in applications this year, the Harvard Crimson reported Thursday. All told, 34,285 students applied for admission to the College, down 665 applications from last year. This is the first time in five years that Harvard has seen a drop in total application numbers. Harvard College Dean of Admissions »