Opinion | 11:32 am | January 17, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten and Scott Stern

Forum: Shopping Period


With shopping period upon us, students are scrambling to assemble that perfect schedule of seminars, lectures and sections. In this edition of the News’ Forum, our contributors chronicle the ups and downs of this important Yale tradition. Scott Stern, Staff Blogger | Sophomore in Branford College Shopping period is stressful. As someone who is currently »

University | 9:19 pm | January 14, 2013 | By Yale Daily News and Marek Ramilo

Shopping period dispatches: day 1

Today marks the start of shopping period, which means (some) Yale students and YDN staffers alike rolled out of bed before noon and hit the books. Check out some highlights below: Not for the haters At 11:35, about 300 students more than filled Davies Auditorium for the first CPSC 112 lecture, relegating several students to »

University | 1:56 am | August 31, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Shopping Period Dispatch: Chauncey issues ‘parental advisory’

George Chauncey's U.S. Lesbian and Gay History course is one of Yale's most beloved history lectures.

During the first meeting of U.S. Lesbian and Gay History on Thursday, Prof. George Chauncey gave students what he called a “parental advisory,” warning them in advance that his course would, indeed, cover sex. “If you don’t want to read about men getting blow jobs in Central Park, this course may not be for you,” »

University | 10:56 pm | August 29, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Shopping Period Dispatch: Day 1 in the Books

Shelly Kagan has a reputation as a tough grader, as he pointed out today in class.

Shopping period started today, which meant the sometime students known as Yale Daily News staffers had to go to class. Here’s what they saw: A Cryptic Message By the 9 a.m. start time for Prof. A. Douglas Stone’s PHYS 420 course, “Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, around 30 students had gathered in Mason Lab 107. But »

Culture | 5:34 pm | January 13, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Nemerov caps hottest class on campus

Prof. Alexander Nemerov's survey course covers artists from the Renaissance to the present day, including Cross Campus fave Georgia O'Keefe.

This semester’s most popular course just got a whole lot smaller. Alexander Nemerov’s “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present” has nearly 500 shoppers on the Online Course Selection system (down from 584 earlier this week), but the course has been capped at 270 — the maximum number of students that the »