Jan 17th, 2013
11:32 am
January 17th, 2013 | Cross Campus
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 […]

Jan 14th, 2013
9:19 pm
January 14th, 2013 | University
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 […]

Aug 31st, 2012
1:56 am
August 31st, 2012 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Chauncey issues ‘parental advisory’

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,” […]

Aug 29th, 2012
10:56 pm
August 29th, 2012 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Day 1 in the Books

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 […]

Jan 13th, 2012
5:34 pm
January 13th, 2012 | Culture
Nemerov caps hottest class on campus

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 […]

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