Jan 10th, 2012
11:45 pm
January 10th, 2012 | University
Shopping Period Dispatches: Megacourses

Two days into shopping period, three courses have potential enrollments of over 500 students on the Online Course Selection system, according to course demand data accessed at 11 p.m. Leading the pack is, as we expected, “Introduction to the History of Art,” with 584 shoppers, while “Great Hoaxes and Fantasies in Archaeology” has 519 and […]

Jan 9th, 2012
10:43 pm
January 9th, 2012 | University
Shopping Period Dispatches: Day 1

Shopping Period can be a weird and unsettling time for Yalies so accustomed to well-ordered lives, but it is also a time of many notable quotable moments. We’re compiling them here at Cross Campus in a series we call Shopping Period Dispatches. — In PLSC 271: Gateway to American Public Policy, Prof. Jacob Hacker opened […]

Sep 1st, 2011
4:55 pm
September 1st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: ‘Twilight’ for homework

Students shopping Art and Industry in Contemporary Hollywood are preparing to watch “Jaws” tonight as a class requirement. Encouraging students to stay up to date with recent Hollywood events and releases, more recent required films to be viewed and analyzed in the course include “Mamma Mia!,” “Twilight,” and a to-be-released film. Possible candidate? “The Muppets.” […]

Sep 1st, 2011
4:46 pm
September 1st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Chauncey talks about “undeclared” freshmen

In George Chauncey’s U.S. Lesbian and Gay History this morning he told the class that not all of the students are American Studies, History or Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies majors. Even though those are what the class is listed under there are non-majors too, and, of course, the freshmen who are “undeclared.” He then […]

Sep 1st, 2011
4:31 pm
September 1st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Finding love in developing countries

Good looks, good humor, the ability to do multivariable calculus — these are all things Yalies look for in potential boyfriends or girlfriends. But Rakesh Mohan ’71, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a Jackson Institute fellow, had different priorities when he began dating his wife, he told students in his […]

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