University | 9:54 pm | April 16, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 4.17.13

Yale Admissions Office

THE NEWS The current student body is the most vibrantly diverse in Yale’s history. Last year, roughly 40 percent of incoming freshmen intended to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields — satisfying the Yale Admissions Office’s target percentage for the first time — and a record-breaking 40 percent of American freshmen identified as »

University | 10:18 pm | April 15, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.16.13

THE NEWS When Peter Salovey arrived at Yale as a graduate student in 1981, roughly one in five degrees from Yale College were in science, math or engineering. As he prepares to take the highest University office, that rate is roughly unchanged. In many important ways, the sciences at Yale have not kept pace with »

University | 8:48 pm | April 14, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Monday’s Buzz: 4.15.13

Henry Kissinger stopped by campus over the weekend to talk diplomacy as part of a two-day conference with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

THE NEWS Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to campus Friday afternoon to discuss his experience as a diplomat and his views on international relations. University President Richard Levin and history professor John Gaddis interviewed Kissinger to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his book, Diplomacy, and as part of a two-day conference sponsored by the »

University | 9:58 pm | April 10, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 4.11.13

Students protest proposed changes to Yale's grading system.

THE NEWS For the first time in recent memory, students gathered outside a monthly Yale College faculty meeting to protest. “Was Tolstoy a 97 or a 96?” read the hastily scrawled words on one student’s posterboard. “Yale is stressful enough,” read another. Students stationed themselves outside Davies Auditorium, where the April Yale College faculty meeting took place, »

University | 10:03 pm | April 9, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 4.10.13

THE NEWS Following the recent appointment of the first Latin American pope Jorge Bergoglio, the region is becoming increasingly important in the sphere of global politics, according to former President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez. Fernandez, who led the Dominican Republic from 1996 to 2000 and 2004 to 2012, addressed a crowd of roughly 100 »