In response to petitions sent by nine second-year Master’s students at the Architecture School on Friday morning, Dean Robert Stern has almost entirely reversed a protested decision that would have required the nine students to take a leave of absence.
Although they will still be required to take an alternate remedial studio, the students will join their classmates in regular studios effective immediately this semester. The students will also not be required to take a fall leave of absence, as they had initially been asked to do after a review of their portfolios.
“I think that most are pleased with the outcome,” said one petitioning student, who asked to remain anonymous. “We might also be required to take two advanced studios, pending another audit of our work next year, but outside of the inconvenience and expense of an additional term, I’m sure that most would like to take [these] studios, as they are the most substantial studios offered by the school.”
Stern and Yale President Richard Levin declined to comment on the decisions.