Alex Ye
Staff Reporter
Alex Ye covers faculty and academics. He previously covered the endowment, finance and donations. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight majoring in applied mathematics.
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Yale’s most popular course sees lower student ratings

Commonly known as the “happiness” course, Laurie Santos’ Psychology and the Good Life saw a nearly one-point drop in course ratings this past spring.

Gendler to take six-month leave, Lofton to step in as acting FAS dean

Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences Tamar Gendler will take time away from the role in the spring and spend time teaching and recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

Center of Language Study Director Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl to retire

Van Deusen-Scholl, who assumed the CLS directorship in 2007, has developed programs that support undergraduate and graduate students. She will step down in the spring.

A guide to science courses for non-science majors

Navigating science classes at Yale is often a daunting task: courses tend to have prerequisites, reputations of high workloads or both.

Yale College offers new computing and linguistics joint major

Led by linguistics professor Robert Frank, the new major is being established amidst burgeoning student interest in computer science and joins a growing number of joint majors.

“Global fate of democracy” at stake: Zelenskyy addresses war in Ukraine at SOM talk

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham joined Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in calling for bipartisan and multinational efforts to end the war in Ukraine.

An “erosion of expectations”: faculty and students react to firing of NYU professor

The firing of chemist and Yale alum Maitland Jones Jr., has sparked nationwide discussion on student expectations and how and when a professor should be fired.

Yale graduates win Nobel Prize in Economics

Douglas Diamond ’80 and Phil Dybvig GRD ’79 won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work in modeling bank runs during financial crises.

Yale increases investment in blockchain research

Yale, which was ranked 34 in Coindesk’s 2022 Best Universities for Blockchain, has invested significantly in the rapidly growing field.

Inaugural award celebrates faculty entrepreneurs

The Faculty Innovation Awards presented by Yale Ventures recognized twelve Yale faculty who have recently established startups and raised at least $1 million in investment capital in the last year.

CS50 bumps maximum ULA paycheck, avoiding potential strike

Administrators increased the number of possible hours undergraduate staff be paid for teaching the popular introductory computer science lecture.