Amelia Davidson
Staff Reporter
Amelia Davidson currently covers admissions, financial aid and alumni as a staff reporter. She previously covered the Yale College Council. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, she is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College majoring in American studies and economics.
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Yale student groups may act as intervenors in affirmative action case

Hillel Student Board members say that the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is building a coalition of Yale student groups to intervene in Students For Fair Admissions’ lawsuit regarding Yale’s affirmative action practices. So far, Yale Hillel and the Black Student Alliance at Yale plan to get involved.

Yale Alumni Association prepares for second year of virtual reunions

At the end of each school year, Yale’s campus is flooded with alumni who visit to celebrate their class reunions. But for the second year […]

UP CLOSE | A look inside Yale’s community college transfer process

As Yale emphasizes its commitment to accepting community college transfers, student interviews reveal an often difficult transition period — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANALYSIS: Examining Yale College’s application increase

Yale College’s record-setting application pool and ensuing record-low 4.62 percent acceptance rate can likely be attributed to factors such as test-optional admissions and virtual outreach […]

‘A top of the roller coaster moment’: How Yale admissions officers read nearly 47,000 applications in months

To evaluate this year’s unprecedented number of applications, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions brought in new hires and increased committee meetings. Yale’s admissions officers hunkered […]

Yale’s acceptance rate drops to 4.62 percent amid record applicant pool

Yale College admitted 2,169 students to the class of 2025 from its largest-ever pool of 46,905 applicants, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced on Tuesday. […]

After controversy, First Women Written History Project to include attribution, reinstate some content

The First Women Written History Project — a collection of written testimonies from the “first women at Yale” cohort, who graduated in 1971, 1972 or […]

Justice Impact Movement, YCC call on Yale to ‘ban the box’ in admissions

The Justice Impact Movement and the Yale College Council are calling on Yale admissions to ban questions about an applicant’s criminal record, in a new […]

Students express grievances over Yale’s medical withdrawal policies

Content warning: This article contains references to suicide and self-harm. *** The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for […]

Yale College applicants take part in virtual alumni interviews

In a 2020-2021 admissions cycle characterized by increased applications, test-optional admissions and virtual outreach and recruitment, yet another aspect of the application process has changed: […]

Shopping period change sparks alumni backlash

Following the March 8 announcement that Yale College would eliminate traditional shopping period in favor of early pre-registration followed by an add-drop period in the […]