ExComm highlights alcohol abuse

In an effort to increase transparency in how Yale handles disciplinary matters, the Yale College Executive Committee documented a single semester’s cases in its inaugural semiannual report released this week. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2523″ ] The committee adjudicated 52 cases — including alcohol violations, defiance of authority and trespassing — involving 59 students during the fall of […]

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History grad students get new study space in HGS

Around 25 students, faculty and administrators celebrated the opening of a new study space for history graduate students Wednesday. The space — a suite of three former dorm rooms on the second floor of the Hall of Graduate Studies — is now available for graduate students in the History Department to study, meet with undergraduates […]

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New colleges may strain resources

Though two new residential colleges are tentatively scheduled to open in 2015, it is not yet clear how the University will adjust its academic resources to accommodate the influx of students. The new colleges, which will house more than 800 additional undergraduates in total, will require Yale to find more classroom space, offer more courses, […]

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New colleges to have only singles

Future students in the two new residential colleges will never experience the pains or pleasures of living with a roommate — all bedrooms in the colleges will be singles. The new colleges, which are scheduled to be completed in 2015, will house students for all four years in suites consisting of singles and a common […]

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Freshman workshops emphasize communication

The new sexual misconduct prevention workshops for freshmen launched this week are drawing on recent research about sexual relationships to encourage students to listen to their instincts in social situations. Rather than reiterating the definition of consent — the traditional approach to sexual misconduct prevention — the 75-minute workshops examine common communication patterns in social […]

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Class to donate $100K

Students who applied to the Yale College seminar “Philanthropy in Action” were in for a surprise when they saw the course’s syllabus: members of the class would have the opportunity to distribute $100,000 to charities of their choosing. The course is the recipient of a grant from the Once Upon a Time Foundation, which gave […]

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Leadership sessions launch

As part of renewed efforts to engage students in creating a safe campus environment, the Yale College Dean’s Office has enlisted high-level administrators to speak to student leaders at this week’s leadership training sessions. Attendance at one of the three 75-minute sessions, which began Monday night with a crowd of over 300 students, is mandatory […]

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Fountain on Green to flow freely again

For the first time in decades, passersby strolling through the New Haven Green next spring will once again be able to quench their thirst at an iconic fountain. The 1907 Bennett Memorial Fountain — located on the corner of the Green closest to Church and Chapel Streets — has recently been repaired and stabilized in […]

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Prof. Gaddis nominated for big award

He won a National Humanities Medal in 2005 and has gained fame among Yalies for his lectures on the Cold War, but that’s not it for history professor John Lewis Gaddis. Gaddis, who teaches a History Department junior seminar on biography writing, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award on Saturday for his […]

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Friday scheduling switch to hit first semester

Next year, the spring semester will not be the only term when Friday seminars officially meet for the first time during the second week of shopping period. Under the revised academic calendar that takes effect next year, the Labor Day holiday each fall will require that Monday classes meet on the first Friday of shopping […]

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Alumni summer programs expand

After last summer’s Directed Studies program garnered enthusiastic reviews from alumni participants, Yale will also offer summer courses in Grand Strategy and Shakespeare for alumni, their spouses and parents of Yale students. All 18 spots in Grand Strategy have been filled since registration opened in December, and more than half of the 15 participants who […]

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