Student marchers deliver financial aid petition

More than 60 students marched from Dwight Hall to Woodbridge Hall Friday afternoon to deliver a petition calling on University President Richard Levin to reverse the recent increase of the student term-time contribution by $400. The petition — which contained more than 1,250 signatures — comes after the University Organizing Committee hosted a financial aid […]

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Yup, the Crouches are coming to Yale!

The Crouch quadruplets from Danbury, Conn., will all attend Yale this coming fall, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel confirmed Wednesday afternoon. “They have sent us their matriculation decisions, and we’re thrilled they are coming!” Brenzel wrote in an e-mail. The News spoke to Ray, Martina and Carol Crouch on Wednesday evening and all three […]

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Brenzel named TD master

After University President Richard Levin announced Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel’s ’75 appointment as the new master of Timothy Dwight College on Sunday, outgoing Master Robert F. Thompson welcomed Brenzel and his wife with a special rap: “The man who picks who gets into Yale / Now joyfully follow, their TD trail,” rhymed the […]

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Brenzel appointed TD master

Jeff Brenzel ’75, the dean of undergraduate admissions, is now also the new master of Timothy Dwight College. Beginning July 1, Brenzel will replace Robert F. Thompson, affectionately known as “Master T,” who is retiring from the role after 32 years. At the same time, University President Richard Levin extended Brenzel’s deanship of the admissions […]

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Still not as cool as ‘Bulldog Days’

Harvard’s admitted students’ weekend has a new name: “Visitas.” Kevin Liu, undergraduate admissions council co-chair said in an article published in the Harvard Crimson article Friday that the change is an attempt to give the event a “new, more Harvard-specific name.” But the 1,000 admitted students set to arrive in Cambridge this weekend may not […]

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Self-help increase protested

They shared stories of summers spent as maids and winters spent on campus, of parents living paycheck to paycheck, of working long hours during the school year at the expense of grades and extracurricular activities. More than 50 students protested the University’s decision to increase the amount students on financial aid must contribute toward their […]

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Crouch quadruplets still undecided on college choice

Despite rumors circulating on the Internet, the Crouch quadruplets have not yet decided whether they will attend Yale this fall. Carol Crouch, one of the four siblings, told the News Wednesday night that a report posted on Gawker, which claimed that she and her siblings have agreed to attend Yale, was false. The quadruplets have […]

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Higher GPAs coming from private universities

(Photo: Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, from the New York Times) A recent study on college grade inflation has revealed that private colleges are primarily responsible for rises in grade-point averages over the last 50 years, according to an article in The New York Times published Monday. Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, authors of “Grading […]

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There’s no singing in this one

The college admissions video craze appears far from over with Princeton’s new recruitment video, released last week, titled “Aha! Princeton!” In the five-and-a-half minute video, students discuss their most surprising academic experiences, which range from studying abroad in Italy to investigating Japanese pop culture in the age of globalization. The clip includes montages of student […]

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Yale’s not alone with expanded waiting list

(Photo: New York Times) High school seniors hoping to secure a spot off a college waiting list face overwhelming odds this year, according to an article in The New York Times on Tuesday. Top tier colleges such as Duke, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth have all increased the size of their waiting list […]

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Record prefrosh crowd expected

A record number of prefrosh are expected to arrive on campus Monday for this year’s Bulldog Days. As of Wednesday, 1,185 students had signed up to attend the three-day event, matching last year’s record-high turnout — and Liz Kinsley, director of outreach and recruitment, said she expects a handful of late registrations to trickle in […]

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