Emma Platoff
Staff Reporter
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Harvard approves joint CS50 venture

CS50 is coming to Yale.

Chichilnisky-Heal GRD ’18 remembered as “intellectual force”

Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal GRD ’18, a PhD candidate in political science, died Tuesday night in her New Haven apartment. She was 27 years old.

Spanish, Portuguese department faces budget woes, chilly environment

Yale’s Spanish and Portuguese Department enjoys a sterling national reputation, but many close to the department describe an atmosphere plagued by fear and financial problems.

TF allocations uncertain for history graduate students

Next semester, upper level history graduate students may find it harder to find teaching positions in the department.

Planning for residential colleges looks backward

This fall, the working group planning the future details of the two new residential colleges has taken care to remember Yale’s past.

TD’s Brenzel to depart in June

Brenzel announced in an email Friday morning that he will not seek to renew his appointment after his fifth year as master and will step down at the end of June.

Faculty approve CS50 for Yale

Just under a month after announcing that Yale’s computer science department was considering importing Harvard’s most popular course, faculty voted to bring CS50 to Yale.

Levin grows Coursera’s presence in China

During his two decades as University president, Richard Levin focused much of his attention on China.

Alumni call for diversity in new colleges’ names

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Ivy Onyeador ’11 created a Facebook event inviting her fellow Yale alumni to sign an open letter that advocated for diversity in naming Yale’s two new residential colleges.

Teaching and learning online, unconventionally

A decade ago, if professor Diana Kleiner had had a crucial question about a detail on a Roman ruin in the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, she would have had to get on a plane.

Despite new hires, history department retains vacancies

This year, the History Department welcomed seven new full-time faculty members — but professors warned this may not be enough to fill existing vacancies.