Emma Platoff
Staff Reporter
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Renamed astrophysics major revamps curriculum

This semester, changes are afoot in the astronomy department.

Morse, Berkeley to pilot new degree audit program

Starting this month, all Berkeley and Morse college students will have the opportunity to pilot Yale Degree Audit, a new online system designed to track students’ progress toward a bachelor’s degree by showing which graduation requirements their classes have fulfilled.

Yale incorporates new laws in sexual misconduct policy

As college campuses nationwide adapt their policies on sexual misconduct to new federal and state legislation, Yale is working to incorporate the new guidelines into an already established network of resources.

Despite first place for history, critics of rankings abound

According to the latest USA Today rankings, Yale’s history major is the best in the country. The magazine’s 2014 rankings, released on Oct. 6, gave the department first place, surpassing rival institutions such as Harvard, Princeton and Columbia.

Plagiarism, academic dishonesty explained

As incidents of plagiarism have risen on campus, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway reminded students last week that academic dishonesty can often be unintentional.

Artspace celebrates New Haven art

Hundreds of New Haven students, artists and art-lovers gathered Friday evening to mingle over free kombucha and discuss the 363 works that were put on display to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts scene.

‘Our Town’ Brings Community Together

To open its 50th season, New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will stage a production that aims to draw participation from the entire New Haven community.

Princeton repeals grade deflation policy

Instead of limiting the portion of “As” to 35 percent of total grades, each university department will now determine its own grading standards and distributions. The new grading policy asks faculty to evaluate their students based on “well-designed, meaningful grading standards,” according to the Daily Princetonian.

Artist-scholar talks cloud paintings

A Tuesday talk at the Yale Center for British Art used an unorthodox approach to bridge a historical gap between 19th century paintings and modern day sculpture.

YCBA curator challenges notions of sculpture

Martina Droth, associate director of research and curator of sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, challenged conventional categorizations of sculpture in a Tuesday lecture at the Center.

Slifka exhibit celebrates ethnic features

The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale’s first exhibit of the semester aims to celebrate ethnic features that have historically been portrayed in a negative light.