Emma Platoff
Staff Reporter
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“Master” fades in Pierson, but persists elsewhere

Within the red-brick walls of Pierson College, the word “master” is disappearing.

2019 by the numbers: Confronting class at Yale

When asked to identify the social issue that they feel most divides the United States, 54 percent of freshmen chose “race.” But further analysis shows the second-most popular response, “class,” more directly shades students’ plans for the years ahead.

2019 by the numbers: On, and off, the field

Even just after the first day of shopping period, the unique challenges that recruited athletes and hopeful varsity walk-ons face have already begun to manifest clearly.

Calhoun debate shapes freshmen’s first days at Yale

When Charles Kenney ’19 walked into Woolsey Hall Saturday morning for the Freshman Assembly, he was expecting a standard college welcome address. Instead, he — and his 1,363 classmates — were issued a challenge.

Belitsky apologizes for botched PA program

Despite an unsuccessful attempt in the spring, the Yale School of Medicine may move forward with its plan to create an online Physician Associate program, Medical School Deputy Dean of Education Richard Belitsky announced at a Friday town hall.

2019 by the numbers: Keeping faith at Yale

Each year, the rich chords of religious music and the holy verses of religious rhetoric welcome the incoming class at the Freshman Assembly. For some students, these traditions make the event a comforting opening to the year. For others, the prominence of faith is jarring, or even inappropriate amid the University’s non-religious mission.

Salovey calls for conversation on Calhoun

On their first morning on campus, in the early Saturday sunlight, with the sounds of the famed Newberry Memorial organ reverberating around Woolsey Hall, the 1,364 members of the Class of 2019 were issued a challenge.

Titles and college names fall under renewed scrutiny

The start of the fall semester will open a campus-wide debate over names and titles that have drawn new and criticism for their racial undertones.

Davis drops “master” title, spurring debate on campus

Religious Studies professor Stephen Davis’s announcement that he no longer wishes to be referred to as the “master” of Pierson College has initiated a debate over the use of titles at Yale, with some calling Davis’s decision commendable and others arguing that is fails to take into account the history of the term.

FAS Senate gears up for first year

Though the semester has yet to officially begin, the 22 members of the newly formed Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate are already gearing up for their first term in office.

2019 by the numbers: First impressions

On Aug. 12, the News sent all incoming freshmen a survey with questions running the gamut from family life to post-graduate plans. This is the first in a four-part series on the results.