Emma Platoff
Staff Reporter
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NEWS ANALYSIS: A renovation to reaffirm the humanities

In considering the transformation of the Hall of Graduate Studies into a central home for the humanities starting in 2017, the University — historically known as a humanities-focused institution — appears poised to reaffirm its emphasis on the liberal arts.

Univ. may transform HGS into “central home for the humanities”

The University is set to embark on an ambitious project that may eventually lead to an overhaul of the Hall of Graduate Studies, transforming the complex into a center for the humanities at Yale.

Dartmouth athletes caught cheating in “Ethics” class

In a case riddled with irony, 64 Dartmouth college students have been charged with honor code violations following a cheating scandal in religion professor Randall […]

MCDB major to become more flexible

Now, MCDB majors seeking BAs will only have to take 11.5 course credits — a significant decrease in requirements from 18 credits — while BS candidates will still be required to take 18.5, although they will have more flexibility in choosing courses than before.

“American Novel” canceled hours before first meeting

Avid readers of American fiction will have to find a new way to spend Monday and Wednesday afternoons this semester.

New MOOCs begin today

Three of Yale’s five spring 2015 MOOCs begin today, marking a continued expansion of the University’s online course offerings.

Grad School to fund sixth year for humanities, social science students

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will provide PhD candidates in humanities and social sciences with a sixth year of funding through teaching positions or an equivalent stipend starting in the 2015–16 academic year.

Holloway announces advisory groups for new colleges

Two committees formed this fall will advise University administrators on decisions about the two new residential colleges.

YCC protests provisional schedule

Friday afternoon on Beinecke Plaza, approximately 50 students gathered to join the YCC for “Carols and Cocoa,” drinking hot chocolate and singing holiday songs in protest of the 2015-2016 provisional calendar. The calendar—which has drawn significant criticism from students citing concerns of expensive plane tickets and even a chance of missing the holidays—shifts this year’s calendar forward six days, with finals slated to end on Dec. 23, 2015. A recent YCC poll asking students whether they would favor moving the provisional calendar back a week received 2,721 respondents, 92 percent of whom favored the initiative.

Philosophy rises in rankings

While national rankings say that Yale’s Philosophy Department is on the rise, some faculty and students question whether these evaluations are at all credible.

Saybrook’s Hudak to step down

Saybrook College Master Paul Hudak will step down at the end of the spring semester.