Jane Darby Menton
Students turn to interdisciplinary majors

As some Yale popular majors experience declining enrollments, majors that transcend disciplinary boundaries are on the rise.

Decline of the humanities up for debate

In June, columnist David Brooks sparked controversy and concern with his column decrying the death of the humanities in American institutions of higher learning.

Yale pushes online expansion

With enrollment now open for Yale’s first four courses on Coursera, faculty are leading efforts to expand different forms of online education.

Faculty orientation revamped

Though there were no hiking boots or FroCo ice cream socials, new faculty members across the University experienced their own version of “Camp Yale” this year.

Freshman advising a mixed bag

Though all advisers have access to a freshman advising website and handbook, disparities among individual residential college advising practices have prompted some concern.

College seminars in full swing

After budgetary constraints slashed Yale’s residential college seminar offerings in half in 2011, the seminar program has returned to its previous level.

Shopping period rules to be revamped

In February 2013, the Yale College faculty approved a set of rules designed to minimize the ambiguity that plagues the first two weeks of classes.

Course reserves system debuts

Laptops may soon fully replace course packets in Yale classrooms.

Education Studies program takes new direction

Under the guidance of a new director, Yale’s Education Studies program is looking toward a more secure future.

Woodward to teach ‘Journalism’

In the spring, aspiring Yale journalists will have the opportunity to learn from one of the most famous names in the field, Bob Woodward ’65.

Buckley Program acquires historic mansion

In January, the William H. Taft Mansion will have a renewed political presence by serving as the permanent home of Yale’s Buckley Program.