Jordan Fitzgerald
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Jordan Fitzgerald is a staff reporter covering gender equity and diversity. She is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in American history.
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Hurricane temporarily shifts some classes online, cancels sessions of others

Flooding and power outages in many Yale buildings forced some professors to move courses online or cancel Thursday class meetings.

Standing water in a basement hallway in Jonathan Edwards.
Shopping Period 101

Here's the News' guide to shopping period!

Shopping Period WED DATES Sept. 1: Classes Begin; Add/Drop Period Begins Sept. 3: Open enrollment begins for remaining seats in discussion and lab sections Sept. 15: Add/Drop Period Ends; Registration worksheets in YCS close. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Students must enroll in between four and five-and-a-half credits. They may take a minimum of credits or up to six credits but must receive permission from their residential college dean to do so. Failure to enroll in both a course and its corresponding lecture or lab section by Sept. 15 will result in a $20 fine. Students must complete all the work for the classes they are shopping. Oct. 29, 2021, is the last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on a student’s transcript. Dropping a class incurs a $20 fine. Unlike previous years, early course registration now takes place at the end of the prior semester, though Yalies can still add or drop courses from their schedule for the first two weeks of the term. Students have six opportunities to use the Credit/D/Fail option — two that expire after their first year, and four that can be used at any point. The deadline to convert a course from a letter grade to Credit/D/Fail is Dec. 10, 2021. ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR SHOPPING PERIOD Some students shop lots of classes, and others do not shop at all — there is no right choice for everyone. Apply for classes early, even if you are unsure about your schedule, but avoid taking a spot in a class you do not actually want to take. Sometimes, last-minute schedule fillers will be your favorite classes. Do not get distracted by the allure of shopping classes. Keep up with the work, because it does affect final grades.
In-person classes begin with COVID-19 still looming

As students return to in-person classes for the first time in almost 18 months, University officials are closely watching the Delta variant and how it may affect instruction and other plans.

Sigma Phi Epsilon begins process to disaffiliate from national chapter and welcomes non-male members

In September 2020, Yale fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon disaffiliated from its national chapter and rebranded themselves as a social group called The Edon Club.  The […]

Yale physics department admits first-ever majority-female Ph.D class

This fall, Yale’s first-ever physics P.h.D class composed of a majority of women will begin their doctoral studies at the University.

{W}holy Queer meeting group marks the intersection of faith and sexuality

{W}holy Queer are meetings where undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Yale gather to discuss the intersection between their queer and religious identities.

YCC election interview: Events director candidate Diba Ghaed ’24

Ghaed is currently the YCC’s deputy director of the events committee and running for events director unopposed.

A portrait of Ghaed in a blue top.
YCC election interview: Presidential candidate Bayan Galal ’23

Galal currently serves as a YCC senator and health and COVID-19 policy chair, and is running for president alongside vice presidential candidate Zoe Hsu ’24.

A portrait of Galal wearing a white double-breasted suit jacket
YCC election interview: VP candidate Zoe Hsu ’24

Hsu, who is currently a YCC senator, equity chair and Asian Affinity Network co-founder and co-leader, is running alongside YCC presidential candidate Bayan Galal ’23.

A portrait of Hsu in a red shirt.
Virtual Women’s Mental Health Conference spotlights women’s health

In 2018, two Yale psychiatry residents founded a conference dedicated to women’s mental health in the wake of the #MeToo movement and Supreme Court Justice […]

Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources reopens in person on weekends for month of April

During the fall of 2019, Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources — which supports and advocates for issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for University […]