Elis retain third spot in U.S. News survey

For the fourth straight year, Yale finished third in the popular and controversial U.S. News & World Report national college rankings, behind Princeton and Harvard. Yale’s ranking was due largely to the differential between the three schools in the faculty resources rank, which takes into account a number of different factors, such as class size […]

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Diverse class of 2010 arrives in Elm City

Yale opened its gates today to the Class of 2010, one of the most diverse in the University’s history. As of yesterday, 1,319 students planned to matriculate at Yale this year out of 1,856 admitted students, said Jeff Brenzel, Yale’s dean of undergraduate admissions. This year’s yield of 71.1 percent is in line with last […]

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Hashemi plans return to Yale, sponsor says

Former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi hopes to return to Yale’s Nondegree Students Program next year, said Tatiana Maxwell, one of Hashemi’s three financial supporters and sponsors. “It is Rahmatullah’s and our hope that he return to Yale this fall and continue his studies,” Maxwell said in an e-mail Sunday morning. Maxwell confirmed that Hashemi was […]

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Hashemi denied admission to degree program

Rahmatuallah Hashemi — the former diplomat to the foreign minister of the Taliban — was denied admission to Yale’s degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program, according to one of his sponsors. Hashemi, 27, spent last year studying at Yale through the Nondegree Students Program. He can return to Yale and remain in that program next year […]

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Capelluto ’08 dies in collision with truck

Alexander Capelluto ’08, a rising junior in Berkeley College, was killed Thursday morning when he was hit by a truck while biking to campus from the Gilder Boathouse in Derby, Conn. According to the West Haven Police Department, Capelluto, who was 20 years old, was struck by a 10-wheel truck at the intersection of Derby […]

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Former dean battles maelstrom at Duke

With members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team accused of raping a black stripper, the ensuing media firestorm has drawn a man familiar to many in the Yale community to its center. Richard Brodhead ’68 GRD ’72 — the former Yale College dean who left in 2004 after decades as a Yale student, professor […]

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Hashemi may seek degree program spot

Rahmatullah Hashemi has submitted his application to the Eli Whitney Students Program, said Mike Hoover, one of three founders of the International Education Foundation, the organization that initially brought Hashemi to America. Yale officials declined to confirm receipt of Hashemi’s application Thursday. There had previously been conflicting reports regarding whether Hashemi — a former diplomat […]

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Abroad rules are loosened

Starting next year, sophomores will have the opportunity to study abroad during their spring semester, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said Wednesday. Until now, only juniors have been permitted to study abroad for Yale credit. From now on, although students will still only be able to receive credit and financial aid abroad for a maximum […]

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Officials debate aid reforms

As the University considers certain proposed changes to Yale’s financial aid policy, administrators have recently given conflicting recommendations for which changes to prioritize. At an open forum on Wednesday night, Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi fielded questions from members of the Yale College Council and other students about the University’s financial aid policies. Yale […]

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Acceptance rate hits record low

The prospective members of the Class of 2010 navigating Yale’s campus today are part of an elite group. These high school seniors survived the most selective admissions process in Ivy League history to be offered slots in Yale’s next freshman class. Of the 21,099 students who applied to Yale this year, 1,823 — 8.6 percent […]

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Taliban case spurs Blue Book change

Former Taliban diplomat Rahmatullah Hashemi’s presence as a non-degree special student at Yale has put pressure on administrators to expedite ongoing efforts to clarify the difference between the Non-Degree Students Program and the degree-granting Eli Whitney Students Program. If Hashemi intends to gain degree status next year — as he told the News in February […]

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