National Research Council ‘rankings’ take new methodology

After a 15-year wait, university administrators across the country were supposed to be able to compare their graduate programs using new rankings released by the National Research Council Tuesday. But the new rankings may raise more questions than they answer. In a memo to University President Richard Levin, Provost Peter Salovey, School of Medicine Dean […]

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Faculty hirings still on hold

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Review of curricular changes begins

In April, Yale successfully won another decade of accreditation from a regional consortium of colleges and universities after an 18-month review that engaged students, professors and staff. Now, administrators are preparing for another major review — but this one is entirely self-directed. A 16-member steering committee assembled by Yale College Dean Mary Miller will oversee […]

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The end of an era for English dept.

Life for literature-minded Yalies is about to get a little less sweet. In an e-mail to English majors with the subject line “LEAVING ENGLISH !!!!,” English Department Registrar Ruben Roman announced Tuesday afternoon that he will be leaving the department on Sept. 24 — and he’s taking the bowl of chocolates on his desk with […]

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New law prompts textbooks button

By music professor Craig Wright’s estimate, the materials for his “Listening to Music” course cost $128 and, in his estimation, that’s too much. So, at the first session Thursday, he promised to pay each student who buys his textbook $10 out of pocket. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6491″ ] Helping students purchase course books at lower prices is […]

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College seminar program suspended pending review

Students hoping to search for Christian theology in the Harry Potter books this spring — just one of the academic opportunities offered by the Residential College Seminar Program — may have to do it on their own time. Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the News earlier this month that her office plans to evaluate […]

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2011 college seminars on hold for program review

Students hoping to search for Christian theology in the Harry Potter books this spring — among other academic opportunities offered by the Residential College Seminar Program — may have to wait. In a statement sent to the News on Tuesday afternoon, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced plans to conduct an evaluation of the program […]

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Update on OCI: It’s not July 15, but it’s really soon!

To the disappointment of impatient Yalies the world over, University Registrar Jill Carlton said Thursday that, contrary to previous reports, there is no specific date to launch the course listings for the 2010-’11 school year on the Online Course Information system. But there is still hope for Blue Book-starved Yalies everywhere: The system is expected […]

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Blue Book to be online July 15, after OCI upgrade

Blue Book addicts can expect to be able to browse course listings online starting this coming Thursday, an assistant in the Registrar’s Office said Friday. But first, the online system will undergo some technical changes. University Registrar Jill Carlton confirmed that she expects her office to post new course listings for the fall semester on […]

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Univ. confers 3,243 degrees at 309th Commencement

The clouds and light mist over Old Campus before Monday’s Commencement exercises gave way to sunshine, soul music and celebration. University President Richard Levin, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and the deans of the graduate and professional school conferred a total of 3,243 degrees on the class of 2010 at the ceremony, in addition to […]

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Clinton calls on graduates to ‘do public good’

Before an audience of about 15,000 on Old Campus on Sunday afternoon, former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 urged the members of the class of 2010 to work for the public good once they leave Yale as private citizens. In a day marked by calls to public service, Clinton’s Class Day address focused on the […]

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