Pollard named Grad School dean

Updated, 3 p.m. Thomas Pollard, a Sterling professor and the current chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, was named dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at noon on Friday. In what Pollard himself described as “a surprising turn […]

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Fink named Branford dean

Hilary Fink, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, will be the new dean of Branford College, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced in the college’s dining hall this afternoon. “The depth and breadth of her experience will serve her and all of you well as she begins […]

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UP CLOSE | Officials mull future of section

At Yale, no undergraduate experience is complete without discussion section: Each introductory lecture in almost every major requires students to attend a mandatory section, which must fit into schedules already crowded with courses and extracurriculars. Section drives class enrollment, since those who are unable to find a section assignment in a given course may be […]

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Miller does Mellon

Yale College Dean Mary Miller is giving a series of five lectures with the theme “Art and Representation in the Ancient New World” for the 59th iteration of the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Miller gave her first lecture in the series, titled “The […]

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Premed advising gets a check-up

Being a premed is famously difficult, but students say the advising and support systems in place at Yale are not making it any easier. Ten of 14 premed students interviewed said they are not satisfied with the Undergraduate Career Services program, complaining of long wait times for appointments and a lack of personalized attention from […]

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For grad students, a grim job market

Tommaso Gazzarri GRD ’10 is a bestselling author in his native Italy. His translation and commentary on Seneca’s “De brevitate vitae” is the second-best seller (behind only St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Summa Theologica”) in the Classics section of the Internet Bookshop Italia. He is also in talks to write a second book for Arnoldo Mondadori, the […]

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Chemistry makes key hire

After a year of negotiations, Yale’s Chemistry Department has landed what Provost Peter Salovey called its most important hire in the past few years. Jonathan Ellman, a professor of organic chemistry and chemical biology in the University of California at Berkeley’s top-ranked chemistry department, will join Yale’s faculty this fall. Salovey said Ellman’s hire will […]

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Admins solicit students’ opinions, senior projects

Forget donations or class pranks — Yale is offering seniors a different kind of opportunity to leave their mark. Three separate initiatives are underway to collect opinions and written work from members of the class of 2010, said Becky Friedkin, a senior researcher at the Office of Institutional Research. The projects — which include a […]

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Bloom to resume teaching — maybe

Sterling Professor of the Humanities and renowned literary scholar Harold Bloom is scheduled to return to Yale next year to teach once again — but only tentatively. In an e-mail to junior and senior English majors, English Department Registrar Ruben Roman shared a schedule of seminars to offered in the 2010-’11 school year. Bloom’s fall […]

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At last, grads get dental

After several years of lobbying administrators and evaluating their current health care options, graduate and professional students will have the option of purchasing dental insurance for the first time this coming fall. Emily Stoops GRD ’13, a student advocate with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, and GPSS President Amanda Machin LAW ’11 met with […]

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Campus grieves for Berkeley junior

The Yale College community gathered Wednesday night to remember Cameron Dabaghi ’11 as a committed student and athlete who was passionate about East Asian studies and always had his friends’ backs. Shock and sorrow had gripped the campus earlier in the day as news spread of Dabaghi’s death. Rescue workers in New York found him […]

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