Physics drops B.A. option

The physics major will undergo significant changes next year, following a review by the Physics Committee on the Undergraduate Program. Physics majors will no longer have the choice between a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. The department will instead offer only a bachelor of science degree, and students will eventually have to […]

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Brei GRD ’06 drowns in rescue attempt

A graduate student on a Yale-sponsored trip to Puerto Rico drowned and was presumed dead Saturday after he tried to save another student who was swimming, the trip’s leader said. Brandon Brei GRD ’06 and nine other Yale students from the graduate school and the School of Public Health went swimming in the ocean near […]

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Psych Department gains junior, senior hires

Two psychology professors who left Yale for tenured positions at Vanderbilt University will rejoin the Yale department as senior professors this fall. The department will also add a new junior professor from Cornell University, making it the department’s second junior hire this semester. Married couple Woo-kyoung Ahn and Marvin Chun will return to Yale after […]

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With strike, tensions rise for GESO

While many members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization believe this week’s strike will aid in their quest for a union, some graduate students say GESO’s tactics do more to hurt their cause than help it. Many GESO members have gone on strike this week to protest the University’s opposition to graduate student unionization, […]

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New Comp Lit hires widen dept’s W. European focus

With recent hires at both the senior and junior level, the Comparative Literature Department is expanding beyond its historically Western European focus and taking a broader academic approach. Alexander Beecroft, who is currently finishing up doctorate work at Harvard University, will join the department next fall as a junior professor, comparative literature chairman Michael Holquist […]

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Int’l studies to add new course offerings next fall

The International Studies program will increase its course offerings starting next year, Director of Undergraduate Studies James Vreeland said. The program, which is offered as a second major, will begin offering its own courses geared toward history and political science, anthropology, economics and sociology, and science and technology. Currently, students in the major must take […]

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Review to be released in April

The committee conducting Yale’s academic review plans to solicit faculty and student feedback when it makes its report public this April, committee members said. The Committee on Yale College Education met for five hours Sunday to review a draft of the report, which included sections written by each of four working groups. The committee plans […]

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Profs prepare to make adjustments during strike

With a union and teaching assistant strike set for the beginning of next month, some professors said they plan to move classes off campus or provide discussions to compensate for cancelled sections. With a vote of 482 to 141, members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization authorized a teaching and research strike Wednesday, and […]

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Review eyes increase in faculty size

An increase in ladder faculty members and changes in the undergraduate advising system are under consideration as members of the Committee on Yale College Education head into a major meeting this weekend. The 41-member committee, led by Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead, is in the final stages of writing recommendations as part of Yale’s academic […]

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GESO to vote on strike Wednesday

The Graduate Employees and Students Organization will determine in a strike vote Wednesday afternoon whether teaching and research assistants strike in early March. During a strike, TAs would not hold sections, attend classes or conduct research in Yale buildings, GESO leaders said. The vote will come a week after Yale’s two largest unions, locals 34 […]

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Environment major garners mixed reviews

Environmental studies, which was recently designated a separate major, has received mixed reviews from students as it completes its evolution to a full-fledged curricular program. The environmental studies major became a standalone major in 2001, when it was converted from studies in the environment, which functioned only as a second major. Students in the major […]

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