Molly Reinmann
Staff Reporter
Molly Reinmann covers Admissions, Financial Aid & Alumni for the News. Originally from Westchester, New York, she is a sophomore in Berkeley College majoring in American Studies.
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‘Country club’ sports and ‘pay-to-play’ pipelines — does athletic recruitment favor certain Yale applicants?

A News survey and analysis of the backgrounds of Yale’s recruited athlete population found an overrepresentation of white and private-school students relative to the overall Yale College population.

Ron DeSantis claims that ‘unadulterated leftism’ marked his time at Yale. But did it?

Several classmates, professors and friends of Ron DeSantis ’01 cast doubt on the Republican presidential candidate and Florida governor’s description of the University’s political climate during his undergraduate years.

Four Yale seniors win 2024 Rhodes Scholarships

Four seniors from Yale College will attend Oxford University to continue their graduate studies under the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, awarded to approximately a hundred students worldwide.

With 7,866 applicants, Yale College receives second-largest ever early application pool

The 7,866 students who applied to join the class of 2028 will be the first cohort evaluated since the Supreme Court declared race-conscious admissions unconstitutional.

Financial aid office announces three new efforts to streamline process

By automating winter clothing grants, increasing travel allowances and eliminating required reapplication for Questbridge match students, the office hopes to reduce barriers to receiving aid and devote more time to working directly with students.

Yale to review its legacy admissions preference: ‘Everything is up for discussion’

In his first public comment on the subject since the fall of affirmative action, University President Peter Salovey said that the future of legacy admissions preferences at Yale is under deliberation.

‘Expanding our reach’: two new admissions officers hired in new roles

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to end race-conscious admissions this summer, the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions hired two new full-time employees dedicated to outreach and community partnerships; they began last week.

How Yale’s admissions office will use racial demographic data post-affirmative action

After the repeal of affirmative action, the admissions office can no longer see individual or aggregate racial data during the admissions process, but the University can still use data that students choose to provide on their applications.

Messages declare ‘Death to Palestine’ on Hopper whiteboard 

Last week, anti-Palestine messages in English and Hebrew were written on an entryway whiteboard; the Grace Hopper Head of College sent an email to students affirming “academic freedom” and urging adherence “to accepted standards of mutual tolerance.” The email did not explicitly mention the whiteboard messages.

High schoolers and counselors discuss applying to college in the age of race-blind admissions

While many elite colleges have added new essay prompts this year inviting students to discuss their backgrounds and lived experiences, three high school counselors and two students said that their approaches to applications have not changed significantly.

PROFILE: ‘Southern gal’ and first-generation college graduate Kari DiFonzo oversees undergraduate financial aid

DiFonzo comes to Yale College after 20 years at Wellesley College; she hopes to simplify the messaging and application process for financial aid.