Yale celebrates coeducation

When Yale College Dean Mary Miller applied to college in the early seventies, the application fee for Yale was $20, compared with $15 for Princeton. Her father said she could only apply to Princeton. But until 40 years ago, more than $20 used to stand between women and Yale — a ban on admitting women […]


Alumni seek to revive senior society

With a publicity campaign targeted at Yale undergraduates, a group of alumni is trying to relaunch a not-so-secret society. After over 40 years of inactivity, Desmos, one of the first senior societies at Yale, may soon see a revival. Several of the its original members are attempting to resurrect the society they remember so fondly, […]


Yale Medal awarded to five alumni

Charles Ellis ’59 and his wife University Secretary Linda Lorimer have become the first couple to win the Yale Medal for independent contributions. Ellis was one of five Yale alumni who received the highest award presented by the Association of Yale Alumni Thursday evening for their services to the University. Businessman Stephen Adams ’59, National […]


Foreign students hit record highs

International students are flocking to the United States for college in record numbers, although the number studying at Yale remains relatively constant. At Yale College, enrollment of international students has gone up slightly to 454 in the 2008-’09 academic year from 450 in the 2007-’08 academic year. But the overall number of international students in […]


Cultural houses host panel on law careers

Minority students worried about succeeding in a law career can look to the experiences of others who have forged the way, according to the organizers of Tuesday’s “Minorities in Law” panel. Five cultural centers, two undergraduate groups and three minority student groups at the Law School sponsored the panel Tuesday — the first in a […]


Briefly: Board of Ed unanimously approves new bullying definition

Last Thursday night the Board of Education approved the new definition of bullying proposed earlier in the week: “Overt acts by one or more students intended to ridicule, humiliate, or intimidate, that are committed more than once against any student(s) during the school year.” The definition, meant to refocus the blame on bullies at the […]


Rubin LAW ’64 talks economic crisis

Robert Rupin LAW ’64 may not have seen the recession coming, but he told a Law School audience Tuesday that he sees the beginning of its end — over a year from now. Rubin, currently co-chair of the Council of Foreign Relations and formerly Secretary of the Treasury to President Clinton, laid out the causes […]


Board of Ed. pushes to redefine ‘bullying’

“He got hold of my daughter and pulled her hair out. … She was bleeding. The next day he gave her an arm burn,” Antoinette Humes said, describing the experiences of her 9-year-old daughter being abused by a school bully. Incidents such as this one compelled parents and community groups to present a new proposal […]


M. HOCKEY | Q&A: Hockey defender ‘can’t get enough’

Jimmy Martin ’11, defender on the No. 10 men’s ice hockey team, spent his freshman season last year skating in all 34 games and is in the midst of another solid season this year. The St. Louis native and Ezra Stiles College resident talks to the News about his hockey roots, playing at Yale and […]

Exercise bike leads the ‘charge’ toward green workouts

As part of a senior project supervised by electrical engineering professor Hür Köser, electrical engineering major Henrique Rocha ’09 has devised a mechanism that harnesses the energy generated by a stationary exercise bike at Payne Whitney to charge small electronic devices like iPods and cell phones. The green workout PRECOR bike, which was retrofitted with […]


Spring nowhere to be found

Yale students woke up to discover their campus blanketed with a thick layer of snow yesterday. Fierce storms brought roughly a foot of snow to New Haven on Monday, cancelling classes and events across Yale’s campus. Students used the break from class to toss snowballs and enjoy what will likely be the last major winter […]