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Political currents sway language enrollment

Enrollment in first-year Russian language courses is up approximately 30 percent from last year, forcing the department to open an additional section to accommodate the bump.

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Anti-Ivy League book triggers dissent

On Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway’s desk rests a copy of “Excellent Sheep,” the controversial book by former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz that attacks the culture of America’s elite universities.

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New course system led to chaos, frustration

Over the course of last spring and this past summer, a new system for constructing Yale College’s course catalog caused severe headaches for academic administrators.

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New leadership structure sparks hope for change

Over the summer, Yale welcomed three new deans into the upper echelons of University governance.

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Faculty votes to extend final paper deadline

At a faculty meeting last May, professors moved the latest due date for final papers from the end of reading period to the end of exam period.

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Human rights program debuts for undergrads

Next spring, undergraduates will have the opportunity to enroll in a special academic program in human rights.

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Dean Van Alst to step down

Van Alst will move to the University of Montana, where he has accepted a position as Senior Assistant Professor of Native American Studies with a joint appointment in the College of Forestry and Conservation.

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Kagan returns to teach seminar

Kagan has opted to return to the Yale seminar table. Now a professor emeritus of classics and history, he will once again offer a fall history seminar on "Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War."

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Mahurin named Timothy Dwight Dean

Sarah Mahurin GRD '11 will be the next dean of Timothy Dwight College.

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Yale College Teaching Prizes 2014 announced

On Tuesday afternoon, Yale College Dean Mary Miller honored the recipients of the six Yale College Teaching Prizes for 2014.

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