FACULTY & ACADEMICS
Laurie Santos launches new course aimed at teen well-being

After the enormous success of her original online psychology course and the announcement of her retirement as Silliman’s Head of College, Santos hopes to engage a new audience: middle and high schoolers.

A look into the three most popular courses of the spring

After record-breaking interest in certain classes during course registration, AFAM 170, PSYC 141 and ECON 116 are the highest-enrolled courses of the spring semester, with roughly 400 students in each lecture.

Yale Study Abroad prepares for high application numbers

Applications for summer programs become available online as interest in experiences abroad grows.

Yale history professor set to publish highly anticipated book on indigenous history

Ned Blackhawk’s book “The Rediscovery of America” seeks to redefine our understanding of native history.

PROFILE: Sarah Tishkoff, the geneticist leading a historic genetic variation study

Sarah Tishkoff, a 2022 Wilbur Cross recipient and award-winning geneticist, sat down for an interview with the News about the human genome, ethical population research and rollerblading.

Laurie Santos steps down as Silliman Head of College

Santos, who is currently on leave from Yale, announced in an email to Silliman students that she will not return as Silliman HoC. University administration plans to share more information about the hiring process next week.

School of Medicine administrator indicted in $3.5 million fraud scheme during previous employment at NYU

Cindy Tappe lost her position at Yale after pleading not guilty to all four charges of the indictment.

Ramsay MacMullen, Emeritus professor of history and classics, dies at 94

One of the most prominent Roman historians of the past century and an avid hiker, Professor Ramsay Macmullen is remembered for his inexhaustible knowledge and his prolific writings.

Former Yale College Dean Marvin Chun to spend Spring 2023 semester teaching at Yale-NUS

Dr. Marvin Chun, Professor Woo-Kyoung Ahn, Associate Professor Jonathan Wyrtzen and Dr. Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen will be traveling from New Haven to Singapore this Spring as the first Yale faculty to assume visiting teaching positions since the start of the pandemic.

“The Criminal Mind” course caps enrollment, drops over 200 students

The psychology department’s most popular course for the spring 2023 semester received over 700 instructor permission requests, resulting in over 200 students getting dropped to fit into Yale College’s lecture halls.

Despite 900 open staff positions, admin confident retention will return to normal levels

Senior administrators noted high turnover for staff during pandemic years, but they predict an imminent return to normalcy.