Four Yale Students awarded Schwarzman scholarship

Two seniors and two alumni will study at Tsinghua University in a program designed to educate future leaders on Chinese history, politics and culture.

Yale College Dean Marvin Chun to step down in June

Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun will return to teaching at the end of the spring 2022 semester.

Faculty committee eyes incoming endowment funds

An ad hoc group of nine faculty members convened by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate is preparing recommendations on how Yale should spend its recent windfall.

Davenport Head of College John Witt to step down

Head of Davenport College John Witt will not seek reappointment after the spring term.

Political science, Yale’s second-most popular major, adds requirements and new thesis track

The department will add methodology and intermediate lecture requirements as well as an honors thesis track, with changes going into effect starting with the class of 2026.

Jonathan Spence, acclaimed professor of Chinese history, dies at 85

For more than 40 years, Jonathan Spence GRD ’61 GRD ’65 lit up packed lecture halls with vivid stories of emperors and everyday people that […]

After a term of in-person classes, some final exams moved online

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the presence of online alternatives to in-person class meetings, some professors have elected to move their final exams online.

Chun contemplates Credit/D/Fail reforms, students and faculty weigh in

Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun expressed a willingness to consider proposals for applying the Credit/D/Fail option to distributional requirements and extending the conversion deadline, while students and faculty chimed in on how reforms might impact academic risk-taking.

“A chilling, hostile environment”: faculty protest China Initiative as tensions continue to disrupt research

In the last three weeks, nearly 100 Yale faculty have signed onto an open letter condemning the Justice Department’s anti-espionage campaign, which they say is invasive and discriminatory. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers and students continue to face visa and administrative barriers, chilling scientific collaboration on campus.

“Six Pretty Good Selves” offers first-years a diverse intellectual perspective in the humanities

Since 2019, ‘The Six Pretty Good Ideas’ course series has given humanities-oriented first-years an opportunity to explore works across canons.

“Iel” at Yale: A new French pronoun slowly appears

The nonbinary “iel” entered the “Le Petit Robert” dictionary, generating backlash in France and a few discussions in Yale classrooms.