FACULTY & ACADEMICS
Faculty report reveals average Yale College GPA, grade distributions by subject

Seventy-nine percent of Yale College grades were in the A range for 2022-23 — nearly identical to figures released by Harvard College in October.

Faculty pen letter pledging to defend doxxed students, including ‘nonviolent direct action, up to and including arrest’

More than 100 Yale faculty and staff members signed an open letter in defense of students targeted by the “doxxing truck” before the November recess.

Fenichel discusses how to use economics to promote environmental goals in federal legislation

On Nov. 15, the Yale Peabody Museum and the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies hosted Professor Eli Fenichel in “Connecting Environment and Economy,” the fall edition of the Edward P. Bass distinguished lecture series.

Undergraduate students enroll in graduate courses during registration period

This week, undergraduate students can sign up to take graduate level courses across various departments.

American Sign Language now Yale’s third most popular language

Since it was first offered in spring 2018, American Sign Language at Yale has grown to be the third largest language option, with over 200 students enrolled in ASL classes this semester.

Forbidden love: Faculty Senate proposes ban on certain romantic relationships between professors and grad students

In a new report, the FAS-SEAS Senate proposed that Yale ban relationships between faculty and graduate students in the same department, citing “career-impacting dangers.”

YCC proposes changes to course registration, advising, Credit/D/Fail

The Yale College Council has proposed several academic policies to reform the course registration and advising process, including extending add/drop period and implementing retroactive Credit/D/Fail.

Yale expands free online courses offerings

This year’s student enrollment in Yale’s online programs has increased with an estimated 15.6 percent jump from 2022.

YCC proposes new certificates in ASL, Directed Studies, Economics

The Yale College Council is spearheading a proposal for three new certificates at Yale College, though faculty expressed uncertainty about the plausibility of the proposal.

Yale establishes new Digital Ethics Center under Italian philosopher

Yale’s new Digital Ethics Center, founded by Italian philosopher Luciano Floridi, seeks to research the societal impact of modern digital innovations, including AI.

AI’s carbon footprint can be managed, computer science professors say

Eleven months after ChatGPT’s release, Yale computer science professors discussed the carbon footprint associated with artificial intelligence and how growing industry management might better control its energy use.