Month: January 2017

FAS Senate condemns executive order, political climate

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Senate released a statement Tuesday morning condemning President Donald Trump’s recent executive order and reaffirming its commitment to “knowledge as a public good” and a campus free from discrimination. The email, which was sent to all FAS faculty at 9 a.m., was approved Monday […]

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Graduate Student Assembly launches podcast

The Yale Graduate Student Assembly launched a podcast earlier this month to inform students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences about issues and resources related to student life, education and professional development. The podcast, entitled “GradCast,” was started by the GSA’s Public Relations Committee. Its first episode was […]

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Beloved Samoyed Sasha Pup to leave Yale

When psychology and neuroscience professor and Timothy Dwight resident fellow David McCormick brought his new Samoyed puppy home in 2013, it was the start of something special. “That first night I took her outside the courtyard was covered in snow, and she kinda jumped out like a snowball,” McCormick said. […]

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Students draw rooms in new colleges

On Friday, students intending to live in Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges next year received their official room assignments, the latest step in the development of Yale’s newest residential communities. In December, 507 rising sophomores, juniors and seniors secured rooms in the two colleges, with 243 given room assignments […]

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Local 33 elections limited

More than 700 graduate students are enrolled in the nine departments that will vote this spring on whether to join unofficial graduate student union Local 33. But only a small fraction of those students will be eligible to vote in the union elections, according to rules laid out by the […]

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Science leadership roles to be filled

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is looking to fill two leadership roles in the sciences. On Monday, a seven-person faculty advisory committee was charged with the mission of selecting the first inaugural FAS dean of science, who will oversee the nine nonengineering science departments that fall within the FAS. […]

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Immigration Ban Threatens Students, Profs And Education Itself, Universities Say

Officials from dozens of major American colleges and universities have expressed alarm that President Donald Trump’s travel and immigration ban coul… Read more: Donald Trump, u.s. News , Muslim Ban, Yale University, Duke University, University of Michigan, Executive Orders, University of Virginia, Ohio State University, University of California Berkeley, University […]

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Law School clinic works to block ban

A federal judge in Brooklyn blocked part of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering United States in an emergency hearing. A Yale Law School team, working around the clock over the weekend, played a significant role in convincing the judge. Early Saturday […]

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More than 1,000 congregate to denounce immigration ban

People began congregating in front of Sterling Memorial Library shortly before 6 p.m., the word “solidarity” projected onto its facade. Just 15 minutes later, the quad was filled with more than a thousand people holding candles, and the crowd and its flickering lights overflowed from Cross Campus onto Elm and […]

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Yale Muslim community feels impact of immigration ban

This weekend, Yale felt the repercussions of President Donald Trump’s executive action barring entry to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, though the University quickly rallied behind community members targeted by the ban. Signed into action Friday, the order not only bans the entry of immigrants and refugees from Iran, […]

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