Month: February 2017

Seniors start Alternative Class Gift for charities

Less than a week after the annual Senior Class Gift campaign concluded with the lowest participation rate on record, a group of four seniors is launching an “Alternative Class Gift” campaign to collect donations from students for local and national charities. The first of its kind, the student-run Alternative Class […]

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Law School affiliates denounce Trump advisor

In a complaint filed last Monday with the office that oversees disciplinary matters for members of the Washington, D.C. Bar, 15 law professors from across the country, including several Yale faculty and alumni, accused President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway of professional misconduct. The letter accuses Conway, a member of […]

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Quinlan, Salovey discuss low-income enrollment

University President Peter Salovey and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan joined administrators from 55 universities across the nation to discuss methods for increasing low-income student enrollment last week. Salovey and Quinlan traveled to New York City on Feb. 22 for the day-long conference organized by the American Talent Initiative […]

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Demand remains high for inclusive Greek organizations

In the rush to join Greek life at Yale, many students appear to be flocking in higher numbers toward fraternities with reputations as socially responsible and inclusive spaces. Though fraternities are often reluctant to release rush statistics, Fence Club and Sigma Phi Epsilon currently boast reputations as Greek organizations with […]

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MacMillan Center establishes refugee program

Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies announced the establishment of a new program on refugees, forced displacement and humanitarian responses last week. The new program, led by faculty and students at Yale and elsewhere, will explore topics and problems connected with the refugee experience — […]

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SOM activism gains steam Trump victory

Students at the School of Management have responded to President Donald Trump’s administration with a surge in political activism and engagement. SOM students held a congressional phone bank that drew 150 to 200 attendees on Feb. 2, and four days later, activists presented SOM Dean Edward Snyder with a letter […]

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Divinity School dean reappointed

Greg Sterling was reappointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Divinity School, University President Peter Salovey announced Wednesday. Sterling, who is the Lillian Clark Professor of New Testament and professor of Religious Studies, was appointed to his first term in 2012 after spending more than two decades […]

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Professors condemn Local 33 vote

After students teaching in six graduate school departments voted on Thursday to unionize, faculty members have come out in strong opposition to graduate student unionization, calling the process undemocratic and a challenge to the nature of graduate education at Yale. The professors’ and administrators’ harsh condemnation of the unionization movement […]

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Talk addresses slavery, race and Yale

At the Whitney Humanities Center on Thursday afternoon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology history professor Craig Steven Wilder discussed the bearing of his 2013 book “Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities” on Yale’s own controversial relationship with slavery. Roughly 180 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and […]

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Dwight Hall chooses social ventures to support

Dwight Hall accepted five projects out of eight entries on Thursday for its Social Innovation Lab, a resource center that provides advising and support to students pursuing social entrepreneurship projects. This year marks the first time that Dwight Hall accepted projects for the initiative, a collaboration between Dwight Hall executive […]

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