Month: August 2017

Chun settles into deanship

Recently appointed Yale College Dean Marvin Chun is settling into his new position as the school year begins. In an interview with the News, Chun, who assumed the deanship July 1, said he is adjusting smoothly to the demands of his role. In particular, Chun noted that his background as […]

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For first time since 1930s, Dwight Hall sees major renovation

For the first time in decades, Dwight Hall will undergo a major renovation, adding features like new accessibility measures and more collaboration spaces to Yale’s second-oldest building. All told, the renovation will cost the University $4 million. Dwight Hall, which formerly served as the University’s library, will be equipped with […]

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Class of 2021: Looking ahead

Many members of the class of 2021 have visions — albeit to varying degrees of specificity — of what they want their lives to look like after graduation. Source: Yale

In letter to Trump, Salovey defends DACA

University President Peter Salovey sent a public letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday urging the president to “maintain and defend” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “We are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants who have sought, generation after generation, the promise […]

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Slifka facing sudden administrative turnover

The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life has embarked on a search for a new executive director following the sudden departure of Rabbi Leah Cohen from her position at the helm of the organization in June. In the coming months, a committee chaired by Slifka trustee Evan Farber ’99 will […]

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Yale-NUS admit rate rises to 7 percent

Yale-NUS College increased its admission rate by 2 percentage points in the 2017 cycle, offering admission to 7 percent of its total applicants this year. In all, 8,773 prospective students had applied for admission to the Singapore-based school when the admissions window closed this spring. Though the latest figure represents […]

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Med school welcomes three new deans

The School of Medicine ushered in the academic year with three new deans of scientific and faculty affairs, as faculty members stepped into roles that until this summer were consolidated under one position held by the late Carolyn Slayman. Slayman, who passed away in December, had served as the school’s […]

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Law School welcomes diverse class

The Yale Law School on Aug. 21 welcomed the most diverse class in its history, marking the second consecutive year the school has set the benchmark. Among the 205 students in the latest cohort, 53 percent are women and 48 percent are people of color. In addition, 21 percent are […]

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