Month: November 2017

DOE, Congress to simplify FAFSA

The U.S. Department of Education and members of Congress are working to overhaul the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, with the first change — a mobile app that will allow families to fill out the FAFSA on their phones — set to launch next spring. As the federal government […]

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Students fight tax bill

Graduate students, with scripts in hand, called their congressional representatives Wednesday to urge them to vote against the U.S. House of Representatives tax bill, which would effectively triple the amount Yale graduate students pay in taxes. The phone banks, which graduate student leaders set up in four locations across campus, […]

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Faculty criticize Schwarzman Center

After Commons closed its doors earlier this month, Yale moved forward with the final stage of preparation before construction begins on the new Schwarzman Center. But with blueprints in the works, the administration now faces the challenge of pushing back against certain negative perceptions about the project. The new $150-million […]

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Cancer charity raises more than 70k at Yale

As Giving Tuesday came to a close, Camp Kesem Yale — a camp program committed to helping children whose parents have cancer — had raised $71,637 over the course of 24 hours, ensuring that at least 71 children from the tri-state area will be fully supported for an entire year […]

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Math exam draws historic interest

Over 150 Yale students are registered for The William Putnam Lowell Mathematical Competition, which has been called both the most prestigious and most difficult math competition in the United States. This year’s Yale contingent is more than three times as large as any year since 2009, and may be the […]

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Climate change survey shows growing awareness

The Yale Program for Climate Change Communication released on Nov. 16 the newest edition of “Climate Change in the American Mind,” a biannual national study concerned with how Americans perceive the issue of climate change. The study reported that the percentage of Americans who say they are “very worried” about […]

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Melecio could be deported as early as tomorrow

Melecio Andazola Morales, father of Viviana Andazola Marquez ’18, will be under immediate threat of deportation starting this Thursday if the U.S. government denies him asylum, Andazola Marquez told the News. Up to this point, she said, Andaloza Morales was protected from deportation to Mexico only because he was going […]

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SOM dean linked to child abuse scandal

Joel Getz, a senior associate dean at the Yale School of Management, sits on the six-person board of RYB Education, a Chinese preschool education provider at the center of child abuse allegations that have prompted widespread outrage in China. In addition to Getz, Liang Meng SOM ’97, a Donaldson Fellow […]

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