by Noam on 12.29.2011
As the regular decision deadline (January 1) approaches, the admissions office has been getting a lot of emails from applicants with last minute questions. To help you guys out, I’ve compiled a list of some of this year’s most common and pressing questions (and their answers). If you have any questions that I did not address, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Noam on 12.18.2011
Yale’s campus is pretty quiet now. Classes are over for the semester. Most people are in libraries, classrooms, or suites—studying. This is Reading Week. (I promise you, this post gets better! Read on...)
by Michelle on 12.17.2011
Anyone who has ever taken a tour, opened a brochure, or googled “Yale“, knows that we’ve got some pretty neat libraries. Take Sterling Memorial Library for example: situated in the center of campus in all its shining neo-Gothic glory, Sterling attracts students, tourists, and photographers. Or if you gravitate towards more modern architecture, Beinecke Rare Books and Manu script Library adds an Avant-garde touch to the central quadrangle of campus.
by Emily on 12.16.2011
While I can’t exactly parlo Italiano and I’m not a Literature major, I’m a devoted Dante-phile at heart, and I think there’s a little bit of “Divine Comedy” in everything.
by Michelle on 12.14.2011
If you’re a lucky Yale freshman, you’ll live in Bingham, Vanderblit or Welch Hall. But putting fierce residential college rivalries aside (Go Davenport (We live in Welch)!!), the real reasons you’d be lucky to live there is not residential college affiliation but proximity to the Chaplain’s Office, and the Chaplain’s Office stash of ice cream.
by Shamillah on 12.10.2011
December is a special month, not because of finals (ahhh!), but because of the number of festivities in the month. Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah all fall in the month of December, and there’s not better place to be at such a time than Yale University! Because we are extremely multicultural, all these celebrations are held on our campus, and I got attend all them, munching away at the variety of foods offered at all the different events.
by Shamillah on 12.07.2011
Who said a room isn't a good study location? Its not too serious, not too chill and you can have the music on as loudly as you want!
by Joshua on 12.05.2011
As I stepped out of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory a few weeks ago, I took a deep breath of crisp autumn air. After too many days of preparing for my Organic Chemistry midterm, my mind was ready to rediscover the beauty of Yale outdoors after too many hours staring at free radical halogenation reactions and the syntheses of epoxides. Twenty-four hours earlier, I entered Bass Library with books in hand and an over-stuffed backpack. This time, I entered the library with nothing more than an artistic vision.
by Lamtharn on 12.05.2011
What happens when you house seven musical Yalies into one single suite?
You get “Suite Spot”! An ensemble made up of freshman from one single suite in Morse College!
The ensemble features everyone in my suite: Ethan on piano, Cameron on keyboard, Mark on trombone, Aaron on trumpet, Will on guitar, Brendan on shakers, and myself on electronic drums and synthesizer. It’s actually pretty rare for a group of seven randomly assigned suitemates to share a common passion for music, so this composition we helped to write together was something special indeed!
by Shamillah on 12.02.2011
The Yale-Harvard Annual Game was on us again, and this time Yale would be hosting its enemy. I’d been looking forward to the Game all semester long, firstly because I was hoping that this would be the year in which we broke our losing streak of a few years, and secondly because I was excited about seeing all my great Harvard friends again! I went to Harvard last year for the Game, and was warmly welcomed by their students in spite of the fact that we were from opposing teams.