Yale University

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Yale University

Yale University

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Yale University is an illustrious private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1701 and is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S.

Originally chartered as the "Collegiate School", Yale traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who wished to establish a college to train more clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. institution to award the PhD. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.

Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the creation of its residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Almost all tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually. At the graduate level, Yale Law School, Yale School of Art, and Yale School of Drama are particularly well-regarded. Yale Law School is the most selective law school in the United States.

The University's assets include an endowment of $19.4 billion as of 2011, the second-largest of any academic institution in the world. Yale's system of more than two dozen libraries holds 12.5 million volumes. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state.

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The initiative, which aims to inject new energy into the national conversation about sustainability, recently hosted the first in a series of national events.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Deep Roots, a project by students in the “Intro to Public Humanities” class, is focused on bringing together the stories and recipes of New Haven’s chefs.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
The suit, filed on behalf of two journalists, alleges a CIA effort to mislead the American public about the effectiveness of torture.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Yale's lacrosse team is now the best in the nation. The Center for Engineering Innovation & Design has something to do with that.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Yale Sterling Professor David Quint, a specialist in the literature of the European Renaissance, is a product of Yale’s Department of Comparative Literature.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Through Dec. 16, valid Yale IDs are good for a 20% discount on all purchases at the Yale Bookstore, and Yale employees can enjoy 20% off at Campus Customs.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
“CPSC S115 Intro to Full-Stack Web Development” will offer students computer science and coding fundamentals, and carry two Yale College credits.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The “Culture in Crisis,” Conference, held at the University of Pretoria, was co-hosted by Yale’s Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives and other global partners.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
A fatty acid inhibitor that acts upon endocannabinoid receptors in the brain may be able to help people with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018
O’Rourke, and acclaimed poet, memoirist, and editor, will take over on July 1, 2019, the two-hundredth anniversary of the Review’s founding.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018