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MIT Researcher Is Person of Interest in Yale Student's Death

Kevin Jiang was fatally shot Saturday night

(Newser) - Police in New Haven, Conn., on Wednesday identified an MIT researcher as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Yale grad student Kevin Jiang on Saturday night. They are seeking Qinxuan Pan, 29, a resident of Massachusetts, and they warn the public he should be considered armed and...

Cops: Slain Yale Student May Have Been 'Targeted'

Police investigating death of Kevin Jiang

(Newser) - Police say road rage may be to blame for the murder of a Yale grad student near the campus. Chicago native Kevin Jiang, who studied at the Yale School of the Environment, was shot to death Saturday night a few blocks from campus in New Haven, Conn., reports ABC News...

Yale Professor Suspended for 2 Years After Probe

Jed Rubenfeld suspended after allegations of unwanted touching

(Newser) - A professor at Yale Law School known for helping students land coveted clerkships has been suspended for two years following a sexual harassment investigation. Jed Rubenfeld, a faculty member for 30 years, faced allegations that he verbally harassed female students and tried to kiss or touch them without their consent,...

Feds: Yale Discriminates Against White, Asian Applicants

Justice Department makes allegations similar to the ones it leveled against Harvard

(Newser) - A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys...

At 'The Game,' Protesters Chant 'OK, Boomer'

Crowd of mostly students disrupts annual Yale-Harvard showdown, 20-30 arrested

(Newser) - Protesters in the colors of both Harvard and Yale staged a sit-in at midfield of Yale Bowl during halftime of the 136th edition of the annual football rivalry known as The Game. Most walked off after about an hour, reports the AP , and 20-30 who remained were arrested. A few...

Protests and Questions Follow Shooting by Police Near Yale

Black Lives Matter calls another demonstration

(Newser) - Nightly protests followed the police shooting of a woman in a car near Yale's campus, and another demonstration is planned for Sunday. Stephanie Washington, 22, was hospitalized after being shot by an officer from Yale and a second from the town of Hamden, NBC reports. They had stopped the...

Scientists Make History With Work on Dead Brains

Yale scientists breathed some life into them

(Newser) - Scientists say they've managed to revive cellular activity in a group of dead brains—a development that could lead to new health treatments and even blur our notions of life and death, the New York Times reports. The Yale University team obtained freshly decapitated pig heads from a slaughterhouse,...

Yale Cancels Offer to Student Over Admissions Scandal

University is also conducting a wider inquiry

(Newser) - Yale has withdrawn its offer to a student after an internal review prompted by the college admissions scandal. A university spokesman says the university has found the process to be tainted for that unnamed student and one other who was not offered a spot, the Yale Daily News reports. He...

Yale Dad Wore Wire to Expose Admissions Scam

Morrie Tobin sought leniency in securities fraud case: WSJ

(Newser) - The college admissions scandal might never have been revealed had a Los Angeles dad not been accused of securities fraud . Financial executive Morrie Tobin was being questioned about a scheme to inflate the price of owned stock and sell it at a profit when he told federal authorities that the...

Women Sue to Change 'Toxic' Frat Culture at Yale

Class-action suit seeks gender integration

(Newser) - Three women who say they were groped at frat parties during their first semesters at Yale are suing for major changes to the Greek system—including integration. Anna McNeil, 20, Eliana Singer, 19, and Ry Walker, 20, have filed a class-action suit against Yale and nine all-male fraternities, saying Yale...

10 Best Colleges for the Money

MIT tops the list

(Newser) - If you're going to fork over close to $50,000 a year to go to college—the top-end average for tuition, room, and board at a four-year school—you want the best ROI on your money. WalletHub looked at close to 1,000 of America's higher-education venues, examining...

Classmate Says Kavanaugh 'Mischaracterized' Drinking

He says nominee wasn't being honest in Senate testimony

(Newser) - One of Brett Kavanaugh's former drinking buddies at Yale says the Supreme Court nominee was not telling the truth when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. In a statement Sunday, classmate Chad Ludington said he is "deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization...

'Tiger Mom' Prof Denies Kavanaugh Story

Amy Chua calls accusations "100% false"

(Newser) - Amy Chua denies ever telling would-be clerks to dress a certain way when interviewing for jobs with Brett Kavanaugh, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Everything that is being said about the advice I give to students applying to Brett Kavanaugh—or any judge—is outrageous, 100% false, and the...

'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings

(Newser) - "Hidden gems" emerge in an annual ranking of US colleges, a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, though the school taking the top spot for a second year in a row is far from hidden—it's called Harvard. Factoring in resources, engagement, environment, and...

Happiness: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Yale's most popular course is all about learning to practice it

(Newser) - It's called "PSYC 157: Psychology and the Good Life," and the course taught by Laurie Santos just happens to be the most popular one ever offered at Yale, writes Adam Sternbergh at the Cut . Its aim is to teach students to be happier. Sternbergh took the course...

Clinton Pulls Out Hat to Rib Trump at Yale

It wasn't a 'MAGA' hat

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the "tumultuous times" that await them—and then using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap. The audience laughed as she said, "...

White Yale Student Calls Cops on Black Student for Napping

Police arrived after Lolade Siyonbola was discovered snoozing in a common area

(Newser) - A white graduate student at Yale called police on a black graduate student who'd fallen asleep in a common area of their campus residence—an episode that a dean said shows the need for efforts to make the Ivy League university a more inclusive place, Per the AP , Lolade...

Why Yale's Move Against Bill Cosby Stings

He's first in university's history to have honorary degree rescinded

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has been the recipient of at least 60 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, more than 20 of which revoked the honor in advance of his guilty verdict last week, per the AP . Several others—Carnegie Mellon University, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and Cosby's alma mater,...

Yale's Skull and Bones Issues Rare Public Statement

Warns students of impostor carrying out pranks

(Newser) - Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asked them to complete a humiliating challenge, the AP reports. The campus society has figured prominently in books, films, and conspiracy theories. Its secrecy has...

Yale Condemns 'Disturbing' Medical Selfie Amid Training

Dentistry professor, students posed with severed heads

(Newser) - Graduate dental school students and a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie with two severed heads used for medical research at a training workshop at Yale University last year—an episode Yale officials called "disturbing" and "inexcusable." The selfie was taken in June at...

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