Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ivy Watch: Yale Applications Fall

Ivy Watch- News from around the Ivy League

Research explores nerve cell regeneration
Brown researchers are exploring a path that could lead to regeneration of damaged nerve cells, resulting in resumed sensation in patients with nerve damage. If their research, which is based on biomedical engineering, is successful it would change our understanding of nerve cells.

Columbia professor charged with assault, harassment
A Columbia associate professor has been charged after punching a member of the Columbia School of Arts staff last week. The court date is not until 2010.

Student Group Pressures G.E. To Pull Business From Hotel
Workers United Union and Cornell Organization for Labor Action were planning to protest a keynote address given by the CEO G.E. at Cornell, but has decided against the action after convincing GE to move their employees from a local Holiday Inn. The hotel is under pressure after allegedly preventing workers from forming a union.

Border Patrol creates checkpoints
Dartmouth international students are being urged to carry proper IDs at all times after the US Border Patrol has established checkpoints near the school.

Faculty Diversity Report Released
Harvard releases report on faculty demographics which shows an overall increase in the number of female and minority faculty members between 2003 and 2009, however, the percentage of female junior faculty members fell slightly between 2008 and 2009.

Students to decide on UA reform
Penn faces a referendum as whether to popularly elect leaders of the Undergraduate Assembly. Currently executive positions are filled through internal elections.

Early applications fall 5 percent
The number of Yale early applications all from 5,556 for the Class of 2013 to 5,265 for the Class of 2014. The Dean of Undergraduate Admissions expects no change in admissions rate, however.


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