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  1. Nov 2018
  2. Mar 2018
  3. Sep 2017
    1. In conformity with the principles of our constitution, which places all sects of religion on an equal footing

      I wonder what the authors of the Rockfish Gap report meant by "all sects of religion?" Did they mean all different kinds of religion, such as Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, or did they merely mean the various sects of Christianity? I do think that the authors meant all different kinds of religions. However, the authors' meaning of "religion" can be called into question just as Thomas Jefferson's meaning of "men" in the Declaration of Independence because of its broad nature as a word. Furthermore, I wonder if there really was equality of "all sects of religion" in practice at the University of Virginia because UVA, similar to the United States, often times did not practice what it claimed to practice in reality. It is worth noting that while the Rockfish Gap Report did not specify the religious practice of the University's founders and only covered the topic of religion briefly, the founding charter of Yale University specifies the faith of its founders as followers of the "Christian Protestant Religion." Did Yale place a greater emphasis on religion or even favor Christian Protestants, while UVA treated all religions equally? -- David Gazewood

  4. May 2017
    1. That student’s name was Pauli Murray. Her law-school peers were accustomed to being startled by her—she was the only woman among them and first in the class—but that day they laughed out loud.

      So excited to learn more about her!

  5. Apr 2017
    1. Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has completed its review of applications for the Class of 2021 and has offered admission to 2,272 students from a pool of 32,900 applicants. With Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges scheduled to open in fall 2017, the incoming freshman class will be the largest in Yale College history —  with approximately 1550 students, 15% larger than recent classes.

      Interesting to see how the bigger class will impact the university.

  6. Mar 2017
    1. SHOWS

      In the original article, it was said that vaccines directly cause brain disorders, which is not what the study found. The study said that there was a time-oriented association (not even a coorelation) between the amount of certain diagnosed brain disorders and antecendant vaccines. The study never makes the claim of causation, though the phrasing of the title (out of onctext, that is) is common for clickbait articles such as this. While not completely made up, the original research as a completely different tone than what is being presented by this article. In addition, the original artice discuses limitation that are completely thrown out by this article: they mention that doctors diagnose disorders differently than other doctors, which is something readers/sharers of the article ought to be aware of.

      Though I found the original research, the message of this article has completely distorted Yale's findings. The study was writen from a HINDSIGHT perspective. Meaning, they mentioned vaccines are received more often by those who have any of the aforementioned disorders. For exaple, they say, "The principal findings of this study are as follows: (i) children with OCD, AN, anxiety disorder, and tic disorder were more likely to have received influenza vaccine during the preceding 1-year period". The entire study was merely showing (seemingly unintentionaly so) that those who have mental disorders are more likely to hae received vaccinations in the past several years. Not even close to stating that they are directly caused by vaccines. The article doesn't mention this, but one reason may be socioeconomic status, IE the wealthy have better doctors who diagnose, and they can afford more vaccines for their cildren. The article has completely distorted the findings and ignored the mentioned limitations of the article.

      Citations: Webber, P. (2017, February 10). BREAKING: Yale Study SHOWS Vaccines Cause Brain Disorders - RFK Jr. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://newamericannews.com/yale-study-shows-vaccines-cause-brain-disorders-rfk-jr/#

      Leslie, D. L., Kobre, R. A., Richmand, B. J., Guloksuz, S. A., & Leckman, J. F. (2017, January 04). Temporal Association of Certain Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Vaccination of Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Case–Control Study. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00003/full

  7. Feb 2017
    1. The Yale Science Building will be a seven-level structure that includes a rooftop greenhouse, aquatics and insect labs, state-of-the-art imaging technology, a quantitative biology center, innovative physics labs, and a 500-seat lecture hall. It has an expected completion date of late 2019.

      It sounds like it will be really cool and useful!

    1. Robert Moses

      "Moses was a controversial, if not a supremely effective catalyst of change across New York’s infrastructural landscape." http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/environment/the-legacy-of-robert-moses/16018/

      So apparently, after reading "The Legacy of Robert Moses", I've learned that Moses got a lot of things done just because he help multiple offices at once. The most offices he has held at once was twelve. That meant that building bridges that didn't allow certain modes of transportation, such as buses, were easy to do because he simply passed the idea to himself and granted himself permits to get it done. I'm sure he did it so certain races couldn't reach other parts of New York, however, there is no way that could of been legal, regardless of how influential he was in the community.

      Sarachan, Sydney. "The Legacy of Robert Moses." PBS. Public Broadcasting Service, 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2017. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/environment/the-legacy-of-robert-moses/16018/.

    1. He formed a committee of students, faculty members, and alumni to establish guidelines on renaming campus buildings. A report outlining the committee’s recommendations was released in December.

      It should have been clear then, that the name was going to change.

  8. Jul 2015
    1. She said that's because, to an archivist, everything's worth saving.

      Although, a big part of being an archivist is appraisal - determining what's worth saving and what isn't, based on institutional mission and funding. Yale probably has enough money to do this, which most archives do not.