Yale Law School Announces Tuition-Free Scholarships for Highest Need Students

The Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program expands the Law School’s robust financial aid offerings to level the playing field for students with significant financial need For decades, Yale Law School has been a leader in need-based financial aid, working to ensure every student has the chance to pursue a legal education regardless of their financial circumstances. Today, Dean Heather K. Gerken announced that the Law School will strengthen its commitment to this mission through the creation of the Soledad ’92 and Robert Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program, which will erase tuition for J.D.…

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The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

Source: Yale university News Website Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists By Geoffrey Giller MESc ‘14 For the past decade, the United States government has primarily relied on a measure, known as the social cost of carbon, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of various climate change policies. However, some economists have called for the use of a different metric, called…

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Yale Class of 2025 sets new marks for achievement and diversity

Yale News A record-setting 1,789 new first-year students this week arrived in New Haven as members of the Yale College Class of 2025. The especially large class includes 335 students who accepted Yale’s offer of admission in the summer of 2020 but opted to postpone matriculation until this fall. The new students will be welcomed into the 14 residential college communities, which are operating at full capacity for in-person learning this fall. Also joining the new first-year class are 26 students admitted through the transfer program and Eli Whitney program…

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Yale study: Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

By Brita Belli/November 14, 2019/ YaleNews     Usability ratings for everyday products measured with the System Usability Scale. Google: 93%; microwave: 87%; ATM: 82%; Amazon: 82%; Microsoft Word: 76%; digital video recorder: 74%; global positioning system: 71%; Microsoft Excel: 57%; electronic health records: 45%. (Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein) The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike — but these technologies get an “F” rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to…

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