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School Notes: Yale College
January/February 2018

Three named Rhodes Scholars

Daniel H. Judt ’18, JaVaughn (J. T.) Flowers ’17, and Nicholas Carverhill, Yale-NUS College ’17, have been named 2018 Rhodes Scholars. Judt is majoring in history and will study for an MPhil in history at Oxford. Flowers, currently a Truman Scholar, majored in political science and plans to study comparative social policy at Oxford. Carverhill studied urban studies and global affairs at Yale-NUS College and intends to pursue a master of philosophy in development studies at Oxford. 

Financial aid policies continue to expand

Yale has announced enhancements to financial aid: for several years, the university has not required parents earning less than $65,000 annually to contribute to the cost of a child’s education. Beginning in the 2018–19 academic year, students from those same families will also receive hospitalization insurance coverage and an additional reduction in student effort. The average Yale scholarship is $49,575, and more than half of Yale students receive financial aid from the university. Since 2008, Yale has not required students or families to take out loans to meet their demonstrated financial need, and more than 85 percent of students who graduated in the Class of 2017 left Yale with no loan debt. 

Yale veterans honor former president

Yale alumni from the Houston chapter of the Yale Veterans Association (YVA) met in November with George H. W. Bush ’48 at his office in Houston, Texas, to thank him for his contributions and life of public service. Bush, the 41st president of the United States (1989–1993), enlisted in the US Navy on his 18th birthday after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and became the youngest aviator in the Navy at the time. The Yale veterans presented Bush with a YVA baseball cap bearing the words “True to Her Traditions,” which come from the inscription on the World War I Yale Alumni War Memorial at Hewitt Quadrangle on campus.

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