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Yale aims to decrease grade inflation

A Yale College ad hoc commic-
tee suggested new ways co reduce
the grade inflation chac has been
rising over time, The Yale Daily
News reported Monday.
In the past four decades, the
percencage of A-range grades has
increased from 10 to 62 percenc.
tn response, Yale is considering a
transition from a letter-grade sys-
tem to a 100-point system, which
would be enforced in che next
two years.
Yale Prof. Shelly Ragan
expressed his discontnt with the
current grading system and che
decreasing value of atrue A.
"If B+ is being kept for bad
work, and virtually everyone is
getting A or A-, this eliminates

any genuine feedback," k
said. "I've always thought t
a disservice to undergraduai
Ray Fair, chair of the a(
committee on grading policq
that although drastic chan
the grading system are un]
ocher options should be exp]
Dartmouth council
proposes changes to sex
assaultepolicy:
Dartmouth's' Greek Le
ship Council proposed an
tion to the sexual assault
to increase the accountabil
Greek organizations, The
mouth reported Monday.
The Panhellenic Cc

Kagan established a policy in 2011 that
:his is susptends Greek life events where
tes." assaults have taken place. The
d hoc GLC's current proposition, if
y, said passed, will be implemented sep-
ges in arately from the old policy.
likely, Wes Schaub, director of the
bored. Greek Letter Organizations and
Societies, said he hopes the two
1 policies will eventually merge to
owal become more coherent.
"They (the GLC) decided to
look at the entire issue of assault "k
eader- and how can we accomplish a
addi- number of different things under
policy one policy instead of creating all
ity of these different pieces of a policy,"
Dart- Schaub said.
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notes today because the UMPD ! Psychology Test taking
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WHAT: Students have the
opportunity to meet with a
psychology career advisor
and concentration advisor at
the same time and ask any
questions they may have.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Undergraduate
Psychology Office
Pre-med
hangout
WHAT: Students inter-
ested in applying to medi-
cal school this summer are
invited to a Google Plus
hangout. This seminar will
address issues specific to
Junior students. Students
must pre-register.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today at 12 p.m
WHERE: Google Plus hang-
out

WHAT: Student who strug-
gle with anxiety during
tests are invited to attend
this session of the Perfor-
mance Enhancement Series.
WHO: Counseling and Psy-
chological Services
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
room 3905
Poetry slam
WHAT: Students are
invited to perform their
own poetry in front of fel-
low students. Renowned
poet Buddy Wakefield will
be making a guest perfor-
mance. The event costs 3
dollars, and will support
U-Club Poet Slam Core.
WHO: Center for Campus
Involvement
WHEN: Doors open tonight
at S
WHERE: Michigan Union,
U-Club roosm

1The International Olym-
pic Committee has voted
to drop wrestling from
the Olympic lineup starting
in 2020, CNN reported. The
IOC's decision was widely
criticized by the Federa-
tion of Associated Wrestling
Styles and other groups.
2 Behind every story
there's a truth sought
by the reporters, but
sometimes finding it is eas-
ier than others. Journalists
work to report the truth, but
what happens when sources
don't want the truth known?
s> FOR MORE, SEE INSIDE
3Florida Senator Marco
Rubio delivered the
Republican response
to President Barack Obama's
State of the Union address
Tuesday night. Among other
topics. Rubio offered alterna-
tives to Obama's energy pro-
posals .

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