Yale blocks course-evaluation website created by students

January 20, 2014

A student-created course-evaluation website at Yale University has been blocked by the university, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. The site, Yale Bluebook+, attempted to bring together numerous course evaluations and professor ratings and allowed students to plan schedules based on the information presented. Yale officials cited concerns that the site was making information available to people not authorized to view it. A statement issued by Yale added that Yale’s priority was to support its own resources and “not others created independently and without the university’s cooperation or permission.” The creators shut down the website after being threatened with disciplinary action, based on the use of the Yale name and logo. Chronicle of Higher Education