Administrators reconsider lab credit

October 21, 2010
Science students angry about their half-credit lab courses will soon have their voices heard. The Yale College Council will release a report this spring that will advise the University how to change the way it awards science laboratory credits, YCC President Jeff Gordon ’12 said in an interview this week. The YCC will survey the »
The number of grad students riding GPSS’s shuttles to Shop & Stop in Hamden has been steadily increasing since the program started.

YCC to charter shuttle to Hamden grocery store

September 16, 2010
Until downtown New Haven finds a new supermarket, students can ride a shuttle in order to stock their mini-fridges. Starting next Thursday, the Yale College Council will unveil a program that will charter Yale Transit shuttles weekly from Phelps Gate to the Shop & Stop supermarket in Hamden. The plan resembles a similar system introduced »

Residential College Round-up: 9.15.10

September 15, 2010
In the second installment of the residential college council roundup — a new column that reports on the goings-on of residential college councils — Calhoun College is leading the way in brains: Master Jonathan Holloway announced at Monday’s meeting that the college won the 2009-’10 Sheffield Cup, which rewards the college with the highest GPA »

Kettle corn sweetens up Elm City, Yale

April 12, 2010
Every weekday from noon to 5 p.m. for the past six years, “except for when it rains,” Newton Carroll has sold bags of kettle corn on the sidewalk directly in front of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Carroll works alone from a small cart, popping his crunchy snack outside 20 York St., a spot frequented by hospital »

YCC | Jeff Gordon ’12, president

April 9, 2010
Vying for the Yale College Council presidency runs in Jeff Gordon’s ’12 family: His older brother Ben Gordon ’95 ran for the position in 1994. Jeff Gordon said the way his brother tells the story, he won the election but was stripped of the title after the elections committee decided his use of color posters »

UConn students protest tuition hike

April 6, 2010
Students at the University of Connecticut are protesting a tuition hike and planning within the next month to file a Freedom of Information request to reveal the university’s full budget. Nina Hunter, a junior and representative of the protest group Student Coalition on Reprioritizing Education, said the request is in response to the administration’s February »
Provost Peter Salovey helps serve gefilte fish at Davenport’s seder on Tuesday.

No leaven, but lots of options

March 31, 2010
Eytan Halaban said he is more of an “emcee” than a host at the Passover seder he and his wife Ruth have held in Davenport College for nearly two decades. Sitting with about 40 students, faculty and family members in the Davenport Common Room on Tuesday night, he encouraged students to read religious texts aloud »

Overcrowded housing here to stay

March 30, 2010
The unexpectedly large number of students who applied for on-campus housing last year, combined with the shortage of housing for juniors, startled administrators. This year, it is clear that overcrowding is becoming a trend, worrying residential college deans and students alike. The most likely explanation for overcrowding is a decrease in the number of students »

Yale forms new South American ties

March 26, 2010
Yale finalized two medical partnerships to treat genetic and infectious diseases in South America this month. A team of Yale professors and administrators traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, over spring break, to raise awareness of Yale’s programs and research and to meet with local alumni and educators. University Secretary Linda Lorimer »
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Elis say going steady can be rocky

February 12, 2010
For many Yalies, stable, fulfilling relationships are the stuff of myth — Sisyphean feats often frustrated by the reality of time constraints, Yale’s purported hookup culture and uncommunicative classmates leaving single Yalies disappointed. Logan Levkoff, a sexologist and relationship expert, identified the hookup culture as the path of least resistance: “If there’s no real incentive »

Bringing sexy back

February 5, 2010
Two years ago, coordinators of the biennial Sex Week at Yale invited Paul Thomas, a director who screened clips from his porn film featuring sadomasochism. Colin Adamo ’10 said the event surprised and startled organizers, who had not screened the film and did not plan the event to address the issue of sexual violence. This »
While students express concern at the possibility of losing the Times in dining halls, President Levin has yet to determine the newspapers’ fate.

Future unclear for Times copies

February 4, 2010
Though the future of free copies of The New York Times in Yale’s dining halls is unclear, University President Richard Levin said he has taken note of the strong show of student interest in keeping the paper. Last week, Yale College Council President Jon Wu ’11 said he had polled the YCC executive board to »