Admins review tailgate rules

November 28, 2011 • 4
The University will carry out a comprehensive review of tailgating policies in response to the Nov. 19 incident at the Harvard-Yale tailgate when a U-Haul truck hit three people, killing one. Administrators said the review, announced the same day as the incident, will focus on the logistical issues of tailgating at the Yale Bowl, including »

Admins mull academic integrity measures

November 18, 2011 • 5
Two weeks after the 2010-’11 Executive Committee report showed that instances of cheating remained high in Yale College last year, administrators opened discussions about whether the University should do more to prevent violations of academic integrity. Yale has taken steps over the last five years to address plagiarism and other academic violations across the University »

Title IX coordinators expand presence

November 16, 2011 • 1
Though Title IX coordinators have monitored and responded to gender discrimination on campus for more than 30 years, heightened scrutiny of how Yale deals with sexual misconduct has led administrators to increase their prominence. In response to concerns raised in a recent report by the Advisory Committee on Campus Climate and the Title IX investigation »

Deputy provost to monitor Title IX

November 15, 2011 • 3
Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler will assume a newly-created role to ensure the University complies with Title IX regulations, Provost Peter Salovey announced in a Monday email to the News. Spangler will be responsible for supervising and training the existing Title IX coordinators — who monitor sexual misconduct on campus and make sure the University responds »

YCC working to reform Credit/D/Fail

November 15, 2011 • 11
The Yale College Council is pushing for undergraduates to have an extra three weeks in the semester to decide whether to take classes under the Credit/D/Fail option. The YCC submitted a proposal to Yale College Dean Mary Miller last week that would allow students to elect to take courses Credit/D/Fail up to five weeks into »

History Dept. eyes reform

November 14, 2011 • 13
The History Department hopes to determine why the number of history majors has dropped significantly in recent years as it prepares for an external review next semester. The University awarded 131 history degrees in the 2010-’11 year, down from 217 in 2001-’02, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research. History professors interviewed said »
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Sex Week develops proposal

November 14, 2011 • 10
The organizers of Sex Week 2012 are developing a proposal that they hope will earn administrators’ approval and allow them to hold the biennial event on campus next semester. After the Advisory Committee on Campus Climate recommended last Thursday that Sex Week be prohibited from using the Yale name or Yale facilities, University President Richard »

Levin releases “campus climate” report

November 11, 2011 • 20
University President Richard Levin released the report of the Advisory Committee on Campus Climate Thursday afternoon and announced a new website describing resources for handling cases of sexual misconduct. After finding that students did not always understand the differences between various resources on campus, the committee’s 42-page report calls on the University to communicate its »

Math seeks to improve teaching

November 10, 2011 • 2
The Mathematics Department is taking steps to improve what some undergraduates have called subpar teaching in its introductory calculus courses. The department launched new problem-solving sessions this fall for students in Math 112, 115 and 120 — single and multivariable calculus courses — and provided peer tutors for students in Math 120. Extra efforts were »

University registrar keeps Yale ticking

November 10, 2011 • 1
The records of students’ lives at Yale are in new hands. This July, Gabriel Olszewski became the first University Registrar at Yale. This position replaces what was the registrar for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and gives him a higher profile than registrars of years past. With over two decades of experience in student »

Student group Excomm cases rise

November 4, 2011 • 345
Last year, the Yale College Executive Committee saw a greater number of cases involving students’ actions during group initiation or bonding activities, according to the annual ExComm report released Thursday. Overall, the committee held four formal hearings and investigated 79 other cases in 2010-’11, according to the report. Of the 146 students the committee saw »

Prize honors grad teachers

November 3, 2011 • 0
Six current and former graduate students were honored at a banquet Wednesday night for their excellence in teaching during the 2010-’11 academic year. This year’s winners of the Prize Teaching Fellowship — who teach in the departments of History, Math, Film Studies and Germanic Languages & Literatures — said the award motivates them to further »