Denzel charms Silliman students with ‘sexy smile’

April 25, 2008
Donning tennis shoes and a Silliman College baseball cap, two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington spoke to students about his life as an actor, director, producer and father in a candid — and interactive — Master’s Tea Thursday afternoon. Washington fielded questions for an hour and a half on topics ranging from his family and »

Foreign alums cope with visa troubles

October 5, 2006
After studying at Yale for four years, Semih Salihoglu ’06 was ready to continue his life in the United States as a software engineer for Google in New York City. A Turkish citizen, Salihoglu was a computer science and economics double major and holder of the highest grade-point average in Silliman College after seven terms »

Elis decry Game rules

September 21, 2006
As word spread Wednesday about Harvard’s decision to bar students from bringing alcohol into the tailgates at this year’s Harvard-Yale football game in Cambridge, dismayed students and alumni from both schools said they expect the restrictions will at best constrict and at worst risk eroding one of the Ivy League’s longest-standing annual traditions. Harvard’s new »

YCC, YSAC, FCC elections concluded

September 15, 2006
With a few close races and several unopposed victories, election results released Thursday night ushered in a new set of Yale College Council, Yale Student Activities Committee and Freshmen Class Council representatives. The three student councils will welcome 53 new members who will serve year-long terms as representatives for each residential college. With particularly strong »

Univ. to open sexual assault center

September 14, 2006
After a seven-month internal review by the Sexual Harassment Grievance Board and years of pressure from student groups, the Yale College Dean’s Office will announce in the coming days the establishment of an on-campus center for sexual assault education and counseling. The Dean’s Office will simultaneously release the report issued by the Grievance Board last »

Service remembers Capelluto ’08

September 11, 2006
Hundreds of family members, friends, teachers and teammates gathered Sunday in Battell Chapel to honor the memory of Alexander Capelluto ’08, the Berkeley College student who died in a bicycle accident on May 18. Guests hugged, laughed, cried and chatted softly before the service while jazz music played in the background. Members of the light »

Students react to new law

September 7, 2006
In response to impending changes in Connecticut’s underage drinking law, residential college administrators said they are trying to balance student privacy and legal responsibility in modifying their party policies. Students from several residential colleges said they have been told that parties that are unregistered or that move into “public spaces” within the colleges will be »

Univ. pilots eco-friendly detergent

September 6, 2006
Under a student-led program designed to save energy used doing laundry, by spring 2007 the majority of students on campus will purchase “eco-friendly” soap provided by the University in all Yale laundry rooms in place of their own laundry detergent. In the PrecisionWash pilot program launched by the student-run Yale Student Laundry Organization this semester, »

State toughens alcohol regulations

September 1, 2006
A new Connecticut state law that forbids the possession of alcohol by students under 21 may affect the way the Yale administration enforces its alcohol policy. An amendment to House Bill No. 5211, “An Act Concerning Underage Drinking” — which will take effect Oct. 1 — will make it illegal for minors to possess alcohol »

AASA to hold ‘Day of Silence’

April 20, 2006
A handful of students spent Wednesday night slicing long strips of black fabric in an Old Campus common room. Around them lay posters with clippings from campus publications highlighting what they have called examples of racial discrimination and stereotyping. The students were preparing for today’s “Day of Silence” — a demonstration organized by concerned students »

Choi ’07 wins runoff YCC race

April 17, 2006
Emery Choi ’07 won this year’s election for Yale College Council president in a runoff, defeating opponent Larry Wise ’08 by more than 230 votes to end a competitive campaign season marked by numerous violations of YCC election rules. In the runoff, which began Thursday morning and ended Friday evening, 2,449 ballots were cast, 18.9 »

Choi wins YCC presidential runoff

April 15, 2006
Emery Choi ’07 won this year’s runoff election for Yale College Council president, defeating rival Larry Wise ’08 by over 230 votes. Hassan Siddiq ’08 also claimed victory over opponent Ned Mitchell ’09 for the position of Undergraduate Organization Funding Committee chair. 2,449 ballots were cast in the runoff, which began Thursday morning and ended »