Wise, Choi face runoff for YCC

April 12, 2006
Yale College Council presidential hopefuls Emery Choi ’07 and Larry Wise ’08 will compete in a run-off election to be held on YaleStation from Thursday at 9 a.m. until Friday at 9 p.m. The two candidates came within seven votes of one another. Wise placed first with 847 votes — 29.87 percent of total ballots »

YCC presidential race heads for runoff

April 12, 2006
Larry Wise ’08 and Emery Choi ’07 will vie for the Yale College Council presidency in a runoff election, to be held on YaleStation from Thursday at 9 a.m. to Friday at 9 p.m. The two candidates came within only seven votes of each other. Wise came in first with 847 votes, 29.87 percent of »

Voters question impact of races

April 10, 2006
Midway through the three-day voting process for the Yale College Council leadership, students had mixed reactions to this year’s elections: Most said they will vote and think the council helps facilitate communication between the student body and the administration, but some complained about candidates’ unrealistic platforms and others expressed doubt that the outcome will be »

YCC hopefuls seek support

April 5, 2006
The Yale College Council election season is heating up as candidates vie for endorsements from Yale’s cultural houses, fraternities, political groups and other student organizations before polls open this Sunday. The Asian American Students Association and the Black Student Alliance at Yale held endorsement meetings on Monday and Tuesday nights, respectively, to hear the platforms »

Ludacris, Ben Folds to play

April 4, 2006
The Yale College Council has chosen two acts — Ben Folds and Ludacris — to headline this year’s Spring Fling on Tuesday, April 25, Yale Student Activities Committee chair Jackie Carter ’07 said. Spring Fling Committee co-chair Katie Allen ’07 said the two performers were the top picks in a schoolwide poll administered on YaleStation »

Students form Party of the Left

March 28, 2006
Yale’s newest political party, the Party of the Left, aims to initiate a new U.S. liberal movement through debate and coalition-building, organizer Silas Kulkarni ’06 said Friday at the group’s first informational meeting. The POL will hold its inaugural debate, “Resolved: Women should be eligible for the draft,” Thursday night in the Branford College Common »

Joya talks on Afghanistan, Hashemi

March 24, 2006
Female Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya criticized current U.S. policy in Afghanistan, as well as the presence of former Taliban spokesman and foreign ministry official Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi as a special non-degree student at Yale, both during and after her speech, “Women’s Rights, Warlords, and the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan” on Thursday night. The lecture, which »

Campus Bus meets with mixed reactions

March 22, 2006
The inaugural run of the student-operated airport shuttle service Campus Bus — which featured vehicles ranging from yellow school buses to black stretch limos — drew mixed reactions from students. Some of those who used the service for travel to and from spring break praised it for its affordability, but others criticized it for being »

Fling acts still being finalized

February 28, 2006
Elis may have to wait for up to a month to find out who will be performing at this year’s Spring Fling, set to take place on April 25. The Yale Student Activities Committee is currently reviewing artists’ contracts with Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg and negotiating with potential performers and their agents, and »

Students react to report

February 27, 2006
Yalies had mixed reactions to the recommendations of the University’s Committee on Alcohol Policy, which were publicly released on Friday and include many broad suggestions for alternatives to drinking but few direct changes to the Undergraduate Regulations. The committee, which began its review last March, concentrated primarily on student safety in its report and addressed »

Experts on truth commissions come together

February 24, 2006
The Law School and the Artemis Project Student Initiative — which aims to establish a central archive to compile and preserve the copies of the records of truth commissions — brought together high-level truth commission staff from around the world to participate in a three-day conference at Yale this week. The conference, which began Wednesday »

Sex Week stirs attention, debate

February 20, 2006
Students both praised and criticized the third biennial Sex Week at Yale — a six-day series of events addressing issues of sexual awareness, intimacy and pleasure — which ended Saturday with a panel on pornography featuring “Pirates” porn star Jesse Jane. The week’s well-attended events, which drew coverage from numerous local, collegiate and national media »