The Aurelian Honor Society has historically been based in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall’s room 405.

Senior society displaced from SSS

September 25, 2012
On the night of April 12, the Aurelian Honor Society — like many other senior societies — initiated its incoming class with traditional Tap Night antics and activities. But soon after, Aurelian was cited by University administrators for serving alcohol to its underage members, and it has since been banned by the Executive Committee from »
Beta Upsilon Chi, a Christian fraternity, registered with the Yale College Dean’s Office. The eight founding members are pictured above.

Christian fraternity joins Greek life on campus

September 19, 2012
The newest fraternity on campus is seeking to strengthen the Christian community and provide a social alternative to traditional Greek activities. Unlike existing campus fraternities, the new group — Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) — will host only non-alcoholic social events and work to help Christian students at Yale develop their faith, said Victor Hicks ’15, »

CIO Swensen diagnosed with cancer

September 13, 2012
Chief Investment Officer David Swensen has been diagnosed with cancer, according to students in his economics seminar. Swensen, who is responsible for managing the University’s roughly $19 billion endowment, did not attend this Monday’s session of “Investment Analysis,” which he teaches with Investments Office Senior Director Dean Takahashi, five students in the course said. At »
Yale’s student organizers learned in May that the campus would host IvyQ in February, which will run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10, and began planning immediately after winning the bid.

Ivy League LGBTQ conference to come to Yale

September 11, 2012
The main Ivy League conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues will hit Yale’s campus for the first time this February. Roughly 500 students from across the Ivy League are expected to convene at Yale for the four-day event, which organizers say they hope will highlight prominent issues facing the LGBTQ community and »
As Levin’s last year at Yale begins, some students are seeking a more varied approach to the internationalization of Yale’s brand, hoping that the next president will make strides in emerging economies like those of Latin America.

Students question Yale’s international focus under Levin

September 7, 2012
Throughout his nearly 20-year tenure, University President Richard Levin has sought to expand Yale’s presence abroad. But with a new president taking the helm in the next academic year, some students are hoping to see the scope of those efforts broaden. Several of the initiatives Levin has launched to increase Yale’s presence abroad in recent »

Freshman orientation sees additions, tweaks

August 24, 2012
Freshmen arriving on campus today will participate in an updated freshman orientation program, which administrators say will familiarize new students with Yale’s resources and the city of New Haven. Orientation this fall will include mandatory “communication and consent” workshops on sexual misconduct prevention, reformulated workshops on health and sexuality, and revamped events encouraging freshmen to »

First Af-Am studies director Bryce-Laporte dies at 78

August 17, 2012
Roy Bryce-Laporte, an influential sociologist who served as the founding director of Yale’s African American Studies Department, died July 31 in Maryland. He was 78. Born in Panama, Bryce-Laporte dedicated his life to studying the African diaspora and black immigration to the United States after attending racially segregated schools in the Panama Canal Zone. He »

Department of Education ends Title IX investigation

June 15, 2012
Yale has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), ending the 15-month saga that began with a Title IX complaint alleging that Yale had allowed a hostile sexual environment to persist. The OCR announced today that it has closed its Title IX investigation of the University’s sexual climate. »


May 21, 2012
Barbara Walters addresses members of the class of 2012 at Sunday's Class Day, sharing wisdom from her career interviewing world leaders.

Walters to grads: ‘Follow your bliss’

May 20, 2012
In a 24-minute speech at Sunday’s Class Day exercises, journalist Barbara Walters encouraged members of the class of 2012 to follow their bliss — even if they are not sure what that is yet. Graduating seniors donned colorful hats and faculty members and administrators broke out their academic robes on Sunday as crowds descended on »

Workshops teach intervention strategies

April 19, 2012
In an effort to prevent sexual misconduct before it occurs, the Yale College Dean’s Office has launched pilot “bystander intervention” workshops that began in March. Organized by the Communication and Consent Educators (CCEs) — a group of 40 students employed to help improve the University’s sexual environment — the workshops encourage students to be more »

Students launch inaugural conference on African development

April 16, 2012
Roughly 200 students from across the East Coast convened Friday and Saturday to discuss prospects for peace and conflict resolution in Africa as part of the inaugural African Youth Empowerment Conference at Yale. Organized by the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD), the conference aimed to create a network of students interested »