Shopping Period Dispatch: Chauncey issues ‘parental advisory’

During the first meeting of U.S. Lesbian and Gay History on Thursday, Prof. George Chauncey gave students what he called a “parental advisory,” warning them in advance that his course would, indeed, cover sex. “If you don’t want to read about men getting blow jobs in Central Park, this course may not be for you,” […]

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LEVIN TO STEP DOWN IN 2013

After 20 years as Yale’s leader, University President Richard Levin will step down from his post at the end of the 2012-’13 school year, he announced in a Thursday morning email to the Yale community. In his email, Levin said he recognized that it is a “natural time for transition” after being at the University […]

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Freshman orientation sees additions, tweaks

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Kugler reappointed as Chaplain

Sharon Kugler will stay on as University Chaplain for another five years, University President Richard Levin announced Tuesday. Kugler, who has held her post since 2007, is tasked with overseeing the Chaplain’s Office, the University’s central organization for religious groups and a source of support services during campus crises. She has been instrumental in promoting […]

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Firing of Membis ’12 makes headlines

The Wall Street Journal’s firing of reporting intern Liane Membis ’12 for allegedly fabricating sources made waves on the Internet Tuesday. Three weeks into her internship at the Journal, Membis was fired after Journal editors could not verify sources and quotes in several articles she wrote. An editor’s note published in place of a June […]

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Department of Education ends Title IX investigation

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. […]

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LIVE BLOG: COMMENCEMENT 2012

COMMENCEMENT 2012

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Walters to grads: ‘Follow your bliss’

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 […]

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“Haven Games” bring Hollywood to Med School

In case you haven’t had a chance to see The Hunger Games in theaters yet, an abridged version geared specifically for Yalies surfaced on YouTube on Thursday. Titled “The Haven Games,” the video — written and produced by Yale School of Medicine students — aims to welcome recent admits to the Medical School’s class of […]

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Workshops teach intervention strategies

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 […]

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Students launch inaugural conference on African development

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 […]

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