Best known for his role as Harold in the "Harold and Kumar" films, John Cho, center, spoke at a Berkeley College Master's Tea about his experience as an Asian-American actor.

Actor reflects on Asian-American heritage

April 16, 2012
Actor John Cho — famous for his role as Harold Lee in the “Harold and Kumar” films — discussed the intersection of acting and Asian-American identity Saturday evening. Cho, who has also appeared in “Star Trek” and “American Pie,” said he has always practiced a policy of “not doing stereotypical parts” that typecast Asian-Americans. He »
Students participating in Tap Night revelries Thursday donned strange costumes as they performed initiation activities for senior socities.

Tap Night generates traditional antics

April 13, 2012
Juniors in masks and makeshift diapers accosted passersby Thursday night as they fulfilled initiation requirements for Yale’s senior societies. Tap Night, one of the University’s oldest traditions, marks the induction of juniors into senior societies. It follows a week of pre-tap activities and typically involves costumed performances, superhero references and public displays of enthusiasm. This »
One year ago, 16 students and alumni filed a complaint with the Department of Education that Yale has a hostile sexual environment.

UP CLOSE | Title IX, one year later

April 9, 2012
Just over one year ago, Yale faced a bold accusation. According to 16 students and alumni who filed a Title IX complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the University fostered a hostile sexual environment. Four days after news broke that the OCR had opened an investigation, Vice President Joe Biden »

Security concerns hold up rap showcase

April 2, 2012
A Saturday night rap showcase slated to feature eight New Haven and Yale rappers at the Afro-American Cultural Center was canceled after the Yale Police Department expressed security concerns. The event was canceled Saturday morning after Rodney Cohen, assistant dean of Yale College and director of the Af-Am Center, emailed co-organizer Ifeanyi Awachie ’14 that »

LGBT Co-op launches Pride Month 2012

March 30, 2012
Leaders of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative said they plan to emphasize the diversity among Yale’s LGBTQ students in “Pride @ Yale 2012,” an annual month-long event series that officially launched Thursday night with the “Love Makes a Family” art exhibit. The exhibit — which seeks to challenge misconceptions about LGBTQ families and »

Title IX clarifications leave room for interpretation

March 22, 2012
The Department of Education’s recently clarified Title IX regulations have prompted universities to review their sexual misconduct policies even beyond those outlined in the new guidelines. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights — the federal agency that issued the recommendations in a “Dear Colleague” letter last April — intended for the recommendations to »
Under a University regulation announced earlier this month, Greek organizations cannot hold freshman rush during the fall semester.

Frats, scholars question rush ban

March 22, 2012
Yale’s ban on fall rush for Greek organizations replicates the policy of several Ivy League universities, but whether such a policy reduces instances of hazing remains contested. Following the announcement of the ban earlier this month, an implementation committee composed of administrators and Greek leaders will meet Thursday to begin discussing the details of the »

Survey on sexual practices released

March 2, 2012
Undergraduates’ perceptions of sexual behavior on campus often differ from reality, according to the results of a campus-wide survey released Thursday by the Yale Sexual Literacy Coalition. The research findings were presented at an event jointly held by the Coalition and the Communication and Consent Educators, a group of 40 students trained to address issues »

Shake Shack to open in New Haven

March 2, 2012
Shake Shack will come to New Haven this fall as part of the New York-based burger joint’s efforts to reach out to college campuses and expand its brand. Scheduled to open at 986 Chapel St. — across from the New Haven Green — Shake Shack’s move to New Haven is the company’s first venture to »

Admins standardize misconduct responses

March 1, 2012
As Yale works to improve its sexual grievance procedures for students, its efforts have also adjusted the resources available to staff and faculty members. After the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) clarified its Title IX regulations last April, administrators nationwide have taken steps to make their universities’ responses to complaints of sexual »
Leaders of Greek organizations presented a proposal to administrators Thursday drafting preliminary details of the ban on Greek organizations’ freshman fall rush period.

Another frat considers Yale

February 23, 2012
Less than a month after Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity put its official efforts to expand to Yale “on pause,” another fraternity is looking to establish a chapter on campus. Justin Froeber, leadership consultant for Chi Psi fraternity, arrived on campus Wednesday for a two-day visit to contact student leaders, observe Yale’s social culture and determine »

Sex Week navigates sponsorship ban

February 17, 2012
Although administrators banned corporate sponsors from Sex Week 2012, intensified efforts to raise money and a focus on inviting local speakers allowed its organizers to offer roughly twice as many events as the previous Sex Week, in 2010. The biennial event, which concluded Tuesday, secured $13,000 — a larger operating budget than in 2010 — »