Actor reflects on Asian-American heritage

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 […]

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Tap Night generates traditional antics

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 […]

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UP CLOSE | Title IX, one year later

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 […]

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Muslim students don hoodies, hijabs in protest

The Yale Muslim Students Association hosted a “Hoodies and Hijabs” day Thursday afternoon in protest of the murders of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was shot on Feb. 26, and Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi Muslim who was found murdered in her home last month. Organizers urged students to wear either a hoodie or hijab […]

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Security concerns hold up rap showcase

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 […]

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David Blight goes on TV, is famous

If you were casually watching C-SPAN on Thursday, you might have noticed Yale celeb professor David Blight moderating a panel about — what else? — the Civil War and Emancipation. The panel — which drew about 100 attendees and was moderated by Blight, a Civil War historian and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for […]

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LGBT Co-op launches Pride Month 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 […]

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Dean’s office to hold make-up training sessions

The Yale College Dean’s Office will hold two make-up leadership training workshops Thursday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. for members of registered undergraduate organizations that did not attend the January training sessions. Thursday’s session will focus on planning initiations and reducing the risk of hazing, while Friday’s session will focus on organizing events […]

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“Scroll and Key” invites juniors to tomb

Around 100 Scroll and Key hopefuls gathered at the society’s College Street tomb Thursday afternoon after receiving a cryptic message — sent to members of the junior class — requesting their presence to “celebrate the Rites of Spring.” “As the weather improves, the Scroll continues to unfurl,” the email wrote. “Words stumble forth from the […]

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Muslim students to launch calling campaign

Yale’s Muslim Student Association is launching a “calling campaign” to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office tomorrow in response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept watch of Muslim students at Yale. The campaign urges supporters to call Mayor Bloomberg’s office tomorrow at any time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Hundreds […]

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Title IX clarifications leave room for interpretation

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 […]

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Frats, scholars question rush ban

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 […]

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