T-Pain for Spring Fling?

Rapper T-Pain is scheduled to perform at Yale with rapper BIG RyAT on April 24 — the Tuesday of Reading Week, the date Spring Fling is typically held — according to a concert listing on BIG RyAT’s website. T-Pain’s website does not list information about a performance at Yale. The most recent concert listing on […]

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Survey on sexual practices released

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 […]

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Shake Shack to open in New Haven

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 […]

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Administrators ban fall semester rush for freshmen

Beginning next fall, freshmen hoping to joining Greek organizations will not be able to rush until spring semester, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry announced in an email Thursday. “Adjusting to the rigors of college life and academics is a major transition for entering undergraduates,” the email stated. “We […]

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Admins standardize misconduct responses

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 […]

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Students use Facebook to oppose NYPD surveillance

In response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept track of Muslim students at Yale, a group of students has launched a “Call the NYPD” photo campaign on Facebook. The campaign’s Facebook page features photos of Yalies holding handwritten “I am…” signs in various campus locations, including Cross Campus. Some students used […]

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Another frat considers Yale

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 […]

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Yale admission makes Chinese girl media darling

Not all Chinese mothers are Tiger mothers, at least according to an article in the China Daily on Monday. Chen Yunyi, a 17-year-old Chinese student, has become the “latest household name” in China after scoring admission to Yale, the China Daily reported Monday. But Chen’s parents did not use “traditionally Chinese” parenting methods for raising […]

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Sex Week navigates sponsorship ban

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 — […]

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Oprah will join Lady Gaga at Harvard launch party

We knew Harvard and Gaga can bring in the little monsters, but Oprah, too? Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will join Lady Gaga and Cynthia Germanotta, Gaga’s mom, at Harvard Feb. 29 to celebrate the launch of Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, according to The Crimson. In addition to Gaga and Winfrey, other presenters will include […]

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Sexual assault support group forms

Graduate and professional students who are victims of sexual assault will soon have access to a new confidential support group, organized by the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center. Lyvonne Briggs DIV ’12, who worked with SHARE Director Carole Goldberg to create the group, said she hopes the new initiative will provide a […]

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Jewish wedding brings Sunday night fever to Commons

Last night, students passing through Commons stumbled upon an enormous Jewish wedding. One observer reports that 500 Hasidic Jews were dancing together to celebrate the occasion. Like this?

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