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YCC votes to add activities fee to tuition

April 20, 2004 • 0
In a unanimous vote Sunday, the Yale College Council passed a proposal to add $30 to tuition and give the money to the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee, the YCC and club sports programs. UOFC chairman Matthew Harsha-Strong ’06 said if the administration accepts the proposal, the “supplement” would raise about $158,000. He said the Committee »
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Burns to headline Class Day

April 20, 2004 • 0
Filmmaker Ken Burns will speak to the Class of 2004 this May on Class Day. Burns’ selection is the result of a yearlong process, Senior Class Secretary Joshua Secrest ’04 said. Secrest said the selection committee chose Burns because it wanted an “engaging and eloquent” speaker. “I think whatever he touches on will be significant »
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Gershkoff ’06 quits VP race

April 19, 2004 • 0
After forcing a run-off election with Chance Carlisle ’05, David Gershkoff ’06 withdrew from the Yale College Council’s vice-presidential race Saturday. His withdrawal came after Carlisle voiced two complaints about Gershkoff’s campaign on Friday, current YCC Vice President Nirupam Sinha ’05 said. Sinha said one complaint was an allegation that someone — possibly a staff »
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Cedar ’06 to lead Council

April 16, 2004 • 0
This year’s Yale College Council officer election produced three landslide victories — including one for Andrew Cedar ’06 in the presidential race — one closer outcome, and a vice presidential run-off. The winners are Cedar, Secretary Michael Schwab ’06, Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee chairwoman Rose Jia ’07 and Treasurer Andrew Schram ’06. Vice presidential candidates »
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Zany YCC strategies win votes

April 14, 2004 • 0
As campaigning escalates in a U.S. presidential election featuring two prominent Yalies, Decision 2004 at Yale College has attracted students’ attention with innovative campaign strategies that make the national race look downright boring. But like all other good things before it, the Yale College Council officer election must come to an end, as voting stops »
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Condoms to slide into all entryways

April 12, 2004 • 0
Free condoms could be easier for undergraduates to acquire by the end of this week, peer health educator Julia Strasser ’05 said Sunday. Strasser, who is one of the group’s co-coordinators, said free condoms were previously available only from University Health Services, freshman counselors and peer health educators. Now, with the help of the Yale »
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Yale is choosier than Harvard

April 6, 2004 • 0
Reversing a long-standing trend in a “historic rivalry,” Yale’s acceptance rate for the Class of 2008 was lower than Harvard’s. With an acceptance rate from the total pool of 9.9 percent, Yale edged Harvard, which had a 10.3 percent admit rate. The coup comes after both universities switched their admissions policies to single-choice Early Action, »
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Yale admits 1,950 for ’08

April 2, 2004 • 0
With the regular-decision pool acceptance rate at a record-low 8 percent, Yale mailed admissions decisions to prospective members of the Class of 2008 Thursday. The University accepted 1,280 students regular decision out of over 15,600 applicants. Overall, 1,950 students were offered spots in the class for an acceptance rate of 9.9 percent, also a record »
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Unmarried partners to receive benefits

April 1, 2004 • 0
Five months after graduate and professional school student leaders began lobbying the Yale administration to allow students’ committed heterosexual partners to receive the same benefits as married spouses or homosexual partners, Yale Provost Susan Hockfield sent a letter to student leaders Monday revealing several new services available to such partners. Members of the Graduate and »
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House reviews financial aid

March 30, 2004 • 0
Seeking to transform a system they say is inequitable, several Republican congressmen are advocating changes to federal financial aid programs that could limit the funding Yale receives. With the support of the Bush administration, legislators are seeking to modify formulas instituted in the 1970s that determine how much money the federal government gives schools for »
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Service day to unite students, faculty, city

March 25, 2004 • 0
By Chris Fortson Staff reporter Students who decide to participate in the Yale College Council’s April 24 Community Service Day may find themselves working beside Vice President for Finance and Administration John Pepper, Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg and other familiar faces. During Community Service Day, Yale community members will work on projects including »
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International grad school apps drop

March 25, 2004 • 0
A survey by the Council of Graduate Schools found that the total number of international applications to U.S. graduate schools fell 32 percent this year. Over 90 percent of schools participating in the survey reported a decrease in international applications. Yale Graduate School Director of Admissions Robert Colonna said the number of international applicants to »