YCC continues to add student input to search

January 23, 2004
Having already participated in closed-door meetings of the undergraduate dean search committee, the Yale College Council continues to play an influential role in finding a successor to departing Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead. YCC officers attended the committee’s Wednesday meeting after Yale President Richard Levin and his 11-member faculty search committee charged the council with »

A&M decision sparks debate on admissions debate

January 16, 2004
With Texas A&M’s announcement Jan. 9 that it would stop considering legacy status when admitting students, the debate on legacy admissions is open. The announcement came after public officials criticized legacy admissions, which they saw as biased against ethnic minorities. Texas A&M also came under fire because it considered legacy status in admissions, but did »

Old Campus will soon go wireless

January 14, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The days of invalid IP addresses and “work offline” messages could soon be through for students on Old Campus — at least if they’re willing to be social. Yale’s wireless network has been accessible from the freshman lounge in the basement of Bingham »

University accepts 670 early

January 13, 2004
With a 55 percent increase in early applications, the percentage of early applicants admitted to Yale fell from 21.3 percent last year to 16.6 percent this year, Dean of Admissions Richard Shaw said Monday. This year, Yale accepted 670 students from an early applicant pool of 4,046. Last year, 2,611 students applied early and 557 »

YCC will offer transport from Bradley after break

December 10, 2003
The YCC — along with the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and Graduate Student Assembly — will offer a quick, cheap alternative to Connecticut Limo for students returning to campus after winter recess, Yale College Council Transportation and Security Committee Chairman Steven Syverud ’06 said Tuesday. Three chartered buses from Pawtuxet Valley Bus Lines will »

Council proposes environmental reform

December 5, 2003
The Yale College Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal that calls for specific environmental reforms that could save the University millions of dollars. YCC Treasurer Andrew Cedar ’06, one of the proposal’s authors, said the document suggests several avenues to increase energy efficiency and usage of cleaner energy sources. It also calls for the »

Council discusses Internet, energy

November 18, 2003
Yale hosted a meeting for student council delegates from around the Ivy League last weekend as part of the biannual Ivy Council. Representatives from Yale, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania assembled for the meeting and passed two resolutions — one calling on universities to investigate legal alternatives to Internet file-sharing »

Revamped shuttle service fits class schedules better

November 13, 2003
A recently approved Yale College Council proposal to alter the University’s local shuttle service will soon become a reality, Support Services Director Don Relihan said. YCC Vice President Nirupam Sinha ’05 said Wednesday that he has been working with Relihan and other administrators to add one stop, change the location of another stop, and alter »

UOFC looks to change apps

November 10, 2003
The Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee hopes to change the application student groups use to request funding by the end of the semester, UOFC chairman Matthew Harsha-Strong ’06 said. The new application will likely decrease the percentage of rejected applications, Harsha-Strong said. Major proposed changes to the application include making the Internet hyperlink to the application »

YCC votes to table security resolution

November 7, 2003
The Yale College Council voted 12-6 with one abstention to table indefinitely a proposal to improve security Wednesday. The proposal, written by YCC representative Alan Kennedy-Shaffer ’06, outlined a list of potential security-improving items. Kennedy-Shaffer said he will present a resolution to the YCC Sunday that will directly address one item from the Wednesday proposal »

Minority advising to return

November 4, 2003
Yale President Richard Levin said Monday that he plans to resurrect the Minority Advisory Committee, a standing committee disbanded in 1995 which aimed to address concerns about minority issues. Yale College Council President Elliott Mogul ’05 said Levin has been working with the YCC to bring back the committee, which will consist of faculty, administrators, »

YCC seeks to improve student-worker relations

October 31, 2003
The Yale College Council unanimously approved a proposal by the Community Committee Wednesday to hold events in which students and Yale workers can interact with one another in a social setting. The project, tentatively called “One Yale,” mentions a variety of possible events, ranging from holiday parties to a three-on-three basketball tournament. YCC representative Daniel »