Student group actually organizes Yale Hunger Games

An email to students Wednesday announced what we’ve all been waiting for: the Hunger Games are coming to Yale. Modeled after Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult franchise, Yale’s Hunger Games will require each of the twelve residential colleges to choose one boy and one girl, called tributes, to participate in a series of “tests of […]

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YCC candidates look for endorsements in debate

The candidates for Yale College Council president and vice president faced off in debates Sunday afternoon before roughly 70 students in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. As candidates competed for endorsements from leaders of student organizations in the crowd, discussions centered around the expansion of the YCC’s mental health program, communication between the YCC and the Yale community, […]

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Panel discusses discrimination in military

Three panelists spoke about hazing and discrimination in the military at a Wednesday evening panel. About 20 students gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall to hear the panelists discuss Private Danny Chen, a New York native and Chinese-American who committed suicide in October 2011 after allegedly suffering extreme racial bullying and physical and psychological hazing at the […]

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State debates proposed hike in minimum wage

Last Thursday, the state legislature’s joint Labor Committee approved a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage. If passed by the General Assembly, the measure would raise Connecticut’s minimum wage by a dollar from $8.25 to $9.25 over the next two years, and adjust it each year afterward in accordance with the cost of […]

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TFs co-lead history seminars

In an effort to increase the number of quality teaching opportunities for graduate students fulfilling their requirements, a new program piloted this semester by the History Department has paired doctoral candidates with professors to teach seminars. The Seminar Fellow Program allows graduate students to help design, plan and teach seminars normally led solely by faculty […]

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Students protest Arizona bill in Commons

At 1:10 p.m. Monday, two students dressed in dark suits pushed a red library cart down the middle aisle of Commons dining hall and grabbed books from about 30 students, all wearing red, who then individually filed into the procession. The group marched in a line and audibly chanted, “No book ban, no book ban!” […]

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Activists urge action on wage theft

At a meeting with members of the immigrant advocacy group Unidad Latina en Accion last night, Yalies confronted the problem of wage theft at restaurants and businesses on and surrounding Yale’s campus. On Tuesday night in Dwight Hall, five representatives from ULA spoke about labor issues in New Haven, including wage theft, sexual harassment and […]

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