The three candidates vying for the position of YCC president — from left, John Gonzalez ’14, Cristo Liautaud ’14 and Eric Eliasson ’14 — squared off at a debate in LC Sunday.

YCC candidates look for endorsements in debate

April 9, 2012 • 0
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, »
A panel of experts discussed issues of race and sex discrimination in the military on Wednesday.

Panel discusses discrimination in military

March 22, 2012 • 2
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 »

State debates proposed hike in minimum wage

March 21, 2012 • 0
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 »

TFs co-lead history seminars

February 28, 2012 • 1
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 »
Students protest Arizona’s House Bill 2281 in Commons on Monday.

Students protest Arizona bill in Commons

February 21, 2012 • 26
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!” »

Activists urge action on wage theft

February 9, 2012 • 1
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 »