Elis vie for YCC positions

April 16, 2007
Despite an apparent early lack of interest in running for several of the officer positions on next year’s Yale College Council, none of the six campus-wide races will go uncontested, as multiple candidates for each spot filed campaign papers by Friday afternoon’s deadline. At least three candidates have put their names on the ballot for »

Chun to take over Berkeley

April 13, 2007
Psychology professor Marvin Chun will become the first Asian-American to serve as a residential college master when he takes the helm at Berkeley next fall. Chun, whose appointment was announced Thursday evening by University President Richard Levin, will replace Berkeley College Master and English professor John Rogers, who resigned in January to devote more time »

YCC has expanded on original mission

April 11, 2007
When the Yale College Council submits its recommendations for students to serve on University standing committees at the end of this year, it will be fulfilling a duty that it was founded to perform 30 years ago but that has become a minor, ceremonial part of its institutional profile. The YCC began in the 1970s »

Chatter builds in YCC election

April 9, 2007
Although the dates and campaigning rules for this year’s Yale College Council elections have not yet been announced, the field of candidates for the four positions on the YCC Executive Board has already started to take shape. It appears that the races for president and vice president are uncontested at this point, as only one »

Branford dean to step down

April 5, 2007
Branford College Dean Thomas McDow ’93 announced Wednesday in an e-mail to the Branford community that he will be stepping down at the end of the semester after a four-year stint as dean. McDow, a lecturer in the History Department, said he has accepted a tenure-track position in history at George Mason University in Fairfax, »

Co-op plans ‘day of silence’

April 3, 2007
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Cooperative at Yale is planning a “day of silence” for April 18 to highlight the experiences of queer students and others who are forced to hide their sexuality. Members of the Co-op, as well as straight students allied with their cause, will abstain from speech the entire day and »

YCC pushes to integrate Web services

April 2, 2007
Students may be able to check their homework assignments, pay their bills and write e-mails at a single online destination if a Yale College Council proposal to integrate the University’s various online services is adopted. Under the plan, the Yale Webmail system and the Classes*v2, Student Information Systems and Online Course Selection servers would be »

YSAC close to deal for Spring Fling ’07

March 29, 2007
The Yale Student Activities Committee is in the final stages of selecting the performers for this year’s Spring Fling, but — notwithstanding a recent prank e-mail — the group is waiting to announce the performers until contracts are signed. Spring Fling Coordinators Diego Iturbe ’09 and Carolyn Nguyen ’09 are scheduled to meet with Assistant »

MEChA fights to honor Cesar Chavez

March 28, 2007
Members of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Atzlan are launching a petition this week asking Congress to create a national holiday honoring labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. The effort is part of a campaign by MEChA chapters across the country to push for a House bill calling on state legislatures to establish the »

Alcohol report incites little change

March 9, 2007
A year after Yale’s Committee on Alcohol Policy released its report, the committee’s recommendations have had little effect on how Elis socialize or on their attitudes toward drinking, many students said. The report, which was released last February, did not recommend major changes to the University’s policies on student alcohol consumption and instead proposed several »

Dancers petition for more spaces

March 7, 2007
In response to the January closure of several campus dance studios and performance spaces, members of Yale’s undergraduate dance community are banding together to press the University to address the ensuing space shortage, which they say is severely hampering their ability to put on shows. The Alliance for Dance at Yale — an umbrella organization »

YCC speaks on dean search

March 6, 2007
Members of the search committee assigned with finding a replacement for departing Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg met Monday afternoon with Yale College Council representatives to discuss what qualities students think are important in the new dean. The new student affairs dean should strengthen the institutional guidance offered to fledgling student organizations, streamline the »