UP CLOSE | Shaping a drinking culture on Yale’s campus

Officials at Yale see the current attention given to alcohol issues as stemming in part from national trends among college administrators to re-evaluate drinking culture.

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NACC settles into new home on High Street

A three-story house sporting a bright, red brick façade and a column porch on the corner of High and Crown will soon open its doors as the new Native American Cultural Center.

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Title IX advisory board for students formed

The University is forming a Title IX Student Advisory Board that will advise the University’s Title IX Steering Committee on ways to address sexual misconduct issues. The committee will be composed of undergraduate representatives as well as graduate students, according to Yale College Council President Danny Avraham ’15. Candidates will be nominated through the YCC […]

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Rabbi James Ponet to step down

For over three decades, Rabbi James Ponet has presided over hundreds of Friday night Shabbat dinners at Yale. But starting in January, the longtime Jewish chaplain will take a year-long sabbatical and retire from his position. In an Aug. 16 email to the Slifka Center community, Ponet cited the message he emphasized at many a Shabbat […]

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Sexual misconduct report faces criticism

Yale’s policies on sexual misconduct have come under renewed fire from students and alumni.

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Students Against Sexual Violence at Yale protests University sexual misconduct policies

After the release of the fourth semi-annual report of sexual misconduct complaints at the end of July, a group of 15 students have formed Students Against Sexual Violence at Yale to advocate for changes in University policies and resources dealing with sexual misconduct. An Aug. 12 open letter to the administration, which has been signed […]

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Admins clarify sex misconduct policies in FAQs

In response to criticism surrounding the fourth semi-annual report of sexual misconduct complaints, administrators have released a set of Frequently Asked Questions on Yale’s Title IX and sexual misconduct response websites. The FAQs addressed questions regarding the use of the term “non-consensual sex” in the report. According to the FAQs, nonconsensual sex includes encounters which […]

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Freshmen to take mandatory online alcohol ed program

Weeks before they set foot on campus, all incoming freshmen will participate in an online alcohol education program.

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Sex misconduct report spurs criticism of disciplinary procedures

The semi-annual sexual misconduct report includes the largest number of complaints since the first was issued in 2011.

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Fourth sexual misconduct report released

Sixty-one cases of sexual assault, harassment or other misconduct were brought to University officials between Jan. 1 and Jun. 30 of this year, according to Yale’s fourth semi-annual report of sexual misconduct complaints. The report, released Wednesday evening by University Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler, includes more complaints than any of the […]

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Yale receives C grade for drug, alcohol policies

Yale received a “C” grade for its drug and alcohol policies in a “Campus Drug and Alcohol Gradebook” released by nonprofit organization Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) on July 22. In its gradebook, SSDP, a national umbrella organization for chapters on many college campuses, examined the written alcohol and drug policies of the top 300 […]

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Title IX investigation launched at Dartmouth

The Department of Education has launched an investigation into Title IX compliance at Dartmouth on its own accord, The Dartmouth  reported on Tuesday. The investigation — which was not prompted by a complainant — opened in May, the same month that a group of more than 30 Dartmouth students and alumni filed a complaint alleging […]

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