Randall: Hard (New York) times

March 27, 2011
Today at 2 p.m., the New York Times will institute a paywall for access to its website, a move with a lot of promise. Journalists have long cursed their decision to give away Web content for free. After years of declining revenues and emptying newsrooms, The Times’ move felt like a kid finally demanding his »
The Davenport Dive offers students inexpensive late-night food, but Yale University Dining Services personnel worry that health hazards may be lurking in residential college butteries.

Late-night health hazards

September 30, 2009
If it’s fast, greasy and cheap, you’ve probably seen it served at a residential college buttery, the student-operated eateries that specialize in fulfilling late-night cravings. Consider the Memphis Walk, a staple of the Ezra Stiles College buttery: It’s a plate of french fries, covered in melted cheese and topped with buffalo chicken. But a recent »

Yale College Council sets 2009-’10 agenda

September 21, 2009
This year’s Yale College Council is looking to put the finishing touches on its merger with the Yale Student Activities Committee, even as it juggles a full plate of student advocacy issues. This year’s YCC set out a fall agenda on Sunday that aims to continue the YCC’s work on academic minors, gender-neutral housing and »

Chefs protest menu decisions

September 18, 2009
When Frank Douglass Jr., a second cook in Trumbull College’s kitchen, went to prepare the picadillo de pavo for Wednesday night’s dinner, he realized there was a problem. He’d never heard of it. Upon discovering how to make the ground turkey based dish, he remained unimpressed. “It’s got a big name on it and it’s »

News analysis: Yale College Council to continue research

September 8, 2009
The Yale College Council is poised to continue using research reports as a means to influence University decisions, a year after debuting the strategy with mixed success. YCC President Jon Wu ’11 said the YCC will continue to bring policy research before Yale’s administrators in order to influence campus issues, such as academic minors and »

University begins installing bedroom locks

September 3, 2009
Nearly two years after the Yale College Council first proposed the measure, the administration has begun to install locks on bedroom doors in residential colleges. In an effort to increase security within the colleges, Yale Facilities installed locks on nearly 389 doors in Berkeley College, Silliman College and Arnold Hall this summer. Individual door locks »

Film replaces ‘Sex Signals,’ to mixed reviews

September 3, 2009
In order to better communicate to freshmen the dangers of sexual harassment and assault, the University this year removed “Sex Signals,” an educational performance featuring professional actors, from freshman orientation and replaced it with a short film shot on Yale’s campus presenting fictional scenarios of sexual harassment. “We felt we could create a film with »
Yale Dining claims it will not remove trays from the college dining halls.

Commons goes trayless

September 2, 2009
When Allison Bruff ’10 walked into Commons Dining Hall last Friday, she immediately noticed a change — the once-ubiquitous beige trays were nowhere in sight. “I was horrified,” Bruff recalled. In an effort to reduce food waste, Yale Dining has launched an experiment in trayless dining at Commons. The program, which will be evaluated weekly, »

Dining revamps policy on swipes

August 28, 2009
Though the Class of 2013 will never have the experience of swiping for sushi at the Law School dining hall, Yale Dining is hoping to take an “Uncommon” approach to dealing with budget constraints. Starting this semester, students will no longer be able to use dining swipes and points at Yorkside Pizza & Restaurant, Wall »

Durfee’s sees changes — and pizza

August 28, 2009
Students who head to Durfee’s to replenish their Solo cups after this year’s Camp Yale festivities will find a very different convenience store. Yale Dining has significantly renovated the inside of the store, expanding into a former stock room and adding more refrigerated cases. “The store layout is completely different from what it was,” said »

Dining took ‘Uncommon’ approach to cut costs

August 21, 2009
The Class of 2013 may never know what it’s like to use a meal swipe at the Yale Law School dining hall, but due to cost-cutting measures taken by Yale Dining, they will know “Uncommon.” In an e-mail to meal plan holders earlier this summer, Yale Dining Executive Director Rafi Taherian announced that students would »

Laurans to remain JE master for next academic year

July 21, 2009
Jonathan Edwards College Acting Master Penelope Laurans will remain in her position for the next academic year while JE’s incoming master, Richard Lalli MUS ’86, continues his recovery from a brain hemorrhage, University President Richard Levin announced Monday. In an e-mail message to the JE community, Levin said that Lalli will return to the classroom »