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On the ground: At Fling, moshing and merriment

April 30, 2009 • 16
As Linda Chang ’12 defended her front-row spot at Tuesday’s Spring Fling, casual eye contact with rapper Wale’s guitarist, Drew White, ended with the artist sending a security guard to get Chang’s phone number. “We hung out for a bit and so now I have Drew’s number, and a photo with him,” Chang said. “I »
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Yale may raise fee to support YCC

April 24, 2009 • 9
Administrators are considering raising the optional student activities fee to compensate for cuts to the budget of the Yale College Council. YCC members have asked the Yale College Dean’s Office to consider ways to increase funding for the YCC’s budget to cover gaps left after the President’s Office and the Dean’s Office reduced funding to »
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JON WU ’11 WINS YCC PRESIDENCY

April 15, 2009 • 0
Jon Wu ’11 defeated Ryan Beauchamp ’10 to claim the Yale College Council presidency on Tuesday, winning 54.9 percent of the vote to Beauchamp’s 45.1 percent. Wu, the YCC treasurer and a former Freshman Class Council chair and Saybrook College YCC representative, ran on a platform of continued advocacy for issues taken on by the »
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Briefly: Dining hall sprouts safe amid outbreak

April 15, 2009 • 1
Alfalfa sprouts served in Yale dining halls are not at risk for bacterial contamination, Yale Dining’s Strategic Sourcing Manager Gerry Remer said Monday. On April 9, the United States Food and Drug Administration recalled alfalfa sprouts from some suppliers that may contain listeria, a bacteria that causes a potentially fatal illness. Yale’s sprouts “were not »
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UP CLOSE | The making of Spring Fling

April 14, 2009 • 633
The morning of Spring Fling 2008 dawned gray and drizzling. A steady rain fell into the early afternoon. And moments before Jamaican rapper Sean Kingston took the stage to open the concert, the rain stopped. But as students stood in the mud of Old Campus, the seemingly miraculous upturn in weather went stale. Kingston’s delivery »
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Double take: Akon too controversial for Spring Fling

April 14, 2009 • 25
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Beyond musicality and name recognition, the Spring Fling Talent Search Committee used at least one more criterion to pick this year’s acts: Their potential to cause controversy. The issue came to a head over rap artist Akon, whose popular singles “Smack That” and »
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Decemberists to perform at Spring Fling

April 14, 2009 • 1
Indie alternative rock band The Decemberists and singer-songwriter Colin Munroe will join the performance lineup for Spring Fling, the Yale College Council said Monday. The five-act show, which will also include N.E.R.D., Wale and Girl Talk, will be the longest in recent memory. The YCC formally announced the Spring Fling acts Monday evening, effectively putting »
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Decemberists to perform at Spring Fling

April 13, 2009 • 27
Indie alternative rock band The Decemberists and singer-songwriter Colin Munroe will join the performance lineup for Spring Fling, the News has learned. The five-act show, which will also include N.E.R.D., Wale and Girl Talk, will be the longest in recent memory. The Yale College Council is expected to make a formal announcement of the Spring »
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YCC race heats up

April 9, 2009 • 0
Elis woke up Wednesday to find the race for spots on the Yale College Council Executive Board in full force — especially the campaigns of Jon Wu ’11 and Ryan Beauchamp ’10, both running for YCC president. Less than 24 hours into the official commencement of the campaign, signs with “Ryan Beauchamp for President” or »
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Briefly: Incoming JE master on the road to recovery

April 9, 2009 • 0
Although a date has not been set for his return, incoming Jonathan Edwards Master Richard Lalli MUS ’86 said in an e-mail to the JE community Wednesday that his recovery from the brain hemorrhage he suffered last December has been encouraging. Lalli said he must continue physical therapy and occupational therapy to relearn skills that »
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Elis announce candidacies

April 8, 2009 • 14
Fifteen Elis submitted the required student signatures and candidacy statements Tuesday to launch their campaigns for a spot on the Yale College Council Executive Board. Though some predicted the field would widen over the weekend after YCC President Rich Tao ’10 announced he would not seek re-election, only two students — Junior Class Council Chairman »
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Briefly: Intercultural czar will temporarily head Native American center

April 7, 2009 • 0
Yale College Dean Mary Miller tapped Kirk Hooks, currently the special assistant to the dean of student affairs for intercultural and intergroup relations, to serve as acting director of the Native American Cultural Center last week. In July, Hooks will take over from Shelly Lowe, who announced her departure two weeks ago when she was »