YCC will absorb YSAC, its duties

April 6, 2009 • 11
In a move that marks the most sweeping restructuring of Yale’s student government since 2003, members of the Yale College Council and the Yale Student Activities Committee overwhelmingly voted to eliminate YSAC and replace it with a committee, led by YCC, that will henceforth organize the annual Spring Fling concert. The 16 to 20 member »

Tao will not run again

April 3, 2009 • 18
Yale College Council President Rich Tao ’10 told the News on Thursday that he will not seek re-election, though he said as recently as last week that he was strongly considering it. Tao’s announcement considerably shifts the landscape for YCC’s upcoming executive board elections; Tao was considered to be the favorite to win. Although students »

YSAC may be dissolved

April 1, 2009 • 2
This year’s Spring Fling may be the Yale Student Activities Committee’s last. Members of YSAC and the Yale College Council plan to meet Sunday to decide whether to restructure — or even eliminate — the separate events body, YCC officials said Tuesday. Plans to restructure the organizations have not been met with universal approval from »

Briefly: YCC submits report on road safety

March 30, 2009 • 1
The Yale College Council plans to make public tomorrow its New Haven Safe Streets Coalition Report, which offers recommendations to the city of New Haven and the Office of New Haven and State Affairs. The report suggests, among other things, improving education on traffic safety for Yale undergraduates and reducing the speed limit for streets »

Spring Fling acts revealed

March 24, 2009 • 32
Next month’s Spring Fling will feature the funk rock band N*E*R*D, the remix artist Girl Talk and the rapper Wale, the News has learned. The three musical acts are listed on the Web site of Pollstar, a trade magazine covering the concert industry, as being scheduled to perform at Yale on April 28, the date »

YCC report recommends more aid reform

March 4, 2009 • 4
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale students are by and large pleased with Yale’s sweeping financial aid reforms, but more work remains to be done, the Yale College Council wrote in a report released this week.The ongoing financial crisis has created a continued need for financial aid reform »

Gender neutral housing on hold

March 3, 2009 • 71
Yale students intent on living with members of a different gender will have to look to off-campus accommodations for at least another year. A proposal that would allow gender-neutral housing options for Yale College juniors and seniors will not be available for the 2009-’10 housing cycle, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Council of Masters »

YCC to survey effect of frosh advisers

March 2, 2009 • 485
The Yale College Council is set to launch a survey today investigating whether there is widespread discontent with Yale’s current system of freshman advising among undergraduates. As the YCC’s investigation kicks off, the Yale College Faculty Committee on Teaching, Learning and Advising is in the middle of a similar inquiry into all aspects of the »

Middleman may be cut out of Spring Fling plans

February 24, 2009 • 1
The Yale College Council and Yale Student Activities Committee will likely not rehire Pretty Polly Productions — the agency that for years has been hired to book professional acts — to put together this year’s Spring Fling show. In a break with tradition intended to make the most of the event’s budget, members of the »

Danger in the dining halls for Elis with allergies

February 17, 2009 • 244
It came as a shock when roommates found Sabrina Karim ’11 collapsed on her bed shortly after dinner last January. After seeing hives on Karim’s arms and head, her roommates immediately administered her EpiPen before calling for Yale’s minibus service to Yale University Health Services. “The minibus driver thought I was drunk,” Karim said. “Only »

YCC to evaluate teaching assistants

February 13, 2009 • 18
The Yale College Council plans to investigate section and teaching assistant quality, starting with a survey of student opinion to be sent out next week. The YCC began looking into the issue because of a perceived disparity in section quality across departments in Yale College, YCC President Rich Tao ’10 said. YCC members have begun »

Housing may go gender-neutral

February 13, 2009 • 69
Administrators are nearing a decision on a gender-neutral housing proposal that could be implemented as soon as next fall. The Committee on Gender-Neutral Housing will present its recommendations to residential college masters in a meeting today. Although the four members of the committee would not comment on the specifics of the recommendations, two members said »