Jon Wu ’11, Nava Rafati ’11 and Brian Douglass ’11 share a mixed-gender suite in Saybrook College.

No kinks reported so far for mixed-gender housing

September 30, 2010 • 1046
One month into the pilot program, Yale’s experiment with mixed-gender housing seems to be as proponents predicted: not that big a deal. Associate Dean for Student Organizations and Physical Planning John Meeske said administrators will discuss the living option — which allows seniors to live together on-campus, regardless of gender — throughout the year, but »

Residential college budgets to be equalized

September 14, 2010 • 1090
The notion of inequalities among the residential colleges has long been a point of contention for students. Now, while they may still argue about which college has the prettiest courtyard or the nicest gym, as far as money goes, the debate is being settled. In the second year of a University-wide financial overhaul, members of »

Spring Fling may not be dry

April 26, 2010 • 0
Spring Fling will be on Old Campus, rain or shine. Yale College Council Events Director Mathilde Williams ’11 said members of the Spring Fling Committee have been glued to weather websites for the past two weeks. Though the committee explored possible contingency plans, the weather forecast — high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a 70 »

UP CLOSE | YCC carves out broader policy role

April 21, 2010 • 0
Yale College Council President-elect Jeff Gordon ’12 has ambitious plans for next year. Last week, Gordon emerged from a heated presidential election that centered on policy issues in a way current undergraduates have not seen in recent YCC elections. While in past years candidates campaigned mostly for student life-oriented goals such as increased funding for »
Jeff Gordon '12 and Courtney Pannell '11 will head into a runoff election for YCC president after neither candidate secured enough votes.

Race for YCC president advances to runoff

April 14, 2010 • 0
In the closest race in recent memory, Jeff Gordon ’12 and Courtney Pannell ’11 will go head to head in a runoff election on Thursday since neither candidate received a majority of the votes and their shares were less than five percentage points apart. In the final tally, Pannell (a multimedia editor for the News) »
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Candidates renew policy focus

April 12, 2010 • 7
In order to effect change for the student body, this year’s crop of Yale College Council presidential candidates is looking to reform the council itself. The three candidates — Pete Croughan ’12, Jeff Gordon ’12 and Courtney Pannell ’11 — have all outlined ambitious policy agendas, hoping for reforms on issues such as the University’s »

YCC focuses on mental health

April 8, 2010 • 0
The Yale College Council began examining the University’s mental health resources at the beginning of this semester, and in light of the death last week of Cameron Dabaghi ’11, reforming the system has emerged as one of the main issues in this year’s YCC elections. The platforms of all but two of the candidates running »

Searches narrow for cultural house deans

April 6, 2010 • 0
The searches for new directors of two of Yale’s cultural houses are in their final stages of interviewing candidates, and the search committees hope to make a final decision by the beginning of the summer. Search committees to replace Kirk Hooks, the interim director of the Native American Cultural Center, and Pamela George, assistant dean »
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YCC campaigns draw near

April 2, 2010 • 11
With this year’s Yale College Council elections on the horizon, potential candidates for the six executive board positions are beginning to assemble their campaign teams and collect signatures. The candidate pool for e-board positions is larger than last year, with four people considering running for president and vice-president so far, compared with only two candidates »

Campus grieves for Berkeley junior

April 1, 2010 • 8
The Yale College community gathered Wednesday night to remember Cameron Dabaghi ’11 as a committed student and athlete who was passionate about East Asian studies and always had his friends’ backs. Shock and sorrow had gripped the campus earlier in the day as news spread of Dabaghi’s death. Rescue workers in New York found him »

YCC wants to expand Credit/D/Fail

March 24, 2010 • 669
If the Yale College Council has its way, the science gut may be an endangered species. The YCC is beginning to discuss and gauge student opinion about a possible policy change that would allow students to fulfill their distributional requirements with classes taken Credit/D/Fail. YCC President Jon Wu ’11 said the council is currently in »

Leaks foil Spring Fling lineup release plan

March 24, 2010 • 16
Many Yalies had never heard of some of the bands in this year’s Spring Fling lineup — even with widespread rumors about them that circulated long before the official announcement. The Yale College Council confirmed that, along with MGMT, Mike Posner, Matt & Kim, and the Ying Yang Twins will provide the soundtrack to an »