Peer liaisons still tweaking program

February 26, 2010
It has been just over a year since the Yale College Dean’s Office announced it would scrap the ethnic counselors program in favor of peer liaisons, and the new cultural mentors are still trying to figure out their relationships with residential college deans and freshman counselors. Administrators promised last year that the peer liaisons program »
Nava Rafati ’11 and Brian Douglass ’11 are considering living together next year, following a new policy allowing mixed-gender housing for seniors. But most juniors interviewed said the change won’t affect their housing plans.

Few juniors plan to live co-ed

February 23, 2010
While juniors interviewed largely supported the new policy allowing them to live in mixed-gender suites next year, most said they would not take advantage of it. Twenty of 22 rising seniors interviewed Monday said they were not considering living in a mixed-gender suite next year. Still, a majority of students interviewed said they were happy »

Coed housing approved for seniors

February 22, 2010
Students in the class of 2011 will have the option of living in mixed-gender suites next year as part of a pilot program, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Council of Masters Chair Jonathan Holloway said Sunday in an e-mail to the News. Rising seniors may choose to live in mixed-gender suites but not mixed-gender »
Officials have noticed a spike in alcohol abuse this year but say they don’t know why, and policies are unlikely to change.

Does Yale have a drinking problem?

February 15, 2010
The past year has seen a record number of alcohol-related hospitalizations, as well as a police crackdown on underage purchases at nearby liquor stores. The alarming trend peaked tragically on Halloween weekend with the death of Branford College sophomore Andre Narcisse ’12 — a death that, 14 weeks later, was shown to be caused by »

Drugs caused sophomore’s death

February 12, 2010
The death of Andre Narcisse ’12 in November was an accident caused by multiple drugs, a representative from the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. University spokesman Tom Conroy offered “our deepest sympathy” to Narcisse’s family and friends upon hearing the news Thursday. “The Yale community will continue to mourn his tragic passing and remember »

Univ. nears coed housing decision

February 2, 2010
When Gabe Murchison, a transgender high school senior from Sherborn, Mass., began openly identifying as male two years ago, he said it was a test to see who his real friends were. But during his transition from high school to Yale, he said, he wants to avoid the same social stigma. So when he began »

Memorial service honors Narcisse

January 25, 2010
Nearly three months later, the distinct personality of a beloved student is still fresh in the minds of those closest to him. Andre Narcisse ’12 was honored in a memorial service in Battell Chapel on Sunday evening. Though the results of toxicology reports indicating Narcisse’s cause of death are still pending, Yale students, residential college »

Yale College Council focuses on events

January 19, 2010
After setting its agenda for the spring semester Sunday afternoon, the Yale College Council will continue to focus on campus events this semester, in addition to adding more policy goals to its program. The YCC will work on long-term issues such as academic minors and better student relations with Undergraduate Career Services, Yale College Council »

Dining plans health fest

January 12, 2010
Instead of Monday’s cheesy potato skins, tonight students will find Brussels sprouts and turtle beans in their dining halls. At the themed dinner tonight called “A Healthy Start to the New Year,” residential dining halls will feature a more vegetable-heavy salad bar, no fried food and the unveiling of a poster and handouts with tips »

YCC books comedian Ansari

January 12, 2010
Comedian Aziz Ansari will be making a leap from the big screen to the stage at Woolsey Hall at the end of this month. Ansari, who currently stars in the NBC television comedy “Parks and Recreation,” will headline the 2010 Winter Show, Yale College Council President Jon Wu ’11 announced in an e-mail to students »
Students from both Yale and Harvard took part in tailgate festivities before heading to the Yale Bowl for The Game on Saturday.

Drinking citations rise at Game weekend

November 30, 2009
In addition to unseasonably pleasant weather, last weekend’s tailgate for the Harvard-Yale game saw heightened police activity. Though the Yale Police cited only three minors for possession or consumption of alcohol last weekend, that was up from zero alcohol-related infractions the weekend of the 2007 Game, the last one held in New Haven. Police also »

Yale wins tailgate, at least

November 19, 2009
While the results of the actual football game have yet to be played out, Yale may already have Harvard beat in at least one arena: the tailgate. The 2009 guidelines for Saturday’s Harvard-Yale tailgate are largely unchanged from the last time Yale hosted The Game, in 2007. But while the rules are significantly more lax »