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Silliman tops dining survey

November 13, 2009 • 19
Silliman students claiming their dining hall’s superiority now have numbers to back up their cause. The results of Yale Dining’s fall survey, obtained by the News, rank Silliman College’s dining hall at the top of the 12 residential colleges, Commons and the Hall of Graduate Studies in both service and food quality. Saybrook College placed »

Official links alcohol crackdown to abuse

November 10, 2009 • 3
Sanjay Patil, the manager of College Wine on Church Street, said he has noticed a recent increase in police surveillance of his customers. “They’re always out there,” he said, pointing outside the store Monday night. “There’s never not a police car watching us and keeping an eye on anyone we sell to.” Patil said he »
Three minors were cited for underage drinking outside Broadway Liquor on Friday.

Police crack down on liquor store patrons

November 9, 2009 • 26
On Halloween night, a Trumbull sophomore went to Zachary’s Package Store on Howe Street and used a fake ID to purchase alcohol. Outside the store, a cop stopped him, checked his Yale ID, charged him with underage possession and forced him to pour out his alcohol. “I was mad because there was a lot of »

Prayers, songs at Narcisse’s funeral

November 9, 2009 • 5
MERRICK, N.Y. — The chapel of the N.F. Walker Funeral Home overflowed Saturday with the friends and family of Andre Narcisse ’12. Crowding into side rooms and hallways, attendees at the memorial service cried, prayed and sang together, as Reverend Robert Thompson spoke in his eulogy about Narcisse’s exuberance and perseverance. Friday would have been »
Due to his extensive recovery process from a brain hemorrhage, Richard Lalli has decided to not assume the position of JE Master.

Search for new JE master to start in spring

November 5, 2009 • 0
Jonathan Edwards students will have to wait until spring for word of their new master. Though JE Master-designate Richard Lalli MUS ’86, who suffered a brain hemorrhage last December, said in an e-mail Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw from the post, the search for a new master will not begin in earnest until »
Students held candles at a vigil in memory of Andre Narcisse ’12 in the Branford College courtyard Monday night.

At vigil, students remember Narcisse ’12

November 3, 2009 • 0
As shock sank into grief on campus one day after the death of Branford College sophomore Andre Narcisse ’12, students gathered Monday night to remember their classmate, even while details surrounding his death remained unknown. The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington said Monday that though an autopsy was completed today, the results are pending »

Peers remember Narcisse ’12 fondly

November 2, 2009 • 0
He was a person who loved seeing other people have fun, who loved making friends and who researched the architectural details of his residential college just because he wanted to know. As news spread Sunday afternoon that Andre Narcisse ’12 had died that morning, his peers remembered him as an energetic, loyal and intelligent friend »

Police presence up for Halloween

October 30, 2009 • 0
Students hoping to dress up as police officers this Halloween weekend will find good company around campus. On a night that is traditionally rife with college-aged “trickery,” Yale Police Department spokesperson Lt. Steven Woznyk said YPD will increase staffing in the next two days to heighten officer visibility in and around campus and help police »

Wu keeping busy — with other extracurriculars, too

October 27, 2009 • 5
Jon Wu ’11 is more than the Yale College Council president. He is a werewolf. Or at least he will portray one in this weekend’s production of “Twilight: The Britney Musical.” Unlike his predecessor, Wu is one YCC president who has not given up on his other extracurriculars, such as theater and improv. Still, YCC »
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Routine check caught SAE

October 20, 2009 • 3
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers may never have found out they were living in their house illegally for 13 years if not for a routine check by a city organization designed to protect New Haven residents like them from dangerous housing situations. Despite efforts in 2001 from both fraternity members and city officials to establish »

After Princeton, Yale is last Ivy without gender-neutral housing

October 20, 2009 • 21
With Princeton’s decision last week to offer gender-neutral housing in the next academic year, Yale becomes the only remaining Ivy League school with no on-campus gender-neutral housing option. The University officers’ postponement last March of a final decision on gender-neutral housing is still in effect. Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry and Yale Associate Dean »
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Fraternity lacks building permit

October 15, 2009 • 11
Members of Yale’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were not planning weekend parties Tuesday night — they were suited up at the Board of Zoning Appeals. SAE’s building permit lapsed 12 years ago because the chapter did not comply with city regulations. But the city only notified the fraternity last April — a delay no »