O’CONNELL: Creating safe spaces

October 11, 2012 • 85
I recently mentioned to a freshman that, when I came to Yale, I identified as straight. He laughed out loud. It was an entertaining moment — but not because I was joking. I wasn’t joking. I, like many other Yalies, came to Yale “in the closet” about my queerness, though in my case it only »

MURCHISON AND O’CONNELL: Defend trans students, YCC

April 10, 2012 • 12
As the foremost representatives of undergraduates to Yale’s administration, members of the Yale College Council occupy a unique position on campus. This status gives the YCC a responsibility to work on the problems that most affect university life. Unequal treatment by the University on the basis of personal characteristics — including, but not limited to, »