Shins, O.A.R., Rahzel to play at Fling

The Yale College Council has selected three acts to play this year’s Spring Fling on Old Campus on April 26 and expects to sign contracts next week with the performers — The Shins, O.A.R. and beatboxer Rahzel, a member of The Roots — YCC President Andrew Cedar ’06. “I think there’s something for everyone,” Cedar […]

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Colby College offers beer, wine at dinner

It’s a typical Friday night in a residential college dining hall, and students are scooping generous helpings of mashed potatoes and squash onto their plates. But instead of heading over to the fountain for some blue Powerade, students navigate their trays to a small bar to pick up a glass of Merlot, or perhaps a […]

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Exploration Diaries: Aaron Carter, Boy Wonder

When Aaron Carter kissed Hilary Duff on an episode of “Lizzie McGuire,” Nicole Vaiasconi cried. The 14-year-old Vaiasconi has been “obsessed” with Carter since fourth grade. She thinks he’s only gotten cuter with age. She’s not alone. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon when I head over to Toad’s Place to attempt to deconstruct the mystique […]

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YCC backs sex assault policy study

The Yale College Council called for the formation of a panel to review the University’s sexual assault and education policies in a resolution it passed unanimously Sunday night. The resolution, authored by Erin Carlstrom ’05, Alan Kennedy-Shaffer ’06 and Steven Syverud ’06, is a response to the University’s “lax and inconsistent” reporting of sex crime […]

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Celebrations wrap up Black History Month

In the closing days of the University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Yale African Students’ Association and Yale West Indian Students’ Association’s second annual cultural show drew enthusiastic applause from a large audience in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall Saturday night. The theme of the show, called Upendo na Amani, was “love and peace.” During the two acts, […]

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Spring Fling planning lags

The Yale College Council has fallen behind in planning this year’s Spring Fling with eight weeks remaining before the annual rite is scheduled to be held on Old Campus. Prolonged budgetary negotiations have delayed the planning process, YCC President Andrew Cedar ’06 said. Planning also has been delayed because the YCC researched the possibility of […]

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YCC makes progress in financial aid discussions

A series of Yale College Council meetings held last week to discuss financial aid with administrators proved promising, YCC members said, as the administration showed willingness to make major structural changes in the University’s financial aid policies in accordance with YCC recommendations. Since January, when the council passed a financial aid resolution, YCC members have […]

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Davenport seeks freshman counselors

Next year’s crop of Davenport freshmen may find graduate students instead of seniors greeting them outside Welch, as Davenport juniors have been reluctant to forsake their newly renovated college and live as freshman counselors on old campus next fall. As of the Jan. 31 deadline for freshman counselor applications, only three Davenport juniors, none of […]

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Binge drinking raises concern

Two weeks ago, an Ezra Stiles sophomore crossed the line between tipsy and what could appropriately be called “blind drunk.” After a night of partying, he returned to his room and realized he had lost track of his girlfriend. In his inebriated state, he concluded the most logical response was to break into a sleeping […]

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Enforcement of alcohol rules varies widely

It was 3:30 a.m. on Parents’ Weekend at Barnard College, and an inebriated undergraduate from Columbia University had decided the moment was ripe to serenade a certain Barnard female. The student took his lady friend onto the quad, where he began to belt “La Donna e Mobile” into the autumn air. All was proceeding well […]

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Yale looks at ways to set up fee

University administrators are viewing the results of a student vote last week as a mandate to seek ways to implement an activities fee, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said. The University has not reached any final decision about the fee, but Salovey met with Yale College Council members Tuesday to discuss the next steps in […]

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Post-Game, Yale may reconsider policies on alcohol

Prompted by growing awareness of binge drinking on campus and the debate over alcohol at The Game this year, Yale President Richard Levin will likely convene a committee this spring to review the University’s current alcohol policy, officials said. Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said he believes the committee would be charged with the responsibility […]

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