Celebrations wrap up Black History Month

February 28, 2005 • 0
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, »

Spring Fling planning lags

February 24, 2005 • 0
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 »

YCC makes progress in financial aid discussions

February 21, 2005 • 0
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 »

Davenport seeks freshman counselors

February 17, 2005 • 0
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 »

Binge drinking raises concern

February 15, 2005 • 0
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 »

Enforcement of alcohol rules varies widely

February 10, 2005 • 0
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 »

Yale looks at ways to set up fee

February 3, 2005 • 0
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 »

Post-Game, Yale may reconsider policies on alcohol

February 2, 2005 • 0
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 »

Relief efforts pool funds

February 1, 2005 • 0
Beginning today, all money raised by students for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region will be pooled into one all-encompassing fund to be funneled to relief networks working in the affected region. An umbrella organization known as Tsunami Relief at Yale College, which has been overseeing and coordinating on-campus tsunami »

Strong majority votes for new fee

January 28, 2005 • 0
Undergraduates overwhelmingly backed a Yale College Council proposal to add an optional $50 student activities fee to tuition as voting ended late Thursday night with 78 percent of 2,379 students supporting the measure, YCC Vice President Chance Carlisle ’05 said. The student support for the measure is likely to influence the administration as it decides »

Referendum of activities fee proposal to begin today

January 25, 2005 • 0
Undergraduates can begin casting their votes today on YaleStation online portal on a Yale College Council proposal for a $50 optional student activities fee. The results of the referendum will influence the administration as it contemplates backing the measure and instituting the fee in next year’s budget and tuition, Yale College Dean Peter Salovey said. »

Proposed fee follows lead of other schools

January 21, 2005 • 1
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Yale will be the last Ivy League school to institute a student activities fee if it implements a proposal that will go before a campus-wide vote next Tuesday. Although a portion of students’ tuition currently goes towards funding student activities, students have not »