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DKE sanctions may prove difficult to implement

May 27, 2011 • 13
Even though Yale’s undergraduate disciplinary body has issued sanctions against Delta Kappa Epsilon resulting from an inflammatory public pledge chant in October, it is still unclear whether the University will have any sway over the future of the fraternity. Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced the outcome of the Executive Committee’s disciplinary proceedings against DKE »
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Levin signs ROTC agreement with U.S. Secretary of the Navy

May 26, 2011 • 4
University President Richard Levin and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus signed an agreement Thursday afternoon establishing the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to Yale, ending over 40 years of absence from campus. With top University administrators, faculty and Navy officials looking on in the Corporation Room of Woodbridge Hall, Levin and »
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Miller announces DKE suspension

May 17, 2011 • 563
UPDATED 10:04 p.m. In an email to students and faculty Tuesday afternoon, Yale College Dean Mary Miller informed the University community about the Executive Committee’s actions concerning the controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge incident Oct. 13. After a full proceeding, Miller said, the Committee found that the Yale DKE chapter had violated the Undergraduate Regulations »
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Hazing committee outlines recommendations

April 27, 2011 • 0
The Committee on Hazing and Initiations will release its final report today, putting forth a series of recommendations aimed at preventing hazing practices and re-evaluating Yale’s current definition of hazing. According to a copy of the report obtained by the News Wednesday, the committee recommended that the expansion of the University’s hazing policies include student »
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New committee advises on “campus climate”

April 18, 2011 • 0
On Friday, University President Richard Levin unveiled a new set of measures in response to a federal investigation into allegations of a hostile sexual environment at Yale. In an afternoon email to faculty, students and staff, Levin announced the creation of an external “Advisory Committee on Campus Climate.” Levin said the committee will advise him »
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Levin announces new responses to Title IX probe

April 15, 2011 • 85
In an email to faculty, students and staff Friday, University President Richard Levin listed a series of new measures that will be taken immediately to respond to the federal investigation into allegations of a hostile sexual environment at Yale. Levin announced the creation of the external Advisory Committee on Campus Climate that will chaired by »
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Yale not alone in Title IX probe

April 15, 2011 • 5
A federal investigation into whether Yale violated Title IX has been in the media spotlight since it was first announced two weeks ago, but similar probes at Yale’s peer institutions have gone largely unnoticed. At least four other universities and professional schools — including the University of Virginia (UVA), Duke University, Princeton University and Harvard »
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“Strategy sessions” examine sexual climate

April 12, 2011 • 186
A week-long series of informal meetings between students, faculty and administrators could contribute to an improved sexual climate on campus if the organizers have their way — and according to three legal experts, federal investigators may lead the University in similarly focused efforts to ensure compliance with Title IX. After Yale’s administration hastened the formation »
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Yale comments on Title IX

April 8, 2011 • 4
Yale’s administration came forward Wednesday in defense of their compliance with Title IX. A week after the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced an investigation into claims of a hostile sexual climate on campus, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said Yale officials believe they have not violated Title IX — a federal law »
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Administrators believe Yale did not violate Title IX, Miller says

April 7, 2011 • 9
Yale College Dean Mary Miller said that administrators believe they have not violated Title IX in a Wednesday night email to parents of undergraduates. “We believe we have been in compliance with both the letter and the spirit of Title IX,” she wrote, “and we plan to cooperate fully with the OCR’s inquiry.” The message »
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Yale acts on sex grievance overhaul

April 7, 2011 • 4
Administrators sent a flurry of updates about a federal investigation into the University’s alleged violations of Title IX to the Yale community Wednesday night, among them a message announcing a new campus-wide grievance procedure. Provost Peter Salovey announced in an email to faculty Wednesday night that the new University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct — which »
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Positive Title IX effects hoped for

April 7, 2011 • 40
Before administrators announced progress towards overhauling Yale’s sexual grievance procedures, University President Richard Levin suggested that the University has room to improve in its response to sexual grievances. When asked about the University’s procedures for responding to instances of sexual misconduct on campus in recent years, Levin said he would not generalize. “In some cases, »