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, »

Salovey to announce new committee on sexual misconduct

April 6, 2011 • 10
In an e-mail to be sent to faculty and students tonight, Provost Peter Salovey will officially announce the creation of a new centralized sexual misconduct grievance procedure, streamlining the previous system of separate complaint procedures across the schools of the University. The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (or the UWC) will begin effective on July »

Miller updates on Title IX investigation

April 6, 2011 • 0
Updated: 9:34 p.m. In an e-mail sent to Yale students and parents tonight, Yale College Dean Mary Miller provided an update about recent developments involving the federal investigation into accusations of a hostile sexual environment on campus. Miller said the administration did not have any more details about the specifics of the investigation. Miller’s message »
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Can the Title IX complaint go public?

April 5, 2011 • 12
Members of the Yale community seeking specifics of the Title IX complaint filed against the University may face a long — or possibly interminable — wait.

Students, admins react to Title IX complaint

April 4, 2011 • 59
Days after the federal government opened an investigation into the University for possibly violating Title IX, most students and officials are still in the dark about what the probe means for Yale. On Friday, University administrators broke the silence they maintained in the 24 hours after a group of 16 student and alumni complainants announced »

University responds to Title IX complaint

April 1, 2011 • 22
UDPATED: 7:44 p.m. In an official University statement sent in an e-mail to the News Friday afternoon, University spokesman Tom Conroy said administrators had been verbally briefed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights about its investigation into a potential breach of Title IX requirements. A group of 16 students and alumni filed »

Yale under federal investigation for possible Title IX violations

April 1, 2011 • 339
UPDATED: April 2, 10:32 a.m. The University is under investigation by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights stemming from an alleged mishandling of several instances of sexual misconduct in recent years. The Office for Civil Rights will open an investigation into the University “for its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual »
Controversial Christian minister Christopher Yuan is scheduled to speak at Yale this weekend.

Controversial minister draws outcry

April 1, 2011 • 24
A weekend conference with a Christian minister with ties to a movement that seeks to reverse homosexual behavior is drawing opposition from students. Christopher Yuan, an HIV-positive professor and minister who travels to churches and college campuses to speak about sexuality and HIV/AIDS, will arrive at Yale Friday afternoon to participate in three events hosted »

BREAKING: DOE’s Office for Civil Rights to investigate Yale for “hostile sexual environment”

March 31, 2011 • 65
UPDATED: 7:57 p.m. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights announced it would open an investigation of the University “for its failure to eliminate a hostile sexual environment on campus, in violation of Title IX,” according to a press release written by the complainants received Thursday afternoon by the News. The measure comes »

Christian sorority eyes Yale

March 22, 2011 • 2
Yale may see its first religious Greek organization if a Christian sorority is successful in its push to open a new chapter on campus. Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority, Inc. is taking steps to expand to Yale after Nicole Negbenebor ’12 contacted the organization over a month ago to express interest, said the sorority’s founder »
The Society Council decided to move senior society Tap Night to April 12 to accommodate Bulldog Days.

Tap Night moved for Bulldog Days

March 4, 2011 • 1
This April, the antics of Tap Night — the evening when secret societies select new members — will take place two days earlier than usual. The festivities, which usually include bizarre rituals such as seniors in cloaks and costumes and juniors in blindfolds, were moved to accommodate Bulldog Days, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel »

Students mixed on misconduct recs

March 3, 2011 • 7
Students are skeptical of a new sexual misconduct education program suggested by a University task force in a report released Wednesday. The Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Education and Prevention, which formed after the Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers chanted offensive slurs on Old Campus in October, has called for all registered student organizations to send »