Hazing committee outlines recommendations

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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Gentry calls for ‘civility and respect’

In a Monday e-mail to Yale College students, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry called for “civility and respect” from all Yalies when they react to the recent Title IX complaint that was filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which accused the University of fostering a hostile sexual environment. “Whether you […]

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New committee advises on “campus climate”

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

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

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

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

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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Salovey announces UWC

In an e-mail sent to students and faculty this morning, Provost Peter Salovey officially announced the creation of the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which will streamline the separate grievance boards of Yale’s 14 schools, including Yale College’s Sexual Harassment Grievance Board. The UWC will be chaired by philosophy professor Michael Della Rocca. The announcement […]

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Administrators believe Yale did not violate Title IX, Miller says

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

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

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, […]

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Salovey to announce new committee on sexual misconduct

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 […]

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