Abraham’s Tent began as a pilot program last year in order to help relieve the overcrowded Columbus House shelter.

Elis pitch in for Abraham’s Tent

February 28, 2011
On Saturday, about six Yalies chatted with two men playing a casual game of rummy over cookies and juice at a small card table. The group was surrounded by foldable beds and screens in the men’s temporary home: the spacious parish hall at the Center Church on the Green on Temple Street. That night — »
Five residential colleges achieved 100 percent participation in the 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign. The campaign raised over $40,000, a record.

Senior class gives more than ever

February 24, 2011
The 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign is the most successful one in its 14-year history. While final tallies are expected Friday, preliminary numbers show that this year’s three-week campaign raised over $40,000 in donations and achieved more than 97 percent class participation — more than any previous class since the tradition began in 1997. Haley »

Elis talk “State of Black Yale”

February 23, 2011
Around 80 students gathered Tuesday night in the Afro-American Cultural Center for the second annual “State of Black Yale” forum. Staff members and students discussed the Black Yale community’s past accomplishments and ways in which the community can come together to enhance the campus’s understanding of race relations. While organizers said the event is a »

Senior Class Gift breaks records

February 18, 2011
The 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign broke the Class of 2010’s record for most dollars raised this week — five days before fundraising is set to close. The Class of 2011 had raised $34,672 with 81.4 percent participation as of Thursday morning, compared to last year’s unprecedented final total of $29,670 with 91 percent participation. »

ELIminate eliminated

February 17, 2011
A sophomore class game of assassins took a turn for the worse when a coordinator’s e-mail account was compromised. After two days of flooding sophomore inboxes with e-mails, the “Sophomore ELIminate” tournament, a game of assassins which required players to “eliminate” each other using water guns, has been canceled indefinitely, according to an e-mail sent »

UOFC could see budget changes

February 16, 2011
Despite an increase in available funds this year, the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee’s budget could see changes in the face of the University’s own financial woes. The Yale College student activities fee provided UOFC with the bulk of its approximately $200,000 budget this year, while another significant source of income for UOFC is the University’s »
The number of women that have participated in sorority rush at Yale has doubled in the last five years.

Fourth sorority “not a done deal”

February 14, 2011
Yale’s Panhellenic Council wants to bring a fourth sorority to campus, but national experts said it will be years before that happens. Before Panhel can even contact the National Panhellenic Conference to begin introducing a new group, a process called “extension,” Yale’s three existing sororities must equalize their memberships — a goal that Panhel President »
Increased pledge activity has sparked talk of adding a fourth sorority to Yale’s system, but actual student demand needs to be assessed first.

Greeks talk fourth sorority

January 31, 2011
If the Panhellenic Council has its way, the process to add a fourth society of sisters to Yale’s three existing sororities will begin this spring. Panhel President Stephanie Cuevas ’12 said talk of bringing in a fourth sorority began last year because of the steep upward trend in the number of girls pledging in the »
A record-breaking 205 girls are participating in recruitment for Yale’s three sororities. This year the Panhellenic Council, representing Kappa, Theta and Pi Phi, introduced an online system to aid in the rushing process.

Sorority rush goes digital

January 28, 2011
With rush season underway, Yale’s Panhellenic Council has implemented a new online recruitment system to deal with the record number of girls rushing sororities. This semester, the online recruitment software Interactive Collegiate Solutions has replaced the old paper-based method of matching pledges with their future sororities. Panhel President Stephanie Cuevas ’12 said the technology will »

One year later, no word from Haiti

January 27, 2011
In January 2010, Yalies sprung into action to assist the devastated nation of Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near capital city Port-au-Prince, planning small fundraisers and raising campus awareness during “Haiti Week.” But one year later, the University has no concrete plans for relief in Haiti. Then-Haitian ambassador to the United States Raymond »

Women’s Center creates new position

January 13, 2011
As the Women’s Center plans for the new semester, the group has added a paid men’s outreach organizer to its staff — and the position is filled by a male undergraduate. Travis Gidado ’12 was recently appointed to the role after expressing interest in increasing his involvement with the organization, said Melanie Boyd ’90, Director »

Hazing committee established

December 8, 2010
This week, Yale College Dean Mary Miller named the members of a new committee on hazing and initiations and established the group’s agenda. The group, formed in response to the Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge chant incident this October, consists of 10 faculty and administrators and four undergraduates. Beginning next semester, it will examine initiation practices »