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Harvard bans vuvuzelas at Game

November 17, 2010 • 3
Harvard officials have silenced the vuvuzelas that threatened to ring out at The Game this year. In an e-mail sent to several students and administrators from Harvard and Yale, Associate Director of Harvard Athletics Tim Wheaton said “artificial noisemakers” will not be permitted inside Harvard Stadium on Saturday. The announcement comes after efforts by groups »
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Students discuss sexual climate

November 15, 2010 • 6
Through Facebook invites, posters and table tents, organizers of a workshop tried to promote further discussion of Yale’s sexual climate Sunday with a single question: “Do You Want To Have Sex?” For about two hours, about 70 students participated in two rounds of discussions in peer-led groups throughout William L. Harkness Hall — first, in »
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As Univ. copes with harassment, details of old case emerge

November 12, 2010 • 0
Details of disciplinary action against a student accused of harassment have emerged, as a new committee prepares to examine community recommendations on sexual misconduct following the Delta Kappa Epsilon controversy. A senior athlete who was responsible for forwarding an e-mail about female undergraduates to members of his team last year was reprimanded by the University »
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Dwight Hall elects new leadership

November 10, 2010 • 0
Dwight Hall members voted on a new student executive committee at a cabinet meeting Tuesday night. Joseph Breen ’12 (a staff photographer for the News) and Alexandra Brodsky ’12 were elected co-coordinators, and will lead the new board when it takes over in January. They said their vision for Dwight Hall centers on improving the »
SCC, led by President Omar Njie '13, is aiming to increase the council's presence on campus this year.
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SCC seeks to shake reputation

November 9, 2010 • 0
The Sophomore Class Council has been called inefficient since its inception in 2005, but this year’s council is trying to breathe new life into the organization. SCC President Omar Njie ’13 said the group’s goal is to set up more class bonding opportunities and help their peers navigate a year known for its “slump.” To »
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Conference celebrates Native American legacy

November 8, 2010 • 1
This weekend, more than 70 members of the Yale community and relatives of Henry Roe Cloud 1910 gathered at a conference in honor of the alum a century after he became the first Native American to attend Yale. The conference, which was the third Henry Roe Cloud Conference since the first was held in 2005, »
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Newsletter draws Dwight Hall together

November 2, 2010 • 0
Even in an organization as big as Dwight Hall, manpower can still be hard to come by. Members of the Yale chapter of Amnesty International attended a lobbying meeting at U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s district office last spring and helped convince her to sign a letter that would go to Kathleen Sebelius, the current U.S. »
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Faculty give academic perspective on DKE

October 27, 2010 • 6
In an effort to continue campus dialogue after the controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge ritual Oct. 13, the Intercultural Affairs Council sponsored a panel of four professors from different fields to explore the incident from an academic point of view Tuesday night. “Deconstructing the ‘DKE Incident’: How, Why, and What Next?,” also co-sponsored by the »
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Miller meets with DKE director

October 25, 2010 • 15
Yale College Dean Mary Miller met with National Executive Director of DKE Douglas Lanpher on Sunday and asked him to put the Yale chapter of the fraternity on probation indefinitely. That night, Miller e-mailed the Yale community with a no-nonsense account of the steps the University will take in the aftermath of Delta Kappa Epsilon’s »
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Voting not enough for grad teachers

October 21, 2010 • 3
Graduate students who work as teaching fellows at private universities are not considered employees, according to a 2004 National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, ruling. GESO cannot unionize with a majority vote by its members like Yale Security — the University must voluntarily recognize GESO as a union. GESO chair Sarah Egan GRD ’11 said »
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Women’s Center forum discusses DKE and sexual culture

October 20, 2010 • 1
The second open forum responding to Delta Kappa Epsilon’s inflammatory chants last week was held Tuesday night at the Women’s Center. Hosted by the Women’s Center board, the discussions were framed by a more intimate setting than last Friday’s community panel. Around 60 students were present at the meeting, including DKE brothers and past Women’s »
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Elevate court hearings rescheduled

October 19, 2010 • 1
Court hearings for four students charged with misdemeanors during the Elevate Lounge raid at the Morse-Stiles Screw Oct. 2 have been postponed until next Tuesday while the prosecution reviews a new set of eyewitness accounts presented by the defense. The students’ lawyer, Hugh Keefe, said both he and the prosecutor mutually agreed to reschedule the »