Hammond takes SNL to Yale

September 29, 2003
It was “Sunday Night Live” Sunday evening at Woolsey Hall when self-described “professional clown” and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Darrell Hammond performed 75 minutes of comedy. Yale College Council President Elliott Mogul ’05 said at least 1,600 students were in attendance. After the show, the Yale Daily News chatted with Hammond about politics, comedy, »

Unions to get Jeopardy! tickets

September 26, 2003
David Gershkoff ’06 was wearing his JEOPARDY! cap in the Branford Dining Hall Monday night when a worker stopped him to ask how to get tickets to the show’s campus taping next weekend. The question inspired Gershkoff, Branford’s Yale College Council representative, to propose a way for union workers to get tickets. Based on Gershkoff’s »

Discord over deadlines taints a cappella rush

September 18, 2003
Every fall, the Singing Groups Council works to ensure that the competition among Yale’s a cappella groups for the best and brightest freshman singers is in perfect harmony. This year, however, problems between the Yale College Dean’s Office, the Duke’s Men, and the Council has led to a rush of discord. Yale Alley Cats member »

Strike suspends ‘Jeopardy!’ taping, for now

September 17, 2003
JEOPARDY! College Championship suspended its plans to hold tryouts and tape the event at Yale this fall because of the ongoing strike by locals 34 and 35, Yale College Council President Elliott Mogul ’05 said Tuesday. Mogul said he learned Tuesday that JEOPARDY! producers had decided to “indefinitely postpone” all its activities at Yale, citing »

YCC elections draw unusually high voter turnout

September 11, 2003
The first Yale College Council elections to include the Yale Student Activities Committee races closed Wednesday night with the highest number of candidates and voter turnout in recent memory. YCC Vice President Nirupam Sinha ’05 said while the number of candidates were as high as he could remember, he believed voter turnout could have been »

YCC splits into issues and activities committees

September 8, 2003
With hopes of becoming more efficient and getting more students involved, the Yale College Council has divided into a Student Activities Committee and an issues-centered Council of Representatives. YCC President Elliott Mogul ’05 said the reorganization was meant to streamline the YCC’s functions. With last year’s decision to bring the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee under »

‘SNL’ star Hammond to headline show at Woolsey

September 3, 2003
His dead-on impressions of Bill Clinton and Sean Connery have made him famous in New York. Come Sept. 28, “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Darrell Hammond will bring his multiple personas to Yale. Just a week after co-hosting the Emmy Awards, Hammond will become the second comedian in a row to yuk it up at Woolsey »

Bomb damages rooms at Law School

May 21, 2003
A bomb exploded on the first floor of the Sterling Law Buildings Wednesday afternoon, injuring no one but causing significant structural damage to two law school rooms, University administrators said. University Secretary Linda Lorimer said officials are considering adding extra security for this weekend’s Commencement activities. Police officers evacuated faculty and students from the Law »

YCC calls on University to improve energy policies

April 25, 2003
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Earth Day may be over, but for some Yale students, it never ends. Last week, the Yale College Council passed an energy reform resolution calling on Yale Provost Susan Hockfield to push the University toward more environmentally-friendly energy policies. The Yale Advisory Committee »

YCC 2002-03 kept focus on student body

April 21, 2003
A year ago, five Yale College Council officers won their positions on pledges that ranged from a better spring fling to a greener University. Though officers did not fulfill all their promises, the outgoing 2002-03 YCC administration pointed to many advancements in student life and changes in how the YCC ran as successes of the »

Mogul ’05 wins YCC race

April 18, 2003
In an election with unprecedented voter turnout, Elliott Mogul ’05 beat out opponents Edward Pritchett ’05 and Miles Hall ’05 to win the Yale College Council presidency Thursday. Joining Mogul on the YCC executive board next year will be Nirupam Sinha ’05, who won the vice presidential election in a landslide, collecting over 70 percent »

Lack of University funds may shut down Yale Powow, organizers say

April 18, 2003
Members of the Association of Native Americans at Yale said this weekend may be the Yale Powwow’s final bow, unless the group gets increased University support for the celebration. ANAAY member Nicole Willis ’05 said this year’s fifth annual powwow has an approximate budget of $46,000, which the group raised almost entirely on its own. »