YCC candidates discuss issues at election debate

April 14, 2003 • 0
With Yale College Council officer elections set to begin at 9 a.m. today, the YCC gave candidates a chance to speak about their platforms at an inaugural debate Sunday night. While the event was open to the public, it drew a crowd of only 40 people, most of whom were YCC-affiliated. The moderators posed a »

Student database faces new delays

April 10, 2003 • 0
A new government database that will track foreign students studying in the United States is being delayed again by technical and financial problems. A variety of software, administrative and financial problems have plagued the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System, or SEVIS, which officials had hoped to roll out by Jan. 1. Officials now hope »

YCC ratifies UOFC bylaws, drawing committees closer

April 1, 2003 • 0
Hoping to make the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee more accountable to students, the Yale College Council ratified the UOFC bylaws Sunday to make the UOFC a YCC-affiliated committee. The Yale College Dean’s Office is now reviewing the revised bylaws. The new bylaws bringing the YCC and UOFC closer together are aimed at ensuring responsibility and »

Students adjust to renovations

March 31, 2003 • 1
With Vanderbilt Hall renovations nearly complete, Pierson College next on the list, and Davenport College waiting in the wings, the effects of these projects on various corners of the student body have come to light. In addition to Pierson and Davenport students, athletes, handicapped students and the York Street Theater Studies Department may all be »

Berkeley, Branford frosh to live in renovated Vanderbilt

March 26, 2003 • 0
And the lucky colleges who get to send their freshmen to newly renovated Vanderbilt Hall are — Berkeley and Branford. Sixty-two Berkeley juniors have been assigned to the space next year, meaning that Vanderbilt will no longer house Davenport freshmen. Dean of Administrative Affairs John Meeske, who announced the housing plans for freshman and annexed »

Across the globe, Yalies protest war in Iraq over spring break

March 24, 2003 • 0
There is no spring break from politics. Over the past two weeks, Yalies participated in anti-war protests across the world, and those who did not take part were affected as well. According to the Yale Coalition for Peace, more protests are in the works for both New Haven and the nearest major cities. Carolyn Rothman »

Spring Fling to feature Wilco

March 7, 2003 • 0
Two bands — Wilco and the Nappy Roots — will play Spring Fling ’03 on April 28, Yale College Council Spring Fling co-chair Edward Pritchett ’05 said Thursday. Scheduled for the last day of classes, events will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a barbeque dinner at 5 p.m. Nappy Roots will »

Advance notice required for trips

March 4, 2003 • 0
Prompted by the Jan. 17 car accident that killed four Yale students, the Yale College Dean’s Office now requires all student groups to submit a detailed itinerary for all organized travel outside the New Haven area. Dean of Student Affairs Betty Trachtenberg said the new Travel Guidelines for Undergraduate Organizations — e-mailed to undergraduate organizations »

Undergrad workers face strike choices

February 27, 2003 • 0
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Students aim for Yale-affiliated organic farm

February 27, 2003 • 0
After spending a semester working on organic farms in northern Vermont last year, Katherine Sims ’04 wanted other students to have similar opportunities. “It was an experience I thought should be available to all students,” Sims said. Sims and several other Yale students began the Yale Organic Farm Project, or YOFP, which hopes to create »

Baraka refutes criticism

February 25, 2003 • 0
In a voice hoarse from repeated readings, New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka read his controversial poem “Somebody Blew Up America” and responded to criticism about his political views during a Yale appearance Monday afternoon. Baraka spoke to a crowd of about 100 people at the Afro-American Cultural Center in honor of Black History Month. »

Yale to use sustainable coffee

February 20, 2003 • 0
Beginning in September, Yale residential dining halls will fill their coffee makers with Fair Trade java. Wednesday morning, the Yale Sustainable Food Committee voted unanimously to replace all non-flavored coffee with Fair Trade coffee, which comes from companies that pay coffee growers a living wage. The change reflects lobbying efforts by students and is part »