In the face of tighter tailgate regulations, the tailgate at Saturday’s home football game against is likely to draw a small crowd, though fraternity leaders who are not planning events this Saturday said the new rules did not impact their decisions.

Tailgate likely to draw small crowd

September 28, 2012
Though several fraternities who normally attend tailgates will not be present at the first tailgate of the 2012 football season this Saturday, fraternity leaders and other students interviewed said the new tailgate regulations did not affect their decisions. Last January, administrators issued new tailgating restrictions — prohibiting U-Hauls and kegs, confining student tailgating activity to »
Mostly due to high overhead and labor costs, all the meal plans Yale Dining offers cost roughly the same amount.

Students navigate dining plans

September 26, 2012
Yale Dining offers several different meal plans to cater to preferences of various types of students, including early risers who regularly eat three meals per day and students living off-campus who eat at dining halls less frequently. But no matter which meal plan students choose, they pay roughly the same price. The majority of undergraduates »
Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 serves as secretary and vice president for student life.

Student life VP drafts plans

September 24, 2012
As she settles into her office in Woodbridge Hall, University Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 is still ironing out her plans for coordinating student affairs across Yale. The newest addition to Yale’s set of officers, Goff-Crews arrived in August to fill a position created by University President Richard »

DKE faces suit for fatal 2003 crash

September 20, 2012
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the family of a victim of the 2003 car crash that killed four Yale students and injured five others may proceed in a lawsuit against the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity on the grounds of negligence. The students, all of whom were members of DKE, were returning to campus »
Yale Dining is considering banning groups from advertising through the use of table-tent fliers on dining hall tables.

Dining considers table-tent ban

September 18, 2012
Student organizations may soon be prohibited from publicizing their groups through flyers in dining halls. Yale Dining is considering implementing the policy because of clutter on tables, sustainability efforts and the administrative hassle of approving advertisements, said Cathy Van Dyke, director of residential dining. The majority of students interviewed said the table tent flyers currently »
The Yale College Council, under the leadership of John Gonzalez ’14, is aiming to increase student participation in administrative decisions.

YCC seeks greater role in admin decisions

September 14, 2012
As the 2012-’13 Yale College Council executive board ends the first month of its tenure on campus, it aims to increase communication between the council and students as well as between students and administrators. Members of the YCC executive board said they hope to enhance student participation and input in administrative decisions, beginning with the »
Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins, left, met with fraternity leaders including former SAE president Ben Singleton ’13 last week to discuss the University’s new off-campus party registration requirement. Following the success of that meeting, a follow-up meeting was held Wednesday to address concerns about the tailgating restrictions issued in January.

Frats and YPD discuss tailgate rules

September 13, 2012
After the Yale Police Department and fraternities discussed off-campus party registration last week in a meeting deemed successful by both sides, they turned their attention to tailgate regulations Wednesday night. Three fraternity leaders met with several officials from the YPD and Yale Athletics Department to discuss ways to keep student attendance at tailgates high in »
Facing the newly implemented ban against freshmen rushing Greek organizations in the fall, some fraternities stopped this fall’s rush altogether.

Greeks adjust to fall rush ban

September 10, 2012
This fall’s new ban on freshman rush has proven difficult to adjust to among fraternities, according to Greek leaders. Greek organizations have had to adjust their rush plans in light of a policy announced last March that prohibits freshmen from joining fraternities and sororities during first semester. While some fraternities — the only Greek organizations »

YPD addresses off-campus party concerns

September 6, 2012
A Wednesday meeting with Yale Police Department officials has led Greek leaders to feel more comfortable with plans for enforcement of the new off-campus party registration requirement. Since administrators announced last month that students must register all off-campus parties with over 50 attendees, student leaders have had mixed responses to the new rule, with several »

Admissions Office friends class of 2016

September 5, 2012
Shortly being accepted to Yale, Jay Wong ’16 joined the Yale College Class of 2016 Facebook group, a page that provides a platform for online discussion among all admitted freshmen. Wong commented on several posts regarding Yale-related topics, totaling 37 posts in the week after he joined the group. He also commented on posts that »

Yale Dining rolls out new vacation meal options

September 5, 2012
To adjust to Yale College’s new academic calendar, Yale Dining will now keep residential dining halls open over school recesses this year. Students on a meal plan will be able to dine on campus at no additional cost during this year’s October break and for four days over Thanksgiving vacation. All residential colleges will remain »
Saybrook Associate Master Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 will replace Regenia Phillips as director of residential dining for Yale Dining.

Associate master takes dining post

August 30, 2012
Saybrook College Associate Master Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 will now wear a second hat as Yale Dining’s director of residential dining, filling the vacancy left last January by Regenia Phillips. Though Van Dyke, who was selected this month after a nationwide search, has no experience with dining services, she comes from an operations management »