Associate master takes dining post

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 […]

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Students adjust to party registration policies

A handful of off-campus parties were shut down by the Yale Police Department during the first Camp Yale under new party registration guidelines, but fraternity leaders said they were unsure whether the policy contributed to the police’s activity. Administrators announced on Aug. 10 that all off-campus parties with over 50 students must be registered with […]

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Freshman orientation sees additions, tweaks

Freshmen arriving on campus today will participate in an updated freshman orientation program, which administrators say will familiarize new students with Yale’s resources and the city of New Haven. Orientation this fall will include mandatory “communication and consent” workshops on sexual misconduct prevention, reformulated workshops on health and sexuality, and revamped events encouraging freshmen to […]

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Registration now required for off-campus parties

Following a new policy designed to combat underage drinking, students are now required to register off-campus parties attended by more than 50 people with the Yale College Dean’s Office. The rule, which was announced in an Aug. 10 campus-wide email, is intended to bring off-campus parties in line with established on-campus party registration guidelines and […]

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After his death, music of Igweatu ’09 spreads online

NEW YORK — Since his death on July 9, the life of musician Ugonna Igweatu ’09 has been honored by thousands who shared an appreciation for his artistic work. Shortly after Igweatu died of an asthma attack in his Bronx home on July 9, Jamie Van Dyck ’10 posted a song he had recorded with […]

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Corporation, YCC consider mental health

A six-month review of Yale’s mental health resources conducted by experts from peer universities was presented to the Yale Corporation this past weekend. University President Richard Levin said the review was scheduled as a routine examination of Yale’s mental health services, and covered general policy issues and resource organization. During the same period of time, […]

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UP CLOSE | Influencing policy or ‘wasting time’?

On March 1, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry called a meeting of all fraternity and sorority leaders to inform them that their rush procedures would change. Beginning next year, he said, they would no longer be able to hold freshman rush activities during the fall. The Greek leaders in the room said they were […]

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Contested YCC election heads to runoff

Late Friday evening, John Gonzalez ’14 receieved a call from Yale College Council Vice President Omar Njie ’13 informing him that he had won the YCC presidency. But just hours later, Gonzalez was told that the race was not yet over, and several days of campaigning remained before him. The YCC Elections Committee, chaired by […]

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Election results contested

The results of Yale College Council presidential election are currently being contested, according to the YCC Elections Committee. John Gonzalez ’14 was declared the winner Friday night, taking 39.79 percent of the vote. Eric Eliasson ’14 came in second, with 30.73 percent of the vote. According to an elections packet distributed to candidates, a race […]

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Gonzalez ’14 elected YCC president

John Gonzalez ’14 won a three-way race for Yale College Council president on Friday, edging out Cristo Liautaud ’14 and Eric Eliasson ’14 to become Yale’s student government leader for the 2012-’13 academic year. Reached Friday evening after learning the results, Gonzalez said he feels “so very blessed” about his victory, and said he dedicates […]

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Greek leaders draft proposal on ban

Leaders of Greek organizations presented a proposal to administrators Thursday drafting preliminary details of the ban on Greek organizations’ freshman fall rush period. Since the ban was announced last month, an implementation committee composed of administrators, fraternity leaders and sorority leaders has met on a weekly basis to sketch out details of the new regulation. […]

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Students apathetic toward YCC elections

Heading into today’s Yale College Council 2012-’13 Executive Board elections, the majority of students interviewed said they are largely uninterested and uninformed about the races. Current YCC Vice President Omar Njie ’13 said he thinks candidates have been campaigning with less intensity this year than in past years, and there are fewer “bigger campus personalities” […]

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