More students to live gender-neutral

For the first time, every residential college will house students living in mixed-gender suites next year. In February, after working with the Yale College Council, administrators announced that gender-neutral housing would be available to both the junior and senior classes beginning in the 2012-’13 school year. Though the option to live in a mixed-gender suite […]

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YCC elections get underway this week

Facebook profile pictures across campus are about to change as students prepare to head to the polls in advance of this year’s Yale College Council elections. Here are the candidates: President Cristo Liautaud ’14 John Gonzalez ’14 Eric Eliasson ’14 Vice President Debby Abramov ’14 Daryl Hok ’14 Secretary Kyle Tramonte ’15 Leandro Leviste ’15 […]

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UOFC redefines duties

Just one week before the Yale College Council elections, administrators approved a proposal Wednesday that formalizes additional responsibilities of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee and renames it the Undergraduate Organizations Committee. A subsidiary of the YCC, the UOFC mainly oversees funding for registered undergraduate organizations, but will begin handling policy issues concerning student groups in […]

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Approaching turnover, council reflects on year

By Thursday, the candidates for the new Yale College Council executive board will have submitted their petitions to enter the race for next year’s council. The following Thursday marks the beginning of elections for this new board — and also signals the end of the 2011–’12 board’s tenure. Though current board members, led by YCC […]

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YCC expands summer storage program

The Yale College Council plans to expand its summer storage program in light of tighter summer storage regulations announced last fall. In a pilot program last year, the YCC brought a trailer to campus and subsidized the cost of storing two boxes, one large item and one small item per student. Through a collaboration between […]

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Admins mull freshman restrictions

As administrators discuss details of the recent ban of Greek organizations’ fall rush period, they are considering a policy that would prohibit freshmen from attending Greek-sponsored off-campus events during the fall. The committee charged with outlining the specific regulations — which comprises administrators and leaders of Greek organizations — convened for their second meeting Thursday […]

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Princeton moves to keep freshmen away from Greeks

Princeton freshmen are now prohibited from attending all Greek formal and semiformal events, the Daily Princetonian reported. Last August, Princeton administrators announced that Princeton freshmen cannot rush fraternities or sororities. But on Sunday, a committee of students and administrators charged with outlining the specifics of the ban released a report stating that freshmen students who […]

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Crushes remains free from alcohol incidents

Despite more than doubling in size from last year, Branford College’s annual Crushes and Chaperones dance on Saturday had no alcohol-related incidents. Crushes and Chaperones assumed the same model as Silliman College’s Safety Dance when it relocated from the Branford dining hall to Commons for the first time this year, after Branford was forced to […]

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Students react to Spring Fling lineup

After a Spring Fling lineup that includes rapper T-Pain, Passion Pit and DJ 3LAU leaked online last week, students have voiced mixed feelings about the upcoming event. News about the Spring Fling performers broke after a posting on songkick.com, a website that tracks artists and their concerts, indicated that T-Pain, Passion Pit and 3LAU would […]

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Residential colleges adjust to revised budgets

Nearly two years after administrators decided to equalize residential college budgets, some students in the once-wealthiest colleges interviewed said they have noticed the drop in resources. Administrators announced the change in May 2010 in an attempt to make the opportunities available to students more equitable across residential colleges. The University determined an appropriate budget for […]

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Frats, scholars question rush ban

Yale’s ban on fall rush for Greek organizations replicates the policy of several Ivy League universities, but whether such a policy reduces instances of hazing remains contested. Following the announcement of the ban earlier this month, an implementation committee composed of administrators and Greek leaders will meet Thursday to begin discussing the details of the […]

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Music video featuring Yalies goes viral

A music video called “We Are Ready” posted to YouTube by Dancefloor Diplomacy, a 20-person band founded by Jakob Dorof ’12, is racking up the hits and garnering attention from big media outlets. The Huffington Post’s Culture section featured the band — which also counts Daniel Spector ’12, Stephen Feigenbaum ’12 and John-Michael Parker ’10 […]

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