Summer storage expands to include lamps

In a Monday email, the Yale College Council announced that summer storage regulations have been amended to include one lamp per student. Last fall, administrators announced tighter storage restrictions that allowed students to store one couch per suite and one chair per student. After negotiating with the YCC, administrators revised the rules to include one […]

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Admins ban fall rush for freshmen

Fraternities and sororities will be prohibited from holding fall rush for freshmen beginning next year, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry announced in a campus-wide email Thursday afternoon. The change in the Undergraduate Regulations was first recommended in April by the Committee on Hazing and Initiations, which formed in […]

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Re-evaluating group registrations

Last month, the Yale College Dean’s Office required all registered student organizations to send at least three members to attend one of the University’s first-ever leadership training sessions. The 75-minute long presentations, held three times in the same number of days, primarily outlined the hazing and sexual misconduct rules written in the Undergraduate Regulations. The […]

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Gender-neutral housing extended to juniors

Administrators approved gender-neutral housing for juniors on Sunday based on an evaluation of the experiences of seniors in mixed-gender housing over the last two years. After the University allowed seniors to live in mixed-gender suites in 2010, the option to live with the members of the opposite gender will be extended to the classes of […]

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Mixed-gender housing approved for juniors

Mixed-gender housing will be extended to juniors for the 2012-2013 school year, the Yale College Countil announced in a Sunday email. In January, the Yale College Council submitted a proposal to administrators calling for a mixed-gender option for juniors. The proposal included feedback from seniors who had lived in gender-neutral suites in the past two […]

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Underclassmen navigate mixed-gender restrictions

While administrators have not yet decided whether to extend mixed-gender housing privileges to juniors, some underclassmen have still found ways to live with the opposite sex within the current system. Seniors were first permitted to live with members of the opposite sex in the 2010-’11 school year, and administrators are currently reviewing a Yale College […]

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Trayless dining garners mixed reviews

Silliman College dining hall’s move to eliminate trays this semester — following the lead of the Trumbull and Morse/Stiles dining halls — is receiving criticism from both students and dining hall staff. Over the past three years, the Sustainability Education Peers (STEP) has been coordinating with Yale Dining to present evidence that trayless dining reduces […]

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Administrators restrict tailgating

The University announced a stricter set of tailgating regulations on Thursday in the wake of a fatal crash that occurred at the Harvard-Yale tailgate in November. The new guidelines ban kegs and “box trucks,” establish a vehicle-free tailgating zone and require that all attendees leave the student tailgating area by kickoff. The rules were recommended […]

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Student-alumni partnership forms

A new campus organization that began recruiting students Monday hopes to connect alumni with students through networking, community service and social events. Composed of alumni, students and administrators, the Students and Alumni of Yale has already planned a series of student leadership forums, career panels and networking events in the coming months. Alison Brody ’95, […]

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University tightens tailgate rules

A University committee released a revised set of tailgating policies Thursday afternoon in response to the death of one person and injury of two others at November’s Harvard-Yale game. University President Richard Levin and the Yale Officers approved four changes recommended by the committee. Under the new rules, kegs and “box trucks” will not be […]

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Residential college dining director departs

Regenia Phillips, Yale Dining’s director of residential dining, stepped down Friday after three years in the post in part to spend more time with her family in Texas. Phillips has already taken a new job with Aramark, a food services company, as general manager of nutrition services at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. […]

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Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 comes home

Soon after Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 returned to campus last year as part of the committee reviewing Yale’s sexual culture, administrators said they knew they wanted to give her a job. But first, they had to create one. “It was more thinking ‘Well, if we brought her back, how would we structure a position?’ ” […]

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