University tightens tailgate rules

January 19, 2012 • 5
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 »

Residential college dining director departs

January 18, 2012 • 0
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. »

Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 comes home

January 13, 2012 • 1
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?’ ” »

Master Keil steps down

January 12, 2012 • 0
After serving as Morse College master for over a decade, Frank Keil announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Associate Master Kristi Lockhart, will step down at the end of the semester to focus on their academic careers. Keil and Lockhart, who were appointed in 2001, saw the college through its renovation during the 2009-’10 »

Student life admins welcome Goff-Crews’ arrival

January 11, 2012 • 0
Next fall’s arrival of Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 as vice president for student life will bring much-needed oversight to student affairs, administrators said. As part of her new role, Goff-Crews will chair a new committee of student life administrators from Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools. Future »

YCC pushes gender-neutral housing

January 10, 2012 • 0
If the newest Yale College Council effort is successful, juniors will be eligible for gender-neutral housing beginning next fall. In a 13-page report to the administration, made available to members of the Yale community in a Monday email, the Yale College Council asserted that gender-neutral suites foster a more comfortable social environment and incentivize students »

Levin appoints student life admin

January 9, 2012 • 2
When Kimberly Goff-Crews ’83 LAW ’86 assumes the newly-created role of University secretary and vice president for student life next fall, she said she plans to lead by consensus. Last spring, Goff-Crews took time off from her role as vice president for campus life and dean of students at the University of Chicago to serve »

Seminars extend to sophomores

December 7, 2011 • 1
Beginning next semester, the History Department will set aside space for sophomores in seminars that previously gave priority only to juniors. Following efforts from the Yale College Council this fall, two spots in each history seminar will be reserved for sophomores, and the courses will be renamed “undergraduate seminars” instead of “junior seminars,” said Steven »

DKE activities continue despite ban

December 7, 2011 • 10
Despite a five-year ban that prohibits the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity from using campus resources or facilities, interviews with DKE members suggest that the restrictions have not significantly affected the group’s activities this semester. After DKE pledges shouted offensive chants on Old Campus last fall, Yale College Dean Mary Miller announced in May that the »

Admins review tailgate rules

November 28, 2011 • 4
The University will carry out a comprehensive review of tailgating policies in response to the Nov. 19 incident at the Harvard-Yale tailgate when a U-Haul truck hit three people, killing one. Administrators said the review, announced the same day as the incident, will focus on the logistical issues of tailgating at the Yale Bowl, including »

SHARE to expand influence

November 17, 2011 • 1
The Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center is taking steps to reduce confusion on campus about its services. In response to recommendations that the Advisory Committee on Campus Climate released last Thursday, University President Richard Levin said he will expand the center to make it a primary resource for students to seek help »
The Administration’s attempt to create leadership councils among related groups of student organizations meets with resistance.

Frats resist increased oversight

November 16, 2011 • 6
Administrators’ plans to improve the sexual climate on campus through student-based leadership councils are facing resistance from leaders of undergraduate organizations. In its 42-page report released last Thursday, the Advisory Committee on Campus Climate recommended that Yale establish leadership councils among groups of related student organizations to provide a forum for members to “monitor” each »