Chao: Sponsoring Fling is always optional

April 12, 2011 • 490
A group of students concerned about the declining budgets of charities has put forth a proposal to assist them by reallocating a significant portion of the Yale College Council budget from events to charitable donations. While their goal is admirable, the means by which they hope to achieve it — reallocating the portion of the »

Chao: Policies must be uniform

March 2, 2009 • 0
TAIWAN In Thursday’s News, Harrison Marks called for revisions to Yale policy to allow late schedules to employ the Credit/D/Fail option (“Change Credit/D policy,” Feb. 26). Contrary to what was claimed, petitioning the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing to waive the regulation is not the only course of action indicated by the Yale College »

Chao: Improving Spring Fling

February 11, 2009 • 6
TAIWAN Last week, the newly created Spring Fling talent search committee held its inaugural meeting. As a former two-term representative of the Yale Student Activities Committee (YSAC), the committee ultimately responsible for Spring Fling, I am all too familiar with the lengthy and stressful talent selection process. With this year’s process still in the early »

Chao: An answer to crowded classes

February 4, 2009 • 0
TAIWAN This week the News has reported on suggested changes to course selection period (“Shopping Period may see changes,” Feb. 2) and has published a professor’s opinions on the matter (“Regulate shopping period,” Feb. 3, by English Professor Leslie Brisman). While these pieces have drawn sharp reactions from the student body (at least judging from »