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YCC calls for online course critique

April 25, 2002 • 0
At the last Yale College Council meeting of the year, representatives passed a resolution saying that Yale should create a comprehensive online course critique, and approved a letter to University Dining Services Director David Davidson detailing the results of the recent YCC dining hall survey. Andrew Allison ’04, who wrote the letter to Davidson, said »
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Housing crunch solved for next year

April 25, 2002 • 0
Dean of Administrative Affairs John Meeske said next year’s housing process has finally been settled. He found room for the extra Saybrook College rising juniors in Lawrance Hall and McClellan Hall, but he is worried about the following year’s housing. “Saybrook needed 34 [annex] spaces,” Meeske said. “[They got] three suites in Lawrance and three »
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YCC candidate forced to remove ‘offensive’ posters

April 24, 2002 • 0
Yale College Council Vice President EB Kelly ’03 told treasurer candidate Scott Simpson ’04 to remove his campaign posters yesterday because some administrators found them offensive, Simpson said. Simpson said one of the posters said “If I win, I’m going to s— my pants” and the other depicted him drinking alcohol. In Kelly’s e-mail to »
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Despite ethical concerns, YCC acquires YaleStation

April 23, 2002 • 0
Several months after the Yale College Council proposed an acquisition of YaleStation, YCC members formally approved the deal Sunday night. Under the agreement, YaleStation will be a part of the YCC and will be led by a chairman elected by the YCC. In response to worries about conflict of interest, however, YaleStation will no longer »
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New storage policy has students up in arms

April 19, 2002 • 0
In response to an e-mail sent out Tuesday by the Council of Masters announcing that students would have to adhere to stricter storage policies this summer, the Yale College Council has drafted a letter asking the Council of Masters to hold off on the new policies for a year in order to give students more »
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YCC candidates prepare for week of campaigning

April 18, 2002 • 0
Yale College Council officer hopefuls declared their candidacies yesterday, setting the stage for a week of elections. YCC Vice President EB Kelly ’03 said there will be a meeting with all candidates tonight, where the YCC will discuss the rules of campaigning. Formal campaigning cannot begin until this Saturday at 8 a.m., Kelly said. Undergraduates »
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Officials scrutinize status of international students

April 17, 2002 • 0
As the federal government introduces more legislation regarding international students and scholars, Yale officials are working to keep students informed. Though Yale Federal Relations Officer Richard Jacob said national decisions are far from definite, the Bush administration has been working on a plan to limit the areas of study in which international students and scholars »
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YCC passes resolution for timely grades

April 16, 2002 • 0
Professors often require students to turn in their assignments on time. Now the tables are turned. The Yale College Council passed a resolution Sunday night calling for the creation of a new standing committee on the Registrar’s Office and a monitoring system to ensure that professors turn in their grades on time. Resolution authors Evan »
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Saybrook juniors face unexpected room squeeze

April 10, 2002 • 0
Though there will be more beds than usual available for annexed students on Old Campus next year, Dean of Administrative Affairs John Meeske is scrambling to find more room for rising Saybrook College juniors. Meeske said Saybrook Dean Paul McKinley had not initially asked for any annex space on Old Campus, but now anticipates his »
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YCC reflects on marathon debate

April 9, 2002 • 0
The day after a marathon Yale College Council meeting ended early Monday morning with the repeal of last year’s resolution supporting card-count neutrality for GESO, representatives reflected on how they came to their decision. The resolution passed Monday was a strong departure from the original resolution written by YCC Rep. Matthew Robinson ’03, which called »
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Council lobbied by union leaders

April 8, 2002 • 0
One year after the Yale College Council quietly passed a resolution calling on the University to adopt a policy of neutrality toward graduate students and hospital workers attempting to unionize, an attempt by YCC members to repeal the resolution did not go so unnoticed. Instead, with Yale and its two largest unions in the midst »
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YCC ends support of card-count neutrality

April 8, 2002 • 0
By a vote of 22-5-1, the Yale College Council passed a resolution early this morning repealing its previous support for a card-count neutrality agreement in the graduate student unionization debate. The council’s decision came after five hours of debate on a resolution written by Pierson College Rep. Matthew Robinson ’03 that condemned neutrality and called »