Branford master Smith to step down

January 10, 2011 • 1
In an e-mail to Branford College students Sunday night, Branford Master Steven Smith announced he will step down at the end of this year, marking the conclusion of his third term and 15th year as master. Many Branfordians had heard rumors about Smith’s decision to depart prior to Sunday’s announcement. In an interview with the »

Branford master to step down at end of year

January 9, 2011 • 1
Master Steven Smith announced he would be stepping down at the end of this year, which marks the end of his third term as master, he announced in an email to Branford students Sunday night. “It was one of the best things I’ve ever been privileged to do in my life,” Smith said of his »

Students unaware of YCC progress

November 30, 2010 • 2
While the Yale College Council pursued an agenda this semester praised by administrators and students alike, some Yalies — including YCC President Jeff Gordon ’12 — worry that the council has left students in the dark. Changing University policies on issues that directly affect students such as housing and academics is his top priority, Gordon »

YCC uses budget surplus

November 17, 2010 • 2
The Yale College Council will spend $20,000 next semester on the Eli Adventures program, which will send students to shows, sporting events and other attractions in New Haven, New York and Boston. The YCC has a surplus this year, which it will put toward Eli Adventures, as well as a Yale-wide tailgate at The Game »

YCC to host tailgate in Cambridge

November 3, 2010 • 6
Tailgating at Harvard just got a whole lot simpler. This year, the Yale College Council is coordinating a tailgate for all Yale students, intended to replace the independent college council tailgates held in the past. Courtney Pannell ’11, a former editor for the News who is planning the Yale-wide tailgate, said this should replace the »

Sexual assault follows proposed policy change

October 29, 2010 • 0
In an e-mail to the Yale College community Thursday, Assistant Chief of Yale Police Ronnell Higgins notified students of the rape of an undergraduate by a fellow undergraduate acquaintance on campus last week. Higgins’ e-mail, which said the assault was reported anonymously, comes just 10 days after the Sexual Misconduct Committee released a report advising »

Calendar may change, add break

October 29, 2010 • 1065
A proposal for a new Yale College calendar, which would institute a five-day fall break and shorter reading and finals weeks, has reached University President Richard Levin’s desk, and University officers are discussing implementing it in the 2012-’13 academic year. John Meeske, associate dean for student organizations and physical resources, said the three main objectives »

Yale flies Gordon to China

October 25, 2010 • 10
Yale College Council President Jeff Gordon ’12 will fly to China early Wednesday morning to represent Yale before an international assembly of students and leaders. Gordon and two other Yale students, David Chan ’12 and Adam Thomas ’12, will attend Expo 2010 Shanghai China, where they will participate in a summit along with 500 student »

Elevate has little impact on alcohol policy

October 21, 2010 • 0
After a recent raid on a Yale-sponsored party at Elevate Lounge, which resulted in the arrest of five students, administrators said Yale has no plans to change its alcohol enforcement and student safety measures. The events that night do not reflect a problem with Yale’s alcohol policy, said Council of Masters chair Jonathan Holloway. While »

Sexual misconduct report outlines changes

October 20, 2010 • 2
A report released Monday through the Provost’s Office pushes for a more centralized and streamlined system to handle sexual misconduct at Yale. The Sexual Misconduct Committee, which was appointed by the Provost’s Office, advocates the creation of a University Wide Committee, or UWC, to address complaints of sexual grievances, and introduces the phrase “sexual misconduct” »

DKE apologizes for pledge chants

October 15, 2010 • 274
After the campus outcry sparked by Delta Kappa Epsilon’s inflammatory pledge ritual on Old Campus Wednesday night, the fraternity apologized to the Yale Women’s Center in a meeting in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Thursday night. After the meeting, attended by four DKE brothers and five Women’s Center board members, both parties expressed optimism that they could construct »

Women’s Center to hold forum on offensive chants

October 14, 2010 • 9
After DKE members shouted offensive chants as part of an initiation process Wednesday night, the Women’s Center announced it will hold a forum to address the incident on Friday. Members of DKE, as well as Yale college Dean Mary Miller and Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry, have said they will participate in the discussion, »