Students in wheelchairs find campus inaccessible

February 24, 2015 • 0
When Christina Kim ’16 showed up for the first day of her math class in Leet Oliver Memorial Hall, she could not get to her classroom — the building is not wheelchair accessible. Only after she consulted with Judith York, director of Yale’s Resource Office on Disabilities, was the class finally moved to William L. Harkness Hall a week later.

YCC proposes readmissions liaisons

February 23, 2015 • 0
The Yale College Council has proposed a program that would connect students who have gone through the readmissions process with those who are currently applying to return to the University.
Jennifer Czincz of SHARE writes to then-UWC Chair Michael Della Rocca on March 25, 2014 to relay the complainant’s concerns about the no-contact order

Key to assault arbitration, barring contact is difficult in practice

February 18, 2015 • 0
An encounter between two students last May would have been just like any other — except that these two students were barred by the University from interacting with one another.

SAE sanctions: Drastic or insignificant?

February 17, 2015 • 0
Despite a college-wide email announcing penalties imposed upon the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for violating University sexual misconduct policies, including a ban from campus, the sanctions may not be as harsh as they sound.

In cases of forced withdrawal, law provides little guidance

February 17, 2015 • 0
A recent lawsuit against Quinnipiac University has highlighted gaps in the laws surrounding forced withdrawal policies.

SAE banned from campus after violating sexual misconduct policies

February 13, 2015 • 0
After a formal investigation by the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct into the organization, Yale’s chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is facing a number of sanctions: a ban on on-campus activities, a ban on communication via Yale University email systems and bulletin boards, and a prohibition on the use of the name SAE in connection with the University. These sanctions will be in place until August 2016.

New mental health dialogue revives old questions

February 12, 2015 • 0
In the on-again-off-again cycle of mental health advocacy at Yale, the death of a student has once again thrust the University into a period of intense conversation about how students with mental illnesses fare here, and led some to wonder what will transform conversation into action.

YCDO to undergo internal review

February 11, 2015 • 0
As the University prepares for the opening of two new residential colleges — and does so with a host of new administrators just settling into their jobs — an internal examination of the Yale College Dean’s Office aims to more clearly define administrators’ roles in a period of institutional change.

Withdrawal’s unexpected burden: money

February 5, 2015 • 0
The expenses of being a full-time Yale student are well known, ranging from tuition to textbooks to meal plans. But for some students who withdraw from the University, a less expected, heavier financial burden awaits.

Alcohol policies prioritize student involvement

February 4, 2015 • 0
The past two years have seen a significant increase in the percentage of calls for medical transport in alcohol-related emergencies that are made by students.

Administrative turnover opens gate to a new era

February 2, 2015 • 0
In the past year, three top administrators have decided to say goodbye to the institution to which they have each dedicated four decades of their lives.

Yale to participate in national sexual assault survey

January 30, 2015 • 0
Yale has signed up to participate in a nationwide survey about sexual assault in higher education — one of the largest such polls in history.