Party suites raise questions of funding, safety
As students across Yale College prepare for spring housing draw, certain suites within each residential college may bear a special appeal or lack thereof: the so-called “party suites.”
In MH&C, the session limit does not exist
As students and administrators focus on the state of Yale’s mental health resources, questions of availability have become particularly contentious — namely, whether students are allowed more than 12 visits to Mental Health & Counseling per year. The short answer is yes, they are.
Withdrawal policies spark questions of access
In campus discussion about Yale’s policies for withdrawal and readmission, students and administrators alike have focused on how to make a difficult process less alienating.
Cultural groups seek more UOC funding, inclusivity
Following a review of Yale’s cultural houses revealed the need for more funding to the University’s primary source of diversity programming, students involved with Yale’s cultural organizations have mentioned another obstacle to obtaining the money they seek: the Undergraduate Organizations Committee.
Federal law shapes withdrawal policies, causes confusion
While students and administrators debate possible reforms to Yale’s withdrawal and readmission policies, some officials have mentioned that certain issues are a matter of federal policy, extending beyond the University.
Mental health forum elicits questions about YCC influence
For many students, Holloway’s and Rogers’s inability to honor Herbert’s request at the mental health forum is another example of administrative inaction. Still, YCC representatives interviewed emphasized their appreciation for the administration’s willingness to engage in conversation.
New colleges to host annexed students
When the new colleges open in August 2017, they will welcome about 200 new freshmen. Less frequently discussed are those who will be joining them: juniors annexed from their residential colleges.
Students in wheelchairs find campus inaccessible
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
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.