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.
SAE sanctions: Drastic or insignificant?
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.
SAE banned from campus after violating sexual misconduct policies
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
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
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
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.