YPU debates rape adjudication
Roughly 120 students gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Tuesday evening to debate an issue that has captivated not only Yale’s campus but campuses across the country: Who should be adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct?
With Howard, student life administration to grow
Burgwell “Burgie” Howard, Northwestern University’s current assistant vice president for student engagement, will leave Northwestern at the end of the school year for a new position at Yale focused on student engagement and well-being.
UP CLOSE: In sexual misconduct, data offer limited guidance
As the nation focuses its attention on campus sexual misconduct, students, administrators and activists alike turn to data for answers. But low reporting rates mean most stories go untold — leaving universities largely unguided in their efforts to address a widespread yet simultaneously highly particular problem. On Dec. 2, 2014, thousands of students, faculty and »
Alternatives to MH&C abound, despite costs
While many students have recommended that Yale Mental Health and Counseling address refer patients to therapists outside of Yale Health, this suggestion has been repeatedly rebuffed.
Campus cameras prompt privacy concerns
During the internal examination of YPD procedure that followed an officer’s detention of Tahj Blow ’16, investigators drew heavily upon video footage of the incident. Questions have since emerged about the level of video surveillance on campus.
Admins meet YCC halfway on mental health proposals
Five weeks after an open forum in which Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway refused to commit to addressing the Yale College Council’s 2013 and 2014 recommendations on mental health point by point, he, along with Director of Yale Health Paul Genecin, has done just that.
Changes to FroCo training to focus on wellness
Under continued campus scrutiny of Yale Health’s Mental Health & Counseling division, administrators have hosted open town halls, distributed questionnaires and suggested that they are willing to reform Yale’s formal resources. What has received less attention is their quiet adjustment to another, more informal mental health resource on campus: the freshman counselor program.
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.