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Rich Tao wins with 45 percent

April 17, 2008 • 1
The voting was swift and the results decisive. There will be no run-offs. Rich Tao ’10 walked away from a crowded field filled with his close friends Wednesday evening, claiming a whopping 45.2 percent of the vote in a Yale College Council presidential race most observers expected would head to a second round. That total »
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University calls art project a fiction; Shvarts ’08 disputes Yale’s claim

According to a statement released by the University today, Aliza Shvarts ’08 was never impregnated. She never miscarried. The sweeping outrage on blogs across the country was apparently for naught. The supposed senior art project of the Davenport College senior was a “creative fiction,” a Yale official said Thursday afternoon as students on campus and »
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Tao captures YCC presidency

April 16, 2008 • 0
The voting was swift and the results decisive. There will be no run-offs. Rich Tao ’10 walked away from a crowded field filled with his close friends Wednesday evening, claiming a whopping 45.2 percent to claim the title of Yale College Council president-elect. Harrison Marks ’10 and Katrina Landeta ’10 lagged behind, finishing with 34.2 »
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YCC outsiders downplay value of experience

April 16, 2008 • 5
He was never a member of the Yale College Council before he ran for president. “There needs to be more involvement outside the council,” Zheyao Li ’06 told the News in 2004, explaining his decision to run in that year’s elections. A sophomore in Pierson College at the time, Li accused the body of not »
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Brief: Secretary candidate Cheung ’11 violates YCC Election Code with stickers on News

April 15, 2008 • 0
One day into the start of voting in this year’s Yale College Council Executive Board elections, and the first campaign violation came in the form of a sticker. Many students heading to breakfast Monday morning picked up copies of the News tagged with a bright yellow sticker in the top-right corner of the front page. »
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For sophomore trio, prospect of run-off ‘likely’

April 15, 2008 • 0
The last time three sophomores ran for Yale College Council president, nobody won a majority. The year was 2003, and the race for the presidency was split between three members of the class of 2005: Miles Hall ’05, Elliott Mogul ’05 and Edward Pritchett ’05. Over the course of three days, an “unprecedented” 2,307 students »
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Harlem Shakes ’06 to open Spring Fling

April 11, 2008 • 0
The last time Harlem Shakes played Yale, they did so in November 2006 in the Ezra Stiles Dining Hall to launch then-nascent music magazine Volume. Its first encore since sharing the stage with Girl Talk that night will come in April, when the homegrown rock quintet takes its largest stage yet in the Elm City. »
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Ballot set for YCC E-Board race

April 10, 2008 • 1
March Madness may be over, but Yale’s own Sweet Sixteen is just about to begin. Yale College Council Election Commission officials on Wednesday released the names of 16 students who filed petitions for candidacy in the upcoming YCC Executive Board elections by yesterday’s deadline. While each race will be competitive, the list of candidates is »
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Kingston, Roots, Jimmy Eat World to co-headline Spring Fling

April 10, 2008 • 3
Yale College Council and Yale Student Activities Committee officials announced Wednesday that three artists — Sean Kingston, The Roots and Jimmy Eat World — will “co-headline” this year’s Spring Fling, set for April 29. “I think students will be pleased with the lineup this year,” YSAC Chairman Thomas Hsieh ’08 said. “We went in thinking »
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Kingston, Roots, Jimmy split bill

April 10, 2008 • 17
Yale College Council and Yale Student Activities Committee officials announced Wednesday that three artists — Sean Kingston, The Roots and Jimmy Eat World — will “co-headline” this year’s Spring Fling, set for April 29. “I think students will be pleased with the lineup this year,” YSAC Chairman Thomas Hsieh ’08 said. “We went in thinking »
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Levesque to move into new position

April 9, 2008 • 0
Dean of Freshman Affairs George Levesque will step down from his post at the end of this academic year in order to assume a new position as assistant dean for academic affairs, the Yale College Dean’s Office announced Monday. Levesque, who has held the freshman-affairs post since its creation in August 2005, will be responsible »
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Field takes shape for YCC elections

April 7, 2008 • 22
With time running out before the April 9 filing deadline for Yale College Council Executive Board elections, students contemplating a run have begun finalizing their plans for next week’s contests. Students are not allowed to engage in public campaigning until Wednesday, but a number of candidates for the six Executive Board positions — president, vice »