University | 10:29 am | December 3, 2013 | By Cynthia Hua

Tuesday’s XC | 12.3

Thanks to Yale. Over Thanksgiving, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication took to social media to call attention to climate change with #ClimateThanks. Participants were encouraged to tweet about who they were thankful for in the environmental movement. The movement quickly gained a broad support base. “What started at Yale has now infiltrated the »

University | 9:17 pm | September 23, 2013 | By Cynthia Hua

Dept. of Education to visit campus, monitor Title IX compliance

According to a Monday afternoon email from Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be making a visit to campus on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 as part of its ongoing agreement to monitor Yale’s progress in complying with Title IX requirements. Sixteen students and alumni filed a complaint against the »

University | 9:34 pm | September 9, 2013 | By Cynthia Hua

Sex misconduct scenarios clarify ‘nonconsensual sex,’ punishment

In response to criticism surrounding the University’s fourth semiannual report of sexual misconduct complaints, administrators released a series of sexual misconduct scenarios and their corresponding punishments on Monday evening — four of which include expulsion. “One of the things we’re trying to do, we’re thinking these scenarios are really good to educate the community,” said »

University | 10:34 pm | September 2, 2013 | By Cynthia Hua

Title IX advisory board for students formed

The University is forming a Title IX Student Advisory Board that will advise the University’s Title IX Steering Committee on ways to address sexual misconduct issues. The committee will be composed of undergraduate representatives as well as graduate students, according to Yale College Council President Danny Avraham ’15. Candidates will be nominated through the YCC »

University | 4:27 pm | August 24, 2013 | By Cynthia Hua

Rabbi James Ponet to step down

For over three decades, Rabbi James Ponet has presided over hundreds of Friday night Shabbat dinners at Yale. But starting in January, the longtime Jewish chaplain will take a year-long sabbatical and retire from his position. In an Aug. 16 email to the Slifka Center community, Ponet cited the message he emphasized at many a Shabbat »