University | 11:36 am | March 27, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

Princeton moves to keep freshmen away from Greeks

Princeton University, above, will not allow freshmen to attend Greek formal or semiformal events.

Princeton freshmen are now prohibited from attending all Greek formal and semiformal events, the Daily Princetonian reported. Last August, Princeton administrators announced that Princeton freshmen cannot rush fraternities or sororities. But on Sunday, a committee of students and administrators charged with outlining the specifics of the ban released a report stating that freshmen students who »

Culture | 4:49 pm | March 20, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

Music video featuring Yalies goes viral


A music video called “We Are Ready” posted to YouTube by Dancefloor Diplomacy, a 20-person band founded by Jakob Dorof ’12, is racking up the hits and garnering attention from big media outlets. The Huffington Post’s Culture section featured the band — which also counts Daniel Spector ’12, Stephen Feigenbaum ’12 and John-Michael Parker ’10 »

University | 6:04 pm | March 19, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

Summer storage expands to include lamps

Students can now store one lamp, perhaps a lamp similar to the famous Pixar lamp, on campus over the summer.

In a Monday email, the Yale College Council announced that summer storage regulations have been amended to include one lamp per student. Last fall, administrators announced tighter storage restrictions that allowed students to store one couch per suite and one chair per student. After negotiating with the YCC, administrators revised the rules to include one »

University | 5:38 pm | February 26, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon

Mixed-gender housing approved for juniors

Of 24 students living in gender-neutral suites that the News surveyed, 23 described their experience as “positive.”

Mixed-gender housing will be extended to juniors for the 2012-2013 school year, the Yale College Countil announced in a Sunday email. In January, the Yale College Council submitted a proposal to administrators calling for a mixed-gender option for juniors. The proposal included feedback from seniors who had lived in gender-neutral suites in the past two »

University | 11:55 am | January 11, 2012 | By Madeline McMahon and Daniel Sisgoreo

Morse master to step down

Morse College Master Frank Keil, pictured above in 2005, will step down at the end of the school year, he announced in a Wednesday morning email.

After 11 years of service, Morse Master Frank Keil announced his retirement today in an email to the Morse community. He will leave his post at the end of the school year. “As every new class of Morsels arrives and we get to know all the new freshmen in small dinners in our house, we »