Muslim students to launch calling campaign

Yale’s Muslim Student Association is launching a “calling campaign” to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office tomorrow in response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept watch of Muslim students at Yale. The campaign urges supporters to call Mayor Bloomberg’s office tomorrow at any time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Hundreds […]

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Title IX clarifications leave room for interpretation

The Department of Education’s recently clarified Title IX regulations have prompted universities to review their sexual misconduct policies even beyond those outlined in the new guidelines. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights — the federal agency that issued the recommendations in a “Dear Colleague” letter last April — intended for the recommendations to […]

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Frats, scholars question rush ban

Yale’s ban on fall rush for Greek organizations replicates the policy of several Ivy League universities, but whether such a policy reduces instances of hazing remains contested. Following the announcement of the ban earlier this month, an implementation committee composed of administrators and Greek leaders will meet Thursday to begin discussing the details of the […]

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T-Pain for Spring Fling?

Rapper T-Pain is scheduled to perform at Yale with rapper BIG RyAT on April 24 — the Tuesday of Reading Week, the date Spring Fling is typically held — according to a concert listing on BIG RyAT’s website. T-Pain’s website does not list information about a performance at Yale. The most recent concert listing on […]

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Survey on sexual practices released

Undergraduates’ perceptions of sexual behavior on campus often differ from reality, according to the results of a campus-wide survey released Thursday by the Yale Sexual Literacy Coalition. The research findings were presented at an event jointly held by the Coalition and the Communication and Consent Educators, a group of 40 students trained to address issues […]

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Shake Shack to open in New Haven

Shake Shack will come to New Haven this fall as part of the New York-based burger joint’s efforts to reach out to college campuses and expand its brand. Scheduled to open at 986 Chapel St. — across from the New Haven Green — Shake Shack’s move to New Haven is the company’s first venture to […]

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Administrators ban fall semester rush for freshmen

Beginning next fall, freshmen hoping to joining Greek organizations will not be able to rush until spring semester, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry announced in an email Thursday. “Adjusting to the rigors of college life and academics is a major transition for entering undergraduates,” the email stated. “We […]

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Admins standardize misconduct responses

As Yale works to improve its sexual grievance procedures for students, its efforts have also adjusted the resources available to staff and faculty members. After the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) clarified its Title IX regulations last April, administrators nationwide have taken steps to make their universities’ responses to complaints of sexual […]

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Students use Facebook to oppose NYPD surveillance

In response to recent reports that the New York Police Department kept track of Muslim students at Yale, a group of students has launched a “Call the NYPD” photo campaign on Facebook. The campaign’s Facebook page features photos of Yalies holding handwritten “I am…” signs in various campus locations, including Cross Campus. Some students used […]

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Another frat considers Yale

Less than a month after Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity put its official efforts to expand to Yale “on pause,” another fraternity is looking to establish a chapter on campus. Justin Froeber, leadership consultant for Chi Psi fraternity, arrived on campus Wednesday for a two-day visit to contact student leaders, observe Yale’s social culture and determine […]

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Yale admission makes Chinese girl media darling

Not all Chinese mothers are Tiger mothers, at least according to an article in the China Daily on Monday. Chen Yunyi, a 17-year-old Chinese student, has become the “latest household name” in China after scoring admission to Yale, the China Daily reported Monday. But Chen’s parents did not use “traditionally Chinese” parenting methods for raising […]

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