Campus grieves for Berkeley junior

The Yale College community gathered Wednesday night to remember Cameron Dabaghi ’11 as a committed student and athlete who was passionate about East Asian studies and always had his friends’ backs. Shock and sorrow had gripped the campus earlier in the day as news spread of Dabaghi’s death. Rescue workers in New York found him […]

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YCC wants to expand Credit/D/Fail

If the Yale College Council has its way, the science gut may be an endangered species. The YCC is beginning to discuss and gauge student opinion about a possible policy change that would allow students to fulfill their distributional requirements with classes taken Credit/D/Fail. YCC President Jon Wu ’11 said the council is currently in […]

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Leaks foil Spring Fling lineup release plan

Many Yalies had never heard of some of the bands in this year’s Spring Fling lineup — even with widespread rumors about them that circulated long before the official announcement. The Yale College Council confirmed that, along with MGMT, Mike Posner, Matt & Kim, and the Ying Yang Twins will provide the soundtrack to an […]

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Peer liaisons still tweaking program

It has been just over a year since the Yale College Dean’s Office announced it would scrap the ethnic counselors program in favor of peer liaisons, and the new cultural mentors are still trying to figure out their relationships with residential college deans and freshman counselors. Administrators promised last year that the peer liaisons program […]

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Few juniors plan to live co-ed

While juniors interviewed largely supported the new policy allowing them to live in mixed-gender suites next year, most said they would not take advantage of it. Twenty of 22 rising seniors interviewed Monday said they were not considering living in a mixed-gender suite next year. Still, a majority of students interviewed said they were happy […]

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Coed housing approved for seniors

Students in the class of 2011 will have the option of living in mixed-gender suites next year as part of a pilot program, Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Council of Masters Chair Jonathan Holloway said Sunday in an e-mail to the News. Rising seniors may choose to live in mixed-gender suites but not mixed-gender […]

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Does Yale have a drinking problem?

The past year has seen a record number of alcohol-related hospitalizations, as well as a police crackdown on underage purchases at nearby liquor stores. The alarming trend peaked tragically on Halloween weekend with the death of Branford College sophomore Andre Narcisse ’12 — a death that, 14 weeks later, was shown to be caused by […]

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Drugs caused sophomore’s death

The death of Andre Narcisse ’12 in November was an accident caused by multiple drugs, a representative from the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. University spokesman Tom Conroy offered “our deepest sympathy” to Narcisse’s family and friends upon hearing the news Thursday. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”8174″ ] “The Yale community will continue to mourn his tragic […]

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Univ. nears coed housing decision

When Gabe Murchison, a transgender high school senior from Sherborn, Mass., began openly identifying as male two years ago, he said it was a test to see who his real friends were. But during his transition from high school to Yale, he said, he wants to avoid the same social stigma. So when he began […]

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Memorial service honors Narcisse

Nearly three months later, the distinct personality of a beloved student is still fresh in the minds of those closest to him. Andre Narcisse ’12 was honored in a memorial service in Battell Chapel on Sunday evening. Though the results of toxicology reports indicating Narcisse’s cause of death are still pending, Yale students, residential college […]

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Yale College Council focuses on events

After setting its agenda for the spring semester Sunday afternoon, the Yale College Council will continue to focus on campus events this semester, in addition to adding more policy goals to its program. The YCC will work on long-term issues such as academic minors and better student relations with Undergraduate Career Services, Yale College Council […]

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