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UPDATED: 11:48 p.m. Want to live out Tap Night, in real time? You can be a Whiff too (yeah right) by following the Whiffenpoofs’ Twitter feed as they unveil their 2012 tap class tonight. As of 10:30 pm, the group’s new musical director, Benjamin “Pitchpipe” Watsky, has been tapped. And now the full Whiff list: […]

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Christian sorority eyes Yale

Yale may see its first religious Greek organization if a Christian sorority is successful in its push to open a new chapter on campus. Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority, Inc. is taking steps to expand to Yale after Nicole Negbenebor ’12 contacted the organization over a month ago to express interest, said the sorority’s founder […]

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Franco GRD ’16 leaves undergraduate production

Sorry, Yalies: The James Franco GRD ’16 undergraduate production will be taking the actor’s name off its marquee. “The Stargazer,” a musical co-produced by Franco will not go up this semester as planned, according to a statement e-mailed to the News by director Ari Berkowitz ’12. The change is a result of Franco’s departure from […]

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Christian sorority seeks to start Yale chapter

Maybe Yale’s Panhellenic Council will not need a fourth sorority after all — a new sisterhood is interested in starting a chapter on campus. Delta Psi Epsilon Christian Sorority, Inc. is seeking to set up a chapter at Yale, according to an e-mail sent by Nicole Negbenebor ’12 to undisclosed recipients. Negbenebor wrote in the […]

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Tap Night moved for Bulldog Days

This April, the antics of Tap Night — the evening when secret societies select new members — will take place two days earlier than usual. The festivities, which usually include bizarre rituals such as seniors in cloaks and costumes and juniors in blindfolds, were moved to accommodate Bulldog Days, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel […]

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Harvard is copying us

Harvard = copycat? According to an article published Wednesday by the Harvard Crimson, Yale’s model of residential college renovations seems to have inspired Harvard’s approach to its impending House renewal process. While the Harvard renovations are slated to begin in 2012, this year’s restoration of Ezra Stiles College marks the end of Yale’s extensive residential […]

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Students mixed on misconduct recs

Students are skeptical of a new sexual misconduct education program suggested by a University task force in a report released Wednesday. The Task Force on Sexual Misconduct Education and Prevention, which formed after the Delta Kappa Epsilon brothers chanted offensive slurs on Old Campus in October, has called for all registered student organizations to send […]

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Elis pitch in for Abraham’s Tent

On Saturday, about six Yalies chatted with two men playing a casual game of rummy over cookies and juice at a small card table. The group was surrounded by foldable beds and screens in the men’s temporary home: the spacious parish hall at the Center Church on the Green on Temple Street. That night — […]

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Senior class gives more than ever

The 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign is the most successful one in its 14-year history. While final tallies are expected Friday, preliminary numbers show that this year’s three-week campaign raised over $40,000 in donations and achieved more than 97 percent class participation — more than any previous class since the tradition began in 1997. Haley […]

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Elis talk “State of Black Yale”

Around 80 students gathered Tuesday night in the Afro-American Cultural Center for the second annual “State of Black Yale” forum. Staff members and students discussed the Black Yale community’s past accomplishments and ways in which the community can come together to enhance the campus’s understanding of race relations. While organizers said the event is a […]

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Senior Class Gift sets new record

This year’s Senior Class Gift campaign has broken about every record on the books. While the overall tally will not be finalized until Friday, Senior Class Gift Co-Chairs Haley Cohen ’11 and Tully McLoughlin ’11 said the campaign has raised over $40,000 in donations and garnered more than 97 percent class participation, more than any […]

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