Lucy Hodgman
Staff Reporter
Lucy Hodgman covers the Yale College Council. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she is a sophomore in Grace Hopper majoring in English.
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Residential college councils hope to foster community, bridge class year divide

With greater potential for in-person events, Yale’s 14 residential college councils are hoping to unify students whose college experiences were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

YCC sets policy agenda for transition back to in-person school

Amid changing COVID-19 restrictions, the Yale College Council is setting its policy agenda for the 2020-21 academic year.

YCC focuses on financial aid reform and student mental health in 2020-2021 academic year

The 2020-2021 academic year saw the election of two new presidential administrations for the Yale College Council, as well as a renewed advocacy for first-generation, […]

Yale eliminates spring break, introduces break days for 2021 spring term

On Oct. 6, 2020, administrators announced their plans for a modified spring term schedule as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying the start of […]

All Ivy League student body presidents sign resolution calling for fossil fuel divestment

On April 22, all eight Ivy League student body presidents signed a joint resolution calling on Ivy League institutions to cut all financial ties with fossil fuel companies.

Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 elected YCC President and Vice President

Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 were elected YCC President and Vice-President, respectively, in elections that took place on April 29 and 30.

YCC candidates talk mental health reform, health care, financial aid advocacy in debate

The candidates discussed a wide range of student issues, with focuses on mental health reform, student health care and advocacy for Yale’s first-generation, low-income community.

YCC election interview: Presidential candidate Joaquín Lara Midkiff ’23

Lara Midkiff is currently a YCC senator and accessibility and disability policy chair, and is running for president alongside vice presidential candidate Jordi Bertrán Ramírez ’24.

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YCC election interview: VP candidate Jordi Bertrán Ramírez ’24

The interview, with vice presidential candidate Jordi Bertrán Ramírez, was conducted by phone. Bertrán Ramírez is currently a YCC senator and sustainability co-chair, and is running for vice president alongside presidential candidate Joaquín Lara Midkiff ’23.

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Disability advocates partner with Poorvu Center to compensate peer mentors

On April 6, the Yale College Council announced via social media that Disability Peer Mentors, who have previously worked on a volunteer basis, will now […]

Director of undergraduate financial aid breaks down financial aid renewal process in info session

On Tuesday, the Yale College Council and the Financial Aid Working Group hosted an information session to address student questions about the process of financial […]

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