Olivia Tucker
Staff Reporter
Olivia Tucker covers student policy and affairs. She previously served as an associate editor of the Yale Daily News Magazine and covered gender equity and diversity as a staff reporter. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a sophomore in Davenport College majoring in English.
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University delays start to spring semester, shortens spring break from two weeks to one

The semester will begin on Jan. 25 for Yale College, a week later than previously planned. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and other graduate and professional schools will also delay the start to their semesters.

Yale moves to orange alert level, sees highest single-day COVID case count

The shift from yellow to orange alert level comes in response to rising case counts on campus and in the surrounding community as well as lingering uncertainty about the Omicron variant.

Chun contemplates Credit/D/Fail reforms, students and faculty weigh in

Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun expressed a willingness to consider proposals for applying the Credit/D/Fail option to distributional requirements and extending the conversion deadline, while students and faculty chimed in on how reforms might impact academic risk-taking.

COVID-19 spike disrupts student life

Additional students have been contact traced or entered isolation housing as a result of increased COVID-19 cases on campus.

‘I just want to go home’: Omicron variant casts doubt on international students’ travel plans

International students wrangle potential travel bans, quarantines and flight cancelations when making plans for winter recess.

University ramps up testing requirements amid COVID-19 spike

Yale College has upped student testing requirements in response to 98 positive COVID-19 tests on campus between Nov. 26 and Dec. 3.

University shifts from green to yellow COVID-19 alert level

The change comes in response to uncertainty about the Omicron variant and concern over increased campus cases following Thanksgiving break travel.

Displaced students to return to McClellan Hall after Omni stay

The 27 students who have lived at the Omni since the start of the semester must return to their originally-assigned McClellan hall rooms by the end of the semester.

Yale’s COVID-19 alert level shifts to green

University COVID-19 Coordinator Stephanie Spangler announced in a Thursday email that the University’s COVID-19 alert level had changed from yellow to green, accompanied by the relaxation of several public health restrictions.

Yale College course registration process for spring 2022 to begin Thursday

Course enrollment activities for the spring 2022 semester begins this week for Yale College students, keeping some changes from the fall while implementing new ones.

Yale College Council calls for end to legacy preference in admissions, while Quinlan defends practice

A Yale College Council resolution condemning legacy preference in the undergraduate admissions process has pushed the issue into the spotlight, but the University is not yet ready to abandon the controversial practice.