Olivia Tucker
Staff Reporter
Olivia Tucker covered student policy & affairs as a beat reporter in 2021-22. She previously served as an associate editor of the Yale Daily News Magazine and covered gender equity and diversity. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a senior in Davenport College majoring in English.
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Fall 2022 course registration process to begin Friday

The University’s new course registration timeline places selection during the midterm season.

Students report varied contact tracing experiences

Some students have expressed confusion over perceived disparities in their contact tracing experiences as the Yale Contact Tracing Team shifts its focus to high-risk groups and areas of ongoing transmission.

University switches to test-out system for COVID-positive undergraduates

All undergraduates are now required to obtain a negative rapid antigen test result to leave isolation, a policy shift that some say will unduly burden the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Students report discrepancies in isolation duration policies

As the undergraduate community grapples with a recent surge in cases, some students have found Yale’s isolation duration policies to be inconsistent and confusing.

GrubHub, microwaveable mac ‘n cheese and MREs: Yale’s patchwork isolation meal plan

As undergraduate COVID-19 cases in the Yale community surge, discrepancies have emerged in how the University provides food to students in isolation.

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, students call for hybrid spring semester

Members of Disability Empowerment for Yale are putting pressure on the University to move to hybrid instruction in a new petition that has amassed nearly 500 signatures.

Student COVID-19 cases hit “unprecedented” level; isolation housing tracker quietly removed

The isolation housing capacity tracker was removed from the University’s COVID-19 data dashboard as a record number of undergraduates tested positive.

Yale accelerates loosening of restrictions as COVID-19 alert shifts to yellow

The University previously remained at the orange alert level, which denotes moderate risk, for over a month.

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.