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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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.

In-person sexual misconduct workshops resume after virtual year

In-person sexual misconduct workshops are back this fall after a COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus last year. Dean of Student Affairs Melanie Boyd and Assistant Dean of […]

UOFC second-round applications close, marking end of semester’s funding

Thursday marked the deadline to apply for second-round funding from the UOFC, which distributes an annual $350,000 budget across a host of student organizations.

Booster eligibility expands to include nearly all of Yale community

Updated CDC guidelines allow boosters for those living or working in school settings.