University names new deans for freshmen, intercultural relations

The University has tapped staff from the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute to fill posts in the Yale College Dean’s Office, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry announced in a press release this week. Raymond Ou, currently residence-life and student-activities coordinator at the Peabody Institute, will take over as assistant dean […]

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Shvarts to present new piece at Tate Modern

Aliza Shvarts ’08 is presenting her latest work in London on Saturday — no, not that one. The world has seen and heard little from Shvarts — whose original senior art project included videotapes of what she claimed were repeated induced miscarriages — since the Yale alumna quietly graduated in May. Now, she’s back: in […]

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University awards 3,117 degrees at Commencement

It never gets old, even the 307th time around. Bedecked in blue and tinted with the flair of British celebrity, the University conferred 3,117 degrees on Monday to graduates from its college, graduate and professional schools in a triumphant ceremony kissed by a cloudless sky. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12197″ ] Seated in plastic white lawn chairs beneath […]

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At Class Day, Blair reminisces, looks ahead with class of 2008

The protest proceeded as promised — silent, without disruption. The unmentioned “threats” against the featured speaker never materialized. The weather held. And the jokes, most agreed, were even funny. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12197″ ] Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair bid the Yale class of 2008 adieu on Sunday at this year’s Class Day, an afternoon of […]

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University nixes Campus Cash

Students dependent on Flex points for off-campus eating will have to learn to love Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant — Bulldog Bucks, the latest proposed incarnation of Campus Cash, will not become a reality any time soon. Earlier this month, officials within Yale Student Financial and Administrative Services informed the Yale College Council that the University […]

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Tony Blair to headline Class Day

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be this year’s Class Day speaker, the Senior Class Council said Wednesday in an announcement confirming one of Yale’s worst-kept secrets in recent memory. Rumors that Blair would speak at Class Day first surfaced more than two months ago, but Yale officials said that security concerns forbade their […]

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At end of her YCC tenure, a mixed record for Taber ’08

It has been a long year for Rebecca Taber ’08 and the outgoing leaders of the Yale College Council. Since assuming the YCC presidency last September, Taber has spent the year meeting with administrators, speaking to student groups and spending hours each day responding to student e-mails. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12203″ ] The objective? Engineering an internal […]

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Class Day speaker remains a mystery

On Feb. 8 of last year, members of the class of 2007 knew that Fareed Zakaria ’86 would be their Class Day speaker. The year and a month before that — Jan. 12 — the class of 2006 learned that Anderson Cooper ’89 would deliver the Class Day address. But this year, as the calendar […]

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ExComm found rushes ‘not guilty’

Students affiliated with the Zeta Psi fraternity who were involved in January’s “Yale Sluts” incident stood before the Executive Committee of Yale College three weeks ago and were found “not guilty” on a charge of intimidation and harassment, sources close to the proceedings confirmed this weekend. The group featured in the photograph that sparked the […]

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In Fling’s plans, surveys ruled

It takes a bit of planning to enjoy Spring Fling. For most Yale students, there are papers to be juggled, an athletic practice to be postponed or an exam against the potential grade on which the prospect of a fun afternoon on Old Campus must be weighed. But for Yale Student Activities Committee Chair Tom […]

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Brief: Cheong and Wall elected to head Senior Class Council

In addition to senior projects and putting together their futures after graduation, Yoo Jin Cheong ’09 and Meredith Wall ’09 have a new task next year: leading the Senior Class Council. Assistant Dean of Yale College Edgar Letriz announced Tuesday that Cheong and Wall won elections — in Wall’s case, uncontested — to serve as […]

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