Month: April 2016

David Calone ’96: From USG to US Government

David Calone ’96 is running as a Democrat against Anna Throne-Holst for the party nomination to serve in the House of Representatives for New York’s 1st Congressional District. If he wins, he will face Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in the fall.. The 1st District encompasses eastern Long Island, and includes the towns of Brookhaven, […]

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Students hold Calhoun renaming ceremony

Hundreds of activists and their allies gathered in front of Calhoun College Friday afternoon to protest the Corporation’s decision to retain the college’s name and rechristen it as “the college formerly known as Calhoun.” Holding signs inscribed with potential replacement namesakes, such as Grace Hopper and Edward Bouchet, students dressed […]

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The Well: A House Divided: Exploring Rifts Within the Black Community

This post is by Elaine Fletcher and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s editorial hub. Seven is my lucky number. Seven was also the number… Read more: Race, College, Black Lives Matter, Cornell University, Student Life, College Students, African Americans, Activism, Black Voices News Source: Huff Ivy League

ANALYSIS: Salovey stands alone

To symbolize their argument that the name of a new residential college can be bought, dozens of students at a town hall held Thursday afternoon threw fake money toward the main speaker: University President Peter Salovey. On Wednesday, Salovey announced the names of the two new residential colleges, the elimination […]

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Prefrosh weigh names, choices

Just hours after plastic tables and pizza boxes were cleared from Old Campus for the annual Bulldog Days closing pizza party, University President Peter Salovey announced a series of historic naming decisions that have not escaped the attention of students yet uncommitted to Yale. Late Wednesday afternoon, Salovey announced that […]

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Students rechristen Franklin College

In response to the University’s announcement that it will name one of the new residential colleges after Benjamin Franklin, some students have adopted a different Franklin to stand in as the college’s namesake: legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin. In a campuswide email Wednesday afternoon announcing the naming decision, University President […]

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Alumni weigh in on names

In the hours after University President Peter Salovey announced resolutions to three long-standing campus naming debates, the decisions reverberated throughout a community of over 150,000 Yale alumni worldwide. In a campuswide email on Wednesday, Salovey wrote that Calhoun College would not be renamed, the title of residential college master would […]

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Calhoun grapples with fate

Austin Strayhorn ’19, a student in Calhoun College, was napping in his dorm room when the University announced Wednesday evening that it would retain the name of the college. He was awakened by screams of disgust from the next room, as his suitemates reacted angrily to the news. “The next […]

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ANALYSIS: At town hall, Salovey stands alone

To symbolize their argument that the name of a new residential college can be bought, dozens of students at a town hall held Thursday afternoon threw fake money toward the main speaker: University President Peter Salovey. On Wednesday, Salovey announced the names of the two new residential colleges, the elimination […]

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Incoming Silliman FroCo group raises diversity concerns

In the midst of heightened conversations about racism and discrimination on campus last semester, Silliman College drew particular scrutiny over an email from Associate Head Erika Christakis that questioned oversensitivity to cultural appropriation and subsequent clashes with Silliman College Head Nicholas Christakis. This spring, a number of students both within […]

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