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  • "White Trash" and "Low Class Folks" Reviews Lands Yale Dean on Leave

    05/19/2017 4:40:29 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 23 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 5/19/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Pierson College Dean June Chu apparently has an aversion to “white trash” and “sketchy” or “low class folks” and everyone at Pierson College – a residential college at Yale – is taking issue with it. Chu, who’s been with Pierson since May 2016, has been quite busy writing Yelp reviews and lambasting many of the local establishments for their food, service, patrons, employees or anything else that doesn’t strike her fancy, and students at Pierson have been circulating her reviews amongst themselves for months.
  • Yale protesters block traffic in New Haven

    05/11/2017 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Puppage · 23 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/11/2017 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Protesters have taken to the streets and are causing traffic delays Thursday morning, in support of graduate student-teachers who are fighting to start their own union at Yale. The spokesperson for the protesters in Local 33 of Unite Here, CJ Macklin, tells News 8 that eight protesters will sit down while eight “marshals” (other protesters) will stand around them for protection, at the intersection of Chapel Street and College Street. Macklin says that two of the protesters are former hunger strikers who say they have experienced sexual harassment, while another protester is a current hunger striker....
  • Yale's College Republicans hold BBQ near a hunger strike to increase protesters' anguish

    04/30/2017 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    mic.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Jack Smith IV
    Most union-busting techniques are explicit, like legal challenges and anti-union campaigning. But when all else fails, go for the gut. Yale University's local College Republicans chapter held a barbecue on Friday near the fasting site of campus union organizers participating in a hunger strike directed against the university. Bragging about the wafting, delicious smells on Facebook, it appears to have been a move to torment the fasting grad students, who have thus far gone days without food in a protest for their worker's rights struggle. "It'll taste (and smell) delicious!" the event description said on Facebook. The tactic drew comparisons...
  • Yale College Republicans Host Barbecue Right Next To Hunger Strike

    04/30/2017 3:18:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 04/29/2017
    Members of the Yale College Republicans hosted a barbecue Friday right next to where members of the Local 33 graduate student union participated in a hunger strike, the New Haven Register reports. The College Republicans served a meal of barbecued beef, baked beans and corn to those on the plaza, just a few feet from the tent Local 33 had erected to house hunger strikers protesting the school’s decision not to negotiate a contract. The union chapter said it wants the hunger strike to be a source of joy, and invited others to join in when one of their members...
  • Yale grad students begin ‘symbolic’ hunger strike for benefits (eat only when hungry)

    04/28/2017 5:15:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-27-17 | Douglas Ernst
    A group of Yale University graduate students are engaged in a “symbolic” hunger strike — rumbling stomachs may be filled with food — for better benefits. Student union Local 33 began a “collective fast” in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday. News of their efforts for collective bargaining reached CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday when a former student shared a pamphlet given to participants. “Update: the Yale grad student union is holding a *symbolic* hunger strike (they eat when hungry) Still inspirational,” Dimitri Halikias of Brookings’ Center for Children and Families tweeted on Wednesday. “Yeah that’s not...
  • Yale grad students' 'hunger strike' apparently involves eating when hungry

    04/28/2017 5:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/17
    A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home. "Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away," the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. "We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating."
  • Local 33 members begin hunger strike

    04/28/2017 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 26 replies
    Yale News ^ | 4-26-2017 | Kevin Swain |
    Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Yale to begin collective bargaining. Local 33 Chair Aaron Greenberg GRD ’18, Co-chair Robin Canavan GRD ’19, Camille Cole GRD ’20, Charles Decker GRD ’18, Lukas Moe GRD ’19, Julia Powers GRD ’19, Emily Sessions GRD ’19 and Jifeng Shen GRD ’18 sat onstage at a rally on Hillhouse Avenue to commence the union’s “Fast Against Slow.” “What Yale could not stop, they are cynically trying to slow,” Greenberg read from...
  • Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry experts at Yale conference

    04/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PDT · by lbtbell · 156 replies
    The Independent ^ | April 21, 2017 | May Bulman
    "We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump's dangerous mental illness," said Dr. John Gartner, a practicing psychotherapist who advised psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and who has in the past warned Trump is a "psychiatric Frankenstein monster." Gartner and other psychiatrists at the conference argued that Trump suffers from a particularly malignant case of pathological narcissism, which makes him a danger to the country and the world. "Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking and he proved that to the country...
  • Yale administrators consider replacing ‘freshman’ with gender-neutral term ‘first-year’

    03/14/2017 1:56:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Dave Huber
    Since apparently there is nothing more pressing than stressing over “proper” language, administrators at Yale are pondering eliminating the term “freshman” and replacing it with non-gendered “first-year.” “I think there comes a time when you want to make sure that the way you’re calling things reflects the values that you have,” said Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, who is “leading the conversation” on the issue. The Yale Daily News reports Lizarríbar said college officials have been considering the change for some time now, adding that other Ivy League schools have already made the switch. Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway...
  • Yale Law students cook up yet another scheme to forcibly remove Trump from office

    03/08/2017 6:41:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Another month has gone by with no medical breakthroughs offering hope to those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s a shame, because two Yale law students have taken to the pages of Time Magazine with a plan which clearly demonstrates precisely how bad this mental disorder can get. Unhappy with the results of November’s election, Samuel Breidbart and Vinay Nayak believe they have discovered an infrequently discussed element of constitutional law which could allow for the removal of Donald Trump from office. They’re not talking about impeachment (a proposal which is going nowhere fast), but rather yet another trip...
  • Yale Study: Zika May Affect Male Fertility

    02/22/2017 8:28:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Amanda Cuda
    The mosquito-borne Zika virus doesn’t only lead to birth defects, it could also lead to fertility problems in males. Well, in male mice, at least. A Yale University study found the virus reduced the size of testes — a condition known as testicular atrophy — in infected mice for up to 21 days. This can allow for sexual transmission of the virus and may impair male fertility. This builds on information that’s already known about how Zika affects sperm, said Ryuta Uraki, the study’s first author and a postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of Medicine. The team of researchers...
  • Yale Student Group Wants to Force Fraternities to Admit Women, Gives Sororities Free Pass

    02/20/2017 4:03:18 PM PST · by BBell · 27 replies
    http://heatst.com/ ^ | 2/17/17 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Yale student group has waged a war on the university fraternities and will use Title IX to force them into admitting women—while letting female-only sororities off the hook. Engender, a group led by students of Yale, claims it will lobby the university—citing Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender, and internal Yale policies against discrimination—to issue sanctions against male-only fraternities. Will McGrew, a co-director of the organization, told Yale News that it’s a “logical next step” to approach the Yale administration “because all of these organizations fall under the purview of Yale legally, either because they are registered...
  • Yale Women: Renaming Calhoun College for Feminist Icon ‘Perpetuates White Supremacy’

    02/20/2017 2:42:18 PM PST · by BBell · 41 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Not everyone is happy about Yale’s decision to rename Calhoun College from a slaveowner and white supremacist to a feminist icon, Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper. The loudest outcry comes not from anyone wishing to preserve history, but from the Yale Women’s Center, which claims that choosing a white woman ignores Yale’s history of slavery and perpetuates white supremacy. The university organization is displeased that Yale chose the accomplished alumna and computer science pioneer instead of a woman of color. On Facebook (via Yale Daily News), the center said the choice of Hopper doesn’t reflect the issues and values raised...
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • Why Yale Should Drop the Name 'Yale,' Too: Calhoun Was Not the Only Slave Owner

    02/14/2017 4:06:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/14/2017 | Roger Kimball
    Today, I have a column in the Wall Street Journal about Yale’s decision to rename Calhoun College. As I mentioned there, anyone paying attention to what’s been happening on college campuses, and especially to what’s been happening at Yale, will not be surprised at the decision. Back in August 2016, Yale’s president Peter Salovey announced that, in response to various agitations from students and faculty, he was convening the Soviet- or Orwellian-sounding “Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming.” As I noted at the time, there has been something of a craze for renaming things on college campuses recently, as students...
  • Geraldo Rivera resigns [Yale] as Calhoun associate fellow

    02/13/2017 4:49:38 AM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    YaleDailyNews ^ | Feb 13, 2017 | Jingyi Cui, Adelaide Feibel & Ryan Gittler
    In a tweet Sunday morning, Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said he resigned from his position as an associate fellow of Calhoun College, a day after Yale announced that it would rename the college in honor of Grace Hopper GRD ’34.
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/12/2017 5:30:44 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | AP
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral.
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Workshops fire up students against Trump (Plus faculty and staff at Yale University)

    02/01/2017 11:22:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Yale Daily News ^ | February 2, 2017 | Lewis Ho
    Last Friday, Yale students, staff and faculty held their first weekly workshop on organized opposition to President Donald Trump’s administration. These Fired Up Fridays sessions provide opportunities for Yale community members to learn how to be effective activists. Organized by participants of the post-election Law School gathering in November, these sessions are part of a continued effort to organize and act in response to the political situation brought about by Trump’s presidency. The series of workshops, the first of which was held in the Dwight Hall common room, will bring together people at Yale with long-standing experience in community organizing...
  • WASHINGTON POST DISGRACES ITSELF

    01/19/2017 6:32:28 AM PST · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/18/2017 | Stephen Hayward
    Normally I’m able to keep my equanimity in the face of the relentless stupidity of the media and even academia, but once in a while something sets me to full boil. Such as this headline and story in the Washington Post, which is beyond a disgrace even for the worst of the comPosters: David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump’s science adviser By Sarah Kaplan Now let’s pause and note that reporters are not responsible for headlines, so for the moment we should only say that the Post headline writer should be fired first thing tomorrow...