Jacob Donnelly

News Editor

February 23, 2015

Garza talks creation of Black Lives Matter movement

The Black Lives Matter movement has aimed not only to effect policy change but also to make structural racism a kitchen-table conversation, Alicia Garza, one of the original organizers of the movement, said in a lecture on Monday. Although perhaps best known as a hashtag, Black Lives Matter … Read More

February 18, 2015

News & Notes: Yale students petition for Af-Am House director’s ouster

Members of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale presented a petition to administrators there on Tuesday calling for the ouster of Assistant Dean of Yale College and Director of the Af-Am House Rodney Cohen, the Yale Daily News reported. The meeting saw a petition signed by 147 students presented to Yale College … Read More

February 18, 2015

Student begins collecting signatures for a petition to end Bicker process

A student began collecting signatures for a referendum petition to end the Bicker process on Wednesday. The referendum, which was drafted by Ryan Low ’16, specifically calls for each eating club to end Bicker not later than the first day of the 2019-20 academic year, to establish an ad hoc USG … Read More

February 17, 2015

News & Notes: Harvard considering implementing honor code pledge

Harvard students will probably have to sign an honor pledge on their final papers and examinations if the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approves a proposed honor code, the Harvard Crimson reported. Harvard has never before had an honor code. Around 125 Harvard students were investigated for cheating on the … Read More

February 16, 2015

Tea With Strangers launches, fills quickly

Tea With Strangers, a student-organized chapter of an international group by the same name, launched on campus Sunday evening and all of the program’s time slots have already been filled. The program facilitates group conversations between students on campus who do not know each other. A similar program called Let’s Get … Read More

February 15, 2015

News & Notes: Cornell U. fraternity chapter recognition restored

Cornell University has restored its official recognition of its Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity chapter after an interim suspension was imposed on Feb. 2, the Cornell Daily Sun reported on Friday. The chapter is permitted to resume normal business except for social activities and hosting of guests. The case against the … Read More

February 9, 2015

News & Notes: Second Providence College student diagnosed with meningitis B

A second student of Providence College in Rhode Island was diagnosed with meningitis B on Sunday, according to The Providence Journal. The first confirmed case of meningitis at Providence College occurred on Feb. 2. The two students did not have any contact, but another 60 students who were … Read More