Yale Frat SAE Banned For Violating Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Yale chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been banned from campus until 2016, reportedly for violating the school's sexual misconduct policies, then impeding a university investigation into the frat's actions. Nobody is saying just what the violation was, only that it involved a presentation that took… » 2/13/15 2:50pm 2/13/15 2:50pm

Yale Threatens to Kick Woman Out of School for Being Too Skinny

After months of mandatory weigh-ins, stern finger waggings from campus health officials, and stress over her academic future, Yale University has graciously agreed to stop trying to kick twenty-year-old history major Frances Chan out of school for being too thin. » 4/07/14 6:30pm 4/07/14 6:30pm

Yale Frat Guys Sued for Fatal Tailgating Accident

A whole bunch of Yale frat dudes have been slapped with a lawsuit in connection with a fatal tailgating accident at the Harvard-Yale football game. » 1/15/14 4:10pm 1/15/14 4:10pm

Government Shutdown Affects Yale Title IX Investigation

Another shitty repercussion of the government shutdown: the Office of Civil Rights has to temporarily halt all Title IX investigations. » 10/01/13 5:20pm 10/01/13 5:20pm

Yale Holds Story Time to Explain What 'Nonconsensual Sex' Means

Yale released eight hypothetical scenarios that might fall under its "nonconsensual sex" umbrella in response to criticism regarding how the university handles sexual assault — and why it calls sexual assault "nonconsensual sex." The scenarios, which read like Ivy League "Choose Your Own Adventure" prompts (I'm… » 9/13/13 7:00pm 9/13/13 7:00pm

Yale Clarifies That 'Nonconsensual Sex' Does Mean Sexual Assault

A full two years after a sexual assault complaint sparked a federal investigation, and the Ivy League University still can't speak about sexual assault like grown-ups. » 8/26/13 8:30pm 8/26/13 8:30pm

Yale Officially Declares 'Nonconsensual Sex' Not That Big of a Deal

The word "rape" does not factor into Yale's new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct; instead, the act is described as "nonconsensual sex," and it's usually punishable by "written reprimand." (Sometimes rapists have to spend some time thinking about respect!) According to the report, five of… » 8/01/13 12:40pm 8/01/13 12:40pm

Yale Faces $100K+ Punishment for Underreporting Sexual Assaults

The U.S. Education Department wants Yale to pay $165,000 for underreporting sexual assaults over a decade ago. The university says it doesn't wanna, because it's transformed into a post-sexist utopia since then. (Debatable.) » 5/17/13 4:50pm 5/17/13 4:50pm

The Yale SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) Wars

The Yale students who first deemed themselves SWUGs — Senior Washed Up Girls — say they were making fun of the stereotypical sexist bullshit women are fed as they age; it's not like they really considered themselves decrepit hags at the grand old age of 21. But this year's SWUG crop is pushing the mindset… » 4/11/13 10:20am 4/11/13 10:20am

Yale's Sex and Intimacy Clinic Helps Cancer Survivors Reconnect With…

We write about cancer quite a bit because, well, it's a topic that hits pretty damn close to home for many of us. However, as a society, we don't focus much on the the sexual well-being of survivors. For millions of women, though, this is a question that's of immediate interest. The Yale School of Medicine's… » 12/04/12 9:30am 12/04/12 9:30am

Harvard State Sells 'Yale You a Stupid Hoe' Tank Tops

Harvard State is a "for students, by students" clothing company for the future leaders of America. OK, sure. Currently on deep discount are these extra charming tank tops featuring Nicki Minaj's likeness and talk of hoes. Alright, sure. On sale for $8, that's about half-off. Stock up for holiday gifts! » 11/15/12 11:25pm 11/15/12 11:25pm

Yale 'Safety Dance' Decidedly Not Safe, Is Canceled

Every fall, Yale's Silliman College hosts the Safety Dance, an 80s-themed event named after the Men Without Hats song, not after "safety" as a concept. » 10/02/12 3:20pm 10/02/12 3:20pm

Nun Writes Sex Book Praising Female Masturbation, Vatican Blows a…

An American nun who wrote a book about sex that praised female masturbation has been accused of promoting a "radical feminist agenda" by officials of the Catholic Church, an organization that knowingly and willfully protected pedophile priests from prosecution and is the proprietor of a bank that's US officials have… » 6/05/12 1:50pm 6/05/12 1:50pm

How to Feel When an Impossibly Promising 22-Year-Old Passes Away

I think it's safe to say that most of us would have been at least a little bit jealous of Marina Keegan before last Saturday. She was a 22-year-old recent Yale graduate about to start a job as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker in a few weeks — before then, her plan was to revise the musical she had written,… » 5/29/12 12:30pm 5/29/12 12:30pm

Your Mother Was Right: If You Don't Get Enough Sleep, You're Going to…

It happens to all of us: we stay out too late or we wake up in the middle of the night fretting about some thing or another and then we end up sleep deprived, and sure enough a few days later we come down with a cold or the flu. It's the reason our mothers used to hate letting us have sleepovers. It's why we spent so… » 2/17/12 10:00am 2/17/12 10:00am

Just How Bad Is Child Abuse in America? Very.

Child abuse is a dark and depressing reality in American life, but until now, it's never been clear just how widespread a problem it was. A new study, led by Dr. John Leventhal of Yale University, offers the first comprehensive estimate of serious injuries caused by child abuse in the U.S., and the results are pretty… » 2/07/12 12:00pm 2/07/12 12:00pm

Yale Quarterback Accused in Vaguest Sexual Assault Story Ever [Updated]

Yale's star quarterback seems to have withdrawn his Rhodes scholarship application because he was accused of sexual assault. I say "seems to" because the story is incredibly vague — and that might be Yale's fault. » 1/27/12 11:15am 1/27/12 11:15am

Are Yale Guys Bad at Sex?

College papers are often a megaphone for jerky guys to talk about how fat, ugly, or slutty their female classmates are. But now the shoe is on the other foot — a Yale student is getting a lot of attention for her column alleging that "guys at Yale are bad in bed." » 1/25/12 5:30pm 1/25/12 5:30pm

Sex Week at Yale Is Officially On

In December, Yale students proposed a program for Sex Week 2012 that addressed some of the concerns about Sex Weeks past — including the criticism that it was too porn-focused. Now, the Sex Week organizers have let us know that the university has accepted their proposal — Sex Week 2012 is officially scheduled for Feb.… » 1/18/12 2:05pm 1/18/12 2:05pm

Yale University Discovers Firsthand the Awful Results of Gender…

When Yale University introduced gender neutral housing for seniors, it was an experiment to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, and also a test to see whether male/female cohabitation might work for the general student population. And after a trial period allowing upperclassmen to… » 1/10/12 2:30pm 1/10/12 2:30pm