Watching the Ivies: 2/15

by Isha Flores, The Dartmouth Staff

15 Feb 2012

 

COUR­TESY OF HAR­VARD CRIM­SON

 

Mem­bers of the Oc­cupy Har­vard move­ment are oc­cu­py­ing Har­vard Uni­ver­sity’s all-night La­m­ont Cafe in protest of re­cently an­nounced early re­tire­ment pack­ages for li­brar­i­ans. The ad­min­is­tra­tion has threat­ened to re­voke the stu­dents’ li­brary priv­i­leges in­def­i­nitely should they choose to con­tinue to sleep in the li­brary. Ob­servers note that were it not for the Oc­cupy posters, the oc­cu­piers might seem to be just a large study group that stayed overnight.

 

COUR­TESY OF COR­NELL SUN

 

Ma­hatma Gandhi’s grand­son Arun Gandhi spoke at Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity’s an­nual com­mem­o­ra­tive MLK speech on Mon­day. He spoke about how non­vi­o­lence can be its own sep­a­rate strat­egy in so­cial move­ments and much more than just the op­po­site of vi­o­lence. He also stressed the im­por­tance of chan­nel­ing anger into find­ing a so­lu­tion for hu­man­ity’s prob­lems.

 

COUR­TESY OF IVY DATE

 

Brown Uni­ver­sity alumni have cre­ated the dat­ing web­site Ivy­Date that al­lows Ivy League alums and oth­ers to find love! To join the site, prospec­tive mem­bers have to fill out an ex­ten­sive ap­pli­ca­tion not un­like a col­lege ap­pli­ca­tion. After the mem­ber­ship com­mit­tee ac­cepts a mem­ber, users re­ceive 5 matches per week de­pend­ing on dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences. About 70 per­cent of ap­pli­cants are ac­cepted, and in order to pro­tect mem­bers’ pri­vacy, brows­ing of user pro­files is not al­lowed. The site cur­rently has 17,000 mem­bers all around the world from 18 to 35 years old.

 

COUR­TESY OF IVY DATE

 

Yale Uni­ver­sity part­nered with Mex­ico’s Cen­ter for Re­search and Train­ing in Eco­nom­ics(CIDE), dis­play­ing the Uni­ver­sity’s first part­ner­ship with a Latin Amer­i­can coun­try. With this lat­est move, the Uni­ver­sity’s vice pres­i­dent Richard Levin seeks to es­tab­lish lead­er­ship train­ing in a va­ri­ety of coun­tries in order to show what Yale can con­tribute to the think­ing of the lead­ers of those coun­tries.

 

COUR­TESY OF YALE DAILY NEWS

 

Un­cer­tainty over fi­nan­cial aid awards be­cause of de­lays in no­ti­fi­ca­tion has caused many stu­dents to have to drop out of Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­sity. Con­se­quently, Co­lum­bia’s Of­fice of Fi­nan­cial Aid is host­ing in­for­mal stu­dent lunches in order to de­ter­mine what is­sues of trans­parency exist be­tween the of­fice and stu­dents and how they might be re­solved.

 

COUR­TESY OF CO­LUM­BIA SPEC­TA­TOR

 

An Asian-Amer­i­can stu­dent has filed suit against Har­vard and Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity for dis­crim­i­na­tion after being de­nied from both uni­ver­si­ties. The case has prompted uni­ver­si­ties to con­sider whether Asian-Amer­i­cans are held to higher stan­dards when it comes to ad­mis­sions. The U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion is ex­am­in­ing the com­plaint.




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