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President Peter Salovey ’86PhD criticized the US Department of Education’s proposed revisions to Title IX regulations about how colleges respond to sexual misconduct. In a statement in January near the end of the public-comment period for the new regulations, Salovey said that their proposal for “courtroom-like processes, such as live cross-examination of survivors and others by attorneys,” would “hurt those who are most vulnerable and it will not make the process fairer for anyone.”


The University is investigating claims of sexual misconduct against Eugene Redmond, a former psychiatry professor at the School of Medicine. Redmond retired last summer in the midst of disciplinary proceedings against him over a recent misconduct allegation involving his behavior with a summer intern at a research center he ran on St. Kitts. The university said in a statement that in that process, allegations came to light regarding past interns from the program dating back as far as 1994. In a statement to the Yale Daily News, Redmond said he “categorically and vehemently” denied the allegations. A former US attorney is conducting the university’s investigation.


Yale expelled an undergraduate in January over a 2015 allegation of sexual assault, according to a statement from his lawyer. Saifullah Khan ’19 had been suspended by the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct in November 2015 after he allegedly raped a classmate on Halloween. That case went to trial in Connecticut, and the UWC suspended its own hearing during the trial. The jury acquitted Khan in spring 2018. Yale permitted him to return as a student in the 2018 fall term, and the UWC took up the hearing again. However, that fall the Yale Daily News reported that Khan was being investigated by police in Washington, DC, for assault in a separate incident. (No charges were filed in that case.) In October, Yale suspended Khan again; this January, the UWC issued its decision for expulsion. Yale does not comment on decisions of the UWC. Norman Pattis, Khan’s attorney, says Khan will “turn to the federal courts for relief.”


If you had to pay by the pound to have your trash and recycling hauled away, would it change your habits? Yale is trying to find out by testing a pilot “pay as you throw” program in a few buildings and residential colleges. Although the buildings won’t actually be charged for their waste, they will get monthly “test bills” to raise awareness about how much they generate.

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