As the University considers replacing the term â€œfreshmanâ€ with the gender-neutral term â€œfirst-year,â€ several administrators have begun using the language in their official correspondence with students in advance of any formal change.
According to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Hannah Peck, freshman counselors will now be recognized officially as â€œfirst-year counselors.â€ In an email to the News on Wednesday, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway said there were no new developments in a strategic plan for the change or a formal timeline for its implementation.
Still, in an acceptance email Peck sent to next yearâ€™s class of FroCos, she referred to the position using the new name and did not give an explanation for the change. And in an email to Timothy Dwight students about housing arrangements, TD Dean Sarah Mahurin used both â€œfirst year studentsâ€ and â€œfreshmen.â€
Dean of Student Affairs Camille LizarrÃbar, who is leading the name-change efforts, previously told the News that administrators were committed to replacing the term â€œfreshmanâ€ and that the change would likely become official before next academic year starts.
Why would anybody attend a school run by these kinds of douchebags?