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Inside the Ivy: The Napping Yale Student and Dr. Oz

The one where authorities were alerted about a napping student at Yale and UPenn alum Dr. Oz’s appointment to Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

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When napping in public goes way past embarrassing

A white Yale student called campus police to the scene when she walked into a common room to see a fellow black student napping.

The Yale Daily News reports, “Early Tuesday morning, Yale police officers interrogated the black graduate student, Lolade Siyonbola GRD ’19, for more than 15 minutes in response to the complaint by the white graduate student, Sarah Braasch GRD ’20, about an unknown woman sleeping in the HGS common room. According to a public statement by Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins, Braasch told the police in her call that she did not know who Siyonbola was.”

Higgins said in a statement that the responding police officers told Braasch her complaint was not a police matter and Siyonbola had every right to be there. This incident gained major traction after Siyonbola posted videos of her interactions with the other student and police officers on social media.

 

President Trump’s controversial appointment of fellow UPenn alum Dr.Oz 

The Trump administration announced Friday that the president would be appointing University of Pennsylvania alum Mehmet Oz of “The Doctor Oz Show” to his Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “Known often as ‘Dr. Oz,’ Oz has entered into public discourse on numerous occasions as a result of controversial statements and alternative medicinal advice. In 2015, doctors from around the country called for Columbia University, where Oz is a professor, to fire Oz, citing his ‘disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine.’”

In 2014, Oz was questioned by a congressional panel for his promotion of questionable weight-loss products on his show.

 

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Quote of the Week:

“Universities are not utopias, and people of color experience racism on our campus as they do elsewhere in our country. This fact angers and disappoints me. Each of us has the power to fight against prejudice and fear. I hope you will join me in doing so.”

– Yale University President Peter Salovey in an email following the incident of a black student falling asleep in a common room

 

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